Research Unit

Center for Non-Linear Microscopy and Spectroscopy

01 February 2024 → Ongoing
Scientific supervisor
Core Facilities manager
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Molecular physics
    • Electronic (transport) properties
    • Nanophysics and nanosystems
    • Optical properties and interactions with radiation
    • Semiconductors and semimetals
    • Classical and physical optics
    • Lasers and quantum electronics
    • Nonlineair optics and spectroscopy
    • Photonics, optoelectronics and optical communications
    • Quantum optics
    • Spectroscopic methods
    • Optical properties of materials
    • Physical chemistry of materials
    • Bacteriology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Photonics, light and lighting
    • Nanomanufacturing
    • Nanomaterials
    • Nanophotonics
    • Polymer processing
pulsed lasers time-resolved spectroscopy additive manufacturing femtosecond (non-linear optical) spectroscopy microscopy
NOLIMITS will be a Core Facility for non-linear optical microscopy and spectroscopy, supported by both the Faculty of Sciences and Faculty of Engineering and Architecture. It will serve the UGent research community and (non-)academic external partners, by grouping over a decade of expertise and advanced infrastructure related to ultrashort pulsed lasers and the advanced accompanying optical spectroscopy and microscopy instruments. These tools support the most advanced materials research by diving into extremely short time scales (down to femtoseconds) and ultra-small length scales (down to sub micrometers). Additionally, it supports additive manufacturing processes with extreme spatial resolution. The emphasis of the Core is fundamental research, though interaction with industrial partners is welcomed.