Olaf Hollricher

Olaf Hollricher is unequivocal about his approach to research. A primary source of innovation in scanning near-field microscopy (SNOM) and Raman imaging microscopy, he said: ‘To really innovate, you need to get past so-called “conventional wisdom,” – this idea that if others aren’t pursuing it, it isn’t worth pursuing. Ultimately, my approaches to cantilever-based SNOM and fast Raman imaging were vindicated, but I had to actually demonstrate the systems working before many people accepted their viability.’

Alpha300 Ri inverted confocal Raman microscope

Witec has launched the Alpha300 Ri inverted Raman microscope. It combines the advantages of data acquisition from below with the established merits of 3D confocal Raman imaging, a powerful and versatile technique that can chemically characterise samples non-destructively and without labelling or other specialised preparation

Suite Five

WITec, a manufacturer of Raman imaging and correlative microscopy systems, has started shipping its Suite Five data acquisition, evaluation and processing software


WITec introduced the next generation of its TrueSurface optical profilometer, which combines surface analysis and Raman spectral acquisition


WITec has launched the alpha300 access micro-Raman system in conjunction with a thorough revision of the long-established alpha300 series


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