SLALLOM - Holographic microscope
To develop a holographic microscope for all-optical brain studies with a single laser source.
About the project:
The aim of the SLALLOM project is to develop a new type of all-optical CGH (Computer Generated Holography) and two photon imaging microscope, both in three dimensions, using a single double-ended femtosecond laser, one for multicellular excitation and the other for 3D imaging. This system represents an alternative to current lasers used for two-photon imaging and for photoactivation (optogenetics). The SLALLOM consortium will specifically develop a double-output, self-synchronous femtosecond laser operating in the optimal wavelength range 920 - 975 nm.
As part of the SLALLOM project, ALPhANOV develop a fiber laser source capable of generating ultrashort pulses (a few hundred femtoseconds) in the near infrared. The average power of the pules is between to 10 mW and 20 mW.