Unlike other user facilities, OCF does not just sell instrument time, since it does not have "instruments". Instead of several commercial, specialized spectrometers, we have a set of building blocks that can be arranged to suit a user's application. This approach proved to be very flexible and efficient. It enables one to create spectroscopic setups with unique capabilities which are not available in commercial instruments. Modular design allows to reduce the cost of research by using the same pieces of equipment in different experimental configurations. Also, designing and setting up experiments, students earn a practical knowledge of spectroscopy.
any researcher can utilize the OCF. However, you need to have an appropriate
laser safety training. The level of
the training depends on degree of your involvement in the laser lab work.
Also, you have to pay according the recharge rates.
These funds will be used to compensate the maintenance and repair costs.
You may need to purchase parts essential for your experiment, if they
are not available at OCF.
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