The CRAIC UVM-1 microscope has been developed to make fast and simple imaging of microscopic samples. The microscope operates from the deep ultraviolet to the near infrared, offers fast and reliable operation, and has excellent research capabilities.

The UVM-1 microscope is particularly suitable for the UV-visible-NIR range and can be used for either spectrally selective or broadband imaging. Since the microscope has a flexible design, it can be configured for transmission, reflectance, absorbance, fluorescence, and polarization microscopy. It facilitates UV, NIR, and Visible microscopic imaging in a single device.

The UVM-1 can either be operated manually or it can be fully automated. It can also be operated at an in-between stage such as partially automated. The microscope features optics, advanced detectors, and excellent software.

It can accommodate a variety of samples types and assist in acquiring spectrally selective images of microscopic sample areas with ease.

Raman microspectroscopy can be equipped with CRAIC Apollo™ Raman microspectroscopy units. The power of Raman spectroscopy is added to the ability to image from the UV to the SWIR regions in a single powerful device.

Key Features

The key features of the CRAIC Technologies UVM-1 microscope are as follows:

  • High-resolution imaging using shorter light wavelengths
  • The microscope has fully automated to complete manual operation, or anything in between
  • Spectrally selective microscopy
  • All solid state construction for years of productivity
  • Spectral range from deep UV through the NIR
  • Multiple imaging techniques - reflectance, transmission, and luminescence
  • It has powerful software - simple and complete spectral and image data acquisition and processing


The UVM-1 microscope is used in the following applications:

  • Graphene
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • MEMS devices
  • Surface plasmon resonance
  • Semiconductor film thickness
  • Drug chemistry
  • Process impurity detection
  • Flat panel display development and quality control
  • Protein crystals
  • Failure analysis
  • Photonic bandgap crystals
  • Forensic science
Apollo M Raman Microspectrometer

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