The Advanced Optical Spectroscopy & Microscopy Facility combines a broad range of instruments suitable for studies of optical properties of hard, soft or biological materials using ultrafast and nonlinear spectroscopy and microscopy, and single-molecule optical and confocal methods. The facility's top most requested experiments are the following: 1. Time-resolved confocal photoluminescence imaging; 2. Femtosecond pump probe transient absorption spectroscopy/microscopy; 3. Hyperspectral dark field/fluorescence imaging.