VistaControl Software

S&I’s VistaControl software controls the acquisition of Raman or PL data with help of our measuring instruments. It has an easy-to-learn user interface to give you the best possible experience. Additionally, there are built-in post-processing and analysis routines.

VistaControl can be extended with additional modules to add more hardware and software features.

Data Acquisition

Different measurement methods are available:

  • Single Shot
    One spectrum or a single point is measured depending on the type of detector
  • Step & Glue
    During the acquisition several frames will be measured at different spectrometer position and will be merged after the measurement to get a wide range spectrum.
  • Scanning
    A single point detector can be used to get an overview of a wide spectral range.
  • Intensity versus time
    With Intensity versus time simple time resolved measurement can be done with a ccd camera or single point detector.

Data View

The data can be displayed in different ways. The following views are available:

  • Spectra
    Single data frames or Step&Glue files can be displayed as a graph.
  • Image
    The image view is used to display data coming from an imaging camera or data that is calculated during an analysis procedure.
  • 3D
    2D data can be viewed as a 3D Image. This is useful for images with height information like data from AFM measurement.
  • Cube
    If data is made with a motorized stage in xyz mode, it can be shown as a data cube.


Several post processing functions are implemented to improve your measured data like

  • Smoothing
  • Normalization
  • Arithmetic
  • Background Subtraction
  • Baseline Correction
  • Spike Removal
  • Fast-Fourier-Transformation


Analysis functions are used to get a different view on the measured data. It depends on the data which function makes sense.

  • Multiple Frames View (Time, Position, Temperature, Polarization)
  • Peaksearch
  • Curve-Fitting


“VistaControl” can be extended with “AddIns” to get more functionality for your system.