Microscopy White Papers and Case Studies

  1. Comparison Of Scientific Cameras For Fluorescence Microscopy
    9/14/2016

    Raptor Photonics recently compared the performance of four of their scientific cameras in fluorescence microscopy. Each camera utilized a different sensor technology, EMCCD, sCMOS and CCD under similar conditions in order to find the advantages of each one.

  2. Air Bearing FAQs
    8/5/2016

    This blog article presents questions and answers on air bearing positioning equipment.

  3. Super-Resolution Optical Microscopy, Nanoscopy, And Nanopositioning Motion Control
    8/5/2016

    This article presents the new frontier for super-resolution optical microscopy, nanoscopy, and nanopositioning motion control.

  4. Compact, Lens-Free Microscope Demo Kit Adapts To User Applications
    7/8/2016

    Lens-free microscopy enables an abundance of applications to which traditional microscopes are less amenable. Examples include particle monitoring in a cleanroom environment or cell monitoring with the microscope integrated in the biotech tool. Built on earlier prototypes, imec’s lens-free digital microscope is offered as a ready-to-use evaluation kit for life sciences and industrial applications. This demo kit allows companies to try out their own applications and, with the help of imec’s engineers, fine-tune the tool toward their own requirements.

  5. Optical Components for SWIR Imaging
    7/5/2016

    This application note provides information on the benefits of SWIR imaging in harsh or low-light level conditions, and PG&O's capabilities in manufacturing optical components for SWIR imaging.

  6. Using Next-Generation Thin-Film Optical Filters For Fluorescence Imaging And Detection Systems
    5/23/2016

    Within any fluorescence application, there are three basic filters that are needed for operation – the excitation filter, the emission filter, and the beamsplitter. Hard-coated, thin-film optical filters are the best choice for these filters in that they provide the highest standards such as improvements in transmission, blocking, and both transmitted and reflected wavefront properties, which translates into bright, high-contrast images, and accurate detection of target molecules in fluorescence applications. This white paper further discusses the use of Alluxa’s thin-film optical filters in fluorescence imaging and detection systems.

  7. Interference Microscopy For Surface Structure Analysis
    4/15/2016

    Utilizing interference microscopy techniques to measure the many aspects of surface structures takes advantage of rapid, non-contact operation and rapid data acquisition, often at data acquisition rates in the millions of 3D image points per second. 

  8. High-Value Fluorescence Filters Brochure
    3/15/2016

    Iridian Spectral Technologies offers a line of fluorescence optical filters for $395 a set. These hard-coated dielectric filter solutions provide optimal wavelength discrimination for the detection of commonly used fluorophores in fluorescence microscopy.

  9. RM21™ Microscope For Fluorescence Microscopy Drawing
    3/14/2016

    The RM21™ Microscope is an adaptable microscopy platform that is designed to allow direct access to the entire optical pathway. The RM21™ is compatible with 30 mm and 60 mm cage systems, and is designed to be configured on a standing optical table. It is suitable for applications such as optical and magnetic tweezers, AFM integration and fluorescence microscopy.

  10. ORCA-Flash 4.0 V2 Industrial Catalog
    10/20/2015

    The ORCA-Flash 4.0 V2 from Hamamatsu is a digital CMOS camera that is QE-enhanced, making it a much more versatile and powerful camera for fluorescence and other widefield microscopy applications. This camera features the ability to deliver a wide field of view, a large dynamic range, and fast frame rates, and has the ability to detect even the faintest of signals, and achieve shorter exposure times.