Microscopy White Papers and Case Studies

  1. When Custom Costs Less Than Standard: The Benefits And Flexibility Of Custom Optical Assemblies

    Here are a few questions you might be asking when you’re considering whether to build your own assembly or have it custom-made by an experienced design and manufacturing team.

  2. Confocal Microscopy Evolves With AO Tunable Filters

    Acousto-optical tunable filter (AOTF) technology is growing to replace conventional and cumbersome mechanical techniques within biomedical applications for confocal microscopy. Benefits of using AO tunable systems include electronic control, configurable drivers for improving operator flexibility, feedback stabilizing systems to maintain wavelength stability for all environmental conditions, and custom-grown tellurium dioxide crystals to ensure optimal performance. This article discusses the evolution of confocal microscopy in using AOTF technologies, as well as maximizing the potential of AOTF systems and their benefits to users by integrating next-generation drivers.

  3. Comparison Of Scientific Cameras For Fluorescence Microscopy

    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.

  4. Air Bearing FAQs

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

  5. Super-Resolution Optical Microscopy, Nanoscopy, And Nanopositioning Motion Control

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

  6. Compact, Lens-Free Microscope Demo Kit Adapts To User Applications

    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.

  7. Using Next-Generation Thin-Film Optical Filters For Fluorescence Imaging And Detection Systems

    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.

  8. Interference Microscopy For Surface Structure Analysis

    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. 

  9. High-Value Fluorescence Filters Brochure

    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.

  10. RM21™ Microscope For Fluorescence Microscopy Drawing

    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.