Microscopy White Papers and Case Studies

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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. 

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Xeva-1.7-320 Brochure: SWIR Imaging Camera for Advanced Research
    11/2/2015

    Xenics’ Xeva-1.7-320 digital camera combines a thermo-electrically cooled InGaAs detector head and the control and communication electronics in a compact housing. Single or three-stage Peltier cooling reduces the noise and dark current for enhanced low light-level imaging. The Xeva-1.7-320 combines standard (up to 1.7 µm) InGaAs detector arrays with various speed versions: 60 Hz, 100 Hz and 350 Hz. This allows you to choose the most suitable detector-camera configuration for applications including SWIR microscopy, hyperspectral imaging, laser beam profiling, low-light level imaging, semiconductor inspection, and medical applications.

  9. Miniature Precision Positioning Stages Catalog
    8/10/2015

    The new Miniature Precision Positioning Stages Catalog from PI presents over 200 models of miniature translation and rotation stages of various sizes, motion ranges, and drive concepts. Some of these models include the servo/stepper, piezo ultrasonic/inertia, linear, voice coil, air bearings, crossed rollers, and piezo flexures. These products can be used for semiconductor, photonics, bio-nanotechnology, metrology, microscopy, micro-manipulation, and cleanroom applications.

  10. 4 Big Mistakes In Developing Photonics-Enabled Medical Devices
    3/24/2015

    Photonics components enable the design and development of next-generation medical devices and diagnostics. This paper identifies common mistakes medical device manufacturers make when attempting to incorporate optics and photonics into their designs — and how to avoid them.