Light Sources for Microscopy Systems

Light Sources for Microscopy Systems
Light Sources for Microscopy Systems
Light Sources for Microscopy Systems

Active Illumination (AI) describes a rapidly evolving range of optical techniques with an increasing impact on scientific enquiry and experimentation. All AI techniques target optical radiation at user-defined region(s) of the specimen and use optical imaging to observe, and often to measure, the impact of the “perturbation”.

Mosaic is the perfect tool for active illumination applications such as Optogenetics, optophysiology, photobleaching/activation and uncaging. This patented combination of digital mirror device used with a microscope delivers high speed targeting of complex light patterns to your sample. For optogenetics you can even combine complimentary activating and inhibitory wavelengths at the same time for tight spatial target protein control.

MicroPoint provides a flexible and field-proven tool for photo-stimulation. Supplied with a patented compact, pulsed nitrogen pumped tunable dye laser it is capable of ablation, bleaching and uncaging over a wavelength range of 365 to 656 nm.

Andor’s FRAPPA uses a dual galvanometer scan head to provide a computer-steered laser beam delivery system. It can be configured in line with a CSU and/or camera and operates in two modes CSU By-Pass Mode and Frap Mode.