Microscope Objective Zemax Files

Microscope Objective Zemax Files

While I haven’t had a chance to test these for accuracy, I was excited to find them while looking for some tube lens specs! You can find the file set here. These designs include some of the common infinity corrected objectives, as well as tube lenses, from every...

STORM comparison from UCSF NIC

I recently received a beautiful comparison image produced by the now operational STORM system at the UCSF NIC.The sample was prepared by Michael Davidson, and was imaged by Kurt Thorn of the NIC. Click the image for a higher res view. -Austin  ...

How TIRF works on a Microscope

TIRF is a widely used tool for effectively creating a super resolution instrument out of a standard widefield microscope. The cool part of TIRF is that it bypasses the limits of axial resolution on the scope not by altering the optics per-se, but by altering what gets...

Coupling a C-2 confocal to an AZ-100 zoom scope

I recently worked on a demo where the customer wanted a confocal with magnification range from macro (1x) to low power compound levels (200-400x). In order to meet this requirement we showed him the AZ-100 zoom scope, and the C-2 scanning confocal, which runs on...