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FluoViewTM and Support Equipment Brochure Downloads

For detailed information about the Olympus FluoViewTM microscopes and available support equipment for the innovative microscopist, the appropriate brochures may be downloaded in this section. Extensive product photographs, charts, descriptions, sample images, technical specifications, and application notes can help you decide upon the perfect microscope, imaging system, software, and accessories to meet your specific research needs. Included in this section are brochures on research microscopes, digital camera systems, laser systems, objectives, dichromatic mirror units, software, and research microscopes.

FluoViewTM FV1000 Confocal Laser Scanning Biological Microscope - A leader in the next generation of live cell confocal imaging systems, the FV1000 features simultaneous laser light stimulation and imaging by incorporating two laser scanners in a single compact design. Synchronization of these two functions ensures that cellular reactions occurring immediately following or during stimulation are not overlooked, a key feature in microscopes designed for FRAP, FLIP, and photo activation. This 12-page full color brochure introduces the latest Olympus confocal instrument and reviews specifications, accessories, and configurations.

FluoViewTM Confocal Laser Scanning Biological Microscopes - Covering the entire Olympus FluoViewTM lineup of confocal microscopes, this 19-page full color brochure reviews the features currently available, including system components, specifications, objectives, scanning units, lasers, wavelength selection, software, three-dimensional imaging, and specialized techniques. In addition, a wide-ranging applications gallery is included to demonstrate instrument performance in real-world biological investigations, and a chart of fluorescent dyes can be used as a reference in choosing the appropriate fluorophores for your investigations.

FluoViewTM FV1000MPE Multiphoton Laser Scanning Microscope - Designed for optimal observation deep within living and fixed tissues, the Olympus FV1000MPE is a state-of-the-art multiphoton laser scanning microscope that features minimized specimen damage and reduced photobleaching compared to traditional confocal microscopy. This 8-page full color brochure describes the basic system as well as advanced AOM and MPE-SIM (simultaneous scanning) configurations.

AX70 Research System Microscope - By providing all of the advantages of the proprietary UIS infinity-corrected optical system, which provides the best image quality possible, as well as universal adaptability for rapid changeovers between various scientific techniques, a specially designed frame that ensures user comfort, and a choice of illuminator systems and accessories, the Olympus AX70 ranks as one of the most versatile research microscopes on the market today. Also, when coupled with its automatic photomicrography system, the AX70 offers a very advanced level of microscope performance and sophisticated photomicrography capabilities.

AX70-Macro Research System Microscope - The AX70-Macro is an advanced research system microscope whose wide field of view and use of a 0.5x objective allow observation of specimens up to 53 millimeters in diameter. Capable of brightfield micro and macro observations, the instrument is suitable for a wide range of applications, including the examination of large specimens, such as complete brain slices or small animals. Changing between observation types is easily accomplished by means of controls placed at the operator's hand.

AX80 Automatic Research Photomicroscope - A state-of-the-art microscope, the Olympus AX80 offers unprecedented levels of automation and precision to fulfill the most demanding requirements of cutting-edge research. The sophisticated instrument is outfitted with world-class optics, a revolutionary auto focus system, a simplified method changeover system, a universal photo system, and a vibration-resistant frame. The AX80 also can easily facilitate complex procedures involved with fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), patch clamping, and other biological research applications when its multi control box is linked to an external computer via an interface.

Blue Diode Lasers for Confocal Microscopy - Introducing the stable, high-performance 405-nanometer diode laser, this brochure describes how the system is modulated to permit high speed control of excitation light intensity over a selected region of the specimen. The document also reviews accompanying software and water immersion objectives corrected for spherical and chromatic aberrations in the visible light region. Detailed specifications for the laser system are also presented.

BX51 System Microscope (BX2 Series) - The Olympus BX51 universal research microscope features superb optical performance with a wide variety of contrast enhancing techniques, such as fluorescence, differential interference contrast, phase contrast, and darkfield. Built around a structurally rigid and compact Y-shaped motif, the BX51 is an excellent research-level imaging platform exhibiting versatility, a wide range of accessories, logical layout, and an ergonomic design.

BX51/BX61 Motorized System Microscope (BX2 Series) - The Olympus BX51 and BX61 microscopes offer top-quality optics and a full range of motorized modules that can be combined as the user requires, providing a level of performance that is more functional, more versatile, and more adaptable to the needs of advanced applications, such as the acquisition of multi-labeled fluorescence images, telemicroscopy, confocal microscopy, and automatic capturing of time lapse images. Selective addition of only the desired accessories allows maximum flexibility for automated imaging solutions.

BX51WI/BX61WI Fixed Stage Upright Microscope (BX2 Series) - Designed to achieve an even higher standard of stability and reliability in electro-physiological applications, the Olympus BX51WI and BX61WI fixed stage microscopes are equipped with a wide range of advanced new features to avoid vibration, including an intermediate magnification changer that can alter the magnification without changing objectives. Also, on top of the many benefits it shares with the BX51, the BX61 microscope incorporates a precise Z-axis focus motor into its durable frame.

BX52 Research Microscope (BX2 Series) - In addition to all of the advantages of the BX51, the Olympus BX52 offers rock-solid stability and rigidity enhanced by a special composite material of ceramic and aluminum, as well as superior fluorescence technology. Designed and built for leading research applications, the BX52 utilizes a newly-developed aspheric lens in the lamp housing to improve light collection and achromatic performance right up to near infrared conditions and meets all of the requirements for advanced laser microscopy, three-dimensional image analysis, and time-lapse experiments.

IX71 Research Inverted System Microscope (IX2 Series) - The Olympus IX71 microscope system features a rigid, compact frame, a two-tiered multi-port design, and outstanding UIS optical performance. The inverted instrument is also equipped with new fluorescence accessories and a V-shaped optical path for improved sensitivity in critical applications, while an external power supply ensures a stable platform for time-lapse observations. Other advanced applications that the IX71 facilitates include microinjection, multi dimensional imaging, and total internal reflection microscopy (TIRFM).

IX81 Motorized Inverted System Microscope (IX2 Series) - An extremely advanced motorized microscope, the Olympus IX81 provides high standards of observation, measurement, and functional operation. All major functions can be motorized, including focus, illumination, objectives, and optical path selection, and these motorized units may be operated via a remote handset, computer, or buttons on the microscope body. Additionally, the IX81 features numerous input and output ports, facilitating the use of several light sources and detectors.

DP12 Microscope Digital Camera - The Olympus DP12 digital camera provides high-resolution 3.34 million pixel imaging in a compact, easy-to-use design. The camera, which can be operated entirely from a control unit, is equipped with a universal C-mount thread that allows attachment to almost any microscope and a tiltable 3.5 inch LCD monitor that provides real-time display of large, easy-to-see images for faster, more accurate focusing and framing.

DP70 Digital Camera - Capable of capturing 12.5 million pixels in only 3 seconds, the Olympus DP70 enables users to quickly obtain accurate images with remarkable clarity, detail, and color depth. Coupled with advanced, multi-function software, the DP70 optimizes real-time acquisition conditions and subsequent image management, simplifying the strenuous demands of modern microscopy.

Q-Color 3 Imaging System - The Q-Color 3 digital imaging system delivers high resolution color images for microscopy documentation and publication. Included in the system are a 3.2 megapixel CCD sensor with a FireWire IEEE digital interface, QCapture software that is compatible with both Windows and Mac based systems, and Adobe Photoshop Elements for image enhancements. A Software Development Kit is also available for interfacing with custom software.

Q-Color 5 Imaging System - Similar to the Q-Color 3, the Olympus Q-Color 5 digital imaging system includes a CCD sensor and advanced acquisition and enhancement software. However, this state-of-the-art device is capable of even greater resolution with 5.0 active megapixels. Control of the camera is made simple through a single wire connection to a desktop or laptop computer.

MagnaFire/MagnaFire SP Biomedical Research Cameras - Compatible with Olympus MicroSuite software, both the MagnaFire and the MagnaFire SP are megapixel imaging camera systems designed for scientific microscope imaging applications. Some of the key features shared by the cameras are full resolution, real time focusing and framing via a FireWire interface, a live mode that ensures a flicker free image even at short exposures, Turbo gain control that reduces exposure duration and eliminates the need for binning, color merge, and real time image processing.

MicroFire Digital Camera - The Olympus MicroFire, a 2 megapixel FireWire digital color camera, acquires images with superb color fidelity and detail. Easy to install and use, this versatile camera offers high sensitivity, resolution, and dynamic range, making it an ideal choice for a wide array of microscopy applications. The camera even presents several solutions for fluorescence imaging when image signals are weak, smoothly facilitating one the most difficult imaging processes.

MicroSuite Basic - The MicroSuite Basic software package provides microscopists with the necessary tools to overcome common imaging problems. Through the use of an intuitive user-friendly interface, users can easily carry out image acquisition, multiple image alignment, image processing, database management, report generation, documentation, and movie creation.

MicroSuite B3 Biological Suite - Based on the analySIS software by Soft Imaging System, MicroSuite Biological Suite B3 is the natural choice for biological research. The package, designed for users with demanding biological applications, offers a fully automated measurement and analysis system. In addition, the B3 includes specialized image processing modules, including one for multiple fluorescence information processing, one for extended focal imaging, and one for multiple image alignment.

MicroSuite ScopeView Microscope Control Software - An invaluable extension to MicroSuite B3 and M3, ScopeView enables full computer control of all motorized components of the Olympus BX61, IX81, and AX70 microscopes. By facilitating such activities as motorized stage control, storage of easily recallable individual microscope configurations, and the linkage of microscope settings, this exciting software can save researchers both time and labor.

TIRFM Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscope System - A technique especially useful in studies of cellular membrane function and single molecule events, total internal reflection microscopy is readily facilitated by the innovative Olympus TIRFM microscope system. The easily adjustable instrument may be equipped with two high numerical aperture objective lenses designed for evanescent wave illumination and up to three lasers can be introduced simultaneously with the optional laser combiner unit.

UIS Fluorescence Mirror Units - Designed to present the technical specifications of UIS fluorescence mirror units, this brochure offers a detailed unit selection chart based on fluorochrome characteristics. Mirror unit descriptions, a graphic representation of the characteristics of mirror unit wavelength, as well as information on custom fluorescence mirror units, fluorescence excitation balancers, and light source spectral characteristics are also provided.

UIS Objectives For Life Science - The UIS objectives for life science include a wide range of top-class objectives that provide unrivalled clarity and which are in full compliance with international standards. This brochure includes detailed information on each series of available objectives, the applications and techniques they are best suited for, and an extensive objective performance chart.