Among the A1's advanced features are three beam introduction ports, which allow the connection of two fiber coupled laser sets and one air space coupled laser. The AOTF modulated 4-laser unit, which provides as many as seven laser lines (choices from 405nm, 440nm, 457nm, 488nm, 514nm, 543nm, 562nm and 638nm), the AOM modulated 3-laser unit, which provides an additional three laser lines, and an optional picosecond or faster pulsed laser are just three of the laser options available. Laser power for two of the input ports are continuously monitored and reported to the control system ensuring excellent quantitative and uniform imaging performance.
There are also three output ports to allow optical fiber connection to
as many as three separate detector units. Specifically, the A1 features a
new optional spectral detector for concurrent acquisition of up to 32
channels. Three spectral resolutions or channel widths are available
(2.5nm, 6nm and 10nm), simultaneously covering up to 320nm of spectrum at
each frame scan. Simultaneous excitation using up to four laser lines can
be achieved with frames speeds of two fps at 512 x 512 pixel resolution, or
as fast as 16 fps at 512 x 64 pixels. Nikon's original linear unmixing
algorithms and high- speed data processing enable fast and accurate
unmixing during image acquisition in less than a second. When coupled with
high-speed spectral imaging, an image with no crosstalk or
|SOURCE Nikon Instruments, Inc.|
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