SmartScan provides ultra fast Z-stacking capabilities for microscopy applications by remotely scanning image planes.
Z-scanning is achieved without moving sample stage or objective thus allowing vibration free and fast acquisition time only limited by camera performance.
As aberration free and diffraction limited optical devices, SmartScan optical Z-scanner provides precise and repeatable Z-steps.
SmartScan fits in between microscope turret and objective. SmartScan is compatible with all kind of microscopes: upright / inverted, BF, FL, SPIM, 2Photons, etc. and require no microscope modification or additional accessories. All types of objectives magnification / NA can be used,including high numerical aperture diiping lenses.
Sucessfully used for applications such as: Live Imaging of cellular dynamics, 3D neuronal activity High-speed volumetric imaging of weak fluorescent specimens Electrophysiology, calcium imaging Fast 3D recording of dynamic events or moving specimens 3D Deconvolution Extended depth of focus 3D Quantitative imaging
Z-Stacking at camera frame rate
3D acquisition speed only limited by camera performance, i.e volume acquisition @ 75 image planes / second, full resolution 2048 x 2048 with sCMOS camera, CameraLink interface, trigger mode
Vibration free 3D acquisition
Samples in a fixed / steady position during acquisition
No objective or stage move thanks to remote focusing principle
3D Add-on compatible with all microscopy techniques
Brightfield, fluorescence, selective plane illumination microscopy, 2 photon microscopy, upright or inverted microscope stands
Precise and repeatable
Highly stable scanning for 3D and time lapse acquisition
|Mounting on objective turret
Supplied with thread adaptors : m27x0.75 m25x0.75 W0.8/RMS
Scanning Range / Step
|Range = 60mm / (G_Obj)²
G_Obg = Objective magnification
|50 images / second, synchronized with camera trigger
< 10ms full range motion
< 1ms step motion
Connections && PC Interface
|Electronic control unit with USB2 connection
Trigger In / Out from control box to camera
QtImage software (compatible with supported cameras only), includes comprehensive acquisition and display tools:
z-stacking and time lapse acquisition
Export to 3rd party software
Integration tool :
Slave mode through analog input