Confocal Microscopes

Olympus FV500 Upright (Olympus BX60) and Inverted (Olympus IX 81) Confocal microscopes use confocal optics for high resolution, high contrast and increased resolution in the light axis direction. Acquisition functions include 3D construction, Z series sectioning, time series observations, sequential laser scan and image analysis functions. A total of 5 channels can be acquired simultaneously with 4 fluorescence images and a transmitted light image. The confocal has 6 laser lines (405, 458, 488, 514, 543, and 633 nm) and can be used for multiple fluorescence labeling detection.

Olympus FV500 Upright (Olympus BX60) Microscope

Upright Confocal

Inverted (Olympus IX 81)Confocal Microscope


Inverted Confocal


Nikon A1 confocal system

The Nikon A1 confocal system on a Nikon 90i upright fluorescence microscope can provide 6 different excitation laser lines, 405, 457, 476, 488, 514, 561, and 641nm. It is a standard four-channel confocal imaging system but also has a spectral detector allowing for 10 nm, 6 nm and 2.5 nm resolution of emission spectra across up to 32 channels.

Nikon A1 confocal system

 Nikon A1 confocal system