Group Confocal

Confocal fluorescence microscopy is a technique used to acquire high-resolution optical sections within a thick sample, for example, a dense colloidal suspension. Our group confocal is the simplest of our confocal imaging systems we have and is coupled to an iX73 Olympus microscope. Like all our confocal scopes, beam steering is achieved with a glavo-resonant mirror combination with the resonant mirror running at 12 kHz for this system. A 50 cubic micrometer with a 0.2 micrometer voxel image can be acquired at a maximum of 46 fps ( ~ 11 s per volume ).