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Patterned Illumination for Optogenetics and Photoactivation

The Polygon400 Dynamic Spatial Illuminator (DSI), produced by our partner company Mightex Systems, implements Digital Light Processor (DLP) technology from Texas Instruments into an elegant and fairly priced instrument. This technology is the perfect solution for patterned illumination, typically used for
Optogenetics
• Photoactivation
• Photostimulation
• Structured Illumination

Customer Testimonials and Optogenetics Application Examples

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Unrivalled Performance

The Polygon’s optical design allows for highly efficient delivery of light in any user-defined illumination pattern, at diffraction-limited resolution.

Temporal performance is a key to many intended applications for Polygon400. With a frame rate of more than 4,000 fps and using fast-switching LEDs as the light source, the Polygon400 can deliver illumination patterns with micro-second precision.

A dedicated software allows users to generate illumination patterns as well as control illumination intensity and timing. The software also supports alignment between illumination patterns and images acquired through any digital cameras on the microscope.

Plug-and-Play

The Polygon400 for Optogenetics and Photoactivation is designed to be easily inserted into the infinity path of a microscope. For inverted microscopes, the preferred inserting point is usually the back port of the microscope where a fluorescence attachment is commonly placed. A filter cube is required to fold the Polygon400 light path into the microscope. The filter cubes used for fluorescence observation serves this purpose well.

For upright microscopes we provide a beam combiner cube to be inserted below the binocular/trinocular unit. The dichroic or mirror in the beam combiner directs the Polygon400 beam into the microscope light path.

The lightsource behind the Polygon can be either:

a) BioLED multi-wavelength LEDs or single

b) Lasers

c) Arc lamps

Fairly Priced

The Polygon400 DSI for Optogenetics and Photoactivation is made available to researchers at a superbly attractive price compared to other commercially available systems.

Ask us for a quote to see how much sense it makes to add this flexible tool to your laboratory.

Customer Testimonials and Optogenetics Application Examples