CIMA is a hyperspectral confocal system sensitive between 400 nm and 1700 nm.
Confocal Hyperspectral Microscope
CIMA is a hyperspectral confocal system sensitive between 400 and 1700 nm. Spectral resolution can be as low as 0.2 nm in the visible range, and 0.6 nm in the infrared. It pairs a galvanometer head and one of the fastest and most sensitive cameras on the market to yield an acquisition rate above 300 spectra per second. CIMA provides three acquisition modes: confocal hyperspectral imaging, multispectral fluorescence imaging, and emission spectroscopy of a sample in a cuvette.
CIMA Applications Overview
- Simultaneously study the spatial distribution and spectral properties of complex nanomaterials such as upconverting nanoparticles and quantum dots.
- Perform in vitro or in vivo high resolution hyperspectral microscopy.
- Develop new sensors based on environment dependent spectral shifting of their fluorescence signal.
- Hyperspectral microscopy
- Life Science
- Material Science
|Spectral range||400-1700 nm||400-1700 nm|
|Spectral resolution (FWHM)||< 0.2 nm (Custom resolution available upon request)||< 0.6 nm (Custom resolution available upon request)|
|Spatial resolution||Diffraction Limited||Diffraction Limited|
|Cameras||Back-illuminated CCD or EMCCD||InGaAs linear array|
|Excitation wavelength||980 nm (other wavelengths available). 3 laser input ports. UHP mercury lamp 130W.||980 nm (other wavelengths available). 3 laser input ports. UHP mercury lamp 130W.|
|Microscope||Scientific grade, inverted||Scientific grade, inverted|
|Scanning region||300 µm x 300 µm (20X objective), 100 µm x 100 µm (60X objective)||300 µm x 300 µm (20X objective), 100 µm x 100 µm (60X objective)|
|Pinhole diameter||30 to 200 µm||30 to 200 µm|
|Cuvette size||Standard 10 mm x 10 mm (3.5 mL)||Standard 10 mm x 10 mm (3.5 mL)|
|Camera||Megapixel colour camera for fluorescence and sample visualization||Megapixel colour camera for fluorescence and sample visualization|
|Illumination lamp||UHP mercury lamp 130W||UHP mercury lamp 130W|
|Epifluorescence filter cubes||Up to 6 different filter cubes||Up to 6 different filter cubes|