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Technology

  • Hyperspectral microscopy
  • Tunable sources and filters

Fields

  • Life Science
  • Material Science

LIMA™ is a hyperspectral microscope based on a widely tunable laser source. It uses Photon etc.’s filtering technology to illuminate the full field-of-view of a research-grade microscope with a continuously tunable monochromatic, high power density laser light. The system provides a high spectral resolution in the VIS, NIR, and SWIR combined to a near-diffraction-limited spatial resolution. Ideal for darkfield, PLE or standard brightfield reflectance and transmittance imaging, it can map the full spectral response of a sample much faster than point-by-point or line-scan-based systems.

Product Specifications

Technical Specifications
VIS SWIR eSWIR VIS-SWIR
Excitation spectral range 400 - 1000 nm 900 - 1620 nm 1000 - 2500 nm 400 - 1620 nm
Excitation spectral resolution (FWHM) 1.5 - 2.5 nm 3.0 - 5.0 nm < 5.0 nm 1.5 - 5.0 nm
Excitation wavelength Continuously tunable Continuously tunable Continuously tunable Continuously tunable
Out-of-band rejection < -60 dB @ ± 40 nm < -60 dB @ ± 80 nm < -60 dB @ ± 80 nm < -60 dB @ ± 40 nm (VIS) or 80 nm (SWIR)
TLS output power 2 - 4 mW 3 - 9 mW 0.5 - 8.0 mW 2 - 9 mW
Illumination High efficiency homogeneous illumination; Dia or Epi illumination; Brightfield; Darkfield (oil and dry) High efficiency homogeneous illumination; Dia or Epi illumination; Brightfield; Darkfield (oil and dry) High efficiency homogeneous illumination; Dia or Epi illumination; Brightfield; Darkfield (oil and dry) High efficiency homogeneous illumination; Dia or Epi illumination; Brightfield; Darkfield (oil and dry)
Spatial resolution sub-micron - Limited by the microscope objective NA sub-micron - Limited by the microscope objective NA sub-micron - Limited by the microscope objective NA sub-micron - Limited by the microscope objective NA
Camera sCMOS (optionally CCD, EMCCD) ZephIR™ 1.7 or Alizé™ 1.7 (InGaAs) ZephIR™ 2.5 (HgCdTe) sCMOS and ZephIR™ 1.7 or Alizé™ 1.7
Microscope Upright or inverted, scientific grade Upright or inverted, scientific grade Upright or inverted, scientific grade Upright or inverted, scientific grade
White light illumination Diascopic, episcopic, Hg, halogen Diascopic, episcopic, Hg, halogen Diascopic, episcopic, Hg, halogen Diascopic, episcopic, Hg, halogen

Applications

Custom products

Beyond our standard product lines, we bring to bear our know-how through collaborations with industry and researchers both local and international. It’s in our DNA to build systems that measure up to the high standards set by our customers in science and industry. Please contact us if you don’t see what you are looking for in our standard lines of products.

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