Olympus has introduced the Plapon 60xOSC objective lens with an NA of 1.4, offering good levels of chromatic aberration correction for life-science imaging applications.
The super-corrected objective is designed for fluorescence imaging down to 405nm.
The company said it is therefore ideal for use in cell biology and neuroscience, as well as any applications requiring laser for inter- and intra-cellular imaging of biological specimens.
The Plapon 60xOSC lens provides 0.1-0.2um of chromatic aberration when working with lasers from 405-650nm.
Since 405nm is used for a range of scientific imaging applications, this advanced chromatic aberration enables users to perform multicolour imaging with high colour fidelity, even at shorter wavelengths.
Reliable co-localisation and 3D microstructure studies can be successfully carried out, according to Olympus.
Providing an advanced optical performance with good flatness, even fine lines are clearly defined, reducing the occurrence of shadows at the periphery of the image.
As a result, users obtain bright, crisp images from edge to edge.
In addition, the Plapon 60x objective provides near-infrared fluorescence imaging up to 850nm, with a reduction in chromatic and other aberration types.
Olympus also guarantees to meet all optical performance specifications provided.
With a working distance of 0.12mm and a field number of 22, the Plapon x60 objective incorporates proprietary Olympus technology to enhance point-spread function for confocal imaging at low ultraviolet wavelengths.
With enhanced flatness and improved brightness at the periphery of the field the objective is designed for use with an appropriate cover glass and immersion oil.
Furthermore, it can also be adapted for use with differential interference contrast.