Nikon has announced that Agilent's MLC400 monolithic laser combiner systems are to be integrated into laser systems designed for Nikon's Ti-E PFS Perfect Focus inverted research microscope.
The integration of this efficient, fast and stable laser technology with the Ti-E PFS - capable of multi-day live-cell imaging experiments - will allow researchers to maximise productivity and minimise system down time.
Incorporated into the Ti-E PFS system, under the control of NIS-Elements AR (Advanced Research), it can be run at camera frame rate or faster.
Agilent's monolithic laser combiner technology will achieve high optical efficiency on the microscopes by eliminating the need for multiple mechanical mounts on fixtures, as well as the number of exposed optical faces and air gaps.
The MLC400 design is alignment free and never requires maintenance or re-alignment.
The system has all components and power supplies integrated into one compact plug-and-play package.
Nikon and Agilent will initially begin integrating MLC400/Ti-E imaging systems for TIRF (Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence), photobleaching/photo-activation and field scanning confocal systems.