Aura phase contrast illuminator
Ring-light phase contrast illuminator for inverted microscopes that eliminates the traditional transmitted condenser
- Allows true Zernike phase contrast with extra working space around a sample
- Excellent for complex experiments in electrophysiology, live cell imaging, and multimodal time lapse
Complex experiments in the fields of electrophysiology and live cell imaging often require the use of instrumentation near the sample. The Aura phase contrast illuminator provides extra working distance, up to 180 mm, for these demanding experiments. The Aura uses concentric rings of super-bright LEDs in place of the conventional condenser and phase rings.
The Aura system provides the simplest possible alignment, the highest-quality phase contrast images, and is directly compatible with the best modern inverted research microscopes for electrophysiology, live cell imaging, and multimodal time lapse experiments. Aura allows turn-key PhL, Ph1, and Ph2 imaging in white light or the near infrared, and integrates with most existing systems through Cairn’s flexible timing and control systems.
Up to 180 mm
|Phase rings supported|
PhL, Ph1, and Ph2
TTL/Analog, USB (with optional adapter) and manual
|Ultra-long working distance|
Ideal for electrophysiology and other micromanipulation applications
|Easy to align|
Ideal for multiuser facilities - no condenser to align.
|Supports both phase contrast and brightfield imaging|
Flexible application uses
- Live cell imaging
- Time-lapse and multimodal integration
- Simultaneous fluorescence and transmitted light
- Simultaneous high speed and high resolution
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