Cuvette Holographic
Microscope

Real time results
in the lab or field.

Downloads

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Download User Guide
Download Teachers Workbook

Teachers Workbook
This versatile form of microscopy can be used to explore many scientific principles. The Teachers Workbook has detailed examples of laboratory exercises to investigate chemistry, physics and biology.

Overview

The compact cuvette microscope uses standard size spectroscopic quartz cuvettes to image samples, enabling the user to rapidly prepare a specimen for imaging without the need for delicate slides or costly and time consuming dyes. Live samples from the lab or field can be directly imaged, and the software packages run seamlessly for in-situ counting and imaging of microscopic objects with 2 micron resolution.

Applications

Benefits

Simple to use
With one button operation, capturing holograms or count data from the cuvette microscope is easy and fast. With holograms, no focusing is necessary during data capture. The software packages have background removal, and simple analysis tools.

The results can be obtained in 3 easy steps:
1. Place a liquid sample into a standard quartz spectroscopic cuvette.
2. Insert cuvette into the microscope.
3. Use supplied software to image live organisms in 3D environment, size, count and characterize objects in real time. No sample staining, prep, or focusing is needed.

One instrument, multiple functions
The versatility of the microscope comes from its combination of holography and innovative software to develop image based analysis.
Particle counting and statics are relayed instantaneously by Swordfish, which can select round objects from the rest of the particles in the water. This is ideal for oil in water, gas and microfluidic analysis. Statistics from Swordfish include particle counts and concentrations, average size and many more.

Specifications

System

Sample delivery:
Standard spectroscopic cuvette 12 x 12 x 45 mm (2 high quality quartz cuvettes included)

Light source:
405 nm laser diode & optical cable

Imaged volume:
5 microlitres per hologram

Software: 
Swordfish, Stingray & Octopus compatible

Operating system:
Windows XP SP3, 32 or 64 bit, Windows 7, 8, 10

Data transfer: 
Gigabit Ethernet to host computer (ethernet cable supplied)

Dimensions & Weight:
240 x 100 x 34 mm; 0.5 kg

Performance

Lateral resolution:
2 microns

Spatial sampling:
1024 x 1024 pixels (hologram)

Image acquisition rate:
Hologram capture up to 60 fps @ 1024 x 1024; real time imaging

Imaged object size:
From 2 μm to 500 μm recommended

Power Requirement

120/240 VAC to 12 VDC adapter (supplied); 3 watt max power consumption