Olympus FV1000

The Olympus FluoView FV1000 Confocal Microscope is a laser scanning biological microscope.

Olympus FluoView FV1000 Confocal Microscope


The Olympus FluoView FV1000 Confocal Microscope is a laser scanning biological microscope. It minimizes specimen damage during high-speed imaging of living organisms. It accurately captures a full range of related information.


  • This system enables time-resolved spectroscopy of living intercellular contents.
  • It features simultaneous application of two laser scanners (SIM or SIMultaneous scanner) to enable synchronization of specimen excitation and observation.
  • Wavelengths range from UV to IR.
  • It can analyze objects down to a 2 nm wavelength resolution.
  • Images up to 4096 x 4096 pixels.


Olympus offers a brochure related to the FV1000.


To gain access to the CIF, potential users should either complete the course OR take a specialized training session.


"Confocal Microscopy" (CH 4800-01/CH 6800-01) is a Special Topics Course designed to provide a solid background on the use of confocal microscopy, as a tool to study cell and molecular biology. The course will consist of lectures that provide theoretical background in various aspects of confocal microscopy, and sessions that give the student hands-on experience in operating a confocal microscope. The course is offered in Fall Semester and includes laboratory training on using confocal microscopy. NO additional training to access confocal facility is required upon passing the course.

Other Courses

Specialized Training Session

To gain access the same semester to the confocal facility, arrange to get training. No training will be provided in the absence of required forms. Fill out the Olympus FV1000 Training Request Form to negotiate a training session.

Please wait after submitting to be contacted for training session arrangement details.

Before submitting this request form, users must have already filled out the CIF User Profile/Responsible Agreement Form and had it signed by the Account Holder. Present that printed form AT THE FIRST TRAINING SESSION. 

Informal Training

Olympus Life Science Solutions maintains a learning center on microscopy topics, including Concepts in Confocal Microscopy.