Fluorescence Optical Microscopy Facility


The capabilities of the shared microscopy facility include brightfield, phase contrast, and both 2-D and 3-D fluorescence imaging.

  • Olympus BX51 Fluorescence Optical Microscope
  • Zeiss Axiovert Fluorescence Optical Microscope

Location: Minerals and Materials 340
Contact: Jeremy Goldman

Olympus BX51 Fluorescence Optical Microscope

Olympus BX51

Olympus BX51 and DP70

The OLYMPUS BX51 research microscope is a union of Olympus infinity corrected optical systems (UIS2 – universal infinity system) and advanced fluorescence or differential interference contrast DIC (Nomarski) technology.

The Olympus BX51 offers transmitted light viewing and an Olympus DP70 digital camera.

Olympus Microscopy Resource Center

Olympus DP70 Camera

Olympus DP70 Digital Microscope Camera

The Olympus DP70 is a 12.5 million-pixel cooled digital color camera system with 36-bits of RGB color depth.

Olympus U-PS50MH

Olympus U-PS50MH

The Olympus U-PS50MH is a power source for the metal halide lamphousing.

Zeiss Axiovert Fluorescence Optical Microscope

Zeiss Axiovert

Zeiss Axiovert 200 M and ApoTome

The Zeiss Axiovert 200 M (motorized) is a universally applicable inverted microscope. It is mainly used for examination of cell and tissue cultures and of sediments. It provides the basis for scientific microscopic work on living cells. It uses objective type EC-Plan Neofluar.

The Axio System includes the ApoTome, AxioCam, and AxioVision software.

Zeiss ApoTome

Zeiss ApoTome Slider

The ApoTome includes the slider (left) and slider control box (right).

Zeiss AxioCam

Zeiss AxioCam MRm

The AxioCam is a Peltier-cooled digital camera. The AxioCam MRm has a resolution of 1.4 megapixels and a dynamic range of up to 1:2200 in 12 bit.


EXFO X-Cite® 120

The EXFO X-Cite 120 is a 120W metal halide lamp fluorescence illumination system.

X-Cite In Control Series 120 PC User's Guide

HAL 100

HAL 100

The HAL 100 is a 100 W halogen illuminator.