Programming Spectral Content in Microscopy

Our client required a microscopy system with the unique capability of programming the spectral content of the illumination. The primary application for this instrument was research and development of diseased tissue pathology.

Optikos invented a high-speed, electronically programmable light engine to provide illumination for the microscopy system. The spectrum could be tailored to any shape across the 400nm to 700nm waveband with 10nm resolution. The light engine also included switchable optics to exactly match the field of view and numerical aperture of the imaging objectives used with the system.

The prototypes delivered to the customer exceeded expectations and were immediately deployed into the field for developing this area of tissue pathology. The customer gained valuable intellectual property directly from the inventions of Optikos.

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