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  • Optical filters

Nov 2007
OmegaOptical.jpgOmega Optical has released its 2007 catalog, “Precision Optical Filters for Fluorescence Microscopy,” which includes 15 new filter sets for fluorescent proteins and 10 new sets for Förster resonance energy transfer applications. The publication details an extensive selection of dye-specific sets for single- and multilabel microscopy applications, including Pinkel, Sedat, quantum dots, ratio imaging, multiplex fluorescence in situ hybridization, and confocal and multiphoton microscopy. It provides a fluorophore reference table, light source and detector spectral data, an explanation of filter nomenclature, guidelines for choosing the optimal filter set for an application and a list of components organized by wavelength.

fluorescence microscopy
Observation of samples using excitation produced fluorescence. A sample is placed within the excitation laser and the plane of observation is scanned. Emitted photons from the sample are filtered by a long pass dichroic optic and are detected and recorded for digital image reproduction. 
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