The motorized tilting module from Femtonics offers higher freedom to access the sample from different angles by rotating the objective. A piezo-objective positioner provided in the module facilitates additional movement of the objective in the Z direction.
Innovative surgical techniques that use miniature prisms or grin lenses enable deep structures within the brain to be optically investigated. These technologies can be implemented in a highly improved way with the help of Femtonics motorized tilting objective:
- The high-precision movements of the units can be leveraged to perform fine adjustment of the position and alignment, without touching the assembly.
- Optical axis of the integrated optical elements is aligned by the handwheel-operated multi-axis positioning of the Smart microscope/grin lens.
- Lateral regions of the brain, even in non-human primates, can be imaged using the units.
- Optimal angles and positions can be stored and reused while performing experiments several times with the same animal.
- Speed of rotation: 4°/second
- 100° rotation around the vertical axis
- 180° rotation around the horizontal axis
- Transmission more than 80% (700–1100 or 900–1300 nm)
- Unidirectional repeatability of less than 0.02 mrad (~2 µm)
- Up to three mounted detectors can be used
- Piezo-objective positioner module allows Z movement of 400 µm
- Green illumination module
- Compatible with traditional and large back aperture objectives
- Z-stack acquisition can be quickly performed even from tilted position
- Flexible objective positioning with high precision
- Close-coupled detectors
- High stability in all positions
- Can be used for intravital imaging, in vivo experiments, and deep brain imaging in rodents or even non-human primates