Micron Optics - Nikon Microscope Systems for New Jersey and Puerto Rico

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Nikon TIRF Imaging system

Nikon's Evanescent Wave Imaging System utilizes an evanescent wave to excite single molecules in the thin section in contact with the coverglass.

Extendable "stratum structure". This unique design permits simultaneous mounting of both TIRF and epi-fluorescence illumination systems, with no restriction on their individual capabilities. It also allows their dedicated filters to be used independently.

Multi-mode imaging observation: By doing both TIRF and Confocal laser imaging, you can investigate dynamic events in cells because this method produces both extremely high signal-to-noise image at the cell's membrane and 3D images of the whole cell.

TIRF objective is adjustable to correct for temperature-induced changes in refractive index. We've developed a dedicated Plan Apo 60x NA 1.45 oil immersion TIRF objective with correction collar, the first lens in the world to correct for spherical aberration induced by temperature changes in the refractive index of immersion oil.

SRIC (Surface Reflective Interference Contrast) method can reveal focal contacts prior to switching to TIRF.

Laser illumination is safe and easy-to-use. To comply with laser safety standards, the laser's shutter features an interlocking mechanism. The laser shutter will not operate when the optical path to the binocular is open, preventing laser illumination from entering the user's eyes through the eyepieces.


Micron Optics, 240 Cedar Knolls Road , Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927


973-267-5799 phone

973-267-6598 fax


*GIF animation at top is a conoscopic image of quartz captured through an E600pol microscope using the Nikon DXM-1200 digital camera.  Courtesy of Daniel Sparling, former employee and now clergyman in training