TwinCam

• Engineered for super resolution quality
• 2 cameras on 1 microscope port
• Large sensor sCMOS format

Product Description

We have recently improved the camera fixing with enhanced rigidity for larger cameras and a simplified focus and orientation control

With custom designed optics, the Cairn TwinCam offers superior image quality on large sCMOS size camera sensors. The TwinCam, dual emission image splitter, allows light to be distributed into two unrestricted images on the basis of wavelength, polarisation state or focal depth.

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We have also added pupil plane focus adjustment to allow easy optimisation with spinning disk ports and to allow precise positioning of optical components in the pupil plane.

A single, rapidly interchangeable Cairn cube has fine mechanical x-y adjustment for pixel overlay or deliberate image offset. The TwinCam input also has a variable rectangular aperture enabling the use of cropped sensor mode on both detectors.

The TwinCam uses our own lens design to support the Larger Sensors of scientific CMOS and some EMCCDs cameras. The instruments have a correspondingly larger aperture and better correction to give enhanced performance with all sensors.

Device drivers are included in most commercial imaging packages to assist registration and to allow real-time and off-line fluorescence overlays from two cameras. The simple and accessible design makes the TwinCam  an excellent platform for alternative applications, such as dual polarisation imaging or simultaneous high speed and high resolution imaging by making use of differently optimised cameras.

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Applications

• Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)
• Simultaneous use of two dyes or genetic markers
• Ratiometric imaging
• Polarisation studies
• Simultaneous transmitted light and fluorescence
• Simultaneous high speed and high resolution
• Simultaneous multi Z depth imaging
• Improved camera clamps for enhanced rigidity and simplified focus

Key Benefits

• Easy alignment and focussing
• Rapidly interchangeable cubes
• Polarisation rotator and beamsplitter option
• Magnification/demagnification – on request
• Pupil plane focus adjustment

Features

• Rapidly interchangeable cubes
• Compact design with integral C-mount input and output ports (optional T or F mount)
• Simple & precise controls for image registration
• Rotating filter mount for polarisation studies
• 1X, 1.3X and 1.7X magnification
• Support for sensors up to 18.8mm diagonal (13.3mm x 13.3mm sensors)
• Angled and flat auxiliary drop ins for spectral, neutral density or polarising filters
• 25mm filters and standard microscope dichroic sizes (larger format on request)
• 40mm diameter proprietary optics
• 425nm to 875nm AR coatings on all surfaces
• Fixed or variable centre fully adjustable rectangular mask to delimit region of interest
• Can support cube beamsplitters for optimised non-spectral applications
• Single screw mounting with Improved rotation and differential focus control
• User adjustable pupil plane alignment