Opterra II Specifications

The Most Advanced Technology for Live-Cell Studies

Opterra II features specialized input optics ensure a highly uniform field of view that, combined with a sensitive CCD camera for detection, produce quantitative data in all dimensions while ensuring cell viability. The system is also designed to flexibly adjust speed, resolution, or intensity as needed, without hardware changes— aperture selection is completely controlled by software.



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Opterra II addresses the “iron triangle” of imaging—the conjoined facets of speed, intensity, and spatial resolution. In most confocal live-cell imaging systems, such as spinning disk, the imaging facets are fixed and cannot be adjusted to meet specific experimental needs. To improve performance in one requires that some degree of performance in one or more of the others be sacrificed. Bruker’s Opterra II system gives you the ability to easily adjust speed, resolution, and intensity, as needed, to accommodate specific experimental requirements, without hardware changes.

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Opterra II Features

  • One-dimensional pinhole arrays for sharper images at greater depths
  • Automated bypass module provides flexibility for phase, DIC, bright-field, epiflorescent, and TIRF imaging
  • Field uniformity deviation across the field guaranteed to be less than 10%
  • Fastest available10-position, high-speed filter wheel
  • Helios laser launch system supports ultra-stable performance for up to five laser lines and choice of 10+ wavelengths
  • Piezo Z-focus combines with stage movement for efficient 3D stage montages and timed acquisitions at multiple stage locations
  • Choice of basic, advanced, and programming software interfaces to meet needs of specific lab settings
  • Closed loop data communication between Opterra II and external systems

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