FluoView 1200 Confocal Microscope

Optimized for Imaging Live Cells and Tissues, FV1200 brings sensitivity and power to your research through a range of innovative technology and sensitivity improvements, allowing you to capture the most critical elements of your biological samples with speed, precision and reliability.

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NEW! Piezo Z Heuristic Point Scanning

The Speed You Need, The Data You Want

  • Fluorescence intensity measurement at 101 Hz per field
  • Maximum speed in 18-point measurements per frame at under 0.4 ms/point
  • Equivalent to 101 Hz frame rate measurement in full field
  • Each position sampled many times, with sampling rate up to 50kHz
  • Fast Z frame stacks at maximum 38 fps
  • 100 points over Z in under 1 second
  • Higher signal-to-noise compared with resonance scanners or acousto-optic deflectors (AODs)
  • Greater MPE depth penetration compared to swept field, AOD


  • Special selection of GaAsP PMT detectors offers high sensitivity with up to 45% quantum efficiency (QE).
  • Reach greater imaging depths with higher quantum efficiency
  • High-sensitivity detection for dim samples
  • Olympus has implemented Peltier cooling technology on the GaAsP detectors, resulting in improved signal to noise ratio.

NEW! Real-time Zero-drift Compensation IX83ZDC3

  • Continuous auto-focus keeps sample in focus even when a researcher applies reagent the sample dish.
  • Keeps sample in focus even with faster time-lapse imaging, as in RICS or FRAP.
  • Two Z drift compensation modes including the focus search mode and continuous focus mode.

NEW! ASW Software

  • Advanced ASW software 4.0 breaking the RAM barrier
  • Collect and open files beyond 150GB in a single multichannel Z stack
  • Use ASW montage software for large-area mosaic imaging
  • Match with new SCALEVIEW reagent and XLPLN 25XSVMP objective to generate 4mm deep images at and beyond Nyquist

Scanning unit for IX81/83
inverted microscope

Dedicated mirror unit cassette is required.

Scanning Units

Two types of scanning units, filter-based and spectral detection, are provided. The design is all-in-one, integrating the scanning unit, tube lens and pupil projection lens. Use of the microscope fluorescence illuminator light path ensures that expandability of the microscope itself is not limited. Visible, UV and IR laser introduction ports are provided, as well as a feedback control system.

Laser Systems

The multi-combiner enables combinations with all of the following diode lasers: 405nm, 440nm, 473nm, 559nm and 635nm. The system can also be equipped with conventional MAR lasers and HeNeG lasers.

Double type
The multi-combiner outputs laser light with two fibers. Light can be used both for observation and laser light stimulation.

Single type
Single channel laser output. AOTF is standard equipment.

Illumination units

Conventional illumination modules are designed for long-duration time-lapse experiments. Since light is introduced through fiber delivery systems, no heat is transferred to the microscope.

Fluorescence illumination module
Stand with Mercury* lamp house, motorized shutter, and fiber delivery system for conventional fluorescence observation. Light introduction via fiber optic port.

Transmitted light detection module
External transmitted light photomultiplier detector and 100W Halogen conventional illumination, integrated for both laser scanning and conventional transmitted light Nomarski DIC observation. Motorized exchange between transmitted light illumination and laser detection. Simultaneous multi-channel confocal fluorescence image and transmitted DIC acquisition enabled.

Optional upgrade modules for FV1200

4th channel detector unit
Attaches to the optional port of either the filter or spectral type scanning unit and is used as a 4th confocal fluorescence detection channel. This is a filter-based fluorescence detection unit.

SIM Scanner
Second scanner dedicated for laser light stimulation, synchronized to the FV1200 main scanner for simultaneous laser stimulation and confocal image acquisition. Independent fiber optic laser introduction port. Dichromatic mirror within motorized optical port of the scan unit required for introduction of laser into main scanner.

Fiber port for fluorescence output
Confocal fluorescence emission can be introduced via fiber delivery system into external device. Fiber port equipped with FC connector (fiber delivery system not included).

* Lamp contains mercury. Dispose according to local, state or Federal laws. Click here for important information.

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