Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) has introduced a multiwavelength laser combiner for microscopy applications such as epifluorescence, laser scanning confocal microscopy, and flow cytometry. The new combiner provides 19 wavelength options that can be used in three-channel to eight-channel configurations. As research needs change, new laser wavelength channels can be added, or laser lines can be changed within channel.
The multiwavelength laser combiner gives new options to a wide variety of OEM and end-user applications for fluorescence microscopy including FRET, TIRF, FLIM, FRAP and FISH. It is based on Agilent's complex monolithic optic (CMO) design, which incorporates many individual optical components into one monolithic structure. This is the first implementation of a CMO design for microscopy applications.