Michelson Diagnostics (Kent, UK) has released upgrades to the EX1301 OCT microscope.
Michelson Diagnostics (Kent, UK) has released upgrades to the EX1301 OCT microscope. The upgrades provide higher imaging resolution, 3D image capture capability, and improved capture frame rate. The EX1301 is now available with the Santec-2000-W wide sweep laser, which provides an increase in the sweep range from 100 nm to 150 nm. The result is improved axial resolution and isotropic pixel size reduced from 6 mm to 4.5 mm (in tissue). 3D image capture is possible with the motorized stage option, enabling researchers to analyze 3D datasets and produce en-face images and 3D rendered graphical models of their samples. Michelson has also improved the processing system with faster algorithms and electronics, resulting in a tripling of the frame rate. The EX1301 achieves 2.9 fps for a 4.5 mm wide, 1000 A-line image.