Cube Mount

Image: Cube Mount A fluorescent cube optimizes performance by stopping all but the desired (excitation) wavelength from reaching the object and then stopping all but the fluorescing wavelength (emitting) from reaching the camera. Containing the required filters and matching beam splitter, it is the simplest means of achieving a known end result. There are a multitude of off-the-shelf cubes available depending on which labeling dye is being used.

The Navitar system permits the usage of all standard Olympus BX2 Fluorescent Cubes, which are available from multiple sources. These are captured singularly in a quick change holder requiring only a minute to interchange. Information on filter sets and cubes can be found at www.chroma.com.

For further explanation of the technology, refer to:
http://www.microscopyu.com/articles/fluorescence/filtercubes/filterindex.html.

Image: Cube Mount