CLARITY DEVICES

Laser free confocal devices

Aurox now offer the standard Clarity and the high speed, 100 fps, ClarityHS laser free confocal devices.

aurox confocal clarity attached to a microscope stage

Please see below for further details of the available Clarity devices:

The Aurox ClarityHS is the next generation in laser free confocal instruments using the Aurox patented structured illumination spinning disc design.

Structured illumination achieves significantly greater light through the spinning disc compared with a Nipkov pinhole design. As a result, structured illumination affords higher resolution, higher quality confocal images.

The HS of ClarityHS stands for High Speed which comes from its fast, up to 100 frames per second full frame video capture rate. This fast imaging ability makes the ClarityHS ideal for higher resolution 3D time lapse imaging.

The ClarityHS can record comparable images to laser scanning confocal microscopes, faster and from an easy to use and more affordable device; both in terms of initial purchase price and on-going maintenance.

The ClarityHS has been designed to be added on to your existing microscope, thereby upgrading your microscope to be confocal.

Key features:

  • 100 frames per second fast full frame video capture
  • Easy upgrade to your microscope
  • Full 5D confocal microscopy (xyzλt)
  • No maintenance
  • Confocal and Widefield modes
  • Structured illumination disc
  • A wide range of interchangeable filter cubes available
  • Fast, easy to use Visionary software


Key Specifications
Operating principleStructured illumination, spinning disk. 3 grid densities for matching sectioning and throughput to objective and sample
Confocality (PSF) 3 sectors provide adjustable sectioning strength down to 0.6 μm (FWHM) with 1.4 NA oil immersion lens
Widefield By-passSelectable mode completely removes disk from the imaging path
Disk rotation speed3000 rpm
Minimum exposure10 ms (1 full disk rotation)
Frame rates (max)Up to 100 frames per second
Spectral channels4 user-replaceable cubes on a fast internal filter turret
Filter switching time<200 ms
Excitation range370 - 700 nm
Emission range410 - 750 nm

aurox confocal microscope Aurox Clarity HS

The Aurox Clarity is a laser free confocal device delivering extraordinary imaging performance. It's compact patented optical design and laser-free operation, provide for ease of retrofit to an existing fluorescence microscope, or addition to most new models currently available. The benefits are an affordable confocal device for your own laboratory, eliminating the need to use core facilities.

Features:

  • Laser free confocal
  • Full spectrum (370 - 700 nm)
  • Excellent confocality
  • Unique single camera design with large field of view
  • High throughput
  • Highly cost effective
  • A range of interchangeable filter cubes
  • Real-time control and viewing (up to 50 frames per second)
  • Suitable for fixed and live specimens




Key Specifications
Operating principleStructured illumination, spinning disk. 3 grid densities for matching sectioning and throughput to objective and sample
Confocality (PSF) 3 sectors provide adjustable sectioning strength down to 0.6 μm (FWHM) with 1.4 NA oil immersion lens
Widefield By-passSelectable mode completely removes disk from the imaging path
Disk rotation speed3000 rpm
Minimum exposure20 ms (1 full disk rotation)
Frame rates (max)22 frames per second (12-bit confocal imaging, full 2.3 Mpix frame size, no binning), up to 50 frames per second with 2x2 binning
Spectral channels4 user-replaceable cubes on a fast internal filter turret
Filter switching time<200 ms
Excitation range370 - 700 nm
Emission range410 - 750 nm

aurox confocal microscope Aurox Clarity