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Mightex Polygon DMD Illuminators

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Different Models Optimized for Life Science Applications

Mightex offers multiple Polygon models that have been designed with different features to meet the needs of a wide-range of applications that use patterned illumination. Please see below for all available Polygon models.

Polygon1000-G

The Polygon1000-G is a flexible solution for patterned illumination, as this patterned illuminator can be used with any lightsource (350-700nm) that accepts a 3mm core lightguide. Thus, the Polygon1000-G provides future flexibility for different wavelengths and lightsources, depending on your application.

  • Wavelengths: 350-700nm
  • Lightsource: lightguide-coupled
  • Interchangeable front tubes available for fine resolution or large field-of-view
  • USB2.0 or USB3.0 versions available
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Polygon1000 with 1x Front Tube

Polygon1000-DL

The Polygon1000-DL is a flexible solution for large field of view or high-power patterned illumination applications, as this patterned illuminator can be used with any fiber-coupled lightsource (400-700nm), such as high-power lasers. This Polygon1000 model has been designed for high-power applications, such as in vivo optogenetics.

  • Wavelengths: 400-700nm
  • Lightsource: fiber-coupled
  • Interchangeable front tubes available for fine resolution or large field-of-view
  • USB2.0 or USB3.0 versions available
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Polygon1000 with 2x Front Tube

Polygon400-G

The Polygon400-G is a flexible solution for patterned illumination, as this patterned illuminator can be used with any lightsource (400-700nm) that accepts a 3mm core lightguide. Thus, the Polygon400-G provides future flexibility for different wavelengths and lightsources, depending on your application.

  • Wavelengths: 400-700nm
  • Lightsource: lightguide-coupled
 
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Polygon400G

Standard Polygon Features

Illumination of Any Shape or Size The Polygon enables scientists to precisely control where light will hit their sample. With subcellular resolution, the Polygon can illuminate any cellular feature in any shape or size. Our pattern editor allows the researcher to draw any pattern in true dimension or import an image of interest to project onto their sample, providing full spatial control of illumination.
Multi-Wavelength IlluminationThe Polygon provides great flexibility when it comes down to wavelength selection. From UV to VIS/NIR range, the Polygon can project light of different colours suitable for your light-sensitive constructs.
Simultaneous Multi-Region IlluminationUnlike a point scanner that sequentially illuminates a region-of-interest pixel by pixel, the Polygon projects all ON pixels simultaneously such that multiple regions-of-interest are illuminated at the exact same time.
Temporal & Intensity Control of Light StimulationControl the initiation, duration, and intensity of light stimulation patterns using the Polygon. Create different waveforms to control the light intensity and duration outputted from the Polygon.
Compatible with Any MicroscopeThe Polygon is designed to be coupled into the infinity space of any microscope model (Leica, Nikon, Olympus, Zeiss) with Mightex’s microscope-specific adapters. Please contact Mightex to discuss the different options available for coupling to a microscope.
Synchronize with Electrophysiology or Imaging EquipmentThe Polygon comes with BNC connectorized TTL trigger input and output for easy synchronization with multiple lab equipment. Synchronize the Polygon with your motorized stage for field of view stitching or synchronize your stimulation patterns with electrophysiology equipment.
Third-Party Camera CompatibleThe Polygon works with any third-party camera. All the Polygon needs is access to the imaging acquisition window for calibration and pattern creation.

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