Turn your microscope in a powerful light sheet imaging platform
  • Alpha3

  • Alpha3

  • Alpha3

  • Alpha3

  • Alpha3

ALPHA3 is designed to add light sheet imaging capabilities to existing microscopes. Alpha3 offers the unique benefits of selective plane illumination microscopy for biological sample imaging.

Specimen preserved from photobleaching and phototoxicity

Quality optical sectioning

Fast volume acquisition of entire specimen

ALPHA3 is supplied with GUI software QTImage. An optional API/ SDK as well as a MicroManager plugin is provided for  microscopy automated systems with comprehensive acquisition tools.

Visit our web site www.alphalightsheet.com.



 Light source Fiber lasers CW / Laser diode or DPSS
Wavelength selection from 375 nm to 785nm, output power from 25 to 500mW according to wavelength.
Illumination unit Single or dual illumination arms
Objective 10X 0.25NA air (standard), 5X and 20X optional
Detection lenses Finite – Infinite type
Air or water dipping lenses
Volume scanning 3 options:
Motorized sample scanning: scanning speed 8 images:second
Fast remote focusing with NeoScan1 (25 images/second)
Ultra high speed remote focusing with ThunderScan1 (100 images /second)
Image Sensor Compatible with life sciences cameras including large format scientific sCMOS cameras2

Alpha3 I supplied with the graphics user interface QtImage touch screen compatible compatible with Windows 8,7,Vista,XP (32/64 bits)

QtImage GUI (included)

Automatic acquisition & display
2D and 3D Acquisition mode
Z-stacking parameters: interval, number of sections
Time lapse acquisition
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Applications include:
  • Morphogenesis and embryogenesis: C. elegans, Drosophila or Zebrafish
  • Fast imaging of cellular dynamics
  • Neuronal activity
  • Fluorescence imaging of marine organisms
  • Live imaging of 3D cell cultures
  • High-speed volumetric imaging of weak fluorescent specimens