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Optosplit II

The Optosplit II image splitter is a simple and elegant device for dividing an image into two separate, spatially equivalent, components that can be displayed side by side on a single camera chip.

  • Cost effective - only one camera required
  • Dichroic mirror and emission filters mounted in readily interchangeable cube
  • Unity magnification fitted as standard
  • Simple intuitive alignment in x, y, and focal planes
  • Interchangeable mount for N.D. filter or chromatic correction lenses


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The Optosplit image splitter is sold by Andor as part of our dual wavelength imaging portfolio. It is a simple device enabling a single camera to record images simultaneously at two different optical wavelengths.

Traditionally an electronic filter changer or a second camera would be used, neither of which is ideal for some applications. The Optosplit has been designed as a convenient, inexpensive solution to simultaneous dual wavelength imaging. It has the unique feature of a rotating mirror cradle, which gives adjustable spatial separation, to facilitate image registration.

Variable internal path separation - Allows optimization of the internal optics to match the aperture of the optical system, therefore minimizing the introduction of aberrations.

Dichroic mirror and emission filters mounted in a readily interchangeable cube - Allows the user to exchange filter sets both easily and quickly. Some competing products have factory fitted filters.

Variable and locking rectangular diaphragm aperture for defining field size - Allows the user to define the ROI both horizontally and vertically and set the images to the optimum size for the camera sensor. Once set, the aperture can be locked in position

Compact design with integral C-mount input and output ports - Advantageous where laboratory space is at a premium and the integral C-mounts allow it to be easily attached to a wide variety of standard microscopes and CCD cameras.

Simple and precise controls for image registration - Allow the split images to be accurately and easily centred in the desired field of view, and pixels aligned with respect to each other.

Interchangeable filter / dichroic holders for dual and single wavelength imaging - Flexibility to use multiple wavelengths by simply changing filter and re-sizing the defined field.

Aperture diaphragms to balance signal levels if appropriate - Acts as an adjustable neutral density filter, which can be more convenient than using neutral density filters.

Rotating filter mount for polarization studies - Accurately orientates the emission polarization to maximize the contrast between the two channels.

Upgrades/Accessories

TR-OPTS-F00 - Empty filter cube for Optosplit II/III

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