W-VIEW GEMINI Image splitting optics A12801-01
The W-VIEW GEMINI is an image splitting optics which provides one pair of dual wavelength images separated by a dichroic mirror onto a single camera. Simultaneous image acquisition of dual wavelength images allows you high speed ratio metric imaging and other multiple fluorescence applications.
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Use all the pixels you've purchased
The W-VIEW GEMINI is designed to take advantage of the wide field of view provided by sCMOS cameras. Up to 13 mm × 6.4 mm F.O.V. and resolution of up to approximately 2000 pixels × 1000 pixels for each image.
Choose your own filters
Because it is compatible with commercially available filters, the W-VIEW GEMINI allows for great wavelength flexibility. Choose the dichroic, bandpass and neutral density filters that work for your experimental question.
Always ready, but never in the way.
Our "Bypass mode" (patent pending) means that by simply removing the dichroic mirrors, the camera sees the image as though it was connected directly to the microscope. You can switch between standard imaging and dual wavelength imaging without having to reconfigure the camera or remove the W-VIEW GEMINI.
Chromatic aberration correction mechanism
Symmetrically balanced design
Designed for stability on both inverted and upright microscopes, the W-VIEW GEMINI's C-mount connectors are placed along a linear axis. And with its compact form factor, it integrates smoothly on a wide range of research microscopes.
Fast and straight forward alignment
|Structure||1 camera type, C-mount to C-mount linear structure, For Uplight / Inverted microscope|
|Input mount||C-mount (female)|
|Output mount||C-mount (male)|
|Relay lens magnification||1.0|
|Field of view*1||13 mm × 6.4 mm (W-VIEW mode)
13 mm × 13 mm (Bypass mode)
|Mode||W-VIEW mode / Bypass mode*2|
|Transmittance wavelength range*3||400 nm to 800 nm|
|Transmittance (Typ.)*4||97 %|
|Dichroic mirror*5 *6||Compatible with 25.2 × 35.6|
|Bandpass filter*5 *6||Compatible with φ25.4 fillter|
|ND filter*5 *6||Compatible with φ25.4 fillter|
|Chromatic aberration correction mechanism||Correction lens unit*7*8*9|
|Application||For fluorescence imaging with microscope|
|Ambient operating temperature||0 ℃ to +40 ℃|
|Ambient operating humidity||70 % max. (With no condensation)|
|Ambient storage temperature||-10 ℃ to +50 ℃|
|Ambient storage humidity||70 %max. (With no condensation)|
*1:Vignetting may occur when used with a relay lens or variable magnification lens. Please check with your Hamamatsu representative to confirm this point before purchase.
*2:Mode in which dichroic mirror, etc. are removed from the light path and the image from the microscope is projected to the camera without alteration.
*3:All are values in the bypass mode.
*4:Value at peak wavelength in the bypass mode.
*5:Because dichroic mirror, band-pass filter and ND filter are not included with the W-VIEW GEMINI, they must be purchased separately. Use an "imaging grade" dichroic mirror and bandpass fillters. See "Dichroic mirror and Bandpass filter specifications". A set which includes one Dichroic holder (empty) and one Filter holder (empty) is included with the W-VIEW GEMINI. Additional sets can be purchased by ordering part number A12802-01.
*6:For the usable size, see “Size of dichroic mirror and filters”.
*7:This is to improve the magnification difference caused by a chromatic aberration. The position difference of two wavelength images caused by the distortion aberration is not improved.
*8:Since the FOCUS knob is designed to improve the axial chromatic aberration caused by this optics, its effect is very limited.
*9:Dual focal plane imaging is not possible.