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DSU

DSU
The Olympus DSU (Disk Scanning Unit) represents a breakthrough in spinning disk confocal technology. Designed by Olympus, the DSU disk contains a pattern of slits that creates a virtual pinhole as the disk spins at 3,000 rpm. Designed to optimize the tradeoff between confocality and light throughput, the DSU uses an arc lamp illumination source for maximum excitation wavelength flexibility at a reasonable cost.
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The DSU (Disc Scanning Unit) offers cost efficient semi-confocal image observation with a cooled CCD camera and an arc lamp illumination source. The DSU disc contains a pattern of slits that creates a virtual pinhole as the disc spins at 3000 rpm. It removes out of focus blur, thereby enhancing resolution. This yields clear, continuous, optically cross-sectioned images.  The DSU is compatible with both inverted and upright Olympus microscopes, including the motorised IX81 and BX61 making it especially suitable for automated Z-sectioning followed by post image processing like 3D reconstruction.  The water-immersion BX61WI and BX51WI electrophysiology microscopes and the entire line of water immersion objectives are also supported.
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