High precision confocal microscope Confotec® MR200

Confotec® MR200 is a compact high-precision and price-effective confocal Raman microscope ideally suited for routine measurements and scientific research. The true confocal optical layout with a set of automatically switchable confocal diaphragms (pinholes) allows conducting a spectral analysis of micro-particles or Raman imaging of macro-objects with very high spatial resolution.

The Confotec® MR200 system belongs to the most advanced confocal Raman microscopes produced by SOL instruments, where we have successfully combined the latest innovations in optoelectronics and the 25-years-long experience in spectroscopy and manufacturing.

Benefits and advantages of the Confotec® MR200 microscope produced by SOL instruments

Benefits of the Raman microscope Confotec® MR200:

  • Highest sensitivity; fully automated and compact;
  • Modular design, configuration upon a customer’s request;
  • High spectral resolution which is comparable to that of the most expensive and powerful Raman systems on the market;
  • Laser beam expander module for optimization of focused laser beam spot;
  • Long-term reliability and stability in operation, there is no need for any adjustments;
  • Autofocus system as an option.
Microscope Confotec MR200 in opened state

Additional advantages:

All Confotec® MR Raman systems are based on the research grade upright microscope NikonTM Ni. Standard modules for the implementation of operating modes in transmitted light, polarization and phase contrast, DIC, an attachment for epi-fluorescence, etc. can be installed through the use of the NikonTM Ni microscope.

Specification of the compact Raman confocal microscope Confotec® MR200

General characteristics of the Confotec® MR200 system

Microscope:The upright Nikon Ni microscope with a turret for 6 micro-objectives, with a diode white light illuminator for operation in bright field mode in reflected light and a color video camera.* A set of lenses is selected individually depending on a type of a sample.
Notch-filters module, Raman spectra measurement range:Automatically switchable Edge filters***, operational ranges:
for 532 nm laser from 60 cm-1 to 4500 cm-1
for 633 nm laser from 60 cm-1 to 4500 cm-1
for 785 nm laser from 50 cm-1 to 2900 cm-1
Spectrometer unit:High throughput scanning spectrometer with optics for the range 400-1100 nm.**
Diffraction gratings:Up to 4 gratings installed in an automated precision turret: 2400 lines/mm, 1800 lines/mm, 1200 lines/mm, 600 lines/mm. The Echelle grating is optional.
Detector:Highly sensitive BackThinned CCD detector with thermoelectric cooling. Spectral sensitivity range is 200-1100 nm. Number of pixels: 2048х122, pixel size is 12 microns, cooling to -40°С or FI CCD detector 1600х200 with cooling to -60°С.
Spectral resolution:1.4 cm-1 (0,7 cm-1/pixel) with grating 2400 g/mm or
0.3 cm-1 with Echelle grating (for laser 532 nm).
Confocal pinhole:Automated interchangeable confocal diaphragm module (pinholes): 10 microns, 30 microns, 40 microns, 50 microns, 100 microns, 1000 microns.
Lasers:Up to 3 lasers with wavelengths 405, 488, 532, 633 and 785 nm can be installed simultaneously and switched automatically.****
Scanning of samples:Precision automated XY (XYZ) stage with a scanning range of 100х75 mm and min step 100 nm (XY) & 20 nm (Z) or ХУ (XYZ) automated stage with a scanning range 115х75 mm with encoders.
Autocalibration and validation:Built-in Ne lamp for automatic calibration.
Standard warranty:Warranty period is 24 months.
Guaranteed lifetime of lasers is 10,000 hours.
  • Microscope: the upright Nikon Ni microscope with a turret for 6 micro-objectives, with a diode white light illuminator for operation in bright field mode in reflected light and a color video camera.* A set of lenses is selected individually depending on a type of a sample.
  • Notch-filters module, Raman spectra measurement range: automatically switchable Edge filters***, operational ranges: for 532 nm laser from 60 cm-1 to 4500 cm-1; for 633 nm laser from 60 cm-1 to 4500 cm-1; for 785 nm laser from 50 cm-1 to 2900 cm-1.

  • Spectrometer unit: high throughput scanning spectrometer with optics for the range 400-1100 nm.**
  • Diffraction gratings: up to 4 gratings installed in an automated precision turret: 2400 lines/mm, 1800 lines/mm, 1200 lines/mm, 600 lines/mm. The Echelle grating is optional.
  • Detector: highly sensitive BackThinned CCD detector with thermoelectric cooling. Spectral sensitivity range is 200-1100 nm. Number of pixels: 2048х122, pixel size is 12 microns, cooling to -40°С or FI CCD detector 1600х200 with cooling to -60°С.
  • Spectral resolution: 1.4 cm-1 (0,7 cm-1/pixel) with grating 2400 g/mm or 0.3 cm-1 with Echelle grating (for laser 532 nm).
  • Confocal pinhole: automated interchangeable confocal diaphragm module (pinholes): 10 microns, 30 microns, 40 microns, 50 microns, 100 microns, 1000 microns.
  • Lasers: up to 3 lasers with wavelengths 405, 488, 532, 633 and 785 nm can be installed simultaneously and switched automatically.****

  • Scanning of samples: precision automated XY (XYZ) stage with a scanning range of 100х75 mm and min step 100 nm (XY) & 20 nm (Z) or ХУ (XYZ) automated stage with a scanning range 115х75 mm with encoders.
  • Autocalibration and validation: built-in Ne lamp for automatic calibration.
  • Standard warranty: Warranty period is 24 months. Guaranteed lifetime of lasers is 10,000 hours.

* Optionally the microscope can be equipped with eyepieces, an illuminator for working in transmitted light, an epifluorescent attachment, a protective cover to ensure Class 1 laser safety requirements.
** Optionally spectrometer can be equipped with optics for working with UV-lasers.
*** Notch-filters can be installed for simultaneous operation in the Stokes and anti-Stokes regions.
**** Installation of lasers with a different wavelength, including UV, is optional.

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