FV3000RS Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope


RL B.717C

Credits: Ted Price, Stephanie Shiers; Instrument: FV3000 confocal; Description: Immunohistochemistry of Pyramidal neurons (KV Channel clustering; green), axon initial segments (red), nuclei (blue) in prefrontal cortex of mouse brain.

Credits: Ted Price, Salim Megat; Instrument: FV3000 confocal; Description: Mouse treated with LPS, EGFP-Ribo-Tag (green), IBA1 which stains microglia (red) and NeuN which stains neuronal nuclei (blue).


  • Imaging diverse fluorophores in fixed or live samples
  • Temperature, humidity, CO2 control
  • Spectrally tunable detectors
  • Ultra-fast resonant scanning (reduced photo-damage with live samples)
  • 3D z-stacks, timelapse, multi-position timelapse
  • FRAP/FLIP/Photoactivation, FRET (ratio or acceptor photobleaching)


Internal user $29/hour
Internal service fee $50/hour

Detailed Specifications


  • Olympus IX83 fully motorized inverted microscope
  • Zero Drift Compensator (IX3-ZDC2) laser-based autofocus
  • Ultrasonic automated stage and multiple area time lapse stage control software, as well as well-plate navigator tool for multi-area, time-lapse, and multi-area mosaic image stitching
  • Tokai hit stage top, live-cell incubation chamber
  • Analog and digital in-out box for synchronization with external devices
  • Facilitates integration of PicoQuant, FCS/FCCS, and FLIM hardware packages

Tandem Scanners

  • Conventional scanner for high-definition imaging
  • Resonant scanner for high-speed imaging (capable of 30 FPS@512×512 and 438 FPS@512×32)

Light Sources

  • All Diode Lasers with 7 Laser Lines–405 nm, 445 nm, 488 nm, 514 nm, 561 nm, 594 nm, and 640 nm
  • LED-based transmitted and epifluorescence illumination

Conventional Fluorescence Filters

  • Dapi
  • Green
  • Red


Air objectives:

  • 25X; PLAN APO 1.25X, NA 0.04,WD 5.1 mm
  • UPLSAPO10X2; U PLANS S-APO 10X, NA 0.4, WD 3.1 mm
  • UPLSAPO20X; U PLAN S-APO 20X, NA 0.75, WD 0.65 mm

Silicone oil objectives:

  • UPLSAPO30XS; UPLSAPO N 30X SI OIL, NA 1.05,WD 0.8MM, W/CC (with correction collar)

Silicone oil provides better refractive index match to cells and tissue than water or traditional immersion oil for brighter and deeper cell/tissue imaging. Silicone Oil does not evaporate nor degrade permitting very long live cell/tissue time-lapse imaging with ease. Greater working distance than most traditional immersion objectives while still retaining high numerical aperture (30x – 1.05 NA 800 µm WD; 40x – 1.25 NA 300 µm WD; 100x – 1.35 NA 200 µm WD)

Plan Super Apochromat design fully compensates for both planar and chromatic aberrations from the UV to the near infrared region for precise multicolor colocalization imaging.


  • Conventional dichroic mirrors


  • 4 High-Sensitivity Peltier-Cooled GaAsP Spectral Confocal Detectors with Olympus TruSpectral High-Efficiency Volume Phase Hologram spectral detection system (1-100 nm adjustable emission bandwidth with 2 nm spectral resolution)
  • Transmitted light detector for Brightfield/DIC Image Acquisition

Computer and Software

  • HP Windows 7 64bit Confocal Workstation and 30” Monitor
  • Complete Fluoview Acquisition & Analysis Software provides FRAP, FRET, Ratiometric Imaging Display & Analysis, 3D Image Acquisition & Display, Live 16 Channel Spectral Unmixing, Fluorescence Intensity Measurements, Time-Lapse Imaging, and More…
  • Olympus cellSens Dimension provided for additional post-acquisition data analysis and processing
  • Includes Olympus cellSens Count & Measure Solution for threshold-based object detection as well as automatic object measurement and classification

Includes Olympus cellSens 3D Deconvolution Solution utilizing Constrained Iterative Deconvolution algorithm for improved resolution, contrast and dynamic range.

Software Manual

Module 1: Basic Introduction, Layout, Dye, and Detector Selection

Module 2: Selecting Objective

Module 3:  Imaging Parameters

Module 4: Image Acquisition, Z and Time Series, Data Saving

Module 5:  Basic Image Processing