Leica Confocal SP8

Leica TCS SP8 SMD FLIM Laser Scanning Confocal


  • HC PL APO CS 10x (NA 0.40) Dry
  • HC PL APO CS2 20X (NA 0.75) Dry
  • HC PL APO CS 2 40X (NA 1.3) Oil
  • HC PL APO CS 2 63X (NA 1.4) Oil
  • 405 nm Pulse+CW (Diode)
  • White Light Laser (470 - 670nm)
  • 458 nm, 476 nm, 488 nm, 514 nm (Ar)
  • Brightfield (contrast): yes;
  • Fluor: yes;
  • Sensor: Tunable PMT with AOBS - HyBrid detectors - SMD PMT;
  • Max resolution: 8192 x 8192.
  • Z section: yes;
  • Time lapse: yes;
  • ROI Bleaching: yes;
  • Other: stage incubator; motorized stage; spectral Analysis; FLIM imaging.


The TCS SP8 SMD FLIM system combines the single photon counting technology FLIM with flexible con focal imaging. The system integrates hardware and software from PicoQuant and guides the user step-by-step through the FLIM experiments.

The White Light Laser is a fully tunable super-continuum laser with up to eight simultaneously usable lines in the range of 470–670 nm for maximal spectral flexibility in combination with AOBS and SP detector both in excitation and emission. The White Light Laser also offers pulsed excitatation for FLIM with Pulsepicker for adjustable pulse intervals in FLIM. Leica HyBrid (HyD) detectors provide a very sensitive photon detection making it ideal for low light and live cell imaging. Thanks to its very low dark noise it produces brilliant imagery rich in contrast and fidelity for finest details.

The focus system Adaptive Focus Control (AFC) maintains focus plane over time to improve the stability of longterm experiments and the microscope is equipped with an Oko-Lab stage incubator for T, CO 2 , O 2 and Humidity control to create the proper environment for live cells.

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