The Nikon A1R is the new scanning laser confocal light microscope
(CLSM). It is based on a Nikon Eclipse inverted microscope, and has
Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) optics. The A1R is the primary
research confocal microscope. This microscope uses a special detector
for confocal scanning laser imaging, and also has a transmitted-light
detector. Imaging capabilities include reflected-light confocal and
transmitted-laser DIC imaging. It has 3 solid-state lasers and a
dual-line argon gas laser, producing excitation lines at 403, 457/476,
488/514, 560 and 640 nm.
4X, 10X, multi-immersion 20X, 40X oil-immersion, 60X water-immersion and 60X oil-immersion.