RCM scanning unit is connected via standard C-mount adapters between the microscope and camera. The laser light is fed into the RCM unit via a single mode fibre connector (both standard connectors).
Any inverted microscope with a side-port, and preferably with an internal or external motorised focus unit.
In order to obtain the 170nm resolution the highest NA lenses available have to be used. Please use lenses with 1.49, 1.45 or 1.40 NA.
Hamamatsu Flash4, and Andor iXON897 have been tested with RCM. Theoretically, any microscope camera with a C-mount connector, external trigger, and similar specifications as the two above (the pixel size of 6.45 um is ideal for 60x & 100x imaging on the RCM), may work.
RCM drivers are available LabView (free of charge), uManager / ImageJ (Fiji) (free of charge), and Nikon NIS Elements (at cost).
Wavelengths: from 405 upwards. RCM is designed as a 4 colour system as standard. We offer a flexible laser solution that can be equipped with 1 to 4 lasers. Laser lines can be upgraded at later stage as well. As the RCM is so sensitive, we only need low power lasers (max 25mW). The advantage of these low power lasers is that the lifetime is much longer.