Custom Microscope Objectives

Navitar and Special Optics design and build custom microscope objectives for some of the world's most highly regarded medical research organizations including:

• Howard Hughes Medical Institute

• Allen Brain Institute

• MAX Planck

• Stanford University


  • Neuroscience

  • In-Vivo Imaging

  • Quantum Physics


  • Wavelengths from visible light to the near infrared.

  • Working distances from 0.3mm to 30mm.

  • May be tailored for aqueous, oil, and vacuum research environments.

Special Optics multi-immersion objective offers 1.2 mm field of view, numerical aperture of 0.4, 16.7X magnification (with 200 mm tube lens), and 12 mm working distance.  It is a dipping objective for media refractive index between 1.33 and 1.56, a very large range which includes all major clearing solutions.  When used in multi-view systems like the diSPIM, the Special Optics objective lens offers sub-micron resolution in X, Y, and Z.

cleared tissue objective
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