Confocal images acquired with LIGHTNING appear as if a layer of noise has been removed from them compared to what has been the standard so far. The resulting images reveal a clear and unobstructed view of the relevant information.

In addition, LIGHTNING image information extraction extends the resolution of the SP8 confocal platform into super-resolution territory – nanostructures as small as 120 nm can be resolved.

Confocal imaging with LIGHTNING is based on adaptive intelligence technology which optimizes the image for every probed location in the specimen. The final set of parameters is stored with each image, so the imaging conditions are fully documented and, as a result, reproducible. You can be assured that information and insights extracted from LIGHTNING images meet your specific scientific requirements.

In addition, LIGHTNING offers:

  • Integrated online image acquisition – no post-processing needed
  • Management of large data sets created by time-lapse recording, Mark & Find, or Tile Scan
  • Visualization of LIGHTNING 3D data with the LAS X 3D Viewer
  • Analysis of LIGHTNING images with LAS X Quantify Tools



Please contact Sarah Johnson for questions about pricing and scheduling use of the facilities.