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BrightLine® Pinkel laser filter set, optimized for 442, 514, & 561 nm laser sources

Semrock Set / Fluorophore Graphing

Part Number: LF442/514/561-3X-A-000

Fluorophore Displayed:
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Optical Specifications
SpecificationValue
BlockingBrightLine filters have blocking far exceeding OD 6 as needed to ensure a black background, even when using modern low-noise CCD cameras. The blocking is optimized for microscopy applications using our exclusive SpecMaker™ fluorescence filter design.

General Filter Specifications
SpecificationValue
Microscope CompatibilityBrightLine filters are available to fit Leica, Nikon, Olympus, Zeiss, and Aperio microscopes.
Optical Damage RatingTesting has proven to show no signs of degradation when exposed to at least 6.0 W of power from an unfiltered xenon arc lamp over a 25 mm diameter (corresponding to 1.2 W/cm2) for over 500 hours.

Physical Filter Specifications
SpecificationValue
Scratch-Dig60-40
Exciter/Emitter OrientationArrow on ring indicates preferred direction of propagation of light.
Dichroic Orientation"Reflective coating side" should face toward light source and sample.

5-Star Optimized – Filter set is specifically optimized for that fluorophore.
3-Star Compatible – Should result in nearly ideal performance in most situations.
1-Star Acceptable – Actual performance is dependent on specific experimental conditions.
Cyan
FluorophorePeak Excitation
Wavelength (nm)
Peak Emission
Wavelength (nm)
CompatibilityDisplay on
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CFP (ECFP)4334755-Star

5-Star Optimized – Filter set is specifically optimized for that fluorophore.
3-Star Compatible – Should result in nearly ideal performance in most situations.
1-Star Acceptable – Actual performance is dependent on specific experimental conditions.
Yellow
FluorophorePeak Excitation
Wavelength (nm)
Peak Emission
Wavelength (nm)
CompatibilityDisplay on
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YFP (yellow GFP)5135305-Star

5-Star Optimized – Filter set is specifically optimized for that fluorophore.
3-Star Compatible – Should result in nearly ideal performance in most situations.
1-Star Acceptable – Actual performance is dependent on specific experimental conditions.
Orange
FluorophorePeak Excitation
Wavelength (nm)
Peak Emission
Wavelength (nm)
CompatibilityDisplay on
Plot above
mCherry5876105-Star

Tech Note
TopicDescription
Cleaning Optical FiltersInstructions for cleaning hard coated optical filters
Cube Assembly InstructionsPDF and video instruction for installing filters into popular filter cubes
Filter ReliabilityCompares the performance and reliability of hard coated filters to traditional soft-coated filters and provides information about the testing standards for Semrock filters
Flatness of Dichroic BeamsplittersDescribes the impact of non-flat dichroic beamsplitters on microscope image fidelity
Introduction to Fluorescence FiltersShows how optical filters are used in a traditional fluorescence microscope and describes important factors to consider when choosing optical filters.
Orientation of Filters in a MicroscopeA guide to properly orienting Semrock filters based on the filter markings.
Multiband Filter Set TerminologyCompares benefits and drawbacks of full multiband, pinkel and sedat filter sets
Optical Filters for Laser-based Fluorescence MicroscopesDiscusses additional considerations that laser excitation imposes on traditional fluorescence microscopy filter selection
Journal Article
TopicDescription
Bringing Super-resolution to Fluorescence MicroscopyPrashant Prabhat, PhD, and Turan Erdogan, PhD, Semrock Inc., BioPhotonics, May/June 2010
Advances in fluorescence microscopy techniques allow users to break the defraction limit and visualize resolution similar to that of an electron microscope
Fluorescence Imaging: Optical filters optimize laser-based fluorescence imaging systemsPrashant Prabhat, PhD, and Turan Erdogan, PhD, Semrock Inc., Laser Focus World, January 2010
Discusses additional considerations that laser excitation imposes on traditional fluorescence microscopy filter selection
New Optical Filters Improve High-Speed Multicolor Fluorescence ImagingTuran Erdogan, PhD, Semrock Inc., BioPhotonics, March 2006
Compares benefits and drawbacks of full multiband, pinkel and sedat filter sets for high-speed multicolor fluorescence imaging
Perfecting TIRF OpticsPrashant Prabhat, PhD, and Turan Erdogan, PhD, Semrock Inc., BioOptics World, Jan/Feb 2009
Discusses additional considerations that laser excitation imposes on traditional fluorescence microscopy filter selection
White Paper
TopicDescription
Optical Filters for Laser-based Fluorescence MicroscopesAnalysis of additional considerations that laser excitation imposes on traditional fluorescence microscopy filter selection with a focus on multiple-laser systems.
Super-resolution MicroscopyDiscusses advancements in fluorescence microscopy techniques that allow users to break the defraction limit and visualize resolution similar to that of an electron microscope
Spectral Modeling in Fluorescence MicroscopyDiscusses various sources of noise in fluorescence microscopy and how to maximize signal-to-noise ratios using software, sample preparation and optical filter selection
Application
TopicDescription
High Performance MicroscopyAn overview of high performance microscopy, including solutions from Semrock and additional learning resources.
TIRF (Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence)An overview of TIRF microscopy, including solutions from Semrock and additional learning resources.
Laser Scanning/Spinning Disk Confocal MicroscopyAn overview of confocal microscopy techniques and applications, including solutions from Semrock and additional learning resources.
Laser-based InstrumentationAn review of common of laser-based instrumentation, including solutions from Semrock and additional learning resources.



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