Universal Tube Lens Layer


The openFrame platform is designed to work with tube lenses from Evident (formerly Olympus Lifesciences), Nikon  and Thorlabs. We also have our own designs and custom options for certain specialist requirements.

The tube lens will usually be horizontally thread-mounted to the base of any layer, with a dedicated spacer layer underneath to accommodate its length. Alternatively they can be mounted vertically on detection ports to allow for larger numbers of cameras to be included in a system – in which case the system includes multiple tube lenses. If multiple tube lenses are used, these should all be of the same type if pixel registration is required, but can be different focal lengths if differential magnification or resolution is required between detectors.

The tube lens marks the end of the infinity space. Usually, only detection components are located below it.