The Cryo-Optic™ X-Plane integrates an optical objective into the cryogenic sample space for high NA imaging at low temperatures. The horizontal mounting scheme of the high-performance objective provides seamless integration with other optical measurement systems while maintaining easy access to the sample. A unique radiation shield design allows for quick, unobstructed sample exchange while leaving the objective in place and aligned to the optical system. Time required to reach a stable measurement condition is drastically reduced by isolating the objective from both the cryostat and the laboratory environments. Based on the design of the Fusion, the X-Plane offers the same control, automation, and turn-key functionality found in all Montana Instruments closed-cycle cryostats.
The revolutionary design of the Cryo-Optic eliminates the alignment and drift challenges associated with using high performance optics in a cryogenic setup. Proprietary Cryo-Optic technology allows the objective to be held at room temperature within the sample space for highly stabilized position and focus control. The temperature of the high magnification objective and the sample are actively controlled to better than 10 mK, eliminating the need to refocus after small temperature changes.
Compatible accessories and add-ons allow users to configure the instrument for unique experimental requirements, including built-in XYZ nanopositioners for site location and focus or an Agile Temperature Sample Mount for rapid temperature control. A backup power supply can be provided to ensure optimal performance and safety.
|Key Features||Key Benefits|
|Cryostat||Ultra-stable closed-cycle optical cryostat|
|Sample Space||Tabletop mounting architecture|
|Thermal Stability||Rock solid temperature stability|
|Mechanical Stability||Vibrations are no longer a concern|
|Sample Drift||CTE-cancelling sample platform|
|User Interface||Control via Windows based software on mini-laptop computer|
|Remote Interface||TCP/IP and LabVIEW|
|Control Unit||Powerful built-in electronics|
|Compressor||Variable Flow Helium compressor|
|Sample Mounting||Sample in vacuum|
|Optical Substrates||Fused silica AR coated 400-1000nm|
Horizontal beam path allows for immediate, simple, and direct integration into various measurement systems & experimental setups
The objective is supported on an independent thermal stage which is PID stabilized to 310K +/- 10mK ptp
The objective remains positionally and thermally stabilized across large temperature changes