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 Applied Scientific Instrumentation (ASI) worked with Special Optics to develop two immersion/​dipping objective lenses for light sheet microscopy. ​ They were intended for use with cleared tissue samples, but are useful for live cell imaging when a very long working distance or RI matching is important. ​ These objectives work in any refractive index media without a correction collar.((but not through a coverslip; this would require a correction collar)) ​ The first objective (54-10-12) has nominal NA 0.4 and has been offered since October 2017 at the price of \$15k. ​ The second design (54-12-8) has nominal NA 0.7 and became available June 2019 for \$24k. ​ ASI is the sole distributor of these objectives but will sell them freely to anyone interested, including home builders and companies. Applied Scientific Instrumentation (ASI) worked with Special Optics to develop two immersion/​dipping objective lenses for light sheet microscopy. ​ They were intended for use with cleared tissue samples, but are useful for live cell imaging when a very long working distance or RI matching is important. ​ These objectives work in any refractive index media without a correction collar.((but not through a coverslip; this would require a correction collar)) ​ The first objective (54-10-12) has nominal NA 0.4 and has been offered since October 2017 at the price of \$15k. ​ The second design (54-12-8) has nominal NA 0.7 and became available June 2019 for \$24k. ​ ASI is the sole distributor of these objectives but will sell them freely to anyone interested, including home builders and companies.
  
-The original goal was isotropic ~1 micron resolution at least 5 mm deep into slabs of cleared tissue. ​ Doing this with a dSPIM/​diSPIM geometry (two orthogonal identical objectives ​each 45 degrees above the sample) requires a modest NA objective with extremely long working distance and tapered shape. ​ We designed the objective lens accommodate a wide variety of imaging media, which is an important feature given the variety and rapid development of clearing protocols. ​ The first objective lens has been very well received but some users have expressed interest in higher resolution, which led to the design of the second objective lens with higher NA at the expense of some working distance and field of view.  These are unique objectives because of the combination of multi-immersion capability, very long working distance, and mechanical profile amenable to light sheet imaging. ((Other objectives being used for light sheet imaging of cleared tissue were designed for confocal imaging, with relatively large NA and "​fat"​ form factor.))+The original goal was isotropic ~1 micron resolution at least 5 mm deep into slabs of cleared tissue. ​ Doing this with a dSPIM/​diSPIM geometry (two orthogonal identical objectives) requires a modest NA objective with extremely long working distance and tapered shape. ​ We designed the objective lens accommodate a wide variety of imaging media, which is an important feature given the variety and rapid development of clearing protocols. ​ The first objective lens has been very well received but some users have expressed interest in higher resolution, which led to the design of the second objective lens with higher NA at the expense of some working distance and field of view.  These are unique objectives because of the combination of multi-immersion capability, very long working distance, and mechanical profile amenable to light sheet imaging. ((Other objectives being used for light sheet imaging of cleared tissue were designed for confocal imaging, with relatively large NA and "​fat"​ form factor ​so they can't be used in symmetric configuration.))
  
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 The {{:​documentation:​drawing_objective_54_10_12_rev_c.pdf|mechanical drawing}} and corresponding {{:​documentation:​54-10-12_rev_c_step.zip|3D CAD file}} are available. ((There is a difference in the profile of the step position in objectives with SN less than 58 (roughly May 2019 transition),​ the drawing for it is at {{:​documentation:​drawing_cleared_objective_rev_b.pdf|here}}. ​ Very early objectives made in 2017 had further slight differences in the nose profile but those were all later retrofitted.)). Of interest is a drawing of how two of the 54-10-12 objectives co-focus which is [[http://​dispim.org/​_media/​hardware/​config1_54-10-12_qty_2.pdf|posted on dispim.org]]. ​ Zemax black box files are available from ASI upon request. ​ The {{:​documentation:​drawing_objective_54_10_12_rev_c.pdf|mechanical drawing}} and corresponding {{:​documentation:​54-10-12_rev_c_step.zip|3D CAD file}} are available. ((There is a difference in the profile of the step position in objectives with SN less than 58 (roughly May 2019 transition),​ the drawing for it is at {{:​documentation:​drawing_cleared_objective_rev_b.pdf|here}}. ​ Very early objectives made in 2017 had further slight differences in the nose profile but those were all later retrofitted.)). Of interest is a drawing of how two of the 54-10-12 objectives co-focus which is [[http://​dispim.org/​_media/​hardware/​config1_54-10-12_qty_2.pdf|posted on dispim.org]]. ​ Zemax black box files are available from ASI upon request. ​
  
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 ===== 54-12-8 Specifications ===== ===== 54-12-8 Specifications =====
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 ===== Location of Back Focal Plane ===== ===== Location of Back Focal Plane =====
  
-For some applications (e.g. light sheet illumination) it is important to maintain "​4f"​ spacing between optical elements, i.e. space adjacent lenses so that their focal planes line up.  If an external lens is positioned with focal position at this plane, parallel rays into the lens pair will emerge from the objective parallel. ​ Although the working distance does not depend on the refractive index of the medium, the location of the back focal plane does depend on it slightly. ​ Per optical simulations for the 54-10-12 objective lens, the location of the back focal plane referenced to flange is approximately 31.07 mm - 38.80 mm * RI + 9.42 mm * RI^2 (negative inside flange). ​ Specifically,​ this is ~4  mm inside the flange for water, ~5.4 mm inside the flange for FocusClear, and ~6.5 mm inside the flange for ethyl cinnamate (RI 1.56). ​ Per optical simulations for the 54-12-8 objective lens, the location of the back focal plane referenced to flange is approximately -11.75 mm - 22.90 mm * RI + 5.87 mm * RI^2 (negative inside flange). ​ Specifically,​ this is ~31.8  mm inside the flange for water, ~32.5 mm inside the flange for FocusClear, and ~33.2 mm inside the flange for ethyl cinnamate (RI 1.56). ​+For some applications (e.g. light sheet illumination) it is important to maintain "​4f"​ spacing between optical elements, i.e. space adjacent lenses so that their focal planes line up.  If an external lens is positioned with focal position at this plane, parallel rays into the lens pair will emerge from the objective parallel. ​ Although the working distance does not depend on the refractive index of the medium, the location of the back focal plane does depend on it slightly. ​ Per optical simulations for the 54-10-12 objective lens, the location of the back focal plane referenced to flange is approximately 31.07 mm - 38.80 mm * RI + 9.42 mm * RI^2 (negative inside flange). ​ Specifically,​ this is ~4  mm inside the flange for water, ~5.4 mm inside the flange for FocusClear, and ~6.5 mm inside the flange for ethyl cinnamate (RI 1.56). ​ Per optical simulations for the 54-12-8 objective lens, the location of the back focal plane referenced to flange is approximately -11.75 mm - 22.90 mm * RI + 5.87 mm * RI^2 (negative inside flange). ​ Specifically,​ this is ~31.8  mm inside the flange for water, ~32.5 mm inside the flange for FocusClear, and ~33.2 mm inside the flange for ethyl cinnamate (RI 1.56). The difference in back focal plane position between the two objectives depends on RI, but is to a good approximation the location is 27 mm deeper inside the objective for the 54-12-8 as measured from the flange, or 5 mm closer to the sample.
  
  
 ===== Spherical and Chromatic Aberrations ===== ===== Spherical and Chromatic Aberrations =====
  
-Correction collars are commonly used to correct high-NA objectives for spherical aberrations when imaging through a variable-thickness coverslip and/or at different temperatures. ​ Other multi-immersion objectives have a correction collar for different media RI.  Even though our objectives have no correction collar, spherical aberrations are still within the diffraction limit for all media and wavelengths simulated due to design features [[multi-immersion_objectives#​ri_range|discussed below]], most notably the curved first surface. ​ The objectives have minimal ​chromatic ​aberration in the NIR spectrum to allow for multi-photon excitation.+Correction collars are commonly used to correct high-NA objectives for spherical aberrations when imaging through a variable-thickness coverslip and/or at different temperatures. ​ Other multi-immersion objectives have a correction collar for different media RI.  Even though our objectives have no correction collar, spherical aberrations are still within the diffraction limit for all media and wavelengths simulated due to design features [[multi-immersion_objectives#​ri_range|discussed below]], most notably the curved first surface. 
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 +The objectives have minimal ​spherical ​aberration in the NIR spectrum to allow for multi-photon excitation, though they are corrected chromatically only in the visible. ​ Internal anti-reflective coatings are optimized for visible, but it is possible to make a batch with coatings optimized for NIR (e.g. 800-1600 nm); contact ASI if you are interested in this possibility.
  
 Chromatic aberrations are rooted in dispersion, which describes how the exact RI changes with wavelength (commonly reported as the Abbe number). ​ For a specific medium the dispersion can be corrected, but since these objectives are designed to work in many media it cannot be perfectly corrected for all of them.  Chromatic correction could have been improved with a correction collar; this was deemed to add too much complexity for the corresponding benefit. ​ Hence, during the design we could only optimize the chromatic correction for one media, but it turns out that both TDE and CLARITY/​Focus Clear are very well corrected for.  The dotted line on the plot below shows the approximate "​perfect"​ correction line.  Chromatic aberrations can be categorized as lateral color, meaning different wavelengths have slightly different magnification,​ and axial color, meaning that the focus point is shifted slightly. These chromatic effects scale with the distance from the "​perfect"​ correction line in the plot.  The lateral color for water, a rather extreme case as seen from the plot, amounts to ~0.3% change in magnification between 480 nm light and 640nm light for the 54-10-12. ​ We expect that the lateral color can be corrected in post-processing if needed. The axial color remains within the diffraction limit for all media simulated. Chromatic aberrations are rooted in dispersion, which describes how the exact RI changes with wavelength (commonly reported as the Abbe number). ​ For a specific medium the dispersion can be corrected, but since these objectives are designed to work in many media it cannot be perfectly corrected for all of them.  Chromatic correction could have been improved with a correction collar; this was deemed to add too much complexity for the corresponding benefit. ​ Hence, during the design we could only optimize the chromatic correction for one media, but it turns out that both TDE and CLARITY/​Focus Clear are very well corrected for.  The dotted line on the plot below shows the approximate "​perfect"​ correction line.  Chromatic aberrations can be categorized as lateral color, meaning different wavelengths have slightly different magnification,​ and axial color, meaning that the focus point is shifted slightly. These chromatic effects scale with the distance from the "​perfect"​ correction line in the plot.  The lateral color for water, a rather extreme case as seen from the plot, amounts to ~0.3% change in magnification between 480 nm light and 640nm light for the 54-10-12. ​ We expect that the lateral color can be corrected in post-processing if needed. The axial color remains within the diffraction limit for all media simulated.
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