This filter set is ideal for use with Cy3™ and a variety of other orange fluorophores (including DsRed fluorescent protein). It is optimized to provide the highest brightness, while maintaining a very high signal-to-noise ratio.
Are you co-labeling with YFP, GFP, or FITC? In order to substantially eliminate green-fluorophore bleedthrough we recommend using our TRITC-B filter set. For mercury (e.g., HBO) lamp users labeling with Cy3 the single-fluorophore signal-to-noise ratio will be slightly higher, and the brightness slightly lower, with the TRITC-A filter set. Xenon lamp users of the TRITC-A filter set who are labeling with Cy3 will enjoy a significantly enhanced signal-to-noise ratio and reduced photobleaching in exchange for brightness.
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This set is mounted in a Leica Microsystems DM-K (“Large”) Fluorescence Filter Holder, which is compatible with Leica microscopes DM-2000, DM-2500, DM-3000, DMI3000 B, DM-4000, DMI4000 B, DM-5000, DM-5500, DM-6000, DMI6000 B, DM4 and DM6.
|Filter Role||Filter Size||Maximum Thickness|
|Exciter (Diameter)||21.8 mm||5.0 mm|
|Emitter (Diameter)||23.3 mm||5.0 mm|
|Dichroic (L × W)||22.0 mm × 29.0 mm||1.1 mm|
|Cleaning Optical Filters||Instructions for cleaning hard coated optical filters|
|Filter Reliability||Compares the performance and reliability of hard coated filters to traditional soft-coated filters and provides information about the testing standards for Semrock filters|
|Working with Optical Density||Tables to describe the relationship between OD and transmission with tips for quickly calculating OD|
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