HYBRID offers 6 functions from a single platform - two types of confocal optics, differential interference contrast, vertically scanning white light interferometry, phase shift interferometry measurement, and spectroscopic reflectometry film thickness measurement. It addresses a variety of needs that would normally require the use of multiple tools.
1. Full-color confocal observation
HYBRID+ uses a white light source that emits a beam whose spectrum closely resembles that of the sun light. It captures 24-bit high-definition full-color confocal images with long depth of focus. These images are useful for various observation purposes because they contain a large volume of information compared with monochromatic images.
As shown in the pictures below, full-color confocal observation captures the micro topographic features of powder foundation. It also provides a clear full-color image in the operando observation of a lithium ion battery even though the sample is observed through a glass window.
2. Observation/measurement with a wide field of view
HYBRID+ uses Lasertec-original white light confocal optics. They provide a field of view approximately 1.6-times larger than that of other ordinary laser microscopes when an objective lens of the same magnification is used.
3. High precision measurement at low magnification
HYBRID+ enables highly precise measurement at low magnification based on a combination of its unique optics and specially-designed low-magnification high-NA lenses. This is a capability unmatched by other ordinary laser microscopes. Both of the images below are captured at the same 10x magnification but with different NA values. The one on the left, with NA 0.3, has noise in slope areas. The one on the right, with NA 0.5, shows significantly less noise and makes it possible to perform measurement with higher precision.
4. Wavelength selection
HYBRID+ offers multiple wavelengths of light to choose from so that users can conduct observation and measurement with an optimal wavelength for their purposes. The selection of wavelength can be made simply by changing the settings of light source wavelength and photodetector channel. Because of this capability, HYBRID+ can perform measurement on samples that are unsuitable for measurement with a fixed wavelength of light such as laser light.
High precision measurement