Leica SP8 STED 3X

Leica SP8 STED 3X
BIOP Leica Stimulated Emisson Depletion Microscope.

Leica SP8 STED Microscope, with hybrid photon counting detectors (HyD). Capable of Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) for 3D superresolution up to 40nm.

Boasts full tempterature and CO2 Control and a pulsed supercontinuum tunable white light laser.

Person in charge: José Artacho & Thierry Laroche

Book on SV-PPMS

Technical Specifications

Stand: Inverted DMI6000 motorized
XY-Stage: Motorized XYZ
Illumination: Lumencor Sola LED and Halogen Lamp
Software: LEICA LAS-X

STED Module

Depletion Lasers:

  • 592 nm
  • 660 nm
  • 775 nm (pulsed)


Detector TypeAmount
PMTx3 (range: 390nm to 790nm)
HyDx2 (range: 390nm to 790nm)
Transmission PMTx1


ObjectiveMag/NAMediumContrastWD (mm)
HC PL FLUOTAR10x/0.30air11.00
HC PL Fluotar25x/0.95water*2.40
HC PL APO63x/1.40oilDIC0.14
HC PL APO Corr93x/1.30+ glyc**DIC0.30
HC PL APO Corr100x/1.40+oilDIC0.13

+ Used for STED imaging.
** Motorized correction ring
.  * With water dispenser


WavelenghtsLaser Type
405 nmDiode
Supercontinuum laserRange: 470 nm – 670 nm


The links in the table below will send you to an FPbase configuration page.

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