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21 May, 2018

Olympus Honored by Laser Focus World 2018 Innovators Awards Program - LEXT® OLS5000 3D Laser Confocal Scanning Microscope

Olympus announced today its LEXT® OLS5000 3D laser confocal scanning microscope was recognized by the judges of the annual Laser Focus World Innovators Awards program. The judging panel consisted of senior industry experts who honored the microscope with a Silver award.

The OLS5000 microscope was designed with new features and updated technology to enhance its performance and advance measurement outputs:

  • 4K scanning technology and optics designed for the OLS5000 microscope provide improved measurement performance and reliability*. This combination of technology and optics enable the detection of near-perpendicular features and small steps at close to nano-scale.
  • Acquires data 4X faster* and improves the user experience with intuitive software designed to automate many common settings.
  • An expansion frame and a dedicated, long working distance (LWD)** lens perform precise measurements on samples up to 210 mm in height and concavities up to 25 mm deep—even those with uneven surface cracks.

Alan Bergstein, publisher of Laser Focus World (www.laserfocusworld.com), said "This prestigious program allows Laser Focus World to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products and services in the photonics and optoelectronics industry. Our 2018 Honorees are an outstanding example of companies who are making an impact."

The Innovators Awards are judged based on the following criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Value to the user
  • Sustainability
  • Meeting a defined need
  • Collaboration
  • Impact

The 2018 Laser Focus World Innovators Awards Honorees are featured in the May Issue of Laser Focus World magazine as well as on



For more information about the LEXT OLS5000 microscope and Olympus’ line of laser confocal scanning microscopes, contact a sales representative or visit



*When compared to its predecessor
**A lens that can work at a greater distance from the sample surface than is possible with a conventional lens.

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Laser Focus World 2018 Innovators Awards Program
The Laser Focus World Innovation Awards celebrates the most innovative applications of photonics, optoelectronics and precision optics products and systems. Awards are presented to organizations that demonstrate excellence in the use of a product, system, or application. Designers, integrators, and users of laser, optics, and photonics systems may nominate their own projects or applications, or integrators or distributors that supplied products or systems can nominate exceptional projects for consideration.

About Laser Focus World
Published since 1965, Laser Focus World—a monthly magazine for engineers, researchers, scientists, and technical professionals—provides comprehensive global coverage of optoelectronic technologies, applications and markets. Over 80,000 qualified optoelectronics professionals from around the world currently subscribe. The Laser Focus World brand includes the magazine, website (laserfocusworld.com), email newsletters and webcasts as well as the sister brands Industrial Laser Solutions and BioOptics World.

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