Mightex Multi-Port Illuminator

Combining Wide-Field and Patterned Illumination
Mightex Multi-Port IlluminatorMulti-port illuminator (MPI)



  • One port accepts a standard 3 mm-core liquid lightguide to produce wide-field illumination
  • Customers can use their existing light source and light guide.
  • Science Products can also provide LED light sources, i.e. form Mightex.
  • The other port accepts Polygon to produce patterned illumination
  • Standard front tube should be removed from Polygon before inserting Polygon into Mightex Multi-Port Illuminator (MPI).
  • Both “E” and “G” models of Polygon are accepted. “D” model is currently not accepted.*
  • Standard-size dichroic in interchangeable filter cube
  • Optional excitation filters can be installed in filter cube.
  • Holds one (interchangeable) filter cube at a time.


Mightex Multi-Port Illuminator with Polygon-400 attached to a Microscope

System-level drawing of a Polygon and widefield lightsource connected to the backport of an inverted microscope via MPI



Application Examples

  • Use on an inverted microscope where the back port is already occupied by a traditional epi-fluorescence illuminator, for customer who wants to keep the fluorescence imaging capability.
  • Use on an upright microscope not equipped with epi-fluorescence illuminator. MPI allows for the addition of both wide-field and patterned illumination capabilities onto the microscope.
  • Use on Mightex OASIS Macro/Micro/Implant systems. MPI provides additional flexibility in system configuration.


 *Older infinity-path Polygon models need to be converted to C-mount version first.



Also See:


Mightex Polygon

more information on
manufacturer's website

PDF file

Polygon Series brochure

Mightex (PDF)




Related Products:

Polygon1000 with 2x tube

Mightex Polygon1000-DL

Fiber-coupled Pattern Illuminator,
larger field of view

Polygon1000 with 1x tube

Mightex Polygon1000-G

Lightguide-coupled Pattern Illuminator,
larger field of view


Mightex Polygon400-G

Lightguide-coupled Pattern Illuminator,
smaller field of view

Polygon Upright Microscope Adapters

Mightex Adapters
for Upright Microscopes

for Polygon Pattern Illuminators

Polygon Inverted Microscope Adapters

Mightex Adapters
for Inverted Microscopes

for Polygon Pattern Illuminators

Polygon Software

Mightex Polyscan

for Polygon systems

OASIS Implant

Mightex OASIS Implant

Platform for optogenetics and Ca²⁺ imaging

Mightex High Power Fiber-Coupled LED Light Source

Fiber-Coupled LED Light Sources

i.e. from Mightex

Mightex GCS-series high-power LED source

Lightguide Coupled LED Sources

(Mightex GCS-series)