A confocal laser scanning microscope scans a sample sequentially point by point, or multiple points at once. The pixel information is assembled into an image. As a result you acquire optical sections with high contrast and high resolution in x, y and z . The LSM 8 family with optional GaAsP detection and Airyscan delivers supreme image quality with highest sensitivity for quantitative imaging in life sciences. Use LSM 700 for advanced topography analyses on materials surfaces.