the iChrome MLE-L, a mutli-laser engine with up to 4 wavelengths

iChrome MLE-L - Multi Laser Engine

  • Perfect choice for Microscopy and Flow Cytometry
  • Up to 4 laser lines
  • COOLAC – hands free, self aligning system
  • Direct modulation up to 20 MHz
  • Supported by µ-Manager microscopy software

The iChrome MLE-L comprises up to 3 different diode lasers and one DPSS laser fully integrated in one compact box. The individual lasers are efficiently combined and delivered via an all-in-one PM/SM fiber output. The microprocessor controlled system enables flexible OEM integration. High speed analogue and digital modulation allow fast switching of laser wavelength and intensity.
TOPTICA’s ingenious COOLAC technology automatically aligns the system with a single push of a button. This feature ensures a constant optical output level even under strongly varying ambient conditions and completely eliminates the need for manual realignment - making the iChrome MLE-L the most advanced multi-line laser system on the market.
New: The iChrome MLE is also available with a High Power DPSS Laser (100 mW, 561 nm or 532 nm) in this case the larger „HP“ housing is used“.

Specifications

Specifications

iChrome MLE-L standard wavelengths and output powers.

Power stability (drift over 24h @ ∆ T ± 3°C) < 2 %
Polarization ratio (typ.) > 100: 1, linear
Analog modulation maximum frequency 1 MHz
Digital modulation maximum frequency 20 MHz
Trigger to light (typ.) < 50 ns
RMS noise (10 Hz – 10 MHz) < 0.2 %

 

Standard wavelength selections

iChrome MLE-LFA 405 nm 488 nm 561 nm 640 nm
iChrome MLE-LFB 445 nm 488 nm 561 nm 640 nm
iChrome MLE-LFC 405 nm 488 nm 532 nm 640 nm
iChrome MLE-LFD 488 nm 561 nm 640 nm -
iChrome MLE-LFE 445 nm 515 nm 561 nm 640 nm
customized configurations and other wavelengths on request

 

For the complete spec table please refer to the iChrome MLE brochure.

Options & Related Products

Options & Related Products

Standard Features:

  • COOLAC _ Constant Optical Output Level by push-button auto-recalibration. This feature ensures full drop-shipment capability and best stability even under heavily changing ambient conditions
  • FINE - Feedback Induced Noise Eraser for laser diode based wavelengths. Immunization to optical feedback, ideal for fiber coupling and reflective surfaces

Related Products:

Technical Information

Technical Information

Dimensions laser head (H x W x D) 110 x 295 x 248 mm (HP-version: 110 x 295 x 298 mm)
Weight laser head 7.5 kg (HP-version: 9.5 kg)
Dimensions control unit (H x W x D) n.a.
Weight control unit n.a.
Power supply 12 V DC, < 6 A (HP-version: < 11 A)
Power consumption < 70 W (HP-version: < 120 W)
PC Interface Ethernet, RS 232
Environment temperature 15 - 40 °C (operating)
-10 - 60 °C (storage and transport)
Environment humidity < 90 %, non-condensing

 

Technical Drawings

iChrome MLE-L (PDF, 660 kB)

 

iChrome MLE-HP (PDF, 4.2 MB)

Applications

Applications

Applications

 

Publications

Download

Download

Brochure: iChrome MLE - Fully Featured Multi Laser Engines (PDF, 2,3 MB)
Brochure: iChrome MLE - Fully Featured Multi Laser Engines (PDF, 2,3 MB)
toptica_BR_iChrome_MLE_01.pdf
Brochure: Lasers for Biophotonics and Bioanalytics (PDF, 1313 kB)
Brochure: Lasers for Biophotonics and Bioanalytics (PDF, 1313 kB)
toptica_BR_biophotonics_lasers_2008_09.pdf
Application note: A multicolor TIRF microscope
Application note: A multicolor TIRF microscope
toptica_AP_1013_A_multicolor_TIRF_microscope_02.pdf
Press release: TOPTICA presents powerful Multi Laser Engine iChrome MLE
Press release: TOPTICA presents powerful Multi Laser Engine iChrome MLE
101207_PR_iChromeMLE_02.pdf
Press release: TOPTICA presents 515 nm direct diode technology live at Photonics West
Press release: TOPTICA presents 515 nm direct diode technology live at Photonics West
110125_PR_515nm_02.pdf
Article: Lasers for Confocal Microscopy, Imaging & Microscopy 2011 (PDF)
Article: Lasers for Confocal Microscopy, Imaging & Microscopy 2011 (PDF)
toptica_lang_imaging_microscopy_2011_05.pdf
Article: Klaviatur der Farben, LASER 2011 (PDF, 383kB)
Article: Klaviatur der Farben, LASER 2011 (PDF, 383kB)
1105_LASER_Klaviatur_der_Farben_02.pdf