TOPTICA iChrome CLE
TOPTICA iChrome CLE-50
TOPTICA iChrome CLE
TOPTICA iChrome CLE
TOPTICA iChrome CLE Family

iChrome CLE

Compact And Efficient Four-Color Laser Engine

  • Four colors in one box
  • 405, 488, 561, 640 nm with > 20/50 mW each
  • COOLAC automatic alignment
  • Unique modulation capabilities
  • Complete off on all wavelength

TOPTICA’s iChrome CLE is a compact laser engine that combines four laser lines in one box. All integrated colors are provided via one polarization-maintaining single-mode fiber. It is available with 405, 488, 561 and 640 nm at a 20 mW or 50 mW guaranteed output power out of the fiber. The iChrome CLE incorporates TOPTICA’s proprietary FDDL (Frequency Doubled Diode Laser) for the 561 nm line. This technology provides unique advantages for the user. For the first time, a 561 nm line can be treated as „diode“ with its superior modulation properties, including fast response times, low power consumption and complete off (zero photon) in the off state.

The system guarantees a plug & play installation as the included COOLAC automatic alignment technology will restore full fiber coupling efficiency at the push of a button. OEM integration is easy via the fully unified user interface. All features are addressable via RS232 or Ethernet. The industry standard analog and digital interfaces make the iChrome CLE compatible to existing setups. The iChrome CLE represents the easy to use entry point for a fully integrated and automated laser engine. Customers can take care of their research without the need to ever worry about their illumination source.

  • Specification

    Wavelength 405 nm 488 nm 561 nm 640 nm
    Center wavelength range ± 4 nm ± 4 nm ± 2 nm +3 / -5 nm
    Fiber coupled cw output power 20 mW / 50 mW 20 mW / 50 mW 20 mW / 50 mW 20 mW / 50 mW

    Optical CleanUp: Transmission / Bandwidth (typ.) >90 % / 10 nm >90 % / 6 nm  -- >90 % / 8 nm
    Power stability (drift over  8h @ room temperature +/- 3 °C) < 2 %
    RMS noise (10 Hz - 10 MHz) < 0.5 % < 0.5 % < 1 % < 0.5 %
    < 1.1   
    Ellipticity < 10 %
    Polarization ratio (typ.) > 100:1, linear  
    Polarization orientation tolerance ± 3° (slow axis aligned to index key)   
    Fiber Specifications    
    Fiber output connector FC/AFC (8° angled) as standard, others like FC/PC, FC/APC,
    FCP8 or SC on request   
    Fiber cable length (max.) 2 m
    Fiber cable type 3 mm stainless steel reinforced
    Fiber minimum bend radius 50 mm
    Fiber type Single-mode, polarization maintaining   
    Fiber numerical aperture (5%) (typ.) 0.080 0.076 0.071 0.066
    Mode-field diameter (typ.) 3.9 µm 5.0 µm 6.2 µm 7.5 µm
    Electronic Specifications      
    Digital Modulation      
    Supported digital signal levels TTL   
    Max. digital modulation frequency 1 MHz
    Rise/Fall Time (10% - 90 %) < 0.2 µs
    Trigger to light (typ.) < 1 µs
    Digital modulation extinction ratio inf.
    Analog Modulation     
    Max. modulation frequency (depending on modulation depth) 1 MHz
    Analog trigger to light (typ.) < 1 µs
    General  and Environmental Specifications    
    Certification CE compliance / RoHS compliance / CDRH   
    Laser class 3b   
    Digital communication interface RS 232 (≤ 115.200 baud), Ethernet   
    Operating ambient temperature range 15 .. 35 °C
    Storage temperature range -10 .. 60 °C
    Operating relative humidity < 90 %, non condensing (at 20° C)
    Dimensions laser head 110 x 205 x 250 mm3 / 137 x 205 x 250 mm3 (L x W x H)

                                       

  • Additional Information
  • Options

    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

     Optional Features:

    • FiberOut: Fiber collimator for FC/APC and FC/PC fibers
  • Applications
    • Flow cytometry
    • Confocal microscopy
    • Live-cell imaging
    • TIRF
    • FRAP
    • High throughput screening 
    • Genome analyzers
    • Optogenetics
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