iChrome MLE: More than just Four Lasers in a Box
- TOPTICA’s iChrome MLE fully integrates up to four different lasers and enhances them with unique features like push-button auto-calibration.
- The perfect solution for laser-based microscopy: all laser parameters can be conveniently operated via one control interface.
- Mouse kidney section (z-stack) acquired with spinning disk confocal microscopy (DAPI, Alexa 488, Alexa 568, sample courtesy of Till Photonics).
- TOPTICA’s proprietary COOL-AC technology restores perfect alignment and maximum power (1) with just one “click”- even after severe temperature changes or transportation (2).
TOPTICA's iChrome MLE is more than just the sum of four lasers in one box: it fully integrates different lasers and enhances them with unique features!
The system delivers highest output powers up to 100 mW - from a single-mode polarization-maintaining fiber. All laser parameters can be conveniently operated via one control interface.
Push-button self alignment: COOLAC-technology
The iChrome MLE features a fully automatic calibration in case the system gets misaligned, e.g. due to transportation or severe temperature changes. The proprietary COOLAC technology automatically optimizes the alignment of the lasers and maximizes the output power, with just one push of a button - no mirror tweaking, no hassle with tools and pinholes.
Modulation and switching with highest flexibility
The multi laser engine provides high-speed modulation (up to 20 MHz) for fast wavelength and power switching with independent control of all wavelengths. All diode lasers feature a complete-off state (i.e. zero photons, no background) at full modulation speed. The output power can be continuously set between the µW range and full output power.
Perfect solution for laser-based microscopy
These unique features along with proprietary SKILL speckle-reduction make the iChrome MLE the ideal light source for a variety of microscopy techniques: high power levels for spinning disc and light-sheet microscopy, and precise adjustment of power levels down to the µw-range for confocal and localization microscopy.