Lasers & Light Sources

Lumencor

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Lumencor is leading the life sciences with light engines for bioanalysis. The company has developed innovative, powerful, pure, stable, durable and cost-effective lighting solutions. Discrete outputs are available through the UV-Vis-NIR spectrum from a proprietary mix of independently controllable sources. Lumencor’s products provide more power than an arc lamp with the durability, stability, speed and ?exibility of a solid-state solution. Lumencor products are available in OEM and off-the-shelf con?gurations.

Lumencor’s Beaverton, Oregon facility is the hub of all light engine design and fabrication.

Website: https://lumencor.com

Lumencor logoLumencor CELESTA Light Engine

CELESTA Light Engine

Lumencor’s CELESTA and CELESTA quattro Light Engines incorporate arrays of 4–7 individually addressable solid-state laser light sources. Laser outputs are allied to sophisticated control and monitoring systems to deliver the high-definition performance needed for spinning disk confocal microscopy, spatially resolved transcriptomics and other advanced imaging applications.

  • Sources 4, 5, or 7 individually addressable solid-state laser light sources with discrete UV, visible and nIR outputs
  • Light Delivery 1.5 mm or 0.8 mm diameter SMA-terminated optical fiber
  • Safety Interlocks Laser output contingent on manual (key) and remote (electronic) interlocks
  • Controller Onboard microprocessor with server/client architecture and embedded command library
  • Control InterfaceEthernet: TCP or embedded GUI USB/RS232: Source on/off and output intensity TTL: Independent on/off for each color channel
  • Speed Maximum 5 kHz channel switching
  • Power Requirements 100–240 V AC, 50–60 Hz. DC power supply (220 W, 24 V/9.2 A) and AC cord included
  • Dimensions 145 mm x 340 mm x 203 mm (W x L x H)
  • Weight 8.7 kg
  • Warranty 24 months

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Lumencor logoLumencor ZIVA Light Engine

ZIVA Light Engine

Lumencor’s ZIVA and ZIVA quattro Light Engines incorporate arrays of 4–7 individually addressable solid-state lasers. Laser outputs are allied to sophisticated control and monitoring systems to deliver the performance needed for SIM, STORM and other super-resolution microscopy applications.

  • Sources 4, 5, or 7 individually addressable solid-state laser sources with discrete UV, visible and nIR outputs
  • Output Power 100 mW per laser line at distal end of optical fiber
  • Light Delivery 100 µm diameter /0.1 NA FC/PC-terminated optical fiber
  • Safety Interlocks Laser output contingent on manual (key) and remote (electronic) interlocks
  • Controller Onboard microprocessor with server/client architecture and embedded command library
  • Control InterfaceEthernet: TCP or embedded GUI USB/RS232: Source on/off and output intensity TTL: Independent on/off for each color channel
  • Speed Maximum 5 kHz channel switching
  • Power Requirements 100–240 V AC, 50–60 Hz. DC power supply (220 W, 24 V/9.2 A) and AC cord included
  • Dimensions 145 mm x 340 mm x 203 mm (W x L x H)
  • Weight 8.7 kg
  • ** Warranty** 24 months

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Lumencor logoLumencor Spectra X light engine

Spectra X Light Engine™

Lumencor now offers the spectral breadth of an arc lamp and the flexibility of a filter wheel in it’s most powerful and comprehensive light engine design.

The SPECTRA X model has been released to afford the end user the ability to exchange single band pass filters within the light engine. These field replaceable filters mean Lumencor can offer as many as 21 different bandpasses for use within the visible spectrum. No moving parts reside in this SPECTRA model. Lumencor preserves performance in the form of cool, stable, robust, spectrally pure, powerful outputs and now allows the user to make his or her own choices about bandpass during use in the field. This additional flexibility allows individual users, core facilities and OEMs an adaptable solid state excitation subsystem on par with the flexibility of a filter wheel.

This product ships with six independent sources. A suite of seven filters, one for each color band, is included in the purchase. Additional filter paddles and filters may be purchased at any time to increase the range of bandpasses for the ensemble of sources within the light engine.

Each output in the optical train of the light engine remains aligned through filter exchanges, allowing the user to focus on their science and not the need to realign and maintain a light source.

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Lumencor logoLumencor Spectra light engine

Spectra Light Engine™

Lumencor’s light engines are unique, solid state illuminators, ideally suited for use with fluorescence microscopes and bioanalytical instruments. SPECTRA light engines enhance overall microscope performance and reduce cost. Flexible designs provide as few as two and as many as seven color bands with a variety of delivery optics.

The SPECTRA is optimized for the most common fluors and fluorescent proteins used in bioanalysis today. Bright outputs cover the visible spectrum and beyond, with particularly impressive performance in the typically underserved visible spectral regions- green, yellow and red. The optically independent outputs are well suited for both live and fixed cell analysis. Bandwidths for any SPECTRA light engine may be tailored for specific spectral needs.

All outputs are optimized for high performance in terms of stable, durable, powerful, switchable light. Output power is independently selectable for each color band. Micro-second switching among color bands (5-10 kHz) is enabled electronically- eliminating all mechanical shuttering. SPECTRA light engines are the ideal choice for customers who wish to address unique spectral bands with independent electronic control in systems critically synchronized with camera exposure times.

SPECTRA light engines may be used with any major brand microscope, connecting via direct couple, liquid light guide or optical fiber. SPECTRA light engines are pre-aligned, require no maintenance, and need no bulb replacements

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Lumencor logoSola SE II Light Engine

Sola Light Engine™

The four SOLA Light Engine models are primarily distinguished by spectral output:

  • SOLA Light Engine provides white light output for excitation of DAPI, GFP/FITC, YFP, Cy3, mCherry, Cy5 and spectrally similar fluorophores.
  • SOLA FISH Light Engine, output in the 475–600 nm region is red-shifted to provide optimal excitation for SpectrumGreen™, SpectrumRed™ and other fluorophores commonly used for fluorescence in situ* hybridization (FISH) analysis in cytogenetic testing laboratories.
  • SOLA V-nIR and U-nIR Light Engines offer the broadest spectral coverage, including near infrared (nIR) output for excitation of fluorophores such as Cy7 and ICG, and for other applications that benefit from the enhanced tissue penetration of nIR light.

All SOLA Light Engine models provide both manual and electronic control of light output on/off status and electronically controlled linear output intensity adjustment. The user interfaces for these illuminator controls are an optional control pod accessory or one of several supporting software packages on a USB-connected computer. SOLA Light Engines contain no parts requiring replacement or alignment, need no routine maintenance and have a typical working lifetime of ten years, far exceeding that of any microscope lamp.

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Lumencor logoMira Light Engine

Mira Light Engine – Multicolor excitation for routine, clinical microscopy.

  • Four independent solid state sources for DAPI, FITC, TRITC and Cy5, or white 380 – 650 nm
  • ~400 mW total power
  • On/off rate > 100Hz
  • Requires external bandpass filters
  • Direct mount to epi-fluorescence lamp port of microscope
  • Pre-aligned, simple to operate, no maintenance, no moving parts, no fan
  • Control Interface: Light on/off, color channel and intensity level selected via manual knobs or USB-connected touchscreen tablet. BNC input port for TTL-activated electronic shutter.

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Lumencor logoPeka Light Engine

Peka Light Engine – White light for transmitted illumination on any microscope.

  • White light based on RGB, 450-650, nm no UV or NIR light
  • ~300 mW power
  • On/off rate > 100Hz
  • Direct mount to transmitted lamp port of microscope
  • Pre-aligned, simple to operate, no maintenance, no moving parts, no fan
  • Control Interface: Manual knobs for light output on/off and neutral density selection. BNC input port for TTL-activated electronic shutter.
  • Mercury-free, efficient products

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