MultiLine LaserBank

Flexible, modular, and upgradeable laser launch for the biosciences

  • Supports six solid-state lasers
  • Provides the convenience of a customizable, turn-key system at about half the cost of similar products
  • Ideal for TIRF, spinning disk confocal, FRAP, and optogenetics

The MultiLine LaserBank offers users the flexibility of multiple output ports via single or multi-mode fibers for a wide variety of research applications such as FRAP, TIRF and confocal microscopy. The LaserBank is a cost-effective, turn-key system that can function as a core component in high-end imaging systems or as a standalone unit in biophysics laboratories. This modular system is upgradeable and alignable on-site for users preferring flexibility.

The MultiLine LaserBank supports six lasers that can be combined into up to eight different fibers with arbitrary light distribution or sharing of wavelengths between ports. Mechanical shutters and galvanometer switching modules are available. A variety of laser control options are also supported: a host computer via the Cairn MultiLine controller; the MultiLine LaserBank’s own instrument panel; direct digital or analog modulation; or laser manufacturer’s controller.

 

Number of lasers supported

Up to 6

Lasers supported

Coherent OBIS, Omicron LuxX, Vortran Stradus

Number of output fibers

Up to 8, both single-mode and multi-mode fibers supported

Control options

Manual control via controller front panel, TTL/Analog and direct USB control via third party software

 

Safety

Multiple hardware and software interlocks standard

Configuration options

 

Example of a configuration for the X-Light Pro with FRAP. 5 lasers into a multimode fiber for confocal imaging and one laser into a single mode fiber for FRAP

Example configuration for the X-Light Pro with FRAP. Five lasers are launched into a multimode fiber for confocal imaging, and one laser is launched into a single mode fiber.


 

Example of a configuraton for TIRF and FRAP and the X-Light spinning disk - 4 lasers shared between two single mode fibers via high speed galvo switcher and 2 lasers to a separate dedicated single mode fiber

Example configuraton for TIRF and FRAP and the X-Light spinning disk. Four lasers are shared between two single mode fibers via high speed galvo switcher, and 2 lasers are launched into a separate dedicated single mode fiber.


 

Example of a configuraton for TIRF and Yokogawa spinning disk - 6 lasers shared between two single mode fibers via high speed galvo switcher

Example configuraton for TIRF and Yokogawa spinning disk. Six lasers are shared between two single mode fibers via high speed galvo switcher.


 

Example of a configuration for the X-Light - all launched into one multimode fiber

Example configuration for the X-Light. All lasers are launched into one multimode fiber.

FeatureBenefit
Supports up to six lasers

Allows a single system to serve in a wide variety of experimental arrangements

Wavelength range of 375 - 785 nm

Simultaneously supports most wavelengths used in research microscopy

Supports eight single-mode or multi-mode fiber outputs

Flexibility

Galvonometer wavelength switching

Enables sharing of multiple lasers between up to three fibers

Analog, TTL, and USB control options

Compatibility with most major software packages

Dedicated support for ILAS 2 and X-Light systems

Seamless interfacing with popular hardware options

  • Spinning disk and other multipoint confocal imaging
  • Point-scanning confocal imaging
  • Multi-channel TIRF
  • FRAP
  • Photolysis
  • Photoactivation/Photoconversion
  • Optogenetics

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