ZIVA light engine®
Solid-State Laser Array for Super-Resolution Microscopy Techniques
The ZIVA light engine delivers approximately 100 mW of output power at the distal end of a 100 µm optical fiber from each of its 7 individually addressable laser light sources. Specifically designed to couple into small bore fibers, the ZIVA light engine is optimized to match the illumination requirements of structured illumination microscopy (SIM) and other super-resolution microscopy techniques.
The control system of the ZIVA features an onboard computer with an embedded command library. These commands give access not only to basic control functions of light source selection, on/off switching, and output intensity control, but also to an extensive panel of operating status reports and preference settings. A GUI, resident on the onboard computer, can be viewed using a web browser via a LAN connection and provides convenient access to many of the command library functions. TTL trigger inputs are provided for all 7 output lines for application requiring fast (100 µs) switching. Long term output stability is sustained by active stabilization via an onboard photo diode that continuously monitors the light output and generates a reference signal that is applied to the constituent sources in a feedback loop to maintain constant light output over time.
ZIVA Light Engine Features
7 individually addressable laser sources with discrete UV, vis and nIR outputs
~100 mW per source channel (at distal end of 100 μm diameter optical fiber)
Onboard computer with server/client architecture and embedded command library and GUI
Serial: Source selection, light output on/off and output intensity
TTL: Source selection and light output on/off
FC/PC-terminated small bore optical fiber
Maximum 1 kHz channel switching
220 W (24V DC/9.2A) power supply included
14.5 cm x 34 cm x 20 cm (W x L x H)
18 month warranty to end user