ZIVA and ZIVA quattro Light Engines®

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. Similarly, the ZIVA quattro Light Engine provides and economical 4- or 5-line option with the same output specifications. Specifically designed to couple into small bore fibers, the ZIVA light engines are optimized to match the illumination requirements of structured illumination microscopy (SIM) and other super-resolution microscopy techniques.

The control system of all ZIVA models feature 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 and ZIVA quattro Light Engine Features



4, 5, or 7 individually addressable laser sources with discrete UV, vis and nIR outputs


Output Power

~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

Control Interfaces

Control Interfaces

Serial: Source selection, light output on/off and output intensity

TTL: Source selection and light output on/off


Light Delivery

FC/PC-terminated small bore optical fiber



Maximum 1 kHz channel switching

Power Requirements

Power Requirements

220 W (24V DC/9.2A) power supply included

Weight Dimensions


8.7 kg


145 mm x 340 mm x 203 mm 



24 month warranty to end user


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