Laser Beam Combiner for Microscopy | Andor

Integrated Laser Engine

The Andor Integrated Laser Engine (ILE) is a third generation multi-line laser source delivering between two and eight laser lines via one, two or three optical fibre outputs for millisecond switching between imaging modes and tools like Confocal, TIRF and FRAPPA. The ILE benefits from more than 10 years global field experience in the design and manufacture of laser engines, an installed base approaching six hundred users and exploits the best technologies from Andor and Spectral Applied Research.

  • Multi-line laser source - up to 8 lines
  • Wide VIS-NIR range
  • Up to 3 port output
  • Unique Active blanking
  • Low power consumption
  • Long life solid state lasers


Andor Laser Combiner and (optional) Multi-Port Switch

Key features of the ultra-stable platform include active thermal control, vibration isolation and optimal laser beam management to deliver robust long-lived performance. Utilizing primarily direct modulation (DM) lasers, the ILE achieves unrivalled spectral range, efficiency and stability. Fifty to more than one hundred milliwatts is available on most DM laser lines, providing plenty of power for your bio-imaging and spectroscopy needs. ILE is available in Class 3B and Class 4 models.

Control of the unit is via either RS-232, USB2 or direct analog/TTL control of individual lasers via rear panel connections. The unit provides fast laser blanking via 4 inputs to allow multi-camera, FRAP and user-specified control for flexibility.

Features and Benefits

Feature & Benefits
Wide VIS-NIR spectral range The ILE is compatible with a wide range of laser sources and wavelengths, the current selection covers from 405 up to 785 nm
Direct modulation Lasers Obtain exceptional spectral range, high efficiency and stability
Three-port switch: multi-function flexibility Switch effortlessly between Confocal, TIRF, widefield and/or FRAP modes
Multi-line laser source Flexible configuration allows up to 4 lines in the ILE-400 and up to 8 lines in the ILE-800
Thermally managed Effective thermal regulation helps to provide long-term, ultra-stable performance
Borealis-compatible Benefit from enhanced throughput and uniformity in widefield and spinning disk confocal systems


Model ILE-400 ILE-700 ILE-800
Max number of lasers 4 7 8
Output Mode Single and/or multi Minimum 1 port multi (8 lines)
Wavelength range (nm) 405-785
Multiports switch outputs 2, 3 +1 or +2
Multiport switch time (ms) 3
Blank/TTL Modulation (diode) MHz 4
Blank/TTL Modulation (OPSL) MHz 0.05
Computer control interface RS-232, USB2
TTL/Analog control interface HD15 D-sub HD15 D-sub x2


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