Coherent has released the Chameleon Vision fully-integrated one-box laser source for multiphoton excitation (MPE) microscopy, featuring high image quality, ease of use, a wide tuning range, high GVD compensation, high power, excellent pointing stability, and a small footprint.
In particular, the 47,000fs² GVD compensation allows the Chameleon Vision to correct for the large GVD found in microscopes with many highly dispersive elements. The GVD compensation is fully adjustable across the entire dynamic range, even to zero, for maximum flexibility. Versatility is further enhanced by the extended wavelength tuning range (680-1080nm), which enables optimum excitation of red fluorophores such as m-cherry. And the high output power (greater than 2.5W) means the laser output can be optimised for both shallow and deep tissue imaging.
The Chameleon Vision is intended to maximise the potential of multiphoton microscopy techniques. All Coherent Chameleon lasers also feature high reliability and hands-free, sealed operation, in part due to their use of the long-lived Verdi pump laser.