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InSight X3


  • Field proven with largest installed base
  • Broadest tuning range:
    680 nm to 1300 nm for deepest imaging
  • High power across tuning range: >2 W at 900 nm,
    >1.4 W at 1200 nm

Spectra-Physics’ new InSight® X3™ is the third generation of Spectra-Physics’ industry leading InSight platform, specifically designed for advanced multiphoton microscopy applications.

Based on patented technology1, InSight X3 features a broad 680 nm to 1300 nm continuous, gap free tuning from a single source, nearly double the tuning range of legacy Ti:Sapphire ultrafast lasers. InSight X3 delivers high average and peak power levels across the tuning range, including critical near infrared wavelengths above 900 nm for deepest penetration in-vivo.

With Spectra-Physics’ integrated patented DeepSee™, the industry standard dispersion pre-compensator, the short pulses are optimally delivered through a microscope to the sample for maximum fluorescence and penetration depth. InSight X3 also has exceptional beam pointing stability, beam quality and output power stability, as well as fast wavelength tuning, making it ideal for microscopy.

When equipped with the fixed 1045 nm dual beam option, InSight X3 fully supports the diverse needs of multimodal imaging. The two synchronized output beams enable easy simultaneous imaging of various fluorescence proteins (for example GFP and mCherry) and genetically encoded calcium indicators (GCaMP6 and jRGECO1a), SHG/THG imaging, and advanced imaging techniques such as CARS and SRS.

InSight X3 is designed, manufactured and tested according to the same stringent quality standards as for our industrial lasers used in 24/7 manufacturing environments. Robust and fully automated, InSight X3 provides hands-off operation, freeing users to focus on their critical research.

1. The InSight X3 technology is protected by US patents 7,962,046 and 8,902,939.