LabRAM Soleil

Multimodal Confocal Raman Microscope

Getting There Faster!

The result of 50 years of expertise in Raman spectroscopyLabRAM Soleil™ offers unprecedented capabilities for Raman multimodal confocal imaging, in a compact footprint.

Due to the high level of automation implemented, high optical throughput, objective recognition, motorized switching mirrors, ultra-fast mapping capabilities with SmartSampling™ and QScan™, fast motorized 4-grating turret, high speed auto-alignment and new options offered by the LabSpec 6 software suite, the LabRAM Soleil™ is ready to work 24 hours a day with minimal human supervision.

Manufacturing Company: HORIBA France SAS

Multimodal Confocal imaging in a compact footprint

LabRAM Soleil™ offers great variety of optical viewing modes and hyperspectral imaging features in a compact and laser safe design:

  • < 1m² footprint
  • Large Class 1 sample compartment
  • Reflection (episcopic) /transmission (diascopic) illumination
  • Imaging in optical microscopy bright field/dark field
  • ViewSharp 3D Topography
  • QScan™ high quality scanning technology for 3D confocal imaging with Laser light-sheet illumination – mapping without moving
  •  XYZ 3D confocal imaging, Z-profile (single-point or layer by layer with QScan™ option)
  • Super-low frequency (30 cm-1) Raman scattering as standard
  • Photoluminescence (PL), electroluminescence, photocurrent
  • Nanoscale spectroscopy: NanoRaman (TERS), NanoPL, and Cathodoluminescence with our AFM and SEM extensions

Focus on your job, it takes care of the rest!

Forget long and tedious preparation operations before getting your Raman image. LabRAM Soleil™ offers advanced automated functions and, in combination with the EasyImage™ wizard, it dramatically reduces parameter setting time and ensures maximum stability and reproducibility:

  • True self-operating system
  • EasyImage™ guided operation wizard
  • Auto-alignment: automatically check and readjust the alignment within a few seconds according to environmental conditions
  • SmartID™: no more risk to use the wrong objective or wrong parameters
  • Remote maintenance

Ultrafast imaging: Raman imaging has never been so fast!

Due to a higher optomechanical stability, advanced and patented video Raman matching technology, LabRAM Soleil™ makes possible high-quality Raman imaging up to 100 times faster than a conventional Raman spectrometer.

  • SmartSampling™: New mapping algorithm, acquiring most contributive points first, is turning hours maps into minutes.
  • TurboDrive™: Fast grating turret drive – up to 400 nm/s
  • 4 different SWIFT™ functions:
    • SWIFT
    • SWIFT™ XS: Ultra Mode: Fast Raman imaging: up to 1400 spectra/s – High Contrast Mode: fast readout rates and enhanced signal
    • SWIFT™ XR: Fast large spectral range acquisitions using Multi Windows mode
    • Repetitive SWIFT™: Continuously improve the S/N ratio over time

Facing all analytical challenges:

From materials studies to polymers, and biological to pharmaceutical laboratories, LabRAM Soleil™ can be easily adapted for each application.  Its advanced modularity and flexibility makes it a perfect Raman microscopy system, for both academic research laboratories and industrial quality control departments.

  • Up to 4 internal lasers and 6 different filters
  • 4-grating turret exchangeable in less than a minute
  • Super-low frequency as standard: down to 30 cm-1 Raman shift
  • Large sample compartment: 444(H) x  509 (L) x 337 (W) mm
  • High robustness and simplified maintenance operation

LabSpec6 software: harness LabRAM Soleil full power with ease!

LabSpec 6 software offers a great modularity with the exclusive LabStore Apps. Any user can configure his software according to his own needs. Efficiency and performance are combined with ease-of-use. The modern and intuitive design of the software makes it easier than ever to achieve a perfect Raman image. No need to be an expert anymore.

  • Advanced Multivariate analysis MVAPlus™ : Process megapixel datasets with ease and maximum accuracy for molecule identification and quantitation, even with “difficult” samples
  • ProtectionPlus ensures compliance with FDA 21 CFR Part 11 and GMP/GLP requirements
  • ParticuleFinder™ automatically combines morphological and chemical analysis to classify particles in seconds
  • EasyImage™ automated workflow to obtain Raman image in a single click
Wavelength range UV-VIS-NIR Broadband high throughput achromatic mirror-based system, optimized from 300 nm to 1600 nm without changing optics.
Standard Laser Wavelengths 325, 405, 473, 532, 638, 785 nm Typical lasers for Raman and PL. Other wavelengths upon request.
Spectrometer scanning speed Up to 400 nm/s With 600g/mm grating, mounted on standard Turbodrive 4-grating turret, for fast Raman, PL spectral map acquisitions.
Number of gratings unlimited 4 grating exchangeable motorized turret.
Fast Imaging <1ms/spectrum SWIFT, SWIFT XS EMCCD, SWIFT repetitive, SWIFT extended Range and SmartSampling for ultrafast imaging.
3D confocal slicing with laser lightsheet illumination QScan (patent) Typical 2 μm thick 100 x 100 μm2 laser lightsheets for large area 2D/3D confocal imaging.
Standard wavenumber cut-off 30 cm-1 With edge filters for 532, 638 and 785 nm wavelengths, injection rejection, >99% transmission.
Laser auto-alignment procedure 15 s Optional ultrafast sample-independant laser auto-alignment allowing remote maintenance.
Lasers Up to 4 built-in solid-state lasers + 1 external laser NUV to NIR wavelengths available.
Spectroscopic motorized modalities Up to 6 laser filters Raman, PL, Super Low Frequency…
Rayleigh Filter orientation Individual filter computer controlled Factory preset & user adjustable angle to adapt with sample reflectivity.
AFM / SEM coupling Yes Built-in horizontal exit for direct Atomic Force microscope coupling, optional fiber entrance for SEM coupling with RCLUE.
Operating temperature range 18-28 °C Non condensing
Dimensions (W x D x H in mm)
Weight (kg)
< 900 x 800 x 810
120 kg
~1 cubic meter, including lasers, CDRH enclosure, electronics and cooling to save space in your laboratory
Power consumption < 600 W for a fully loaded configuration Eco-friendly and safe design, with built-in class 1 enclosure, low power consumption electronics and cooling, 1 power cable EU / US type

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