Coherent Inc. has unveiled a low-power CW green laser for OEM applications. The Compass 115M-15 is the latest edition to a family of diode-pumped solid-state lasers. The instrument offers output powers of 5, 10 or 15 mW at 532 nm, and power stability and noise <0.5% rms. It provides beam characteristics of M2 <1.2 and has a lifetime >20,000 h and high unit-to-unit consistency. Applications include flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and biohazard detection.