SOLNA, Sweden, May 24, 2010 — The Samba 05-01 platform, manufactured by Cobolt AB for single-frequency and ultralow noise continuous-wave lasers, generates up to 1 W of CW output power at 532 nm from a compact package. Applications include high-resolution Raman spectroscopy, interferometry, flow dynamics, high-speed fluorescence analysis and laser pumping on an industrial level. The diode-pumped solid-state laser delivers a TEM00 beam with M2 of <1.1. A new proprietary cavity design provides typical noise performance of <0.1% rms from 20 Hz to 20 MHz, with an operating temperature range from 10-40 °C and a narrow spectral linewidth of <1 MHz. The use of the company’s periodically poled potassium titanyl phosphate frequency conversion technology in the laser design also provides high power efficiency. The system consumes less than 66 W. The laser is manufactured using proprietary HTCure technology in a hermetically sealed package measuring 115 × 70 × 45 mm, which provides good reliability and immunity to varying environmental conditions. It can withstand multiple 60-g mechanical shocks without any sign of degraded performance. It can be exposed to extreme temperatures of >100 °C and is insensitive to pressure and humidity. The laser delivers good long-term wavelength stability of <2 pm and an ultraclean spectrum. The laser is supplied with a compact controller (CDRH or OEM) that can be remotely accessed for operation and monitoring of the system over digital RS-232 or analog interfaces.