RODGAU, Germany, June 3, 2010 — Omicron Laserage Laserprodukte GmbH has created a new laser series for applications in biotechnology. The Sole laser light engines combine up to six emission wavelengths and couple them into polarization-maintaining single-mode fibers. They are available in two versions, with either up to three (Sole-3) or up to six (Sole-6) wavelengths in the range of 375 to 830 nm and an optical output power up to 150 mW at each wavelength. The light sources are diode lasers and diode-pumped solid-state lasers whose beams are efficiently combined and coupled into one or two single-mode fibers. High-speed analog and digital modulation as well as fast switching between all individual laser lines is achieved by proprietary DeepStar direct electronic control. The user can chose from more than 20 available wavelengths and assemble his Sole system individually. Popular wavelengths such as 405, 488, 561 and 642 nm, as well as more exotic ones such as 375, 442, 594 and 730 nm are some examples. Features include automatic aging compensation, a 0.7-mm beam diameter option, customer-configurable input signaling and an industry-standard footprint. Operated through the integrated USB 2.0 interface and the Windows-compatible laser control software, the light engines are a plug-and-play solution for use in confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, reprographics, test and measurement, and machine vision.