The New Focus brand of Newport Corp. has introduced a series of semiconductor tapered amplifiers for high-power tunable and fixed-wavelength applications. Designed to accept many fiber-coupled seed sources, the Vamp series helps protect the chip from unintentional misalignment. Its design includes output isolation, overcurrent protection and input seed monitoring in every amplifier for stable operation. It delivers more than 1 W of tunable signal frequency radiation when seeded with the brand’s Vortex II and Velocity tunable lasers. Additionally, it can operate with homemade seed sources. With extremely high amplified spontaneous emission rejection to improve the signal-to-noise ratio, it is suitable for atomic cooling, spectroscopy and for Bose-Einstein condensates.