SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 13, 2014 — New Focus, a Newport Corp. brand, has added the TLB-7100 Vantage series external-cavity tunable diode lasers to its Simply Better Littrow line. The devices are suitable for applications such as atomic spectroscopy, laser cooling, BEC (Bose-Einstein condensate), MOT (magneto-optical traps) and interferometry. Each laser is optimized to a user-specified wavelength and offers narrow linewidth, mode-hop-free piezo fine-tuning, and a window displaying the tuning arm angle for optional manual coarse-tuning to another wavelength within the diode gain band. The laser head is equipped with magnetic damping for improved mechanical stability. The device comes standard with a TLB-6800 controller with head recognition to automatically set the diode temperature and current upper limit for each laser. The controller includes an internal function generator, USB and RS-232 communication and feed-forward capability. The intuitive digital interface has real buttons.