Dec 2003Qioptiq Photonics Ltd.
Point Source has launched the iFlex-2000, a fiber-coupled semiconductor diode laser that delivers optical powers of >3 mW at 370 nm. Features include integrated temperature control, a temperature fail-safe and an interlock with a modular plug-and-play architecture for easy installation. The company says that the single-mode fiber delivers a stable TEM00 pure Gaussian beam and that the flexible beam delivery enables fixed optical alignment and enhanced packaging options for instrument designers. The beam pointing error is <1 µrad/°C, even from a cold start-up. High directional stability results in a lower coefficient of variation. The laser is suitable for excitation of DAPI and for quantum dot applications.