Dec 2005Qioptiq Photonics Ltd.
The i2k-488 from Point Source Ltd. is a fiber-coupled laser system that delivers a pure Gaussian TEM00 collimated beam at 488 nm from a single-mode polarization-maintaining fiber. The device features 15 and 25 mW of output, a beam-pointing stability of ≤1 µrad/°C, an M2 of ≤1.2and electrical noise of <0.1% rms. In addition to incorporating the company’s flexible laser technology, the system delivers consistently high-quality blue laser light to biological samples in such applications as confocal microscopy, total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy and high-throughput flow cytometry. The fiber output can be customized for OEM applications.