OEM SOLID-STATE LASER
Apr 2006Coherent Inc.Request Info
The Sapphire 50-mW laser released by Coherent Inc. is a small-footprint OEM all-solid-state instrument that delivers 50 mW of continuous-wave output power at 488 nm. The power level delivers increased sensitivity, resulting in faster throughput and/or higher signal-to-noise ratios for applications such as flow cytometry, drug discovery, genetic screening and confocal microscopy. The laser is based on the same optically pumped semiconductor technology as the 10 and 20-mW versions and shares the same form factor, power requirements and beam characteristics for easy implementation in next-generation instruments based on the Sapphire standard. The company says that the laser's advantages include high electrical efficiency, low heat dissipation and a long lifetime.