Ultracompact Diode Laser
Dec 2009TOPTICA Photonics Inc.Request Info
The iBeam smart, an ultracompact OEM diode laser manufactured by Toptica Photonics Inc., measures 100 × 40 × 40 mm and delivers 150-mW single-mode power at 660 nm. The feedback-induced noise eraser function protects against optical feedback, and the RS-232 serial interface and a standard software package control all laser parameters and generate status reports. The one-box module has a beam diameter of ~1.1 mm 1/e2, beam quality of M2 <1.2, wavefront error of <0.05 λ and drift of <0.5% over 48 h. Applications include flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, microlithography, retina scanning, fluorescein angiography and microplate readout.