Mar 2011Coherent Inc.Request Info
Coherent Inc. has launched the Obis family of integrated lasers
featuring true plug-and-play simplicity for continuous-wave applications. Based
on direct diode and optically pumped semiconductor laser technologies and using
state-of-the-art miniaturized components, they have all the control functions integrated
inside the compact laser head, in contrast to the traditional architecture of head,
dedicated cable and controller. With power up to 100 mW, the initial product offering
includes models at seven wavelengths from the UV through the NIR: 375, 405, 445,
488, 640, 660 and 785 nm, all with a circular TEM00 output beam. Applications include
life sciences, metrology and inspection. Examples include fluorescence-based techniques
such as flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and array readers for drug discovery.
The wavelength scalability enables optimum excitation of target fluorophores.