Picosecond Pulsed Diode Laser
Feb 2012Edinburgh Instruments Ltd., PhotonicsRequest Info
Edinburgh Instruments Ltd.'s Photonics Div.'s EPL 515, an addition to the EPL diode laser family, is a picosecond pulsed diode laser that emits at a nominal 512-nm wavelength. Optimized for time-correlated single-photon-counting applications, the compact, robust, fully integrated system is preadjusted for an optimum pulse width of 150 ps at 10 MHz and features 10 preset repetition frequencies from 20 kHz to 20 MHz. The company says that the EPL diode lasers provide a cost-effective and reliable alternative to nanosecond flashlamps and expensive mode-locked Ti:sapphire femtosecond lasers. The new model brings an additional wavelength into the range, allowing more fluorescent dyes to be excited and extending the applications.