kineFlex Ultra Single-Mode Fiber
May 2013Qioptiq Photonics Ltd.
HAMBLE, England, May 1, 2013 — Qioptiq’s Ultra is the latest addition to its kineFlex range of single-mode polarization-maintaining fiber laser delivery systems. Carrying wavelengths in the 400- to 800-nm range, it is suitable for applications in the life sciences, including microscopy, protein analysis, gene expression and pathogen detection.
The system includes the patented kineMatix manipulator mount for stable alignment of fiber to laser. Through its four axes of adjustment, the manipulator provides 10-nm positioning accuracy and, once aligned, can be locked into place. The device includes a protective stainless-steel fiber jacket.
Its single-mode and linearly polarized Gaussian output beam is collimated at 0.7 mm in diameter, and when the beam exits the fiber, there is no interference or crosstalk. The device’s input optics are also collimated.