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85 BCD Series of Blue DPSS Lasers
Jan 2006
IDEX Health & Science - Melles Griot, Light Sources GroupRequest Info
CDRH- and CE-compliant Kyma Series Lasers
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 18, 2006 -- Melles Griot, a supplier of lasers and photonics components, has unveiled the 85 BCD series of blue DPSS (diode-pumped, solid-state) lasers -- CDRH- and CE-compliant versions of its Kyma 488-nm lasers -- for laboratory use and for the design and certification of OEM laser-based systems.
85 BCD series lasers produce up to 20 mW of output at 488 nm in a linearly polarized, nearly circular beam (1.1:1 aspect ratio) with an M2 of less than 1.2. They use the same control electronics and have the same beam diameter and divergence characteristics as Melles Griot 85 YCA-series 561-nm lasers. This commonality of features and functions make it easy to design multiple lasers into a system, to combine beams, or to coaxially couple multiple lasers into a fiber.
The compact, conduction-cooled laser head incorporates thermoelectric cooling and automatic power control for stable, long-term operation. Power drift over 24 hours is less than 5 percent.
According to the company, the Kyma (Greek for “wave”) technology platform, introduced in 2005 for OEM configuration systems, simplifies the construction of DPSS lasers without sacrificing beam quality or performance.
For information on these laser systems, contact:; e-mail:

Melles Griot
Laser Group
2051 Palomar Airport Rd., 200
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Phone: (800) 645-2737
FAX: (760) 438-5208


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