16 July 2010

Coherent Expands Its Fiber Coupled Diode Laser Product Line

Coherent, Inc., (Santa Clara, CA) (Nasdaq: COHR) has substantially increased their range of CUBE™ FP fiber pigtailed diode laser products with the addition of several new wavelengths and output power levels. With these new additions, CUBE FP lasers are now available at the wavelengths 405 nm (50 mW), 445 nm (25 mW), 488 nm (30 mW), 640 nm (30 mW and 75 mW), and 660 nm (75 mW).

There are two design configurations available for each wavelength and power level; one produces a high quality (M² < 1.1), collimated output beam, while the second delivers output from a single mode, polarization-preserving fiber on a FC/APC connection.

All CUBE FP lasers are compact, hands free, diode laser-based systems that never require realignment and deliver stable output power throughout their lifetime. These characteristics make them a very attractive replacement for HeNe and other free-space and fiber-coupled lasers. CUBE FP lasers are particularly well-suited for bioinstrumentation applications such as flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, medical imaging, high-throughput drug discovery and genomics. In particular, because of their excellent beam quality, flexible delivery options and guaranteed power stability over time, the system integration is greatly simplified, and provides a maintenance free source of high quality laser power. These new models offer the same performance and convenience features as previous CUBE FP lasers. These include the ability to be directly modulated at frequencies of up to 150 MHz digital and 350 kHz analog, low noise (<0.2% rms from 20 Hz to 10 MHz) and a small 100 x 40 (3.9 x 1.6 in.) mounting area, as well as both USB and RS-232 connectivity.

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