LASERS AND DIODES
20 July 2012
Newport Spectra-Physics has introduced the Excelsior One CW laser series, featuring UV, visible and NIR variations. The CW lasers integrate laser head and controller into a single, compact package. Available as free-space and fibre-coupled laser configurations, the plug-and-play Excelsior One series includes 11 different wavelengths and delivers up to 500mW of average power. For added convenience, the integrated lasers utilise only one supply voltage for all models. They are ideal for use in flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, DNA sequencing, and other bioinstrumentation applications.
The Excelsior One product family includes direct diode and diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) technology in a consistent compact footprint with a common electronics interface. The new platform is based on Spectra-Physics’ 'It’s In the Box' design, where the laser cavity and control electronics are integrated into a single, compact housing, thereby eliminating unnecessary cables and external controllers. All lasers deliver TEM00 mode quality and very low optical noise for highest signal-to-noise ratio. The DPSS models are available in single or multi-longitudinal mode versions. Easy to configure, the direct-diode models include high speed modulation (TTL and analogue) plus an RS-232 interface.