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Cobolt Dual Combiner

Cobolt has introducec the Cobolt Dual Combiner, allowing the alignment-free combination of any two lines in Cobolt's broad range of visible lasers in one compact package.

The Cobolt Dual Combiner provides alignment-free combination of any two lines in Cobolt's broad range of visible lasers in one compact package. Built on a compact and stable platform with optimised thermo-mechanical properties, the Cobolt Dual Combiner provides a permanently aligned beam overlap. The very small dynamical tolerances of the beam overlap (<20µrad°C) combined with a robust and compact platform make any adjustment at installation or over time uneccessary. The device can be used for drop-in replacement of gas lasers or as a way to expand the wavelength offering of existing light-engines, e.g for confocal micriscopy, without the need for any re-design. The footprint of the device is only 190x65mm, and the two laser lines can be addressed individually through RS-232 communication. Examples of attractive line-combinations that can be offered with the Cobolt Dual Combiner are: 491+515nm, 491+457nm, 491+561nm or 561+594nm.

The Cobolt visible lasers are continuous-wave DPSS lasers operating at fixed wavelengths of 457, 473, 491, 515, 532, 561 or 594nm and with output power levels of up to 300mW. Built into a hermetically-sealed compact package using the proprietary HTCure technology for extreme robustness, the Cobolt visible lasers are single longitudinal mode lasers with low noise (<0.3 per cent rms), narrow spectral line width (typically <30MHz) and exceptionally high beam quality (M2<1.1). The Cobolt visible lasers are based on proprietary PPKTP frequency conversion technology, for optimum flexibility and efficiency.                                

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