Cobolt, a Swedish manufacturer of low-noise DPSS lasers, has released a higher power model of its Fandango 515nm solid-state laser, available from Laser Lines. The Cobolt Fandango, with up to 100mW CW output power from a small package, is not only perfectly suited for power demanding fluorescence analysis applications such as confocal microscopy, high-speed plate reading and single molecule analysis, but also as a general all solid state alternative to bulky Ar+ gas lasers.
The Cobolt Fandango is a continuous-wave solid-state lasers operating at a fixed wavelength 515nm and with output powers of 25mW, 50mW and 100mW. Built into a hermetically sealed compact (50 x 50mm) package using HTCure technology for extreme robustness, the Cobolt Fandango is a single longitudinal mode laser, with very low noise (<0.3 per cent rms), narrow spectral line width (typically <30MHz) and high beam quality (M2 <1.1).
515nm can act as a solid state replacement of Argon ion lasers for use in fluorescence applications, in particular for the excitation of YFP, Alex 514 and Oregon Green. Cobolt offers a complete range of high performance DPSS lasers to the fluorescence-based bioanalytical industry to replace argon and krypton ion lasers.
The laser controller is an ultra-compact unit in either a CDRH version or OEM version. It is built on a robust platform with mounting holes for convenient installation and optimum heat dissipation. It is remotely controllable for operation and monitoring of the laser system via digital (RS-232) or analogue interfaces.