Coherent has introduced a new solid-state, 532nm laser for cost-sensitive, high-volume OEM applications. The new Compass 115M-20 delivers 20mW of continuous wave output power and uses the same package as other lasers in the series. The Compass 115M-20 also delivers the same high-performance characteristics in terms of mode quality (M² <1.2), stability, noise (<0.5 per cent rms) and lifetime (>20,000 hours).
The Compass 115M-20 is designed for system integrators serving markets such as bioinstrumentation, medical scanning, analytical chemistry, semiconductor inspection and metrology. In particular, the 115M-20 offers the best price/performance ratio and lowest cost of ownership of any laser in its class. It also includes several features that simplify integration, including conductive cooling, external control through either an analogue or digital interface, and an autostart function.