Coherent has released its CUBE 660-100 laser, which delivers 100mW of CW output at 660 nm.
CUBE lasers are based on a high power, single emitter diode laser, and integrate collimating and beam shaping optics, drive and control electronics, and TEC temperature stabilisation to yield a turnkey, CDRH compliant module for both OEM and laboratory use. This new CUBE laser is primarily intended for bio-imaging applications, where its higher power will enable improved signal to noise ratio or higher throughput.
The CUBE 660-100 offers the same performance and convenience features as its predecessors. These include built-in capabilities for analog modulation with a bandwidth of 350kHz, and digital modulation with a bandwidth of 150MHz. The CUBE 660-100 also features high quality output, with a TEM00 beam (M²<1.5) and low noise (<0.2 per cent rms from 20Hz to 10MHz). System integration of the CUBE laser is done with USB, RS-232 and analog signal I/O covering all status aspects of laser operation, including interlock, laser enabled, service output, and internal power meter. Furthermore, the compact, conductively cooled CUBE laser measures 100 x 40 x 40mm (3.9 x 1.6 x 1.6in.).