A wide range of high-performance CW lasers can now be rented from Lithuanian company Integrated Optics. At the end of 2015 the company introduced a major platform upgrade for its small and cost efficient DPSS and diode lasers, the MatchBox series.
A total of 15 lasers models can be rented for a period of one to several months, costing 12.5 per cent of the laser price per month. Accessories such as the power supply and heat-sink come free of charge. The lasers can be installed and started in just few minutes and controlled over a user-friendly PC software.
The key applications of the Matchbox series are in Raman spectroscopy, scanning confocal microscopy, holography, flow cytometry and various sorting techniques. Being very compact, they suit both portable, industrial and space-restricted scientific setups.