UK distributor Laser Lines has released a higher power model of the Cobolt Flamenco 600nm. The laser is now available with up to 500mW CW output power and is suited to applications such as Raman spectroscopy, super-resolution STED nanoscopy, interferometry, DNA sequencing and particle analysis.
The Cobolt Flamenco 05-01 is a continuous-wave single-frequency DPSS laser operating at 660nm in a perfect quality TEM00 beam (M2<1.1). The laser cavity design provides ultra-low noise performance of typically <0.1 per cent rms, a narrow spectral linewidth of <1MHz and immunity to optical feedback. The laser is available with 100, 300 or 500mW output power and opens up possibilities to design very compact and practical systems for nano-scale live cell imaging using gated-STED nanoscopy.
The laser is manufactured using Cobolt’s HTCure technology in a compact and hermetically sealed package, which provides a very high level of immunity to varying environmental conditions and exceptional reliability. Lasers built using the HTCure Technology have shown to withstand multiple 60G mechanical shocks in operation without any sign of degraded performance. They can be exposed to extreme temperatures (>100°C), and are insensitive to pressure and humidity.
A compact controller (CDRH or OEM) is supplied with the laser and can be remotely accessed for operation and monitoring of the laser system over RS-232 or USB interfaces. Available on the same platform is also the Cobolt Zouk with up to 20mW CW at 355nm, the Cobolt Samba with up to 1.5W CW at 532nm, the Cobolt Jive with up to 0.5W CW at 561nm, and the Cobolt Rumba with up to 3W CW at 1064nm.