Q-smart Twins and Elba laser systems

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Quantel Laser has released Q-smart Twins, a flexible, double pulse, YAG laser system designed for researchers performing particle image velocimetry (PIV), laser induced fluorescence (LIF), laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) and holography experiments.

The Q-smart Twins packages two separate Q-smart 850 pulsed Nd:YAG laser heads in a compact, user-installable platform. The two heads include quick connect cables, allowing them to be removed for other experiments and reintegrated into the Twins platform. Harmonic generators, available in 532nm, 355nm, 266nm and 213nm, include Quantel’s automatic phase matching (APM) feature, enabling intelligent, hands-off auto-tuning of the crystals. The Q-smart’s beam quality and tight divergence permit PIV researchers to produce the large, thin light sheets they require for 1:1 scale and 3D measurements.

The company has also released a high power fibre laser specifically designed to address diverse biomedical applications including ophthalmology, gene sequencing and high resolution microscopy. Dubbed Elba, the laser uses telecom-grade components to deliver up to 3W of visible TEM00 output in a maintenance-free package specifically designed to be integrated into bioinstrumentation. The high beam quality (M2<1.1) enables efficient fibre delivery without the losses seen by other sources. The system is CE- and FDA-certified for use in medical devices and includes redundant electronic shutter, monitoring photodiode, electronic emission and power level signals.