Continuous-wave lasers for bioinstrumentation by Spectra-Physics

The Excelsior One continuous wave (CW) lasers series from Spectra-Physics, a Newport Corp. brand, has expanded to include 515, 553, and 594 nm wavelength models.

Excelsior One continuous wave (CW) lasers series from Spectra-Physics
Excelsior One continuous wave (CW) lasers series from Spectra-Physics

The Excelsior One continuous wave (CW) lasers series from Spectra-Physics, a Newport Corp. brand (Santa Clara, CA), has expanded to include 515, 553, and 594 nm wavelength models. The 515 and 553 nm models deliver output powers of 50 mW, while the 594 nm model features advanced, high-output power of 100 mW. The lasers are based on the company's It’s In the Box design, integrating the laser cavity and control electronics into one package. Applications include flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, and DNA sequencing.

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Spectra-Physics® Announces Expansion of Compact Lasers Portfolio for Bioinstrumentation

• Three new wavelengths added to Excelsior® One™ series – total of 14 wavelengths available

Santa Clara, CA – Spectra-Physics®, a Newport Corporation brand, announces the expansion of the Excelsior® One™ continuous wave (CW) lasers series. Three new wavelengths of 515, 553, and 594 nm have been added, resulting in a total of 14 wavelengths available from the Excelsior One platform of compact, integrated lasers. The expanded series offers the largest variety of diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) and direct-diode laser technology offered today. The lasers are ideal for use in flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, DNA sequencing, and other bioinstrumentation applications.

The new Excelsior One models deliver output powers of 50 mW at 515 and 553 nm. The 594 nm wavelength model features advanced, high-output power of 100 mW, making it the highest power output in a package that is at least 3.5 times smaller than any competitive product. The product family includes direct diode and DPSS technology in a consistent, single and compact footprint with a common electronics interface.

“Spectra-Physics’ expanded line of Excelsior One lasers is perfect for customers who need flexibility in configuring their instruments with a wide variety of wavelengths in the same footprint,” states Wolfgang Köhler, product manager for Spectra-Physics (Stahnsdorf, Germany). “These lasers are a reliable and simple solution for a wide range of fluorescence-based bioinstrumentation applications.”

The Excelsior One platform is based on Spectra-Physics’ It’s In the Box™ design, where the laser cavity and control electronics are integrated into a single, compact package, thereby eliminating unnecessary cables and external controllers. All lasers deliver TEM00 mode quality and very low optical noise for highest signal-to-noise ratio. The DPSS models are available in single or multi-longitudinal mode versions. Easy to configure, all models are equipped with a RS 232 software interface, and the direct-diode models include high speed modulation (TTL and analog).

For more information, please visit: www.newport.com/excelsiorone.

About Newport Corporation

Newport Corporation is a leading global supplier of advanced-technology products and systems to customers in the scientific research, microelectronics manufacturing, aerospace and defense/security, life and health sciences and precision industrial manufacturing markets. Newport’s innovative solutions leverage its expertise in high-power semiconductor, solid-state and ultrafast lasers, photonics instrumentation, sub-micron positioning systems, vibration isolation, optical subsystems and precision automation to enhance the capabilities and productivity of its customers’ manufacturing, engineering and research applications. Newport is part of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 2000 Index.

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