Spectra-Physics, a Newport Corp. brand, expands 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 a variety of diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) and direct-diode laser technology. The lasers are suitable for use in flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, DNA sequencing, and other bioinstrumentation applications.
The Excelsior One models deliver output powers of 50 mW at 515 and 553 nm. The 594 nm wavelength model features high-output power of 100 mW. The product family includes direct diode and DPSS technology in a consistent, single, and compact footprint with a common electronics interface.
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, 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. All models are equipped with a RS 232 software interface, and the direct-diode models include high speed modulation (TTL and analog).