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Higher-performance microlasers in new MatchBox 2 series

515L-15A_laser_PM_fiberThe MatchBox™ 2 series microlaser has been introduced by Integrated Optics UAB.  This new range of very compact lasers follows on from the original ones introduced to the UK by Elliot Scientific for applications in chemistry and biophotonics, particularly Raman spectroscopy and fluorescence imaging, back in 2013.

The MatchBox™ 2 series includes both DPSS and direct diode lasers with a wide range of powers, output wavelengths – from 405 nm to 1342 nm, and either free space or fibre-coupled outputs.

With a small, robust and easy to integrate form factor, enabled by the monolithic design, the MatchBox™ series offers a good power/size/price ratio for its class.

The hermetically sealed, ultra-compact all-in-one laser head is powered by a standard low voltage DC supply and includes the optical components, drive electronics and thermal management within a single enclosure.

Applications

  • Spectroscopy
    • Fluorescence
    • Raman or Rayleigh scattering
    • Absorption and transmission
    • NIR
  • Metrology
  • Lighting
  • Optical alignment applications
Features

  • Wide range of wavelengths
  • Free-space or fibre-coupled outputs
  • Optional SLM versions
  • Output powers from 50 mW
  • Small form factor
  • Active thermal management
  • High electrical efficiency
  • Hermetically sealed
  • Vibration insensitive

Please contact us for more information, or visit the MatchBox product page on our website.


Integrated Optics add two new laser wavelengths: 445 and 488 nm

Integrated Optics UAB has expanded their range of MatchBox™ series CW Micro Lasers by introducing 445 nm and 488 nm models for applications in chemistry and biophotonics. The MatchBox™ series includes both DPSS and direct diode lasers with a wide range of output wavelengths – from 405 nm to 1342 nm – with either free space or fibre coupled outputs.

With a small, robust and easy to integrate form factor, which is enabled by the monolithic design and semi-automated precision assembly process, the MatchBox™ series has the best power, size, and price ratio in the market, making them ideal as a research-grade laser.

Features

  • Dozens of wavelengthson palm_500px
  • Optional SLM models
  • Ultra-low optical noise
  • Sealed laser head
  • Very compact size
  • Optional fibre coupling

For availability and technical specifications of these lasers, please contact us.


FEMTOLASERS selected for prestigious project

INTEGRAL elementFEMTOLASERS has been awarded a significant contract to develop and build the “front-end” source to generate ultrafast, high stability, ultra-low noise pulses for the prestigious pan-European High Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System in the Czech Republic. The systems they will be supplying are:

HAPLS is being assembled by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for the ELI-Beamlines facility in Prague. This new facility will deliver pulses lasting less than 30 femtoseconds at a repetition rate of 10 Hz, with peak powers greater than one Petawatt.

FemtolasersFEMTOLASERS was selected by LLNL and the ELI-Beamlines team as only they could fulfil the technical requirements and meet the strict timescales required for construction of the facility.

HAPLS is being designed to significantly advance the state-of-the-art for high power lasers, allowing international scientific research in areas as diverse as medical imaging, particle acceleration, biophysics, chemistry, and quantum physics.

For more about FEMTOLASERS’ products, contact us now.


January 2014 Newsletter Out Now

January 2014 NewsletterThe new 2014-style Elliot Scientific January newsletter is now available. In this issue we welcome Integrated Optics and their ultra-compact high-performance MatchBox series of lasers, cover the Mercury package that enables higher powers from some Photodigm laser diodes, see how FEMTOOPTICS help the ultrafast laser community, bring you Elliot Scientific’s own special catalogue for EXFO R&D telecom test products, and look forward to Photonics West next month..

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To download it as a PDF, click here.


MatchBox™ series of high-performance, low-cost CW Micro Lasers introduced to UK

The MatchBox™ series of CW Micro Lasers manufactured by Integrated Optics UAB is a new range of very compact lasers introduced by Elliot Scientific for applications in chemistry and biophotonics, in particular Raman spectroscopy and fluorescence imaging.

The MatchBox™ series includes both DPSS and diode lasers with a wide range of output wavelengths – from 405 nm to 1342 nm – with either free space or fibre coupled outputs.

With a small, robust and easy to integrate form factor, which is enabled by the monolithic design and semi-automated precision assembly process, the MatchBox™ series has the best power/size/price ratio in the market for research-grade lasers in its class.

The hermetically sealed, ultra-compact all-in-one laser head is powered by a standard low voltage DC supply and includes the optical components, drive electronics and thermal management within a single enclosure.

To complement the laser in its target applications, Integrated Optics UAB also offer the Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) or Surface Enhanced Fluorescence (SEF) “Randa” substrate. In this substrate, the active SERS area is silver coated to enable it to work with a wide range of excitation wavelengths – from blue to near infrared, and results in a very high relative enhancement ratio of the Raman signal.

The monolithic design and cleanroom production environment eliminates the contamination risks associated with conventional SERS substrates, and are compatible with the use of a cover glass over the active SERS area, which is particularly useful in Raman imaging and DNA sequencing applications.