Coherent Launches Long-life Fiber-Pigtailed OBIS Lasers
Coherent Inc has expanded its OBIS family of plug-and-play smart laser modules with a new fiber-pigtailed (FP) option at several wavelengths (e.g. 405 nm, 488 nm, 640 nm). Specifically, these OBIS FP lasers are offered with 1 meter of single-mode, polarization preserving fiber, terminating in a standard FC/APC connector, thus simplifying their integration into OEM instruments. In addition to the inherent ease of use advantages of this compact, self-contained laser platform, these new OBIS FP lasers offer low noise and can be directly modulated.
Applications for OBIS FP lasers span life sciences, metrology and inspection, where fiber delivery is commonly utilized for miniaturization or other benefits. Specific examples in life sciences include several fluorescence-based techniques such as flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and array readers for drug discovery. Moreover, the wavelength scalability of the OBIS platform enables optimum excitation of target fluorophores.