Pro-Lite's diode laser module supports life science

June 25, 2010
The ChromaLase II 488 uses a blue laser diode with a Blue Sky µLens.

The ChromaLase II 488 uses a blue laser diode with a Blue Sky µLens. It is packaged in a rugged module with integrated electronics for laser drive, power level control, diode protection, and with direct modulation capability. Available with outputs in the violet (405 nm), blue (488 nm), green (532 nm), and red (635 nm), the modules are suited for life science applications.
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Pro-Lite Launches High Power Blue Diode Laser Module

ChromaLase II Diode Laser Modules (high resolution image attached)

Pro-Lite has added a 20mW version of its 488nm ChromaLase II diode laser module from Blue Sky Research. The ChromaLase II 488 employs a blue laser diode conveniently packaged in a rugged module with integrated electronics for laser drive, power level control, diode protection and with direct modulation capability.

The ChromaLase II 488 laser incorporates a blue semiconductor laser diode that has been equipped with a proprietary Blue Sky micro lens (µLens). The µLens shapes and corrects the inherent defects in the light from a normal semiconductor laser. The integrated beam correction results in a near-perfect Gaussian and circular beam shape and also helps correct the wavefront distortions inherent in laser diodes. This makes the ChromaLase a perfect choice for high performance applications, and avoids the extra cost and complexity of external beam conditioning optics that are employed with normal diode lasers.

ChromaLase laser modules are available with outputs in the violet (405nm), blue (488nm), green (532nm) and red (635nm) and are complete, stand-alone lasers – everything that you need to operate the laser from a simple 12 Volt DC supply is integrated within the laser module. The laser is temperature stabilised with a thermoelectric cooler (TEC) and the integrated controller includes laser driver, output power stabilisation, power level control, reverse and over voltage protection, fast transient and ESD suppression.

ChromaLase II diode laser modules are ideal for a multitude of applications in analytical science, biotechnology and life sciences including flow cytometry, and confocal microscopy.

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About Pro-Lite: Pro-Lite is a specialist distributor providing value-added service to the laser and optical radiation measurement communities in the UK and Ireland. Pro-Lite supplies lasers, laser safety eyewear, laser power and energy meters, precision opto-mechanics, as well as a complete spectrum of equipment for measuring optical radiation and the optical properties of materials.

Pro-Lite Technology LLP - Registered in England & Wales No. OC302420 - Registered Address: Thistle Down Barn, Holcot Lane, Sywell, Northampton, NN6 0BG

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