A Cost-Efficient Open-Source Laser Engine for Microscopy
Researchers from EBML in Heidelberg and the University of Jena recently published a paper entitled: “A cost-efficient open source laser engine for microscopy”.
The abstract of this paper states: “Scientiﬁc-grade lasers are costly components of modern microscopes. For high-power applications, such as single-molecule localization microscopy, their price can become prohibitive. Here, we present an open-source high-power laser engine that can be built for a fraction of the cost. It uses aﬀordable, yet powerful laser diodes at wavelengths of 405 nm, 488 nm and 640 nm, and optionally a 561 nm diode-pumped solid-state laser. The light is delivered to the microscope via an agitated multimode ﬁber in order to suppress speckles.”
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