Increased Power and Energy from Femtosecond Laser CARBIDE

Light Conversion, the largest manufacturer of femtosecond optical parametric amplifiers (OPAs) and non-collinear OPAs, has launched the CARBIDE laser with double strength. Now the laser output power increases to 80 W. This opens up additional possibilities for both industrial and scientific customers. CARBIDE features market-leading output parameters along with a robust design. Tunable parameters include … Continue reading

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Light Conversion Will Expand Laser Production

Laser system manufacturer Light Conversion, UAB has confirmed its plans for corporate expansion. A new manufacturing building is due to appear by fall 2021. The new five-story building will accommodate manufacturing facilities. Covering a total area of 11,200 sq. m, the facilities will include a series of laboratories, a laser system manufacturing line, research space, … Continue reading

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Method For Laser Source Definition in ZEMAX™

In a recent article, Alexander Brodsky and Natan Kaplan of Holo/Or present “a new method for simulating and optimizing both single and multi-mode lasers in Zemax™ by applying a scattering model.” The abstract of the article follows: By default, optical systems are usually designed for single mode lasers. Nonetheless, many industrial lasers have M2 in … Continue reading

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Watch Laser Quantum’s Two-Photon Microscopy Video

Achieving high resolution and increasing imaging speeds are two critical factors for effective two-photon microscopy. Laser Quantum’s newest animation demonstrates how the helixx laser, with a repetition rate of 250 MHz, is tailored to the decay times of typical fluorophores to reduce photobleaching and toxicity, while increasing imaging speed and cell view times. Its short … Continue reading

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Enhancing Two-Photon Microscopy

Two-photon microscopy has many advantages over conventional microscopy including: minimal photo-bleaching effect and sample damage, higher imaging depth of live cells, higher excitation efficiency, and simultaneous excitation of multiple fluorophores with the promotion of autofluorescence. Ultrashort (<10 fs) pulses enhance the two-photon microscopy technique. The peak power for a given average output is much higher … Continue reading

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A Cost-Efficient Open-Source Laser Engine for Microscopy

Researchers from EBML in Heidelberg and 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 … Continue reading

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