Santa Clara, Calif., October 11, 2011 – Coherent Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) (Nasdaq: COHR) has expanded its Genesis family of multi-watt visible lasers for life sciences with two new models offering 2 Watts and 4 Watts of output power at 514 nm. Based on Coherent’s unique optically pumped semiconductor laser (OPSL) technology, the Genesis CX 514 is the first solid‑state laser to provide multiple watts of CW output at this legacy wavelength. Both the 2W and 4W models feature low (<0.1%) output noise, TEM00 beam quality, and full CDRH compliance making them ideal for both OEM and demanding stand-alone research applications.
The laser of choice for the 514 nm wavelength in CW applications has always been the argon ion laser – until now. Genesis CX 514 lasers are much smaller and 25 times more electrically efficient than their ion predecessors, and there is no requirement for cooling water. The Genesis CX 514 laser head measures just 281 x 156 x 85 mm (11.06 x 6.14 x 3.35 in.) and the OEM power supply is only 299 x 208 x 97 mm (11.8 x 8.2 x 3.8 in.). In addition, the Genesis CX 514 offers the lowest cost of ownership with an expected lifetime greater than 20,000 hours (i.e. 3-4X longer in comparison to ion technology). The output power of these new Genesis CX 514 lasers can also be smoothly adjusted from 10-100% of the maximum value with no effect on beam quality or beam pointing stability, which is < 2 μrad/°C.
The 514 nm output of these new Genesis lasers make them well-suited for fluorescence-based applications in life sciences and in bioinstrumentation. They are also useful for pumping dye and solid-state gain mediums.
Founded in 1966, Coherent, Inc. is a Russell 2000 Index company and a world leader in providing laser-based solutions to the commercial and scientific research markets. Please direct any questions to Brandon Morioka, product line manager, at (408) 764-4373. For more information about Coherent, including product and financial updates, visit our website at http://www.Coherent.com.