Coherent Introduces New Single Frequency CW Visible Lasers
June 06, 2012
Santa Clara, Calif., June 06, 2012 – Coherent Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) (Nasdaq: COHR) has expanded
its comprehensive offering of long-life visible CW lasers by introducing single-frequency versions of Genesis MX lasers.
Intended as solid-state alternatives to ion lasers, these new Genesis MX SLM lasers are available at several wavelengths including,
460 nm, 480 nm, 488 nm, 514 nm, 532 nm, 561 nm, 577 nm, and are offered at powers between 500 mW and 1 Watt.
Their single-longitudinal mode (SLM) operation delivers a linewidth of <5 MHz, which corresponds to a coherence length
of hundreds of meters. Moreover, all these new Genesis MX SLM lasers also feature single transverse mode (TEM00) output
and are available in both standalone and OEM configurations.
All Genesis lasers are based on Coherent’s unique optically pumped semiconductor laser (OPSL) technology, which is characterized
by power and wavelength scalability, enabling lasers at key wavelengths across the visible spectrum. Additionally, this compact,
electrically efficient technology provides higher stability and greater reliability than other visible laser types.
This allows single frequency OPSLs to deliver mode-hop free output over hours of continuous operation,
backed by a 1 year/5,000 hour warranty.
Genesis MX SLM lasers are intended as solid-state replacements for ion lasers in applications where narrow linewidth and/or long
coherence length are critical requirements. These include high resolution Raman spectroscopy and various types of interferometry
and holography, especially those involving long path lengths.
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