New Focus Introduces Vortex™ Plus – Blue Tunable Laser
New Focus introduces the world’s first tunable, direct-diode blue laser that operates at 461 nm
June 21, 2012
Santa Clara, CA – June 21, 2012 – New Focus™, a Newport Corporation Brand, introduces the the Vortex™ Plus Blue
TLB-6802 precision series, single-mode, finely-tunable laser. This is the world’s first precision tunable blue laser that operates
at 461 nm, the critical wavelength for next-generation atomic clocks that are currently being built by National Labs and other top
research labs worldwide. The blue Vortex Plus replaces complex resonant second-harmonic generation, or SHG systems, making it
ideal for research applications such as molecular and optical physics and other areas that require blue wavelength tunable lasers.
The innovative Vortex Plus laser head delivers a narrower linewidth than prior versions. The new feature combines with the same
reliable stability (1% over 1 hour) and true continuous-wave, mode-hop-free operation that New Focus’ legacy Vortex II product
offers. For added flexibility, an industry-standard SMA port for direct-to-diode, high-speed modulation (useful for precise
wavelength locking) is also included.
The compatible TLB-6700-LN controller is available as part of the Vortex Plus system or can be ordered separately.
It features low-noise analog circuits which allow the user to precisely set critical operating parameters such as
diode temperature and current. Designed to automatically recognize the laser head and to designate the ideal temperature and
maximum current limit, the controller provides intuitive, easy setup for top performance results. The TLB-6700-LN controller can
be operated both manually or remotely via the convenient USB interface.
For more information on New Focus’ Vortex Plus precision tunable laser and the TLB-6700-LN controller,
please visit: www.newport.com/VortexPlus.
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