The new CUBE 660 from Coherent, Inc., (Santa Clara, CA) (Nasdaq: COHR) is a compact laser that delivers 60 mW at 660 nm in a nearly circular, low M 2 (1.15 typical) beam.
The introduction of this high-power, red diode laser further complements the broad range of wavelengths available from Coherent based on this compact, solid-state platform. This new wavelength enables bioinstrumentation system builders in flow cytometry, high-throughput drug discovery, DNA sequencing and confocal microscopy to design multi-wavelength systems utilizing a common laser platform and interface. Furthermore, the high-power output of the CUBE 660 will enable advanced product development of systems intended to utilize emerging long-wavelength fluorophores.
In addition to high output power and excellent beam quality, the CUBE 660 also delivers high stability in terms of beam pointing (<6 Âµrad/Â°C) and low noise (<0.2% RMS). The utility of this laser is further extended through its ability to be directly modulated at frequencies of up to 150 MHz digital and 350 kHz analog. The CUBE 660 laser head measures only 100 x 40 x 40 mm (3.9 x 1.6 x 1.6 in.) and is conductively cooled, thus facilitating its integration into a wide range of instrumentation.