MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 31, 2013) - Mobius Photonics, an innovative producer of short-pulsed fiber laser sources (IR, UV and visible wavelengths), has updated its "Rainbow" laser source. Developed for use in super-resolution microscopy, the Rainbow system is a prototype fiber-based source of user-switchable, visible-wavelength laser pulses. Among the new enhancements, the system features a significantly smaller laser head.
"Our newest Rainbow laser iteration still features the high-energy pulses of user-selectable, visible-wavelength output that researchers can use to deplete dye fluorescence in super-resolution microscopy experiments," said Dr. Gregory Keaton, Mobius Photonics chief scientist. "But it has additional advantages over the prior version. Among these is a considerably more compact laser head to save valuable lab space. And for added flexibility, the new Rainbow can be externally triggered."
Mobius' new Rainbow prototype can produce output at nine discrete wavelengths between 532 nm and 654 nm. Individual wavelengths can be switched on-the-fly, allowing users to tailor output to the fluorescent marker in a particular application. Rainbow produces approximately 1-ns pulses at repetition rates up to 20 MHz. The system is externally triggerable, allowing synchronization to another laser source near 20 MHz. Typical minimum pulse energy is 5 nJ per pulse, but varies depending on the wavelength. Rainbow's compact laser head measures just 285 mm x 150 mm x 100 mm and weighs less than 5 kg.
Mobius plans to display its latest Rainbow laser prototype at its Photonics West 2013 exhibition booth, #130. The Photonics West exhibition is scheduled for February 5-7, 2013, at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.
About Mobius Photonics
Founded in 2005, Mobius Photonics, Inc. produces fiber-based laser sources for applications ranging from material processing for solar cell manufacturing, semiconductor fabrication and assembly, and flat panel display manufacturing, to scientific uses such as super-resolution microscopy. The Mobius Photonics team combines in-depth understanding of customer needs with manufacturing experience, and pushes the state-of-the-art by working in close collaboration with suppliers and customers around the world.
For more information, visit www.mobiusphotonics.com or call (408) 496-1084.