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Cobolt Skyra

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APPLICATION:The ideal application for this laser (actually three lasers in one) is for fluorescence microscopy. Those specific wavelengths are the perfect excitation source for common fluorescent dyes used in biological research. Namely FAM (fluorescein), HEX Cy3.5, and Cy5. Moreover, their combination into a small box with a single fiber output, their incredible power density at the output of the fiber, and their power stability leaves plenty of engineering flexibility for an optical microscopy researcher to integrate into their setup.
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Used for only a few hours to generate data on a grant. Like new. 457nm 50mW (all powers listed at fiber output) 561nm 50mW 647nm 50mW Heat sink with fans S&K SM/PM 2m fiber Direct intensity modulation of each line individually, fast and deep modulation from versatile input signals with complete dark state capability • Compact, robust package with integrated electronics • Intergrated fiber coupled • User friendly graphical software interface Cobolt Skyra™ is an extremely compact, permanently aligned, plug & play, multi-line laser with this particular one sporting 3 laser lines and control electronics integrated into one single, temperature-controlled package, small enough to fit in your hand. The laser is built using Cobolt’s proprietary HTCure™ manufacturing technology for robustness in a compact, hermetically sealed package. HTCure™ results in an ultra-stable, permanent alignment of optical elements, with very precise and stable overlap of the combined output beams. Beam diameter at aperture 700 ± 100 μm Beam symmetry > 0.85 : 1 Beam divergence, full angle < 1.8 mrad Spatial mode (TEM00) M2 < 1.25 Polarization extinction ratio > 100:1, vertical Noise 250 Hz - 2 MHz (rms) * < 0.3 % (increases slightly with fiber coupling) Long-term stability (8 hrs ± 3°C) < 3 % Beam position accuracy < 0.5 mm Beam angle accuracy < 5 mrad Ambient temperature & pointing (20-50 °C ) < 10 μrad / °C Beam position overlap at exit < 50 μm Beam-to-beam angle deviation < 250 μrad Modulation Specifications Digital Modulation (all lines other than 561nm) Bandwidth DC - 5MHz Extinction Ratio > 10 000 000 : 1 (>70 dB) Rise/fall time < 60 ns Digital Modulation (561 nm) Bandwidth DC - 5 kHz Extinction Ratio >50 dB Rise/fall time < 60 microseconds Fiber Coupling Specifications Long-term stability (8 hrs ± 3°C) - out of the fiber < 3 % Fiber Output FC / APC, 8°, non-collimated Fiber Type SM / PM Polarization PER > 30:1, ± 3° with respect to the key Fiber Length 2 m Jacketing Ø 3mm, PVC Operation Environment Specifications Power supply requirements 12 VDC, 6.67 A Power consumption, total system 60 W Maximum baseplate temperature 50 ºC Ambient temperature, operation 10 - 40 ºC Storage temperature - 10 °C to +60 °C Laser Head heat sink thermal impedance at 40 °C < 0.17 K/W Warm-up time from complete “off” < 3 min Communication protocol USB or RS 232
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8 hours
Wavelength (nm):
Multiline 457nm, 561nm, 647nm
Average Power (watts):
50mW all lines at fiber output
Pulse Rate (Hz):
457nm & 657nm DC - 5MHz, 561nm DC - 5kHz
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