World's Smallest Laser Ideal for Many Research and Industrial Applications

Published on November 9, 2009 at 7:49 AM

Elliot Scientific is now taking advanced orders for a compact CW DPSS (Diode Pumped Solid State) laser that outputs in the UV at a wavelength of 266 nm.

The VERVE, as the laser has been named, was recently demonstrated by Elliot Scientific at October's Photonex '09 Exhibition in Stoneleigh, near Coventry.

Initially available with powers of up to 100 mW, the new laser features a unique miniaturised double cavity and nitrogen sealed UV optics. Its continuous wave operation opens up many exciting avenues for researchers, such as in UV spectroscopy, or for industrial applications like semiconductor inspection.

Featuring massively reduced power consumption and minimal heat generation, VERVE requires no water cooling or nitrogen purging - significantly reducing the lifetime running costs of the laser. It remains mechanically stable throughout operation and beam pointing stability is maintained to better than 10 µrad/°C.

In common with all other KLASTECH lasers, VERVE exhibits silent running (< 0.5% rms noise), provides a diffraction limited output beam with an M2 better than 1.05 and achieves long term power stability of less than 2%. Based on the company's new iMAT - impedance Matched Amplification Tuned - laser technology, VERVE produces an inherently Pitch Perfect single frequency performance with a line width of less than 1 MHz.

Elliot Scientific is taking advance orders for 25, 50 and 100 mW versions, while KLASTECH are planning to release higher powers in 2010.

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