The MatchBox™ series of CW Micro Lasers is a new range of very affordable high-performance ultra-compact lasers introduced by Elliot Scientific for applications in chemistry and biophotonics, in particular Raman spectroscopy and fluorescence imaging.
January 15, 2014 (Newswire) - The MatchBox™ series of CW Micro Lasers manufactured by Integrated Optics UAB is a new range of very compact lasers introduced by Elliot Scientific for applications in chemistry and biophotonics, in particular Raman spectroscopy and fluorescence imaging.
The MatchBox™ series includes both DPSS and diode lasers with a wide range of output wavelengths - from 405 nm to 1342 nm - with either free space or fibre coupled outputs.
With a small, robust and easy to integrate form factor, which is enabled by the monolithic design and semi-automated precision assembly process, the MatchBox™ series has the best power/size/price ratio in the market for research-grade lasers in its class.
The hermetically sealed, ultra-compact all-in-one laser head is powered by a standard low voltage DC supply and includes the optical components, drive electronics and thermal management within a single enclosure.
To complement the laser in its target applications, Integrated Optics UAB also offer the Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) or Surface Enhanced Fluorescence (SEF) "Randa" substrate. In this substrate, the active SERS area is silver coated to enable it to work with a wide range of excitation wavelengths - from blue to near infrared, and results in a very high relative enhancement ratio of the Raman signal.
The monolithic design and cleanroom production environment eliminates the contamination risks associated with conventional SERS substrates, and are compatible with the use of a cover glass over the active SERS area, which is particularly useful in Raman imaging and DNA sequencing applications.
About Integrated Optics
Integrated Optics UAB is a Lithuanian-based manufacturer of integrated optical devices, power electronics and plasmonic substrates established in 2012. The company's key technologies (patents pending), unique semi-automated assembly methods, and compact and efficient electronics open new possibilities in photonics' product prototyping and manufacturing. For more information, please visit www.integratedoptics.eu
About Elliot Scientific Ltd.
Elliot Scientific, based in Harpenden, is a major UK supplier of Opto-Mechanic, Laser, Cryogenic, Magnetic and Fibre-Optic components and systems to the Scientific, Research and Industrial communities. We manufacture our own ranges, including the award winning Optical Tweezers system, that are marketed under the Elliot|Martock and Elliot Scientific brands, and also offer high-tech products and equipment from leading manufacturers based around the world. For more information, please visit www.elliotscientific.com