Fluorescence lifetime is a spectroscopy method used for measuring the time a molecule spends in the excited state, by calculating the time between when the laser is fired, and the fluorescence signal is detected as well as the rise and decay time of the signal. Typical lifetimes are on the order of a few picoseconds to hundreds of nanoseconds depending on the molecule, therefore ultra-short pulsed in the picosecond or femtosecond range are required from fluorescence lifetime lasers. Fluorescence lifetime is an intrinsic property, which does not depend on molecular concentration, absorption by the sample, sample thickness, method of measurement, fluorescence intensity, photo-bleaching, and/or excitation intensity. The lifetime is affected by external factors, such as temperature, polarity, and the presence of fluorescence quenchers. This makes it an ideal method for differentiating between molecules in messy biological systems, for example, fluorescence lifetime lasers have been shown to distinguish between healthy and cancers brain tissue in real-time. On this page, you will find a list of all of the full range of fluorescence lifetime lasers we offer at RPMC, including picosecond pulsed visible lasers and femtosecond mode-locked lasers which can be used to induce two-photon fluorescence.
|Picture||Part Number||Type||Output power (W)||Wavelength (nm)||Output||Linewidth||Pulse energy (uJ)||Pulse width||Rep rate|
|1.5um Broadband CW Fiber Lasers||CW Fiber Lasers||0.160||1529-1610||SM Fiber, PM Fiber||Broadband|
|1.5um Pulsed Fiber Lasers||Pulsed Fiber Lasers||0.150, 1.0, 5.0||1540-1560||5.0, 25.0, 80.0||400ps, 50ns||5kHz, 1MHz, 2MHz|
|1um Pulsed Fiber Lasers||Pulsed Fiber Lasers||5.0||1030-1100||150.0||400ps, 50ns||10kHz, 100kHz, 1MHz|
|ALCOR 10XX||Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Pulsed Fiber Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers||2.0, 5.0||1040, 1064||0.025, 0.062||100fs, 110fs||80MHz (Optional: 40MHz)|
|ALCOR 520||Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Pulsed Fiber Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers||0.800, 2.0||520||0.025||180fs||80MHz (Optional: 40MHz)|
|ALCOR 780||Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Pulsed Fiber Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers||0.800||780||0.010||150fs||80MHz (Optional: 40MHz)|
|ALCOR 920||Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Pulsed Fiber Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers||1.5, 2.5, 4.0||920||0.0187, 0.0312, 0.050||100fs, 110fs, 130fs||80MHz (Optional: 40MHz)|
|ALCOR Dual||Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Pulsed Fiber Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers||1.0, 2.0||920/1064||0.0125, 0.025||100fs, 110fs, 130fs||80MHz (Optional: 40MHz)|
|Altair||Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Pulsed Fiber Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers||10.0, 20.0||1040||0.125, 0.250, 1.0||150fs, 250fs||30MHz, 80MHz, Single shot to 40MHz|
|Antares||Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Pulsed Fiber Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers||10.0, 20.0, 30.0||1030, 1064||0.125, 0.250, 0.375, 0.500||10ps||80MHz|
|Diadem 1300||Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers||2.0||1300||1.0||150fs||Single shot to 2MHz|
|Diadem IR||Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers||10.0, 20.0, 30.0||1030, 1064||10.0, 20.0, 30.0, 40.0||400fs, 10ps||Single shot to 2MHz|
|SB1-1064||Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Microchip Lasers||0.008, 0.012, 0.040, 0.110, 0.150, 0.200, 0.225, 0.400||1064||2.0, 15.0, 20.0, 30.0, 40.0, 60.0, 80.0||400ps, 1.3ns||100Hz, 200Hz, 1kHz, 5kHz, 10kHz, 15kHz, 55kHz, 100kHz|
|SB1-266||Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Microchip Lasers||0.002, 0.005||266||0.500, 1.0, 2.0||1.3ns||1kHz, 5kHz, 10kHz|
|SB1-355||Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Microchip Lasers||0.010||355||Narrow||1.0||1.3ns||5kHz, 10kHz|
|SB1-532||Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Microchip Lasers||0.004, 0.006, 0.010, 0.017, 0.020, 0.030, 0.040, 0.075, 0.100||532||0.300, 7.0, 10.0, 15.0, 20.0, 30.0, 40.0||400ps, 1.3ns||10Hz, 100Hz, 200Hz, 1kHz, 5kHz, 10kHz, 15kHz, 55kHz, 100kHz|
|SB1-946||Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Microchip Lasers||0.004, 0.060, 0.070, 0.105||946||7.0||2ns||100Hz, 5kHz, 10kHz|
|Sirius GR||Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers||2.0||532||32.0||10ps||Single shot to 1MHz|
|Sirius IR||Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers||5.0||1064||60.0||10ps||Single shot to 1MHz|
|Wedge-HB/XB 1064||Pulsed DPSS Lasers||4.0||1064||2000.0, 4000.0||1.5ns||Single shot to 1kHz, Single shot to 2kHz|
|Wedge-HB/XB 532||Pulsed DPSS Lasers||2.0||532||1000.0, 2000.0||1.5ns||Single shot to 1kHz, Single shot to 2kHz|
|Wedge-HF/XF 1064||Pulsed DPSS Lasers||1.5, 4.0||1064||70.0, 180.0||400ps - 1.6ns, 700ps - 2.5ns||10kHz to 100kHz, 50kHz to 200kHz|
|Wedge-HF/XF 266||Pulsed DPSS Lasers||0.050, 0.180||266||5.0, 15.0||400ps - 700ps, 500ps - 1ns||10kHz to 50kHz|
|Wedge-HF/XF 355||Pulsed DPSS Lasers||0.800||355||40.0||500ps - 1ns||10kHz to 50kHz|
|Wedge-HF/XF 532||Pulsed DPSS Lasers||0.500, 1.5, 2.0, 4.0||532||30.0, 40.0, 80.0, 120.0||400ps - 1ns, 500ps - 1.5ns, 750ps - 2ns, 750ps - 2.5ns||10kHz to 100kHz, Single shot to 10kHz|
|Wedge-XB 1572||Pulsed DPSS Lasers||0.800||1572||8000.0||2.5ns||1kHz|
|Wedge-XB 3um||Pulsed DPSS Lasers||0.200||3106||100.0||3ns||Single shot to 2kHz|
RPMC offers a variety of standard and custom CW fiber laser options. Available in both OEM and Turnkey formats, our 1um, 1.5um and 2um fiber lasers are manufactured to Telcordia standards and can be modified to meet your applications requirements. With available powers up to 100W at 1um, 30W at 1.5um and 40W at 2um, our CW fiber lasers are suitable for a wide range of applications. Available options and configurations include narrow linewidth, single frequency outputs, C and L-band broadband sources, polarize maintaining fiber options, power tunability and high-speed triggering and modulation. Customized configurations are available upon request.
RPMC offers a variety of standard and custom pulsed fiber laser options. Available in both OEM and Turnkey formats, our 1um, 1.5um and 2um fiber lasers are manufactured to Telcordia standards and can be modified to meet your applications requirements. With available average powers up to 10W at 1um and 1.5um, peak powers up to 25kW, pulse widths in the range of 200ps to 100ns, and available options such as pulse monitoring, internal and external triggering, TTL or LVDS input signals, extended operating temperature range, and a robust design, our pulse series of fiber lasers are suitable for a wide range of applications. Customized configurations are available upon request.
ALCOR is the most advanced femtosecond fiber laser emitting at 920 nm or 1064 nm, designed explicitly for multiphoton microscopy instrumentation and industrial OEM integration, working with 24/7 operation in an ultra-compact, robust and air-cooled format. Featuring the Alcor 920 4W, with the highest average power commercially available, as well as the XSight and FLeX Fiber external modules, allowing for fine & fast gating and power control, GDD precompensation, and fiber-coupling (FleX Fiber). 520 nm, 780 nm, and 1040 nm versions also available.
The ALTAIR is an ideal solution for biophotonics applications such as multiphoton microscopy where deep excitation of red-shifted indicators such as RCaMP, dtTomato, and MCherry is required. Providing <160fs pulses, average power up to 20W and peak power up to 1.5MW at 1µm, the ALTAIR is the preferred solution for both OEM and researchers in the microscopy and lifesciences fields. The fiber-based design ensures robust and reliable 24/7 operation while providing supreme pulse quality from a user friendly, ultra compact air-cooled package.
ANTARES is a picosecond, quasi-continuous wave laser with a high repetition rate up to 80 MHz and a narrow linewidth, in a very compact and robust format. This laser series offers average powers of 1 to 40W at 1030 nm or 1064 nm (upon request) and can be doubled or tripled in the harmonics to answer even the most challenging industrial and scientific applications. ANTARES is ideally suited for applications such as CARS and spectroscopy applications.
DIADEM Series is a compact, air-cooled, high energy ultrafast laser for advanced micro-machining applications that require short femtosecond pulse widths. The Diadem is available with up to 40µJ of pulse energy, 30W of average power, and operation up to 1MHz (standard), with pulses below <400 fs and an M² < 1.2. This laser has been specifically designed for demanding medical implantable device and electronics manufacturing as well as high peak power optogenetics applications.
The Microchip Series, from BrightMicroLaser, are ultra-compact, passively q-switched, single longitudinal mode (SLM), narrow linewidth, DPSS lasers that feature pulse durations from 400 ps to 2 ns, energy levels up to 80 uJ and repetition rates up to 100 kHz. In addition to the fundamental 1064 nm wavelength and its harmonics (532, 355 and 266 nm), we also deliver units emitting at 946 and 473 nm.
SIRIUS is a very compact, high energy hybrid ultrafast laser for advanced micro-machining applications and supercontinuum pumping, offering over 120µJ and > 5 W, with pulses below 10 ps from single shot to 1MHz and an M² of < 1.2. This laser series specifically designed to allow for ergonomic and user-friendly operation. SIRIUS is ideally suited for selective ablation, electronics, and photonic applications.
The Wedge series of DPSS Lasers have been designed for OEM applications like micro machining of hard and soft materials, specialty marking, glass and crystals engraving, LIDAR, LIBS, Spectroscopy and medical diagnostics. High peak powers, with relatively low energy and heat generation, allows efficient ablation and non-linear interaction with most materials. The compact and lightweight package represents a great benefit in LIDAR and other aerospace applications, while short pulses give extremely precise time-of-flight measurements.
Second Harmonic (532 nm output) and wavelength conversion option widen the product application range.