Fluorescence Lifetime Lasers

Fluorescence Lifetime Lasers Overview

Fluorescence Lifetime

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.

To see a full list of other applications RPMC lasers are used for please check out our applications page by clicking here.

Series

Alcor

 

ALCOR is the most advanced femtosecond fiber laser emitting at 920 nm or 1064 nm specifically designed for multiphoton microscopy instrumentation and industrial OEM integration, working with 24/7 operations, 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 FLeXSight external modules, allowing for fine and fast gating and power control, and GDD precompensation.

 

Altair

 

ALTAIR is the perfect fit for all deep excitation applications like multi-photon microscopy, with 1 µm wavelength, up to 20W average power output, and 1.5MW of peak power, it offers many benefits for bioimaging, including lower scattering and deeper penetration. Integrating state of the art, high-power, fully packaged fiber amplifiers, and pulse management, ALTAIR has remarkable pulse quality and high average power, is maintenance-free, ultra-compact, and robust.

 

Antares

 

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.

 

 

CPFL

CPFL is a Telcom grade compact 1.5um pulsed laser series available with up to 1W of average power and nanosecond to sub-nanosecond pulses. This telecom grade, fiber laser enables a variety of applications including long-range LIDAR and other “eye-safe” laser operations. The CPFL Laser is a flexible format available at various pulse widths, repetition rates, and center wavelengths to meet a variety of application requirements.

 

Diadem

 

DIADEM 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.

 

GBS

 

GBS Series of fiber laser modules are a Broad Band Source generating a non-coherent and broad ASE spectrum that combines the C and L-Band of the erbium with up to 22dBm of output power. ASE Broadband Sources are also available in the 1 µm band of the Ytterbium and the 2 µm band of the Thulium. All our Broad Band Sources are proposed in module format or in a Bench Top configuration.

 

 

HFL

HFL is a high-energy, q-switched, wavelength stabilized, OEM fiber laser from Bktel, perfect for LiDAR and 3D scanning applications. This ultra-compact series offers high pulse repetition rates up to several MHz, 5W average power output (25W peak), up to 150µJ of pulse energy, pulse widths between 0.4 and 10ns, and delivers a perfect TEM00 output beam with fiber and collimating lens options.

 

 

FP3-946-12-5: 946nm microchip laserMicrochip Series, available in the FP3 and P4 packages from BrightMicroLaser, are ultra-compact, passively q-switched DPSS lasers that feature pulse durations from 350 ps to 3 ns, energy levels up to 100 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.

 

 

Quantas-Q1-PICO-532: High energy, compact, nanosecond, DPSS laser

Q1 is a compact, energy-efficient, diode-pumped, air-cooled, Q-switched laser available at 1064 and 1053nm with up to 45 mJ of pulse energy and rep rates up to 50Hz. The high peak powers and low divergence of the Q1 series enable efficient harmonic conversion through the 5th harmonic (213 or 211nm). The innovative laser design has resulted in a user-friendly, turnkey system that requires little maintenance.

 

 

Sirius

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.

 

 

Wedge

Wedge is a DPSS laser that has been designed for OEM applications like micromachining 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.

 

 

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The search filters to the left can allow you to better sort through the Fluorescence Lifetime Laser products offered at RPMC to find the one which is best suited for your application, or you can talk to one of our laser experts today by calling 1-636-272-7227.