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31 January 2014

Modulight broadens OEM laser system family to single-mode and multi-wavelength laser modules

Modulight Inc, an ISO13485-certified laser manufacturer based in Tampere, Finland and San Jose, CA, USA, has announced two complementary additions to its OEM laser system platform.

Whereas the ML6500 (launched in 2013) introduced what was claimed to be the industry’s smallest form factor and widest wavelength spread high-power multimode laser modules, this is now complemented by the ML6400 single-mode laser systems and ML6600 multi-wavelength laser systems. The smaller 2”x2”-footprint ML6400 and the larger 6”x6”-footprint ML6600 house up to three different wavelengths in a single easy-to-use laser module.

“This is again a direct response to the market needs we have already identified when developing the single-wavelength multi-mode laser ML6500 modules,” says president & CEO Dr Petteri Uusimaa. “Stable and easy-to-integrate UV and visible single-mode laser modules at 405–690nm are of great interest in the field of biophotonics and fluorescence microscopy. We complement these with our single-mode laser diode products at NIR (near-infrared) region up to 1650nm to introduce again the widest wavelength span of such laser systems in the industry,” he adds.

“The ML6400 and ML6600 laser systems share the same design language, interfaces and key features as the flagship ML6500 modules,” explains Sampsa Kuusiluoma, manager for New Product Introduction. All versions have driving and cooling controls integrated into the module, and they can be controlled by external set voltage. Additionally, direct control is available through an easy-to-use PC user interface that supports multiple laser units or multiple wavelength channels simultaneously. “We have really tried here to take the effort to transform all needs and wishes we have got from our systems integrator customers about usability and flexibility of integrating laser diode solution into systems, with the whole range from low-power single-mode sources to larger multiwatt and multi-wavelength laser modules used in industrial and life-science applications,” he adds.

“The key features of the ML6400 are stable CW output power and wide wavelength range from UV to NIR. ML6600 systems boast a true 3-in-1 solution, where we can basically take any of our single-wavelength ML6500 performance and squeeze that into a individually addressable multi-wavelength laser source with single output and control interface,” says Kuusiluoma.

“This feature is demonstrated nicely with our pilot product ML6600-RGB, designed for display and projection application [to be demonstrated in booth 1538 at the Photonics West show in San Francisco, CA, USA (4-6 February)].” This product combines the separate 1W ML6500-RGB laser sources into a single 3W system that can either have 3W of each color or 3W combined RGB (635nm/532nm/465nm) output in an easy-to-use color controllable module. “We can take any of the wavelengths between 405–1650nm that we support already with ML6500 and mix or combine those in the ML6600 platform to address multi-wavelength applications or scale power at a single wavelength,” says Kuusiluoma. Applications range from multi-wavelength laser systems in laser projection, surgery, dentistry, laser therapy to optical pumping solutions.

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