CW Solid State Laser Sources for the Life Sciences:
An Introduction to selecting a laser module for your experiment or instrument.
As lasers become more commonplace in many applications within the life sciences, including Super Resolution Imaging, Confocal Microscopy, Flow Cytometry, DNA Sequencing, and Optogenetics, many times the engineer or researcher knows the key parameters needed, but has difficulties sorting out the less important parameters. This could have a significant impact on cost, the experiment, or overall performance of the system.
We will present the basic CW laser module characteristics required for Life Science applications and how to define the specifications to insure you get the right laser for your application. Whether you are a researcher working on an experiment or an engineer developing an instrument for one of these applications, understanding the laser source is critical for your success.