Lasers for Microscopy

Photonic Solutions strength has always been in the diversity of our laser portfolio and so we are ideally placed to meet customer specific requirements for excitation sources for confocal, multi-photon and Raman microscopy.

We offer ultra compact, fixed wavelength, QCW ps and fs fiber lasers from Spark Lasers which are ideally suited to applications from Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging to multi-photon microscopy.

Becker & Hickl’s range of ultra low jitter picosecond diode lasers are available at wavelengths that can access all the most commonly used fluorophores and for Raman spectroscopy we offer APE’s picoEmerald OPO which is a true one-box solution for CARS and SRS. For conventional confocal choose from multi line argon lasers, and Oxxius cw laser diodes and beam combiners for integration of up to 6 different laser wavelengths.

Lasers for Microscopy - products

Diadem Ultrafast Laser

DIADEM series are ultrafast lasers emitting at around 1 micron (typically 1030nm and 1040 nm but also up to 1070nm) with high energy per pulse, tunable pulse width from 400fs to 10ps and average powers up to 30W. 

Antares Picosecond Pulsed, Ultrafast Fiber Laser

ANTARES is a is a picosecond, Quasi-Continuous Wave laser with a high repetition rate of either 40 or 80MHz, narrow linewidth (< 0.3nm), in a very compact and robust format and makes it ideally suited to bioimaging applications such as Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging, Time Correlated Single Photon Counting and CARS Spectroscopy.

Altair Femtosecond, Ultrafast Fiber Laser

ALTAIR is a femtosecond, Quasi-Continuous Wave range of fiber lasers emitting at around 1 micron (typically 1040 nm, but also at 1030 nm, 1050 nm and 1064 nm) and which delivers world class performance in a rugged, compact, air-cooled package. With repetition rates of either 40 or 80 MHz in a robust and extremely easy to install format, this laser is ideally suited for the most demanding biophotonics needs including multiphoton microscopy, neuroscience, optogenetics and SHG.

BDL-SMN ps/cw diode lasers with beam profile correction

BDL SMC diode lasers

Becker & Hickl's diode laser modules are available in the Blue, UV and Red spectral regions with pulse durations down to 40ps and 20, 50 or 80MHz repetition rates. The SMC series offer CW or picosecond pulsed operation together with an optional single-mode fiber coupler.

LCX-xxxL Laser: Low Noise CW DPSS Laser

The low noise version of the LCX series operates at 532nm, 553nm or 561nm, ideal for bio-photonics and industrial applications.

L2C-L4Cc-L6Cc Laser combiners

The L6Cc, L4Cc and L2C are compact laser combiner systems which integrates multiple Oxxius LCX DPSS laser modules and LBX laser diode modules. With free space output or fiber delivery, these laser banks are ideally suited to applications in bioimaging where combinations of wavelengths may be required for multi wavelength interrogation.

Deep UV, CW laser source

"LUV" series: 266nm-280nm CW laser sources.

LCX-xxxS Laser: SLM CW DPSS Laser

The single longitudinal mode version of the LCX series operates at 532nm, 533nmnm or 561nm.

picoEmerald for CARS and SRS


The picoEmerald is a true one-box laser solution for CARS, picosecond coherent Raman microscopy, multimodal imaging and SHG/multiphoton fluorescence. This ps laser supplies fully automated three temporally and spatially overlapping ultrafast pulse trains: 1064 nm out of the laser oscillator, the OPO Signal and the OPO Idler.

Levante Emerald ultrafast OPOs

Levante Emerald OPO Laser

The Levante Emerald OPO laser is a low cost solution from APE for generating ultrafast pulses tunable over a wide range with high output energy in the NIR. This laser is ideally suited to CARS and SRS microscopy, where narrow bandwidth is key.

ELBA-M Visible Fiber Laser

ELBA-M is a modular CW visible fiber laser offering high CW output power at any chosen wavelength in the 530 – 577, 635-665, 770 - 790, 1060 to 1154 and 1550 to 1570 nm range. This modular platform is proposed in two configurations amplifier or laser.

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