Below you find downloads for software and information


Cobolt Monitor™ Software

The Cobolt Monitor software provides a graphical way to monitor the laser performance and to change power, operation mode and other settings.

Download the latest version: Cobolt Monitor-

Cobolt Monitor™ is the Beta version for Cobolt Tor XS users: CoboltMonitor-  NEW
Cobolt Monitor6.0.7.0 is the Beta version for Cobolt Skyra users:  Cobolt Monitor-

[Cobolt Monitor™ is an upgrade to the Cobolt Monitor™ version which was a new combined GUI for all Cobolt laser models. The GUI supports simultaneous connection and monitoring of multiple lasers, configured for either RS232 or USB2.0. The GUI automatically searches for new Cobolt lasers connected to the computer and presents them listed. We highly recommend that you upgrade to the latest version!

NOTE: Cobolt Monitor™ requires the .NET 4.0 framework to be installed on the target machine (standard from Windows 8).  The .NET 4.0 framework is availible for the majority of Windows releases, including: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP1), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. For users with older Machines not able to meet these requirements please use Cobolt Monitor]

In case you have an older Cobolt laser which does not connect to Cobolt MonitorTM 6.0.X.0, please contact your Cobolt distributor with your serial number and we will provide you with the correct software.

(See laser manuals for further instructions regarding software usage).

Driver for USB communication

To connect to the laser via USB, the USB driver must be installed (though not required for Windows 10). When installed, a virtual COM port will be created to communicate with the laser.

Driver for USB communication (USB 2.0 required or USB hub)

Instructions for installing the Cobolt USB Laser Device Driver on a Windows 7 or Windows XP Machine
Instructions for installing the Cobolt USB Laser Device Driver on a Windows 8 Machine


To integrate the Cobolt lasers into LabView environment, please download the driver packages below.
LabView (Version 2012)

Micro-manager drivers

Integration of Cobolt lasers into Micromanager software

An official Micromanager driver is available for Cobolt 06-01 lasers and for Cobolt Skyra. Please search for and install the “CoboltOfficial” driver from the Micromanager library.

If you experience any difficulties with your Micromanager integration, please contact us at:

Note: If you are running previous or alternate versions of a Cobolt laser driver in Micromanager:
We support and appreciate the creativity, hard work, and innovation of researchers using our lasers in the Micromanager community. However, caution must be taken to ensure that compliance with laser safety regulations is strictly maintained during operation of CE or CDRH labeled products as stand-alone devices in laboratory settings. Other Micromanager drivers are available for Cobolt lasers which are not written by Cobolt. Micromanager is an open source software and Cobolt is not liable for independently published drivers.

Old Monitor Software versions

Cobolt Monitor software gen. 4 and 5 Software for 04-01 Series and 05-01 Series lasers with controller generation 4 and 5
Cobolt Monitor software gen. 5b Software for 04-01 Series and 05-01 Series lasers with controller generation 5b
Cobolt Monitor MLD software Software for all MLD models in the 06-01 Series
Cobolt Monitor DPL software Software for all DPL models in the 06-01 Series
Cobolt Monitor software Q-switched & Mid-IR Software for Cobolt Tor Series and Cobolt Odin Series