Over the last decade, the fluorescence-based life science industry has already been transitioning from bulky gas-laser sources into solid-state lasers with a smaller footprint, longer lifetime, and lower maintenance requirements. The development of compact, reliable solid-state lasers was an initial enabling technology for commercialization and expansion to new markets and applications, accompanied by parallel improvements in data storage and advanced camera systems, to name a few. While some applications are able to utilize the advancements in LED and super-continuum white-light sources; the high-resolution, high-speed techniques still rely on the high-brightness and wavelength precision of lasers.

As new techniques are developed for clinical applications, ease-of-use and the ability to commercialize the instrumentation become increasingly important. While maintaining the highest quality and performance, laser manufacturers must deliver reliable, simple, and cost-effective solutions for both commercial systems and laboratory instrumentation or fundamental research.

Why multi-line lasers?

A revolutionary concept made possible thanks to the priority and unique manufacturing method from Cobolt, called HT Cure. A Multi-line laser is a single compact laser head with multiple lasers built inside and collimated into a single permanently aligned output beam, thus giving the appearance of a single laser with multiple wavelengths. The multi-line laser is therefore very attractive as an extremely compact, an easy to use solution for adding more functionality and wavelengths either to a system design or lab set-up. The availability of a compact, easy-to-use, and relia