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Our 488 nm lasers

At HÜBNER Photonics we have a wide variety of innovative lasers that cater to specific needs. One of our models, the Cobolt 06-MLD (modulated laser diode) 488 nm laser, is a compact diode laser intended for plug and play usage. This means it is easily configured and designed to be simply dropped into any experiment. Controlled either through our Monitor software or using your own software, the Cobolt 06-01 Series of lasers can be modulated up to 150 MHz using digital modulation.

Even though the Cobolt 06-MLD 488 nm laser is a modern diode laser, lasers at this wavelength have been available long before the invention of the diode laser. Traditionally lasers at this wavelength were argon ion based, the disadvantage is that today these traditional gas lasers are comparatively large and consume inherently inefficient. Thus the compact, plug and play 06-MLD 488 nm laser is making life easier for modern day biologists and scientists.

Advantages of Cobolt’s 06-MLD 488nm laser

Our 06-MLD 488 nm laser is very well suited to scientific and OEM applications. It is a high-performance laser with excellent reliability laser makeing it ideal for use in multiple scientific fields such including life sciences. All of these features mean that the 06-MLD 488 nm laser is one of the most versatile lasers on offer at the moment. This type of laser comes in a few different output powers, the choice of which will depend upon the end use of the laser itself. As an all-round trustworthy laser, we at Cobolt feel that the 06-MLD 488 nm laser is hard to beat, manufactured with our propriority method of HTCure™ for robustness and reliability.

Applications for the 06-MLD 488 nm laser

The 06-MLD 488 nm laser is perfect for fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry. In fluorescence microscopy the laser is used to excite fluorophores which in turn are imaged typically in a microscope and the specific properties of interest are analyzed. Each laser type has a different wavelength that activates specific fluorophores. All the lasers in the 06-01 Series have wavelengths targeting excitation of common fluorophores.

Sold seperately or combined with other wavelengths into a multi-line laser, Skyra, or laser combiner C-FLEX. If you are interested in tunable laser light then the choose our C-WAVE.

The Cobolt 08-NLD 488 nm laser is a narrowline laser, perfect for Raman!

  • Cobolt 06-01 Series

    Plug & play modulated CW lasers

    Wavelength: 375 nm – 975 nm
    Power: 40 mW – 400 mW
    Applications: Microscopy, flow cytometry, optogenetics

    Plug & play modulated CW lasers

    Cobolt 06-01 Series offers lasers over a large wavelength range in a compact plug and play format. The Series consists of high performance fixed wavelength diode laser modules (MLD) and diode-pumped lasers (DPL). High speed direct modulation capability and true off during modulation makes them ideal for applications in bioimaging and quantum technologies.

    • 375 nm - 975 nm, up to 400 mW
    • Fully integrated electronics
    • Integrated clean-up filter on all diode wavelengths
    • Digital & analog modulation with true OFF during modulation (>70 dB)
    • Fiber pigtailed configuration available
    • Compatible in the C-FLEX Laser Combiner
    • Ultra-robust, proven reliability
    • 24 months warranty and < 2 weeks standard lead time


    Perfect for fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, optogenetics, colorimetry, quantum technology, DNA sequencing. Life Science Optogenetics Solutions Quantum – Copyright © Max Planck Institute Heidelberg
  • Cobolt 08-01 Series

    Compact narrow linewidth lasers

    Wavelength: 405 nm – 1064 nm
    Power: 25 mW – 500 mW
    Applications: Raman spectroscopy, interferometry, dynamic light scattering.

    Compact narrow linewidth lasers

    The Cobolt 08-01 Series is a family of compact narrow linewidth continuous-wave lasers, including high performance single frequency diode pumped lasers (DPL) as well as frequency stabilized diode lasers (NLD). This Series offers the broadest wavelength range and highest performance lasers on the market for Raman spectroscopy.

    • 405 nm – 1064 nm, up to 500 mW
    • Excellent wavelength stability, < 1 pm (over ±3 °C, 8 hrs)
    • Guaranteed excellent spectral purity, > 80 dB
    • Integrated electronics
    • Integrated optional optical isolator and spectral clean-up filter
    • Fiber coupled option
    • Ultra-robust, proven reliability
    • Ensured stable narrow linewidth emission over the full laser lifetime and a wide range of operating conditions
    • 24 months warranty, unlimited hours


    Perfect for Raman spectroscopy, interferometry, dynamic light scattering.
  • Cobolt Skyra™

    A revolutionary multi-line laser platform

    Wavelength: 405 nm – 685 nm
    Power: 50 mW, 100 mW
    Applications: Microscopy, flow cytometry

    A revolutionary multi-line laser platform

    Cobolt Skyra™ is an extremely compact, permanently aligned, plug & play, multi-line laser with up to 4 laser lines and control electronics integrated into one single, temperature-controlled package, small enough to fit in the palm of your hand!
    • 405 nm - 660 nm, up to 100 mW of output power per line
    • Robust package, fully integrated electronics and user friendly software control
    • Analog and digital modulation capability on all lines
    • Fiber coupled option available
    • Hermetically sealed packages, proven reliability


    Perfect for Ar+ replacement, fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry and Optogenetics
  • C-FLEX

    The compact and flexible laser combiner

    Wavelength: 375 nm – 1064 nm
    Power: 50 mW – 1000 mW
    Applications: Microscopy, Raman, holography

    The compact and flexible laser combiner

    The C-FLEX laser combiners are available in three platform sizes (C4, C6, and C8) and can be equipped with up to 4, 6, or 8 Cobolt lasers. The C-FLEX laser combiners can be fully customized to your needs or selected from a range of standard application-specific configurations. The very broad range of wavelengths that can be integrated includes both diode laser technology with high speed modulation capability as well as diode pumped laser with single-frequency operation, which allows for flexible custom configurations specific to application and experimental requirements.
    • Available wavelengths: 375 nm to 1064 nm, up to 1000 mW
    • Easy to install and field upgradeable
    • High speed modulation
    • Fiber coupling with options for multiple outputs


    Fluorescence Microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and holography.
  • C-WAVE Series

    The cw tunable laser light source

    Wavelength: 450 nm – 1900 nm
    Power: 200 mW – 1000 mW
    Applications: Nanophotonics, quantum research, Raman (TERS)

    The widely tunable laser light source

    The C-WAVE tunable laser is a widely tunable continuous wave (cw), single frequency laser light source based on optical parametric oscillator (OPO) technology. It offers full computer controlled emission tuning across the visible and near-infrared wavelength range.
    • Widely tunable VIS & NIR
    • Output power up to 500 mW (VIS), up to 1 W (IR)
    • CW, single frequency, < 1 MHz linewidth 
    • Up to 40 GHz mode-hop-free tuning 
    • AbsoluteLambda™ for C-WAVE enables precision and automatic frequency control with accuracy up to 2 MHz
    • No consumable components
    • Computer controlled, automatic tuning

    Overview of models

    C-WAVE tuning range


    Nanophotonics, high resolution spectroscopy, holography, Raman spectroscopy, Quantum technologies