Compass lasers

Compass Lasers

Family of green (532 nm) DPSS CW lasers for life sciences, imaging, inspection and reprographics.


 
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Compass 115M allows OEM integrators to immediately benefit from shorter processing times in life sciences and inspection applications.

Compass (COMpact All Solid State lasers) is a family of solid-state lasers spanning the power range from 5 mW to 75 mW CW in the green (532 nm). They exhibit optical properties unmatched by other products and are known for their outstanding level of reliability and lifetime. This is the reason OEM customers have chosen to integrate Compass more than 60,000 times making Compass one of the most successful products in laser history.

Excellent laser beam parameters, highest unit-to-unit consistency, hands-free operation plus superior reliability and lifetime make the Compass the recognized industry standard in the most demanding applications such as life sciences (e.g. genetic screening, cytometry, medical diagnosis), pharmaceutics, cosmetics, environmental analysis including biohazard detection, semiconductor inspection, metrology, imaging, and reprographics printing.

Compass 115M
CW green laser with best performance-to-price ratio featuring excellent laser beam parameters and output powers of 5 mW, 10 mW, 15 mW and 20 mW.

Compass 215M
CW green laser with medium output powers of 10 mW, 15 mW, 20 mW, 50 mW and 75 mW.

 
Compass 115M
 Continuous wave (CW) green lasers (532 nm), from 5 mW to 20 mW.
Compass 215M
Continuous Wave (CW) green laser (532 nm), from 10 mW to 75 mW.
Compass 215M
 

Application
Material
Product
Bio-Medical Research
Bio-Research
Life Sciences
Fluorescence Excitation
• Compass 115M
• Compass 215M
Cell Research
Cell Research
Life Sciences
Fluorescence Excitation
• Compass 115M
• Compass 215M
Confocal Microscopy
Microscopy
Life Sciences
Fluorescence Excitation
• Compass 115M
• Compass 215M
Flow Cytometry
Flow Cytometry
Life Sciences
Fluorescence Excitation
• Compass 115M
• Compass 215M
Inspection
Laser Inspection
Electronics Inspection
Disk Drive, Electronic Component Surface, FPD, LCD, PC Board, Reticle, Wafer
• Compass 215M
 
 Compass 115MCompass 215M
Power (mW)5, 10, 15, 2010, 15, 20, 50, 75
Wavelength (mW)532532
 

All Compass models utilize intra-cavity frequency-doubling to convert IR to green laser light. This is realized with Coherent’s unique, patented PermAlign technology: optical components are aligned to optimum and then permanently fixed by soldering making the lasers optimally aligned over their whole lifetime, insensitive to vibration and thermal cycles. The lasers are manufactured in controlled clean rooms and hermetically sealed before being end-tested extensively.
 

  • Patented PermAlign technology: solder-bonding optics for unsurpassed unit-to-unit consistency, ruggedness and thermal stability
  • Outstanding beam quality over entire laser life
  • Highest power stability and lowest amplitude noise for superior application results
  • Contamination-free cleanroom manufacturing and hermetically sealed laser heads for highest reliability and lifetime
     

A new 20 mW Compass 115M model completes the 115M line of green CW lasers. These 532 nm lasers are ideally suited for cost-sensitive, yet demanding OEM applications in life sciences, graphic arts, and inspection. The 115M line offers excellent optical performance and the same reliability, unit-to-unit consistency and long lifetime as higher power Compass lasers. The line therefore offers the best available performance to price ratio and lowest cost of ownership.
 

Our mid power-level Compass 215M model is the laser of choice for a wide variety of life sciences and inspection applications utilizing the 532 nm excitation wavelength.

 
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