As noted in the article “Mini CW Lasers Enable Next-Generation Bioinstrumentation” in May’s edition of Photonics Tech Briefs (PTB), continuous-wave (CW) lasers have helped advance research in fields such as cell sorting and DNA sequencing. Written by Jurgen Niederhofer, product manager of Newport’s Spectra-Physics Lasers Division (Stahnsdorf, Germany), the article highlights low-cost, small-form-factor diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) and direct-diode (DD) lasers that answer many of the most common bioinstrumentation applications.

Laser providers are already focused on expanding wavelength offerings, turnkey fiber- coupled solutions, and footprint size. Advances in DPSS and DD will support research in hematology and flow cytometry, among other fields.

See page IIa of the May issue of PTB for the full article. Visit

NewportÂ’s Spectra-Physics Lasers Division here .