New Focus™ (Santa Clara, CA) a Newport Corporation Brand, has introduced the Vortex™ Plus Blue TLB-6802 precision series, single-mode, finely-tunable laser. This is the world’s first precision tunable blue laser that operates at 461nm, the critical wavelength for next-generation atomic clocks that are currently being built by National Labs and other top research labs worldwide. The blue Vortex Plus replaces complex resonant second-harmonic generation, or SHG systems.

The innovative Vortex Plus laser head delivers a narrower linewidth than prior versions. The new feature combines with the same reliable stability (1% over 1 hour) and true continuous-wave, mode-hopfree operation that New Focus’ legacy Vortex II product offers. For added flexibility, an industry-standard SMA port for direct-to-diode, high-speed modulation (useful for precise wavelength locking) is also included.

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