The laser of choice for the 514 nm wavelength in CW applications has always been the argon ion laser until now. Genesis CX 514 lasers are much smaller and 25 times more electrically efficient than their ion predecessors, and there is no requirement for cooling water. The Genesis CX 514 laser head measures just 281 x 156 x 85 mm (11.06 x 6.14 x 3.35 in.) and the OEM power supply is only 299 x 208 x 97 mm (11.8 x 8.2 x 3.8 in.). In addition, the Genesis CX 514 offers the lowest cost of ownership with an expected lifetime greater than 20,000 hours (i.e. 3-4X longer in comparison to ion technology). The output power of these new Genesis CX 514 lasers can also be smoothly adjusted from 10-100% of the maximum value with no effect on beam quality or beam pointing stability, which is < 2 ?rad/°C.
The 514 nm output of these new Genesis lasers make them well-suited for fluorescence-based applications in life sciences and in bioinstrumentation. They are also useful for pumping dye and solid-state gain mediums.