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    Light-sheet Microscopy: Why are Two Beams Better Than One?

      In the past, we have published several different blogs and whitepapers relating to both Raman and fluorescent confocal microscopy.  Therefore, there is no need for us to repeat the basics here, so we will simply point out that while traditional...

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    What is Laser Amplifier Noise?

      Laser amplifiers are an invaluable tool because they allow for a laser’s power to be increased while maintaining its basic spectral properties.  In a blog post published last year titled “Laser Amplification for Power Scaling,” we described the...

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    How to get the right laser spot at the right distance. - Part 1

      Building upon our recent series of blog posts on fiber-coupled diode lasers, we now turn our attention to how you can manipulate the laser light coming out of a fiber.  Perhaps the most common question we get here at RPMC, is how to get a specific...

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    Analog vs. digital modulation - Which is better for you?

      For people without a background in electrical engineering, understanding the finer details of analog and digital modulation can be quite challenging.  This is compounded by the fact that most texts on the subject already assume that the reader has a...

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    Pros & Cons of Pigtailed Laser Diodes vs. Detachable Fiber Coupled

    Approximately half of the laser diodes that we provide here at RPMC Lasers are fiber-coupled.  For this reason, we have decided to build upon our recent two-part blog on fiber coupling in our Laser Diode Fundamentals series by exploring the...

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    Interferometry for Precision Measurements

    Interferometry is one of the most widely used precision measurement techniques known to humankind.  The precision provided by interferometers has enabled countless scientific discoveries and breakthroughs.  These range from the Michelson and Morley...

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    How Removing the TEC Increases Laser Diode Stability

    As most people already understand, a laser diodes performance is highly dependent on its operating temperature, which is why most mid- to high-end laser packages utilize embedded thermoelectric coolers (TECs).  The strong temperature dependence arises...

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    3 important things when choosing a laser combiner for Flow Cytometry

    As discussed in a previous blog post, flow cytometry is an extremely valuable methodology employed by scientists around the world for analyzing individual cells via fluorescence tagging.  In that blog titled “Flow Cytometry Review,” we went to great...

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    Automotive LIDAR

    Over the past year, we here at RPMC Lasers have published several different pieces of technical content on various LIDAR applications.  Some of our more recent posts include a white paper titled “Single Frequency Fiber Lasers for Doppler LIDAR," and a...

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    Laser Diode Fundamentals: Bandgap Energy and Wavelength

      Diode lasers are unique amongst most other laser sources for their extensive range of available wavelengths.   The breadth of output wavelengths has allowed diodes to become one of the most versatile laser sources, with wavelengths available from...

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    Arroyo Releases New TEC Controller for OEM Applications

    Arroyo Instruments is proud to announce the release of the new 586 Series TECPak.  The 586 TECPak offers up to 392W of output power and its display-less operation is a combination of its smaller brother (the 585 TECPak) plus the high-power output of...

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    The Three Leading Aesthetics Applications

    RPMC Lasers has made this blog post to show the top three aesthetic laser applications our customers have worked on. Our team of laser experts have over 100 years of combined experience working with our customers, and during that time, we have helped...

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    LIDAR Becoming the Future of Bathymetry

    Bathymetry is the study of the underwater depth in oceans, lakes, or seas and is used to generate detailed topographical maps of bodies of water around the world.  While there are several different methods of underwater mapping including sonar, in...

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    Introduction Multi-photon Microscopy

    Fluorescence microscopy is deployed widely in biological sciences for identifying the spatial distribution of molecules of interest in complex heterogeneous samples, including living cells.  Over the past 100 years, this method has been heavily...

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    Specifications for Target Imaging

    Last year we published a blog post on the subject of combining active imaging and night vision by using time-of-flight (TOF) gated lidar to produce three-dimensional images of a target without the need for visible light.  We will revisit this topic,...

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    How Can RPMC Provide the Right Custom Laser Solution?

    For over 30 years, the laser diode experts at RPMC Lasers have facilitated successful collaborations between customers and suppliers. Our team prides itself on the knowledge and experience acquired in the industry and our dedication to providing...

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    Laser Diode Fundamentals: Diode Gain Threshold

    For any laser to function, there must be more gain inside the laser cavity than loss, and the point at which the laser gain is just large enough to overcome the cavity loss enabling lasing is called gain threshold.  While simple, in theory, this...

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    Investment in the Future - Integrated Optics

    RPMC Lasers, has partnered with Integrated Optics, for several years now, to provide our customers with high-quality compact diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) and diode laser modules.   In order to meet growing production demands, Integrated Optics...

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    FAQ #1 – Can I operate multiple laser diodes from the same power supply?

    Here at RPMC Lasers, we have over 20 years of experience helping the photonics community with their solid-state laser needs.  Over this time, we have answered a wide range of questions from both end users and system integrators, ranging from...

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    Machine Vision For Inspection

    Introduction

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    Laser Diode Fundamentals - Fiber Coupling 2

    Laser Diode Fundamentals: Fiber Coupling (Part 2 of 2)

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    Micromake Machining Laser

    Last fall, we published a blog titled “Micromachining Lasers for Anti-Counterfeiting,” where we explored how laser micromachining can be used to embed microscopic two-dimensional identification codes directly onto the item of interest.   In addition...

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    Laser Diode Fundamentals - Fiber Coupling

    Laser Diode Fundamentals: Fiber Coupling (Part 1 of 2)

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    The Basics of Microchip Laser Harmonics

    Microchip lasers have been around since 1989 when they were first produced at MIT’s Lincoln Labs, but it wasn’t until recently that they have become commonplace in the commercial laser market.  As such, they are still somewhat misunderstood. In this...

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    ER: Glass Lasers for LIBS in Harsh Environments

    Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is one of the most popular laser based atomic spectroscopy techniques on the market today.  Nowadays, LIBS is rapidly becoming an indispensable tool for elemental analysis and is generally viewed as a...

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