The Stradus® Blue (445nm, 473nm, and 488nm) modules are all direct diode, TEM00 lasers that offer the highest possible optical power and lowest noise available today. The blue lasers benefit greatly from the innovative and patented sealed optics module that ensures long term power stability and longer life. The short term power stability is enhanced through the use of the external photo-detector – which is also protected from the outside environment by being inside the sealed optical module. The long term power stability is enhanced through the use of the sealed optics module – ensuring that any contaminants that are generated from the electronics do not affect the optics. Life test data (data available upon request) on Stradus® lasers confirm over 50,000 hours of operation.
All Stradus® lasers can be operated directly by supplying 12 volts of DC power to the miniature D-connector on the rear of Stradus® laser head. The optional Remote Control Box, allows for the necessary CDRH Safety features such as keyed lock switch for on/off, interlock connections, as well as external laser emissions LED indicator. A user can connect a PC via the RS-232 connector on the Remote Control Box, or connect a PC directly to the Stradus® laser head via a USB cable to the mini-USB connector on the Stradus® laser head.
The user, through the use of any PC, can interface to the Stradus® laser through the user interface software that is supplied with each standard Stradus® Laser. The user interface allows for easy and efficient control of all laser functions as well as an effective monitoring display of key laser parameters (e.g., laser power, diode current, diode and base plate temperature).