Product News: Optics & Photonics

Diode Lasers come in fiber coupled and free space versions.

Press Release Summary:

May 28, 2014 - Capable of analog and high-speed digital modulation, 56-CRN series free space and 57-CFS/-CFP fiber coupled diode laser systems deliver optimized beam quality and pointing stability of better than ±5 µrad from self-contained, 70 x 40 x 40 mm package. Design allows custom-tailored beam parameters, and USB interface allows user access to key performance parameters as well as full system control. Operating from 10 to 40°C, lasers offer power stability within ±1% and optical noise of <0.1% rms.

Melles Griot Laser Group - Carlsbad, CA

Original Press Release

New Melles Griot Next Generation 56-CRN, 57-CFP, and 57-CFS Diode Lasers

Press release date: May 15, 2014

Carlsbad, CA – Melles Griot announces a new line of free space and fiber coupled diode laser systems. The products deliver excellent beam quality and pointing stability from a compact self-contained package. With an industry standard form factor of 70 mm x 40 mm x 40 mm, the products are capable of analog and high speed digital modulation. The unique design allows custom-tailored beam parameters, simplifying the overall optical system design for OEM applications.

The USB interface provides user access to key performance parameters and allows for full system control.  An optional external controller is available for end-users requiring turnkey operation.

Standard power and wavelengths for the 56- CRN series free space versions include > 200 mW at 405 nm,  > 80 mW at 445 nm, > 150 mW at 488 nm, > 60 mW at 515 nm, 100 mW at 642 nm.  Standard power and wavelengths for the fiber coupled 57-CFS and 57-CFP diode laser series include > 50 mW at 405, 488 and 642 nm, > 40 mW at 445 nm, and > 25 mW at 515 nm.

Power stability within +/- 1%
Beam pointing stability better than +/- 5 µrad
USB compatible
Optical noise less than 0.1% rms
Operating temperature range from 10 to 40 °C
High speed analog and digital modulation
Fiber coupled and free space versions

About Melles Griot:
Melles Griot combines deep technical expertise with creative engineering teams who understand how to bring product ideas to market successfully for life science, medical, imaging, semiconductor and defense customers worldwide. From components and optical systems, to laser sources and light engines, the Melles Griot team helps engineer success by taking a lifecycle approach to product development with close collaboration throughout, and delivering a solution that meets requirements for performance, cost and quality.  Melles Griot is a brand within the IDEX Optics & Photonics family of companies. For additional information, please visit,

Amanda MacDonald
Director, Marketing & Communications, IDEX Optics & Photonics
Rochester, NY