Green Lasers suit life science applications.

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Exhibiting noise of less than 0.1% rms and mode quality of M2 less than 1.1, Genesis(TM) CW green (532 nm) lasers are air-cooled and can be directly modulated. Genesis 532-1000 S lasers produce over 1 W of output power, while Genesis 532-500 S lasers deliver over 0.5 W. Both are based on optically pumped semiconductor laser (OPSL) technology, which is scalable in wavelength and output power.

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New Green Lasers for Life Science Applications

Santa Clara, Calif., June 02, 2009 - Coherent Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) (Nasdaq: COHR) has introduced two new Genesis(TM) CW green (532 nm) lasers for life science applications offering a combination of low-noise (< 0.1% rms) and excellent mode quality (M2 <1.1). The Genesis 532-1000 S lasers produce over 1 Watt of output power, while the Genesis 532-500 S lasers deliver over 0.5 Watts. Both lasers are air-cooled, can be directly modulated, and are available in OEM packaging.

These lasers, as with all Genesis products, are based on the company's patented optically pumped semiconductor laser (OPSL) technology that combines high reliability with the most compact packaging of any visible laser platform, and is scalable in both wavelength and output power.

Genesis lasers are already the lasers of choice in many life sciences applications at 488 nm and 577 nm. Primary applications for Genesis lasers are in fluorescence based bioinstrumentation markets. These applications include OEM and end user instruments in high throughput DNA sequencing in the fields of genomics and proteogenomics, as well as high throughput flow cytometry. Other OEM applications encompass particle visualization and diverse inspection tasks.

Founded in 1966, Coherent, Inc. is a Russell 2000 Index company and a world leader in providing laser-based solutions to the commercial and scientific research markets. Please direct any questions to Arnaud Lepert, product line manager, at (408) 764-4657. For more information about Coherent, including product and financial updates, visit our website at

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