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Olympus Offers M-COMB Laser Combiner


Center Valley, PA, October 15, 2006 - Olympus has introduced the M-COMB Laser Combiner, designed for the FV1000 laser scanning confocal microscope. The system is designed to simplify the integration of multiple laser sources. It can be used with laser diodes at 405, 440, 473, 559 or 635 nm, the green Helium 543 nm gas laser, and the Multi-Argon (457/488/514.5 nm ) gas laser. The availability of the various lasers provides wide flexibility in research applications. A newly developed broadband optical fiber for the M-COMB delivers a wide range of wavelengths to the FV1000 scan unit. This single optical fiber laser delivery ensures concentrically aligned laser outputs.

When the M-COMB laser combiner is configured for use with laser diodes, it is only half the size of previous laser combiners. In addition, it is extremely quiet and generates substantially less heat. It can also be configured for use with the FV1000's proprietary SIM scanner, offering dual outputs to accommodate simultaneous stimulation and imaging. Computer controlled AOTF on each of the beamsplitter paths, and fiber optic output, allow independent control of laser outputs for stimulation and imaging applications .

For more information on the Olympus M-COMB laser combiner , contact Olympus America Inc., 3500 Corporate Parkway, Center Valley PA 18034-0610; phone 1-800-455-8236; visit www.olympusamerica.com/microscopes or email: olympusseg@econnextions.com.

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Olympus is a precision technology leader, designing and delivering imaging solutions in healthcare, life science and photography. Olympus works collaboratively with its customers and its parent company, Tokyo-based Olympus Corporation, to leverage R&D investment in precision technology and manufacturing processes across diverse business lines. These include:

  • Gastrointestinal endoscopes, accessories, and minimally invasive surgical products;
  • Advanced clinical and research microscopes;
  • Lab automation systems, chemistry-immuno and blood bank analyzers and reagents; and
  • Digital and film cameras, and digital voice recorders.

In the U. S. and Canada, Olympus serves healthcare, scientific and commercial laboratory markets with integrated product solutions and financial, educational and consulting services that help customers efficiently, reliably, safely, and easily achieve superior results. Olympus is the leader in gastrointestinal endoscopy and clinical and educational microscopes. The company's consumer electronics business spans North and South America. For more information, visit www.olympusamerica.com .