Energizing the Spectrum

  • proven with 1000's deployed in demanding bio-instrumentation
  • dependable reliability to power key applications
  • high quantity production to fuel volume OEMs
  • broad offering to advance diverse needs


Spectra-Physics is a market leader in lasers for bio-instrumentation including flow cytometry, molecular diagnostics and other life science applications. For molecular diagnostics, our new Excelsior One lasers combine electronics and laser head into a single, compact package with a common footprint across 11 different wavelengths including direct diode and DPSS. With thousands of lasers deployed in demanding bio-instrumentation applications, Spectra-Physics lasers are a proven, reliable solution.

So contact our experts to discuss your laser application needs and challenges. Let’s work together to solve them.

Excelsior One laser

Excelsior One

Compact All-in-One CW Lasers

Bio-Instrumentation Application

TPEF (two-photon excited fluorescence)
SHG / THG (second / third harmonic generation)
CARS (Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering)
Pulsed STED (stimulated emission depletion) superresolution
Flow cytometry
High content analysis
DNA sequencing
Other molecular diagnostics
MALDI (matrix-assisted laser desorption / ionization)
Laser microdissection (LMD)
Laser capture microdissection (LCM)

Lasers for Bio-Instrumentation

ProductTypeWavelengthPulse Width
InSight X3
Widely tunable ultrafast laser system for multiphoton images
Ultrafast 680–1300 nm <120 fs  
Mai Tai DeepSee
Broad tuning range, built-in dispersion compensation for highest peak power
690–1040 nm 70–100 fs  
Mai Tai
Broad tuning range and ultra short pulse width
690–1040 nm 70–100 fs  
Setting a new standard for high-precision femtosecond machining
520, 1040 nm 400 fs  
Ultra-compact turn-key single wavelength femtosecond lasers
522, 1040 nm 250 fs  
Compact turn-key high energy femtosecond lasers
1040 nm <220 fs  
Optical parametric oscillators with ultra-wide spectral coverage from UV to IR
345–2500 nm 80–250 fs  
Explorer One
Compact air cooled high power UV ns laser
Q-Switched 349, 355, 532 nm 5-15 ns, <12 ns, <15 ns  
Excelsior One
Compact all-in-one CW lasers (OEM only)
CW 375, 405, 445, 473, 488, 532, 542, 561,
642, 785, and 1064 nm
Compact CW lasers (scientific and OEM)
375, 405, 440, 473, 488, 505, 515,
532, 542, 561,
594, 642, 785, and 1064 nm
Mode-locked, Quasi-CW: reliable with proven longevity
Quasi-CW 355 nm <12 ps