MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - January 13, 2010) - Mobius Photonics
, an innovative
producer of short pulsed fiber
(IR, green, and
), has delivered an upgraded fiber laser that produces visible
light with 20MHz pulse repetition rate to a leading European research
institute. Tailored for stimulated emission depletion (STED)
experiments, the laser has been designed to dramatically
improve imaging speed over prior STED set ups that used 1MHz Mobius lasers.
STED microscopy is a noninvasive microscopy technique that provides users
with ultra-high-resolution images of biological samples. However, its
application has been hampered by the availability of suitable light
sources, as current technologies are limited by complexity, power,
repetition rate, or wavelength. Accordingly, research has focused on
developing a system based on a novel laser source that could enhance the
technique's capabilities -- specifically, the ability to generate
ultra-high-resolution images with rapid throughput and to use fluorescent
markers of choice.
"Our previous laser enabled STED researchers to access a wider variety of
markers in their experiments and to generate very detailed images, but
imaging speed was still an issue," said Manuel Leonardo, co-founder and
vice president of Mobius Photonics. "This new system has been designed to
produce images many times faster than previous set-ups, putting us in a
more competitive position with today's commercial STED systems."
The Mobius Photonics laser is based on pulsed master-oscillator,
fiber-power-amplifier (MOFPA) architecture. A versatile source, it provides
diffraction-limited operation over a range of user-adjustable settings.
About Mobius Photonics
Founded in 2005, Mobius Photonics, Inc. produces fiber-based laser sources
for applications ranging from material processing for solar cell
manufacturing, semiconductor fabrication and assembly, and flat panel
display manufacturing, to scientific uses such as STED microscopy. The
Mobius Photonics team combines in-depth understanding of customer needs
with manufacturing experience, and pushes the state-of-the-art by working
in close collaboration with suppliers and customers around the world.
For more information, visit www.mobiusphotonics.com or call (408) 496-1084.