Cobolt Ships 10,000th Laser

March 30, 2016

Cobolt AB, a Swedish manufacturer of high-performance lasers, produced and shipped their 10,000th laser this past February.

Cobolt AB, a Swedish manufacturer of high-performance lasers, produced and shipped their 10,000th laser this past February. The recipient of the Cobolt Samba 532 nm 300 mW single frequency laser, Sam Johnson, from the Photonic Nanomaterials Group in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford, was excited and surprised, calling receipt of the laser an honor.

With roots from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm and founded in 2000, Cobolt has been a dedicated supplier of high performance lasers to the analytical instrument market for 16 years. After many market firsts and pioneering its proprietary manufacturing method, HTCure™, Cobolt lasers have proven to deliver unmatched reliability and performance both in the lab and industrial environments, demonstrating lifetime capability of  >60,000 hours.

Sam Johnson is studying nitrogen vacancy (N-V) defects in diamond lattices, which could hold the key to the future of quantum computing. The Cobolt Samba™ 532 nm is used in a scanning confocal microscope set-up to excite the diamond, the red emission highlighting the N-V lattice defect. Cobolt was the first choice due to the higher available output power, excellent power stability and TEM00 beam, as well as quick delivery time.