Solid State Laser Benefits and Features
Low carbon footprint solid state lasers come in 355, 407, 445, 488, 515, 532, 561, 637, and 670nm models. These lasers can be installed in most BD flow cytometers. With lifetimes up to twice as long as old argon lasers, you will see a significant boost in longevity and a great return on your investment. High power solid state lasers will not go down because of cooling water problems. Your laser will be professionally installed and aligned by one of Cytek’s field service engineers. Cytek mounting hardware included at no extra charge. We offer a price reduction upon purchasing a premium service contract.
Solid State vs. Argon Laser
This graph displays Cytek 6-peak Q&B beads run on the same cytometer with the same PMT settings. The desaturated histogram displays the results from the 15mW 488 argon laser and the fully saturated histogram displays results from the Cytek 30mW 488 solid state laser.
|Laser Type||Power Requirements||Heat Load|
|15mW Ag Ion||1000 Watts||3400 BTU|
|30mW DPSS||10 Watts||34 BTU|
Solid State Laser Availability By Cytometer
|Laser Wavelength||FACScan |
|375nm Near UV||16mW||N/A||16mW|
|445nm Deep Blue||50mW||50mW||50mW|
For more information, download our Solid State Lasers PDF.