Lasers for Bio-instrumentation


Spectra-Physics is a market leader in lasers for bio-instrumentation including microscopy, flow cytometry, molecular diagnostics and other life science applications. For bio-imaging, with our recent introduction of the extraordinary InSight DeepSee ultrafast lasers, Spectra-Physics innovations again advance the state-of-the-art by taking multiphoton imaging to new depths. 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.

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Application Lasers
Bio-imaging / Microscopy
Multiphoton InSight DeepSee
Mai Tai DeepSee
Mai Tai
TPEF (Two-Photon Excited Fluorescence)
SHG / THG (Second / Third Harmonic Generation)
CARS (Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering)
Pulsed STED (Stimulated Emission Depletion) Superresolution
Confocal Excelsior One
Flow cytometry Excelsior One
High content analysis
Molecular Diagnostics
DNA sequencing Excelsior One
Other molecular diagnostics
Other Life Science Applications
MALDI (matrix-assisted laser desorption / ionization) Explorer
Explorer One
Laser microdissection (LMD)
Laser capture microdissection (LCM)


Laser Type Wavelength Pulse Width
InSight DeepSee Ultrafast Lasers 680–1300 nm 120 fs
Mai Tai DeepSee Ultrafast Lasers 690–1040 nm 70–100 fs
Mai Tai Ultrafast Lasers 690–1040 nm 70–100 fs
Inspire Ultrafast OPOs 345–2500 nm 80–250 fs
Excelsior One CW Lasers 375, 405, 445, 473, 488, 532,
542, 561, 642, 785, and 1064 nm
Excelsior CW Lasers 375, 405, 440, 473, 488, 505,
515, 532, 542, 561, 594, 642,
785, and 1064 nm
Explorer Q-switched Lasers 349, 355, 532, and 1064 nm 5–20 ns
Explorer One Q-switched Lasers 349, 355 nm 5–20 ns