The MatchBox series from Integrated Optics UAB is a range of very compact lasers introduced by ElliotScientific for applications in chemistry and biophotonics.
The range includes DPSS and diode lasers with a wide range of output wavelengths - from 405 nm to 1342 nm - with either free space or fibre coupled outputs.
With a small, robust and easy to integrate form factor, which is enabled by the monolithic design and semi-automated precision assembly process, the MatchBox series is claimed to have the best power/size/price ratio in the market for research-grade lasers in its class.
The sealed, ultra-compact all-in-one laser head is powered by a standard low voltage DC supply and includes the optical components, drive electronics and thermal management within a single enclosure.
To complement the laser in its target applications, Integrated Optics UAB also offers the Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) or Surface Enhanced Fluorescence (SEF) ’Randa’ substrate. In this substrate, the active SERS area is silver coated to enable it to work with a wide range of excitation wavelengths - from blue to near infrared, and results in a very high relative enhancement ratio of the Raman signal.
The monolithic design and cleanroom production environment eliminates the contamination risks associated with conventional SERS substrates, and are compatible with the use of a cover glass over the active SERS area, which is particularly useful in Raman imaging and DNA sequencing applications.