ELBA-M (Modular OEM Laser)

ELBA-M is a new Modular CW visible fiber laser platform proposed for integration into high performances systems. ELBA-M platform offers high CW output power at any chosen wavelength in the 635-665, 1060 to 1154 and 1550 to 1570 nm range. This modular platform is proposed in two configurations amplifier or laser.

Main application domains are DNA sequencing, high-resolution microscopy and but it might also be used for spectroscopy and trapping applications.

Main features:

  • Any wavelength in the 635-665, 1060 to 1154 and 1550 to 1570 nm range
  • Laser or amplifier operation
  • High reliability
  • No maintenance
  • High beam quality and excellent beam pointing stability
  • Compact and ease-of-use package
  • 1 year warranty


Mode of operation CW
Wavelength range
635 to 665,
1060 to 1154,
1550 to 1570 nm
Output power up to 2 W (Red), up to 10 W (IR)
Integrated RMS noise DC to 50 kHz < 1 %
Beam quality < 1.1
Output type Collimated beam Typ 0.5 mm (Red)
Typ 5 mm (IR)
Polarization linear > 17 dB
Operating temperature 5° to 40°C
Dimensions in mm (H x L x W) Laser 250 x 200 x 60
SHG module1 133 x 50 x 30
Weight in kg Total 6 kg
Power supply 12 V / 24 A

1 SHG = Second Harmonic Generation


Architecture: The new ELBA platform integrates a high power CW IR fiber laser cavity, made of double clad doped fiber, pumped by single emitter diodes. The IR CW laser is then delivered through a 3 mm jacketed fiber delivery to the wavelength conversion module. The wavelength conversion module is an IP54 certified aluminum box integrating optics and a periodically-poled bulk crystal. It converts the IR CW laser into visible CW laser by second harmonic generation or sum of frequency (depending on wavelength).

Reliability: ELBA platform has been designed to feature extended reliability. It integrates high reliability single emitter diodes presenting a field proven MTTF (mean time to failure) better than 100.000 hours. Quantel fiber laser cavities have also proved their field reliability with the very low return rate reached with YLIA and EYLSA (industrial and scientific) platforms over 8 years of operation. The second harmonic generation modules have passed very stringent testing such as> 5000 hours generating 15 W, 532 nm. No output power or beam quality degradations have been noticed during those tests. ELBA fiber laser is offered with a 1-year warranty period.

Wavelength selection: Double clad Ytterbium-doped fiber enables a 100 nm wide laser emission range (from 1060 to 1160 nm), whether DC Erbium-Ytterbium doped fiber enables emission in the 15XXnm range. In-house designed and manufactured Fiber Bragg Gratings allows wavelength selection within this range.  The crystal structure and its poling is then built to observe quasi-phase matching conditions at selected wavelength.

Performances: ELBA fiber laser might deliver high visible or IR output power through a single mode, polarization maintaining beam. ELBA features high output power stability over temperature and vibration, low integrated intensity noise, and good polarization extinction ratio.

Integration: ELBA platform is compact and modular, easy-to-integrate and easy-to-control. ELBA might be operated in a wide temperature range with a limited heat dissipation. ELBA proposes two modes of control TTL or Ethernet. ELBA has been designed in conformance with medical homologation requirements (CE and FDA) and laser safety requirements.

Maintenance: ELBA fiber laser are maintenance free laser. No internal alignment (all fibers are spliced together), no consumable (diodes,…), no water cooling are required.

Other features:

  • IP54 optical head
  • Automatic power control
  • Remote control operation
  • Short modulated pulse operation
  • Very low heat dissipation on optical head < 15 W
  • Other wavelengths upon request


ELBA-M fiber lasers provide all necessary control and safety features to be easily integrated into:

  • High resolution spectroscopy
  • DNA Sequencing
  • Sciences
  • etc.