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Introducing the Laser Leasing Program


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Feature: Introducing the Laser Leasing Program

Recently, we looked into the global outlook of research funding for 2016-17 and the impact it has on various biotechnology fields. In keeping with the needs of the market and those of the research community, Laserglow is pleased to introduce a leasing program for all of our laboratory lasers. With this initiative, we aim to empower our customers with several attractive options that make getting access to a top-quality lab laser a lot easier.

Financial options include purchase, short or long term lease, or a self-liquidating lease (lease to own).

Purchase: Purchasing a laboratory laser system from Laserglow is the most affordable option when long-term operation is required. Our laser systems are covered under Laserglow's Standard Limited Warranty care - LaserCare1. The warranty can be upgraded to an extended warranty care package such as Lasercare2 and Lasercare3 for a nominal additional fee. Details available here.

Short Term Lease (Rent)*:Laserglow's short term lease/rental program has been driven by customer requests and is designed for customers that intend to use a laser system for a defined period of time beyond which they have no additional use of the system. Rather than purchase a system for the full value, this program allows a customer to pay a fraction of the total price for the duration of use. The length of term for this program can be 6 to 12 months, which is perfectly suited for two back-to-back semesters or a full academic year with a break in between. This option provides customers with the maximum flexibility, as lease can be extended to work month-to-month after 1 year, if required.

Long Term Lease*:Laserglow's long term lease program can be from 24 to 36 months. It is designed for our customers that intend to use a laser system for a longer period of time but at the end of the period have no use for the system. Rather than purchase a system for the full price, this program allows a customer to pay a fraction of the total price for the duration of use. At the end of the term, the lease holder has the option to buy-out the system at a substantially reduced price.

Self-Liquidating Lease (Lease to Own)*:Laserglow's self-liquidating lease program is designed to amortize the purchase of systems over a 6 to 36 month period. At the end of the lease period, a customer can buy-out the system for $1.

We invite customers to contact us at sales@laserglow.com to assist you in building the most viable financial option for your specific needs.

*All systems in the lease program are covered under Laserglow's Lasercare2 warranty package. To avoid any downtime for time critical research, customers may wish to further upgrade to the Lasercare3 warranty package that guarantees a replacement system within 2 business days. All warranty care package details are available here.


We've worked out a few scenarios that will illustrate the benefits of a leasing program:


Creating Nano-channel Patterns in Light-Sheet Laser Interference Nanolithography

Laserglow's 532 nm Single Frequency DPSS Laser was recently used as an illumination source by researchers at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in an experimental observation of Nano-channel patterns in a light-sheet based laser interference nanolithography system. The findings could potentially be used in applications related to nanotechnology, nanophysics and nanobiology.

Laser interference lithography (LIL) is a pattern definition technique capable of defining micrometer and sub-micrometer large area periodic patterns. LIL has many advantages over other nanofabrication techniques, such as allowing for processing of complete substrate with one single exposure, and the possibility to realize nanostructures on areas more than 1 square meter in size, which is either impossible or extremely time / cost consuming when compared to other patterning technologies.

In this experiment, the researchers developed an optical system that creates a nano-channel like patterned illumination by using two phase-matched counter propagating light sheets. The light sheets are made to interfere at or near their geometrical focus along the propagation z-axis. This results in the formation of nano-channel like pattern inside the sample due to constructive and destructive interference. This pattern can be easily recorded on a photopolymer for nanofabrication. Additionally, this technique has the ability to generate large area patterning using larger light sheets.

The researchers indicate that this experimental method may be used in further studies related to nanofabrication, nanofluidics and nanobiology. To learn more about the experimental setup and a full discussion on observed and computational results, read the full paper at: American Institute of Physics Full Paper


News: New Energy-Efficient Laser Created Using Jellyfish Proteins

A combined team of researchers from Scotland and Germany has developed a way to create a polariton laser by using jellyfish proteins cultivated in E. coli cells. Unlike conventional lasers, a polariton laser works by exchanging photons back and forth between excited molecules. It is rare however, to find a polariton laser available commercially as it requires extreme cooling. In this new approach, the researchers report the development of such a laser that works at room temperatures.

In their findings published in the journal Science Advances, the team describe how their initial findings suggested that jellyfish proteins cultivated in E.coli cells can produce polaritons - which may be defined as quasiparticles capable of carrying excitations within them. The researchers grew enhanced green fluorescent proteins from the cells, and fashioned them into very thin films (around 500 nm) set between two mirrors. To create a laser beam, the researchers directed a blue light into the device which excited the proteins to the point of producing polaritons-soon thereafter, they spontaneously synchronized, producing a laser beam that was emitted out of the device.

Previous efforts at creating a polariton laser have seen limited success due to the excited particles colliding with one another-severe cooling was the only way to control them. But the jellyfish proteins are ideal, as each is barrel-shaped with the fluorescent molecules shielded inside, protecting the emitted particles from interfering with one another.

The team suggests that as this laser can operate at room temperature, it has potential uses in cancer detection. An application setup that detects the difference in wavelength of light bounced from different cells can tell apart healthy and cancerous cells. They plan to search for other biological materials that might serve a similar purpose but that do so by emitting colors other than green. Read full article on: Phys.org full article