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Founded over 25 years ago, Z-LASER is seen as the emerging leader in providing structured laser light for industrial inspection, automation, medical device and bio-photonic applications in the North America marketplace. With more than 30,000 lasers sold in North America alone in the past few years, certified as ISO 9001:2008 since 1994 and offering access to our dedicated R&D team ready to discuss your custom laser requirements or to our highly trained staff knowledgeable in many areas of machine vision and 3D using our standard products, we can fulfill your most demanding requirements. All design and manufacturing is done at our state of the art factory in Germany. With a product range that spans from 1mW to 7000mW, wavelengths from 404nm to 950nm, lasers as short as 2”, lasers that offer the best "bang for the buck" with standard IP67 build, to the industry’s first fiber coupled laser on a OEM PCB design, we have the product and the knowledge to answer any laser requirement.

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Laser Solutions in Intra-Operative Diagnosis

POSTED 08/21/2014

Freiburg, Germany. Emerging from the ZFSM Series, Z-LASER manufactures an OEM fiber-coupled laser platform for diagnostic and intra-operative medical applications. The platform can be configured for integration into standard and intra-operative diagnostic devices, as well as in surgical and therapeutical equipment.
 
Z-LASER offers a specific configuration of its ZFSM platform that projects a calibrated matrix in the 780nm wavelength which in turn can provide a defect map of the visualized area. A second configuration of the ZFSM is offered as an RGB module with a miniaturized optical head for intra-Laser solutions in intra-operative diagnosisoperative diagnoses and for highly targeted area illumination applications. Both configurations possess Z-LASER’s extremely advanced control electronics including first-fault secure protocol and functionally safe, making it ideal for use in the medical product market.

The ZFSM platform satisfies extremely sophisticated requirements: for example, the output power is highly stable; the laser is highly safe to maintain its functionality within medical classification limits; an excellent projected beam quality is also guaranteed. The ZFSM platform meets important laser standards such as IEC-60825:2007 (applies to all laser classes) and IEC 60601-2-22 (class 3R and above).
 
To meet a wide range of applications, the ZFSM platform can be chosen with any wavelength between the visible (VIS) and the near-infrared (NIR). Whereas a classical laser system provides a single wavelength source, a multi-wavelength configuration is also available in the ZFSM. Different colors can be mixed in the optical output head with the ability to control each wavelength individually. Upon request, the laser can be customized with classical or miniaturized optics, as well as with applications specific dimensions to meet your design needs.
 
ZFSM – main features:
•           Supports laser diodes with red, blue, green, IR up to ca. 50mW (in the projection)
•           Variety of fiber lengths available upon request
•           Flexible optical configurations, application dependent
•           Flexible dimensions of the driver and the optical head
•           Analogue and simultaneous TTL modulation up to 200kHz
•           Supply voltage: 4.5 to 30VDC, optionally USB-supplied
•           Serial Communication Interface: I2C, USB, RS-232, Ethernet optional
•           Possibility of cascadable design (e.g. ZFSM-RGB configurations)
•           Single-mode or multi-mode fibers with FC/PC connector
•           Fail-safes built in for medical/critical applications

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