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Posted: January 19, 2010

Energetiq Unveils High Brightness, Broadband Light Sources for Critical Spectroscopy Applications

(Nanowerk News) Energetiq Technology, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of specialized light sources for advanced technology applications, has introduced new light sources to its Laser-Driven Light Source (LDLS™) product family that will enable imaging and analytical spectroscopy in a variety of applications in the life sciences and materials sciences. Energetiq will exhibit the EQ-1500 and EQ-1510 LDLS products at SPIE Photonics West and BiOS, January 23-28, 2010 in San Francisco.
Now, a single light source -- EQ-1500 or EQ-1510 -- can provide extreme high brightness over a broad spectral range, from 170nm through visible and beyond. Traditionally, the combination of multiple lamps such as Tungsten/Halogen, Xenon-arc, or Deuterium has been necessary to cover this broad spectral range, which has proved costly and optically inefficient. Furthermore, these traditional lamps use electrodes which limit their ability to achieve the high brightness needed for demanding spectroscopy applications and which cause short lamp life. The proprietary laser-driven bulb technology utilized in the LDLS EQ-1500 and EQ-1510 allows for bulb brightness and lifetimes that are an order of magnitude higher and longer than these traditional lamps.
The EQ-1500 and the EQ-1510 offer superior spatial and power stability for highly repeatable measurements, and provide direct imaging of the plasma for optimized coupling to the instrument. Both models are housed in a compact package for easy integration. The EQ-1510 features a smaller stainless steel lamp house for contamination-sensitive applications.
About Energetiq
Energetiq Technology, Inc. is a developer and manufacturer of advanced light sources that enable the manufacture and analysis of nano-scale structures and products. Used in complex scientific and engineering applications such as analytical instruments for life sciences and leading edge semiconductor manufacture, Energetiq's light products are based on new technology that generates high brightness across the spectrum, from 1nm to 1000nm and beyond, with high reliability, long operating life, and in a compact package.
Source: Energetiq (press release)
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