210 Air-Cooled Argon Laser System



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210 Air-Cooled Argon Laser System



The 210 argon laser has been engineered to meet today’s most demanding needs in OEM applications. Offered in an industry standard rectangular package, the 210 provides unparalleled beam quality that is constant across output power levels and through fiber delivery systems. The 210 is also available with a remote cooling option for applications where fan vibration is a concern. The 210 also offers improved thermal stability, longer life and exceptionally low noise.


The 210 draws upon years of experience and proven results with major OEM’s worldwide. Utilized in life science, image recording and research applications, the 210 has effectively proven to reduce warranty retuns and increase lifetimes. The laser incorporates the latest in internal mirror tube technology assuring permanent beam alignment and eliminating contamination. NLC’s design permits ease of servicing and simple, drop-in laser tube replacement.

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  • Superior Beam Quality
  • Low Noise
  • Internal Mirror Design
  • Extended Lifetimes
  • Drop-in Tube Replacement
  • Designed for Fiber Optic Delivery
  • Exceptional Warranty


  • Flow Cytometry
  • DNA Sequencing
  • Confocal Microscopy
  • Spectroscopy
  • Hematology
  • Medical Detection Equipment
  • Photo Finishing
  • Ultra High Speed Laser Printing
  • Graphic Arts
  • Semiconductor Inspection
  • Basic Research

Operational and Physical Specifications

Product Specifications1,2,3 210DB 210BL 210GL 210AL
Wavelength 458nm 488nm 514nm 458-514nm
Output Power 5mW 15,20,30mW 10,15,20mW 25,40,65mW
Spatial Mode TEMoo TEMoo TEMoo TEMoo
M2 ±1.2 ±1.2 ±1.2 ±1.2
Beam Diameter @ 1/e2 (mm) 0.63±5% 0.65±5% 0.67±5% 0.67±5%
Beam Divergence (mrad) <1.0 <1.0 <1.0 <1.0
Polarization Ratio >250:1 >250:1 >250:1 >250:1
Beam Point Stability over 2 hrs ±30 µrad/±3˚C ±30 µrad/±3˚C ±30 µrad/±3˚C ±30 µrad/±3˚C
Power Stability over 2 hrs ±1% ±1% ±1% ±1%
Beam Position ±1.0 mm ±1.0 mm ±1.0 mm ±1.0 mm
Beam Angle ≤5.0 mrad ≤5.0 mrad ≤5.0 mrad ≤5.0 mrad
Noise Specifications  
Noise @ 20Hz - 2kHz (p-p) .01%
Noise @ 20Hz - 20kHz (p-p) 1.0%
Noise @ 20Hz - 2MHz (rms)4 1.0%
Operating Parameters  
Voltage (Universal Input) 100 to 240 VAC ±10%
Current 16 Amps Max.
Frequency 47-63 Hz
Phase Single
Environmental Specs  
4-40˚C (40-105˚F)
-30-60˚C (-22-140˚F)
Humidity (no condensation)
Altitude 0-3000m (0-9,800ft)
Shock (11msec) 25g
Air Intake
(standard/remote cooling4)
106, 225, 65 CFM
Air Intake Clearance 2.5cm (1in)
Warm-up Period 10 minutes
Physical Specifications  
Laser Head Dimensions 12.69" x 5.26" x 6.3"
Power Supply 11" x 6.38" x 3.85"
Laser Head Weight
(standard/remote cooling4)
10.8, 12.5, 9.5 lbs
(4.9, 5.7, 4.3 kg)
Power Supply 7 lbs. (3.18 kg)


  1. Specifications subject to change without notice.
  2. When used with 9400 series or NLC 2200 series power supply.
  3. Measurements taken in light control after 5 minute warm-up.
  4. Nominal air flow is 65 CFM. Use McLean Engineering Model INB412 or equivalent fan rated for 185 CFM free air flow and 1.8 inches of water. Hose length not to exceed two meters.
  5. Large fan required for 30, 20, & 65mW @ 488, 514, & 458-514nm options.

PDF Downloads

210 Argon Laser - Spec Sheet

210 Argon Laser - User Manual




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The 210 Argon Laser System Meets the Most Demanding Needs for the Mid-Power Range in OEM Applications.