[Cytometry] Optical pathways: mirrors or fibre optics?

Helen Ferry helen.ferry at imm.ox.ac.uk
Tue Feb 10 09:16:38 EST 2009

Hi FLOWers

Is there any reason why fibre optics shouldn’t be used with high powered
lasers e.g. 150mW, 532nm or 100mW, 488nm? If not, then why are some BD
SORP instruments fitted with mirrors to direct the laser beam to the
flow cell instead of fibre optics, as in the standard machines? 

I have searched the mailing list archive and other literature, but
haven’t been able to find an answer. Hopefully somebody out there
will know the answer and care to share.



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