• Toptica: DL pro now with Digital Laser Controller DLC pro
    Toptica: DL pro now with Digital Laser Controller DLC pro

    With TOPTICA’s DLC pro, high-end laser control now enters the digital world! The new digital laser controller for TOPTICA’s tunable diode laser DL pro sets new benchmarks with regards to low noise and low drift levels.

    Demonstration system now available. Please enquire for details.


  • Abet Technologies LS 150 Xenon Arc Lamp Source
    Abet Technologies LS 150 Xenon Arc Lamp Source

    The patent pending LS-150 is a compact, integrated, functional and stable 150 watt arc lamp based light source. The entire source, power supply, lamp, and optical compartment are housed in an extremely compact enclosure, 9 x 6 x 11 inches.  

    Demonstration system now available.
  • Spectrocam Multispectral Imaging

    Features a high speed, continuously rotating filter wheel and scientific grade CCD array, in a portable, fully configurable, high speed MSI camera.

    Enquire about our demonstration system now available for trial. 

  • Horiba Scientific Xplora Smart Microscopy

    The XploRA is a new concept in Raman microscopy bringing Raman chemical identification directly to your microscope. 

    Ask now our about our upcoming demonstration system.

  • Multi-Function Supercontinuum Fibre Laser SC-Pro from YSL
    Multi-Function Supercontinuum Fibre Laser SC-Pro from YSL

    The SC-Pro from YSL Photonics is a supercontinuum laser with tunable MHz-range repetition rate and adjustable power.

    Demonstration system now available.

LCI: Chamlide Observation Chambers and Incubator Systems

 Chamlide CMS  35mm Dish Type Magnetic Chambers for Square Coverslip

Above: Chamlide CMS 35mm Dish Type Magnetic Chambers for Square Coverslip  

  • Easy installation
  • Very economical
  • High resolution live cell imaging

LCI (Live Cell Instrument, South Korea) offer a range of innovative observation chambers and incubator systems under the Chamlide brand, and are now available in Australia exclusively from Lastek. Download their complete catalogue here.

Chamlide Magnetic Chambers use a patented magnetic system that allow for quick and easy assembly. They are semi-permanent, replacing consumable culture-ware and expensive coverslip-bottomed dishes.

Chamlide magnetic chambers use coverslips (thickness 0.15-0.20 mm), allowing for high resolution imaging.

Why observation chamber with coverslip?

According to Abbe's theory, the resolution of light microscope fully depends on the N.A. of the objective lens. Therefore, for high resolution microscopy, it is absolutely required to use high N.A. objective lenses, which unavoidably have very short working distance. The conventional plastic culture wares are not thin enough to use with a high N.A. lens; thus, one should use a coverslip with a thickness in the range of 0.15-0.20 mm. Besides, a coverslip does not emit auto-fluorescence and has an appropriate reflective index (~1.515) for use with oil or water immersion objective lenses.


Toptica DLC TA-SHG pro - Intelligent features and touch control

toptica DLC SHG pro

The digital DLC TA-SHG pro offers unprecedented convenience and best specifications for challenging experiments with frequency-converted tunable diode lasers.  

New conveniences for working with frequency-converted diode lasers!

TOPTICA’s latest DLC TA-SHG pro systems offer the lowest noise levels, narrowest linewidths and a simpler way to manage laser operation. Thanks to new, automated functions these systems revolutionize the daily work with frequency-converted lasers.

Intelligent, automated alignment features integrated directly into the laser head transform the work with lasers: With the push of a button, the AutoAlign option re-optimizes the SHG system output power by maximizing the coupling efficiency of the laser into the TA chip and the SHG resonator via built-in intelligence and servo-controlled flexure mirror mounts. The PowerLock option automatically compensates residual drifts caused by changing environmental conditions, offering unvarying stable laser output with constant power. Fiber-coupled systems using the FiberMon option can monitor the optical power coupled to the SHG output fiber. In combination with the FiberMon option, AutoAlign and PowerLock are also available for fiber-coupled systems.


Ocean Optics release new Raman Spectroscopy catalogue

Ocean Optics Raman Spectroscopy

Learn All About Ocean Optics Raman Products and Their Applications

The newly-released Ocean Optics Raman Spectroscopy catalogue contains:

  • Modular Raman Spectrometers versus Turnkey Raman Systems
  • Application and Technical Notes
  • Customized Solutions for OEM
  • IDRaman Products and Raster Orbital Scanning (ROS)
  • SERS Substrates

…and much more. Download the Ocean Optics Raman Spectroscopy Catalogue here. If you have any questions about Ocean Optics products and their applications, please contact us today!


Raptor launches the NINOX 640, a cooled VIS-SWIR InGaAs camera

Raptor Photonics Ninox 640

Raptor Photonics, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance digital cameras has launched an additional member to its family of SWIR and Visible SWIR cameras. The NINOX 640 is cooled to -20ºC offering both TEC and water cooling options, significantly reducing dark current and enabling longer exposures.


Introducing Raptor Photonics

Raptor Photonics

Lastek is pleased to announce that it has been appointed exclusive Australian distributor for Raptor Photonics. Based in Northern Ireland, Raptor are a leading developer and supplier of next generation, high performance camera solutions for the Scientific, Surveillance and Industrial markets, offering a range of CCD, EMCCD, Scientific CMOS and InGaAs solutions. As well as COTS products, Raptor provides custom solutions to OEM and Instrumentation companies throughout the World. For further details of the Raptor Photonics product line please read below, visit their website, or talk to Lastek today.


ToptiCalc™ – Calculator for Laser Optics

Toptica SmartCalc

Download TOPTICA's Optics Calculator for smartphones! With this App you will have the most important calculations and conversions from different areas of laser optics always at hand.


Abberior Instruments easy3D STED: Explore the 3rd dimension

Abberior easy3D STED

  • Spatial Light Modulator (SLM) technology
  • Resolution tunable between xy and z
  • Single STED beam
  • Enables the use of different objective lenses
  • Resolution typically 80 × 80 × 90 nm
  • Engineered for maximum stability

Abberior Instruments is proud to announce its new easy3D STED module which uses a completely novel approach to 3D STED microscopy. At its core, a programmable spatial light modulator (SLM) is used to create the phase patterns required for 2D and 3D STED microscopy. At the same time, it can also be used to correct for optical aberrations.


Laser Quantum purchases Venteon Laser Technologies

Laser Quantum strengthen its position in the femtosecond laser market with the purchase of Venteon Laser Technologies GmbH.

Laser Quantum is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of Venteon Laser Technologies GmbH, Garbsen, Germany; a market leader in ultra-short-pulse femtosecond lasers, oscillators, amplifiers and characterisation equipment.

Venteon GmbH has integrated Laser Quantum’s pump lasers into its Ti:sapphire laser systems for a number of years and, more recently, the two companies have collaborated on product development to the benefit of their customers. Pictured above is the Venteon Pulse CP, a complete carrier-envelope-phase (CEP) stabilized laser system, based on the Venteon Pulse Ultrabroad.

Laser Quantum believes the addition of Venteon’s unique short pulse technology, to its already wide range of continuous wave and ultrafast GHz laser technology, provides the photonics market with increased technological capability to advance knowledge in many areas of scientific research.

Introducing: Abberior Instruments

Lastek is delighted to announce that it has been appointed Asia-Pacific distributor for Abberior Instruments

Co-founded by 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner, Professor Stefan W. Hell, Abberior aims to become the leading supplier of cutting-edge super-resolution technology with the best possible resolution performance. In combination with their sister company Abberior, they offer an unrivaled combination of superresolution dyes and nanoscopy hardware.

Why work with Abberior Instruments and Lastek?

  • Connect with the inventors of STED and RESOLFT
  • Get the best possible resolution performance
  • Development cycles less than one year: stay cutting-edge with your upgradable system from Abberior Instruments
  • Why buy an outdated confocal/widefield microscope when you can get the latest superresolution technology for the same price?


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