• Alio Industries: True Nano™ Precision Motion Systems
    Alio Industries: True Nano™ Precision Motion Systems

    ALIO Designs and Manufacturers Proprietary Robotic Devices and Tools that Enable Precise Nano-Scale Movements for Manufacturing and Research & Development


  • 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.
  • 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.

Introducing Bayspec and Ondax: Spectroscopy industry leaders now with Lastek

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Above: Bayspec's Agility: Transportable Dual-Band Benchtop Raman Spectrometer

Lastek is pleased to announce it has been appointed exclusive distributor in Australia and New Zealand for Bayspec and Ondax. 

BaySpec, Inc. designs and manufactures advanced high-throughput spectral instruments, from UV-VIS-NIR-SWIR spectrometers, Raman analyzers, hyperspectral imagers and confocal Raman microscopes to mass spec, for R&D, biomedical, pharmaceuticals, chemical, food, semiconductor, health monitoring, human & animal medical devices, and the optical telecommunications industries.

Ondax, Inc. is the market leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of high-performance holographic optical filters, wavelength-stabilized laser sources, and high-performance, THz-Raman® Low-frequency (Low-wavenumber) Raman Spectroscopy Systems for a wide range of industrial, scientific, defense and consumer applications.  Our core technology is state-of-the-art Volume Holographic Gratings (or VHGs, also known as Volume Bragg Gratings or VBGs) – which are specialized optical filters  fabricated from proprietary photosensitive glass.  

These additions to the Lastek Spectroscopy portfolio strengthen our position as the leading supplier of spectroscopic systems for science, research and industry in Australia and New Zealand. HORIBA Scientific are now represented in Australia by Quark Photonics.


Bayspec RamSpec™ Deep-Cooled Benchtop Raman Spectrometer

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BaySpec’s RamSpec™ series Raman spectrometers are turn-key solutions designed for best-in-class performance and long-term reliability. Integrating an ultra-sensitive, deep-cooled transmission spectrometer, a class 3B laser source, an optional integrated computer and fiber connectivity, the RamSpec™ offers a high-performance scientific-grade Raman system in a rugged, portable benchtop platform.

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Ondax PowerLocker: VHG Wavelength Stabilization Gratings


Ondax’s PowerLocker® wavelength stabilization gratings are volume holographic gratings (VHGs) that “lock” a laser diode’s emission wavelength into a narrowed optical spectrum. This increases the spectral brightness and delivers highly stablized optical performance over extended temperature ranges. PowerLockers® typically reduce the spectral output of a laser by an order of magnitude. The short external cavity configurations enabled by the PowerLocker® design deliver better mode selection than systems based on Littrow or Littman cavities, at a fraction of the size and cost.

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EKSPLA announce new UltraFlux series tunable wavelength femtosecond laser system based on OPCPA technology

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New tunable wavelength femtosecond system

EKSPLA's UltraFlux is the first compact high energy femtosecond laser system which incorporates the advantages of ultrafast fiber laser, solid-state and parametric amplification technologies in less than 1 square meter footprint box. Patent pending (application No. EP2924500) OPCPA front end technology uses the same picosecond fiber laser for seeding both picosecond DPSS pump laser and femtosecond parametric amplifier by spectrally broadened output. This approach greatly simplifies the system – excludes femtosecond regenerative amplifier and eliminates the need of pump and seed pulse synchronization. In addition to that, contrast of the output pulses in picosecond to nanosecond time scale is potentially increased.

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Seize the Deal: Ocean Optics offer new Surface Pro 3 Tablet with your next spectrometer purchase

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Now is a great time to invest in Ocean Optics modular spectroscopy components and reap the benefits of the super-sleek Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (64GB/Intel i3-1.5Ghz). Our Special Offer:

  • Place a spectrometer order valued at A$11,000 or more and receive a FREE Surface Pro 3 and OceanView spectroscopy software.

Terms & conditions apply. Read below for full details. Ocean Optics miniature spectrometers and accessories offer great performance and remarkable flexibility for a wide range of application and measurement needs. Select from an extensive range of UV-Vis through NIR spectrometers, light sources, optical fibers and accessories.

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Abberior Instruments RESCue STED featured in Nature

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Above: Nuclear-pore complexes on the nuclear membrane seen using confocal microscopy and RESCue STED.

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Abberior Instruments RESCue STED has been featured in a recent issue of the journal Nature Vol 256 15 October 2015, in an article titled: SuperResolve Me: From Micro to Nano. Read the full article by clicking on the cover image above.

BaySpec’s New SuperGamut™ SWIR Imaging Spectrographs

BaySpec Imaging Spectrograp

BaySpec's direct sight SuperGamut™ SWIR Imaging Spectrometer extends the high-performanceSuperGamut™ to imaging and remote sensing applications. As an ideal optical engine for hyperspectral imaging or imaging spectroscopy, it produces high-resolution spectral information in the 900-1700nm wavelength range and can be customized for specific applications. Customization is fast and cost effective utilizing BaySpec’s in-house VPG™ gratings.  Ideal for precision agriculture, hazardous materials detection, environmental law enforcement, weather, geological surveys, scientific field research, and more. 

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nLIGHT Introduces 1 kW Fiber Laser

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nLIGHT, the technology leader in semiconductor and fiber lasers, announced today the addition of a new 1 kW fiber laser to its next generation fiber laser portfolio. nLIGHT’s rack-mounted fiber lasers, now available in powers from 500 W to 1 kW, have the fastest repetition rate, shortest rise and fall time, and best beam quality available in a commercial fiber laser.  

nLIGHT’s alta™ fiber lasers are built in the USA with industry-leading, vertically-integrated components. All nLIGHT’s fiber lasers incorporate the industry’s first failsafe back reflection isolation technology for full power processing of highly reflective materials. These features provide end users unprecedented flexibility for process optimization and control, delivering exceptional performance and consistency in the greatest range of cutting and welding applications.

Extend the range of Raman Spectroscopy with Ondax THz-Raman


Ondax’s patented THz-Raman® Spectroscopy Systems extend the range of traditional Raman spectroscopy into the terahertz/low-frequency regime, exploring the same range of energy transitions as terahertz spectroscopy – without limiting the ability to measure the fingerprint region. The THz-Raman spectral region covers both Stokes and anti-Stokes signals from ±5 cm-1 to 200 cm-1, (or 150 GHz to 6 THz), which contain important structural information about the molecule or crystal lattice. This region reveals a new “Structural Fingerprint” to complement the traditional “Chemical Fingerprint” of Raman, enabling simultaneous analysis of both molecular structure and chemical composition in one instrument for advanced materials characterization.

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Bayspec: Agility™ Transportable Dual-band Benchtop Raman Spectrometer

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BaySpec's Agility™ Raman spectrometer delivers high sensitivity and repeatability in an affordable, ruggedized, battery-operated turn-key package. Available in 532, 785, and 1064 nm with single or dual band options. An integrated sample compartment allows the utmost flexibility, via its quick-change, auto-aligning sample holders.

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