• 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.

The taccor comb: Laser Quantum’s first complete frequency comb system

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The taccor comb, Laser Quantum’s first complete frequency comb system, is an extension to the taccor range of 1 GHz lasers. The comb comprises a powerful 1 GHz turn-key Ti:Sapphire laser and a matched dispersion compensation module, super-continuum generation and ultra-stable f-to-2f interferometer all in a single sealed and ultra-stable housing. The taccor comb is fully stabilised using XPS800-E feedback loop electronics and provides an electrical output signal at the carrier-envelope offset (CEO) frequency with at least 40 dB signal-to-noise ratio in 300 kHz bandwidth.  Using a high repetition rate Ti:Sapphire mode-locked laser for comb generation, the combenables generation of significantly higher supercontinuum average power, resulting in an enhanced SNR for heterodyne beat measurements or direct frequency comb spectroscopy applications.

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Semrock BrightLine Multiphoton LaserMUX™ Beam Combiners

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Semrock’s Multiphoton LaserMUX beam combiners enable deeper tissue imaging and improved contrast in multi-color and multi-modal fluorescence microscopy.  The filters set new performance standards by simultaneously achieving high transmission, high reflection, and low GDD over both reflection & transmission, while maintaining minimal wavefront distortion.  Ideal for combining two femtosecond pulsed laser beams, they are perfect for optogenetics and other life science applications.

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Toptica invites you to participate in The Big Bell Test


On November 30st a worldwide project will take place that uses human randomness to enable experiments which test the laws of quantum physics. The Big Bell Test is coordinated by ICFO (The Institute of Photonic Sciences) to perform several simultaneous quantum physics experiments in different laboratories around the world. These experiments need the participation of many people, who will contribute to the success by behaving as randomly as possible.

TOPTICA supports the Big Bell Test not only as provider of equipment of many of the participating groups but also as an official ambassador. That’s why we reach out to the TOPTICA world and ask everybody to participate. We share the passion for quantum physics with our customers and promise to be ready on November 30st to test its laws on a global scale. Learn more, and watch the video, after the break.

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Phaseview ZeeScan 3D Microscope Add-on: Upgrade Your Microscope With 3D Surface Metrology Capabilities

The Phaseview ZeeScan is a fast, precise, affordable 3D add-on for microscopy. ZeeScan features the most advanced properties for fast and precise z-scanning. Instead of using traditional motorized means such as stepper motors or piezo devices, ZeeScan uses a proprietary PhaseView optical assembly for 3D scanning integrating the latest advances of digital lens technology, leading to accurate and highly repeatable z-steps for 3D acquisition ad analysis.

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Lastek Spring Stocktake Sale: Browse for hot bargains

Lastek's Spring Stocktake Sale is now on! We've updated our stock pages to reflect our current inventory in Adelaide. Browse through a huge selection of optics, mounts, accessories, protective eyewear, laser dyes and more from a wide range of our principals including Thorlabs, CVI, Edmund Optics and more. All stock is available for immediate delivery and is offered at 50% discount from normal pricing. Full details here. Contact us for further information. 

Becker & Hickl: SPC Modules Record TCSPC FLIM with Bidirectional Scanning

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FLIM recorded by bidirectional scanning. Above: FLIM of Convallaria sample, 512x512 pixels.

Starting from Version 9.73 SPCM Software, the Becker & Hickl TCSPC / FLIM systems are able to record FLIM with bidirectional scanning. The data are recorded in the ‘FIFO Imaging’ mode. The data acquisition is synchronised with the scanning by frame clock, line clock, and pixel clock pulses from the scanner. Each first line clock pulse indicates the beginning of a forward scan, each second one the beginning of a backward scan. The recording procedure automatically reverses the data from the backward scan and compensates for the line shift caused by the dynamic behaviour of the scanner.

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Edmund Optics Rare Earth Magnets


  • Neodymium Iron Boron (NdFeB) and Samarium Cobalt (SmCo)
  • High Resistivity to Demagnetization
  • Extremely Strong
  • Cost Effective

Edmund Optics Neodymium and Samarium Cobalt Magnets offer the highest energy magnetic fields available in permanent magnets. They are ideal for applications that require high energy, but are space limited. The Neodymium Iron Boron material is relatively expensive, but its high energy output makes it extremely cost effective. For this reason, they are used in many demanding assembly and industrial applications where price is a concern. The Samarium Cobalt material is more stable than the NdFeB and, therefore, more appropriate for high temperature applications (250°C - 300°C).

IR Synchrotron Radiation for Near-Field AFM-IR Imaging demonstrated with Nanonics AFM and probes


The Nanonics system featured in the front center of the DLS laboratory.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016:  Using the Nanonics MultiView 1000 AFM, Nanonics' fiber probes and scanning thermal microscopy probes, a team of scientists led by Dr. Gianfelice Cinque at UK's Diamond Light Source (the national UK synchotron facility) coupled AFM to a synchotron IR beamline in order to break the diffraction limit in the IR.   For the first time, IR synchotron radiation was used as a broadband source for photothermal IR spectroscopy.  They compare two signal transduction measurements of cantilever resonant thermal expansion and scanning thermal microscopy.  Very high signal to noise ratios were observed for both methods thanks to the brightness and broadband capabilities of the synchotron IR source, but the authors conclude that the cantilever resonant thermal expansion offered the highest signal to noise ratio.

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Ocean Optics QE Pro High Performance Spectrometer


The sensitivity and large dynamic range of the Ocean Optics QE Pro combine to make it the highest-performance miniature spectrometer in its class. Absorption, reflectance, fluorescence and Raman measurements all benefit from the superior performance of the QE Pro.

For advanced measurements, a 15,000 spectra buffer ensures data integrity at high collection rates and an advanced optical design and thermoelectric cooler combine to provide thermal stability over long-term measurements. Whether for high speed or wide concentration range measurements, the QE Pro brings exceptional performance to your lab or process application. 

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Light Conversion Carbide: Femtosecond lasers for science and industry

Light Conversion Carbide

Light Conversion offers the CARBIDE  industrial femtosecond laser. Featuring output power of >5 W at 1028 nm wavelength, with highest pulse energies of >85 μJ, it maintains all the best features of its predecessor PHAROS: variable pulse repetition rate in the range of 60 – 1000 kHz (amplifier internal clock) with the built in pulse picker feature for pulse output control, computer controllable pulse duration 290 fs – 10 ps.

In addition to usual parameters CARBIDE brings in a few new technologies, one of the most important being a few times higher output average power to wall plug efficiency. It also features novel approach to a cavity design where oscillator, stretcher / compressor and amplifier are integrated into a single housing, this way optimized for volume production. It also allows fast warm up (important for medical applications), easy access to pump LD modules for replacement. Intra cavity pulse picker allows reduction of cost and power consumption.

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