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  • 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.
  • 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.

LaVision-Biotec new generation UltraMicroscope II: Light Sheet Microscopy

UltraMicroscope II

In 2009 the first commercial light sheet microscope was launched by LaVision BioTec. Now, the second generation of their light sheet microscope has been released, inspired by user’s feedback. 

The new UltraMicroscope II utilizes six thin light sheets to excite samples while the fluorescence light is detected with a CMOS equipped microscope that is mounted perpendicular to the plane illumination. By moving the sample through the light sheets one generates a 3D image stack at cellular resolution. 

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Ekspla Atlantic Series high power picosecond DPSS laser now with higher specifications

Ekspla Atlantic

Ekspla's Atlantic is a new generation DPSS picosecond laser with 60 W output power at 1064 nm. Featuring short pulse duration (typically 13 ps) Atlantic series laser offers mimimized thermal damage to the material. Innovative design, employing fiber based oscillator ensured excellent output beam parameters: M²<1.3 with pulse energy fluctuations < 1.5 %. Up to 1 MHz repetition rate, establishes this laser as good choice for industrial, high throughoutput material processing systems.  

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Enhanced mid-IR output with the Light Conversion ORPHEUS-ONE OPA

Light Conversion Orpheus One

Light Conversion's ORPHEUS-ONE is a collinear optical parametric amplifier of white-light continuum pumped by femtosecond Ytterbium based laser amplifiers. This OPA is focused on generating the mid-infrared wavelengths and maintains the excellent output beam properties of a standard ORPHEUS. 

Parametric amplification is performed in two stages. The first nonlinear crystal is pumped with the second harmonic of pump laser at 515 nm and seeded with a white light continuum, which generates a very stable tunable output in two ranges: 650 nm - 850 nm (first stage signal) and 1350 nm – 2100 nm (first stage idler). The second nonlinear crystal is pumped by the fundamental pump radiation at 1030 nm, and seeded with the idler of the first stage. The output of the second stage is a Signal wave tunable in the range of 1350 nm – 2060 nm, and corresponding Idler at 2060 nm – 4500 nm. 

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Lastek appointed exclusive distributor for Alio Industries nano technology and precision motion systems


Lastek has been appointed exclusive distributor for Australia and New Zealand for Alio Industries, the Colorado-based manufacturer of nano technology and precision motion systems.

ALIO Industries began in 2001 with an idea to create “a better way” to meet the nano-precision robotic needs. This initial idea has grown into an ever-expanding product line that includes Hexapod robotic systems, air bearing systems and mechanical bearing linear and rotary nano-precision systems for atmospheric, clean room and ultra high vacuum chambers all with TRUE NANO Positioning™. Industries served include semiconductor, biomedical, ink jet deposition, lithography, nano/micro machining, metrology & synchrotron.

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TOPTICA offers frequency combs - New offset-free comb technology enables unprecedented passive stability

Toptica comb

The DFC uses CERO-technology to achieve a reliable and offset-free frequency comb with a passive frequency-offset stabilization.

Long lasting experience with ultrafast fiber lasers enables TOPTICA to introduce a completely new frequency comb to the market. The offset-free system DFC is based on patented technology that achieves an unprecedented passive stability. It is the smart solution for complex experiments requiring highest accuracy and reliability regarding optical frequencies.

TOPTICA’s difference frequency comb DFC operates with CERO technology (“zero-vCEO”) which obtains a phase-stable laser output with an inherently vanishing frequency offset. To achieve this, femtosecond laser pulses centered at 1560 nm are generated with a mode-locked Er3+-doped fiber-oscillator. Subsequent amplification and coherent spectral broadening of the pulses in a nonlinear fiber creates a broad supercontinuum.

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YSL launch new high-power supercontinuum source


YSL supercontinuum laser

The Supercontinuum laser specialist YSL Photonics recently announced the launch of a new high-power supercontinuum laser source. The SC-HP offers the highest commercially available output power, with up to 10W at 50MHz and maintain a very high brightness on the whole spectrum. The high power suppercontinuum source is ideal for a variety of applications which need high power. Further details to be announced shortly.

PicoQuant release 560nm and 595nm picosecond pulsed laser diode heads

ldh series

PicoQuant has recently announced the availability of 560nm and 595nm laser diodes for its LDH Series of Picosecond Pulsed Laser Diode Heads.

The laser heads of the LDH Series are the ideal product for all applications that require picosecond pulses at a variable repetition rate. They are build around a variety of different diode types, which allows to offer these heads at many wavelengths with different power values and spectral widths. Typically diode types like Fabry-Perot (FP), Distributed Feedback (DFB) or Distributed Bragg Reflector (DBR) are used. Each laser head contains additional special control electronics that are matched to the individual diode. The laser heads come with collimating optics and can be fitted with optical fibres (multi mode, single mode or polarisation maintaining single mode).  

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piezosystem jena: Positioning in the millimeter range

piezosystem jena

piezosystem jena introduces a new product line for motion control - linear & rotation drives, goniometer & controllers

piezosystem jena GmbH has now released stages with a large travel range of up to several millimeters to offer a more complete line of customized solutions. These stages can be used as single units or in combination with piezoelectric stages for a variety of applications. This new product line includes goniometers,rotation and linear drives; each is accompanied by the appropiate controller and software.

Depending on the requirements, the user can choose between different rotation stages. These elements can be used for the continuous rotating of an element or as a step positioner. The rotation drives are suitable for probe manipulation, probe positioning, research & development or industrial tasks. The linear stages provide a travel range of up to 50 mm.

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Tiny Low Cost Spectral Sensor Suited to OEM Integration and Benchtop Use

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Spark’s solid state optical encoders bring spectroscopy to more applications than ever before

Ocean Optics’ new Spark spectral sensor uses optical technology advances to shrink instrument size, making it the smallest on the market to date. The Spark-VIS is the first offering in the Spark line of versatile spectral sensors, delivering high resolution measurements over the visible wavelength range of 380-700 nm. Available in both OEM and stand-alone configurations, the compact low-cost Spark-VIS is ideal for simple absorbance, fluorescence and emissive color measurements. It can be embedded to power next generation portable and Internet connected sensing devices for environmental, food, agriculture, biomedical and quality control applications; integrated directly on processing lines; or used as a benchtop instrument in teaching, research, medical and quality control labs.

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