• 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.

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.


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.


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).  


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.


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

SparkVIS 480x320

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.


HORIBA Scientific launches SWIFT v2 module for ultra fast, high definition Raman imaging


HORIBA Scientific, global leader in Raman and optical spectroscopy systems, has announced its new SWIFT™ v2 ultra fast confocal Raman imaging module.

Available for the XploRA™ PLUS and LabRAM HR Evolution the new SWIFT™ v2 module further enhances the ability to obtain fast and detailed confocalRaman images at the click of a button. The module offers a 4x to 5x improvement in speed on even the fastest of Raman images whilst maintaining the class leading confocal performance and sensitivity.


Nature Protocols Paper on Mad City Labs MicroMirror TIRF System


Nature Protocols has published a paper from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Brandeis University about the colocalization single-molecule spectroscopy (CoSMoS) method for studying cellular machines using the Mad City Labs MicroMirror TIRF system.

The technique of micro-mirror TIRF (total internal reflection fluorescence) microscopy is the only proven method to study the ordered assembly and function of multi-component biomolecular machines. The Mad City Labs' MicroMirror TIRF system is part of a single molecule imaging instrument portfolio and draws on Mad City Labs expertise with high precision, high stability nanopositioning systems and microscopy solutions.


Trade Up to Great(er) Performance with the New Ocean Optics Flame Spectrometer!

Ocean Optics Flame

Trade in your Ocean Optics or other spectrometer for a discount for a short time on the new Flame spectrometer. The offer means a savings of nearly 40% on standard Flame models!

Ocean Optics newest miniature spectrometer delivers great thermal stability and low unit-to-unit variability, with the freedom of interchangeable slits, simple device connectors and LED status indicators. Small, rugged and easy to integrate, the Flame spectrometer is ideal for OEMs, researchers and developers for a wide range of applications. Act now – the Flame trade-in offer is valid from 9 March 2015 through 30 April 2015.

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