• Abberior Instruments and Super Resolution Microscopy at Lastek
    Abberior Instruments and Super Resolution Microscopy at Lastek

    Abberior Instruments has partnered with Lastek in Australia and New Zealand to offer the most complete experience for super resolution microscopy. Read more here.

  • Raptor Photonics OWL 640 SWIR camera
    Raptor Photonics OWL 640 SWIR camera

    Raptor Photonics OWL 640 is the best performing SWIR camera in the world. Demonstration system now available. Please enquire for details. Read more.

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

    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.

  • High Finesse Laser Spectrum Analyzer Spectrometer for Broadband Sources
    High Finesse Laser Spectrum Analyzer Spectrometer for Broadband Sources

    Analyses multi-line or broadband spectra of cw and pulsed lasers, gas discharge lamps, and more.  Lastek currently have a demonstration system available for evaluation. Read more...

  • 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


Light Conversion Geco: Scanning Auto-correlator



  • Measures pulse duration in 10 fs – 20 ps range
  • Single set of optics for 500 – 2000 nm range
  • High resolution voice coil driven delay line
  • Non‑collinear intensity and collinear interferometric autocorrelation traces
  • Onboard pulse‑analysis software for pulse duration measurements
  • Integrated controller and computer
  • Non‑dispersive polarization control
  • FROG and FTIR ready

Operation of the Light ConversionGECO autocorrelator is based on noncollinear second harmonic generation in a nonlinear crystal, producing intensity autocorrelation trace directly related to the input beam pulse duration. One arm of the fundamental pulse is delayed by means of a magnetic linear positioning stage, providing fast, reliable motion with < 0.15 fs resolution. GECO can acquire a full intensity autocorrelation trace of 10 fs to 20 ps pulses and covers the full 500 nm to 2000 nm wavelength range.

Read more ...

Abberior Instruments introduce DyMIN STED: Live-cell STED with Dynamic Minimum intelligent light dose management

 npc lamina teaser 1.1280x448

Abberior Instruments announce DyNIM STED: Dynamic Minimum intelligent light dose management for live cell imaging.

Key Benefits of DyMIN STED:

  • The only live-cell superresolution microscope with resolutions down to 25 nm* (*only depending on the sample) - DyMIN STED dramatically reduces the light irradiation on your sample (up to two orders of magnitude) and features the lowest light dose of all superresolution methods.
  • Resolution truly down to 25 nm - As demonstrated by separating two fluorescent point-structures being 30 nm apart.
  • Volume / time-lapse imaging with easy3D STED resolution - DyMIN STED substancially reduces photobleaching and enables long term measurements over volumes or over dozens and dozens of frames.

Read more ...

Gattaquant DNA nanotechnology featured in Nature

image manager product images thumbnail dna origami based super resolution for custom nanoruler

Nature recently published a Technology Feature about DNA nanotechnology including the big names of the field from Seeman to Rothemund, Shih, Douglas and many more. So we are very happy that GATTAquant – with the first commercial application of DNA origami worldwide – is mentioned amongst them, citing their CSO Max Scheible:

One popular adornment to nanostructured DNA is light-emitting materials called fluorophores. GATTAquant DNA Nanotechnologies in Braunschweig, Germany, for instance, makes nanorulers from DNA origami structures and fluorescent molecules to validate super-resolution microscopes. Super-resolution microscopy allows researchers to take images beyond the resolution limit set by the diffraction of light, but “there is no standard to measure the resolution of the system,” says Max Scheible, head of research and development at GATTAquant. “DNA nanotechnology really enabled this.”

GATTAquant attaches fluorescent molecules at precise distances on an origami structure and mounts them on glass slides. These nanoscale rulers allow researchers to verify the resolution of sub-diffraction-limit microscopes."

Read more ...

Art meets Science: Looking for sound with Femto

overtoon news

The Belgian artist Christoph De Boeck uses a FEMTO voltage amplifier for his acoustic installation "Golfvorm“. He reveals the inaudible sounds of stressed metal.

Ultra Acoustic Emissions are ultra high and short acoustic waves that arise when materials under stress are degrading. 

In “Golfvorm” (“Waveform”) a salt vapor corrodes a steel sheet that bends under a load. Acoustic emissions are captured, amplified in real time by FEMTO`s HVA-10M-60-F to be finally slowed down by a computer program for reproduction. As pitting corrosion progresses, acoustic bursts from microscopic cracks will pierce the silence and carry visual tension into the acoustic space.

Read more ...

Gentec-EO announce Blu, the Bluetooth connected All-in-One detector & meter


UP25N BLU 9937

This new line of All-in-One detectors from Gentec-EO combine a detector and a meter with Bluetooth connectivity in one convenient product. The small but powerful meter of the BLU Series presents a Bluetooth connection so you can display the results on your mobile device with the Gentec-EO BLU app available for both iOS and Android systems. Need to use it with a PC? Simply plug in the included Bluetooth receptor and be ready to make power or energy measurements within seconds!

Read more ...

Toptica: All wavelengths from 190nm to 0.1THz

toptica DLC TA SHG pro 400x650

With the latest product releases, TOPTICA is able to offer a complete laser wavelength coverage from deep-UV (190 nm) to terahertz radiation (0.1 THz, corresponding to 3 mm). These lasers support a multitude of applications in biophotonics & microscopy, materials & metrology and quantum technology.

Deep-UV wavelengths as small as 190 nm are now accessible with TOPTICA’s frequency-converted diode lasers. By providing essential wavelengths like 193 nm, 213 nm or 407 nm in pure cw TEM00-mode quality, the DLC TA-SHG/FHG pro (pictured above) is an ideal solution for testing and inspection or advanced material processing, e.g. lithography patterning for holographic applications. The new lasers provide the necessary power levels that are required for these applications. On top of that, they are much easier to handle at considerably lower operating costs.

Read more ...

LG Motion: Laser machining made easy


LG Motion have recently launched a new piece of software to make laser machining and 3D printing easier.

The release of new CAD/CAM software from Polaris enables a machine operator to be able to design parts, import part files run by the machine and inspect the finished product. The single piece of advanced software also controls the laser source, positioning stage, galvoscanner and machine vision camera.

Working closely with a number of specialist motion control specialists we are able to offer complementary products that enable our engineering team – and our clients – with a comprehensive range of motion control solutions.

Polaris Motion specialises in the design and development of control solutions for CNC machines in laser-based manufacturing, diamond tool cutting and grinding of optical surfaces and for other specialised CNCS used in high-performance applications.

Read more ...

Bespoke 340/380nm LED Illumination for Fura-2 Calcium Imaging from CoolLED

Peter Tinning Poster Image

CoolLED will launch a fast controllable LED illumination system for ratiometric calcium imaging in September 2017 – the pE-340fura.  

Peter Tinning of The University of Strathclyde has been working in partnership with CoolLED to develop LED technology in fluorescence and will be presenting his poster “A 340/380 nm light emitting diode illuminator  for Fura-2 AM ratiometric calcium imaging of live cells with better than 5 nM precision” at MMC in Manchester this year.

Intracellular calcium plays an important role in many biological processes including the release of neurotransmitters in the brain, triggering insulin release in the pancreas, and the regulation of muscle contractions. Measuring the response of calcium concentration in response to external stimuli is critical in determining the role of calcium in biological processes. Use of ratiometric calcium indicators, such as Fura-2, allows quantification of intracellular calcium concentration but relies on efficient excitation or detection at two separate wavelengths. This work describes the use of a bespoke 340/380 nm LED illumination system for Fura2 calcium imaging.

Read more ...

YSL Photonics new high-power supercontinuum source


YSL PhotonicsSC-Pro-7 is their latest high power supercontinuum source with enhanced visible content. It delivers a wide spectral output ranging from 400nm to 2400nm with over 20W total power, with external triggering from 1-80MHz.

The SC-Pro-7 offers >1.5uJ pulse energy,  making it the ideal source for super resolution microscopy. The 10mW/nm power density is also highly suitable for various applications including fluorescence spectroscopy, nanophotonics, flow-cytometry, OCT and more.

Read more ...

You are here: Home