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    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...

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Thorlabs MIR Supercontinuum Laser

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  • 300 mW Output Power Over Entire Bandwidth
  • >110 mW Output Power over 2.2 - 4.2 µm
  • 0.025% (Typical) Intensity Noise Enables Highly Sensitive Measurements
  • Robust All-Fiber Design for Hands-Off, Reliable Operation
  • Record-High Brightness Enables Remote and Standoff Detection
  • Compatible with Standard FTIR Spectrometers

The ThorlabsSC4500 is the world's first commercially available femtosecond-laser-pumped MIR Supercontinuum Source. This source emits over a wavelength range from approximately 1.3 μm to 4.5 μm (7700 cm-1 to 2200 cm-1) with >300 mW of average output power in a collimated beam. More than 110 mW of the output power is within the 2.2 - 4.2 µm (4500 cm-1 - 2400 cm-1) range, which overlaps with many gas absorption lines and other molecular signatures. The brightness of this source exceeds traditional Globars and even synchrotron sources by orders of magnitude.

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Gattaquant:Tracing Nanorulers to the SI Units

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Gattaquant have announced that researchers from the Tinnefeld lab in collaboration with the PTB have published their latest benchmark study in Scientific Reports. Here they demonstrated the traceability of measurement results using DNA origami nanorulers to the SI units. This makes nanorulers traceable to distance measurement standards and nanoscopic benchmark structures. Further they applied GATTA-PAINT nanorulers for correlation measurements and drift-correction studies.

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Edmund Optics: Optotune 3mm Clear Aperture Focus Tunable Lenses


  • Continuous Focusability
  • Compact Size
  • Wide Focal Adjustment Range

Edmund Optics  Optotune 3mm Clear Aperture Focus Tunable Lenses are easily integrated into a variety of Machine Vision applications including inspection, sorting, and bar code reading. By applying a current, the Optotune 3mm Clear Aperture Focus Tunable Lenses are able to quickly change shape from concave to convex, and provides an adjustment of -13 to +13 diopters (-77 to +77mm). With a small form factor of 10mm diameter x 4mm thick, low power consumption, and fast settling time, these lenses are the ideal option for OEM integration.

Raptor launches NEW Ninox 1280 – VIS-SWIR imaging in HD

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Raptor Photonics, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance digital cameras has launched an additional member to its family of Visible SWIR cameras with the Ninox 1280, offering HD resolution for high end scientific and astronomy applications.

Using a 1280 x 1024 InGaAs sensor, cooled to -15°C, the Ninox 1280 offers visible extension from 0.4µm to 1.7µm to enable high sensitivity imaging. The 10µm x 10µm pixel pitch enables the highest resolution imaging. It will offer less than 40 electrons readout noise combined with one of the lowest dark current readings on the market.  The camera will offer ultra-high intrascene dynamic range of 69dB enabling simultaneous capture of bright & dark portions of a scene.

Available with a 12-bit CameraLink output, the Ninox 1280 will run up to 60Hz. The camera will feature On-board Automated Gain Control (AGC) which will enable the best contrast image from low light to bright as well as an on-board intelligent 3 point Non-Uniform Correction (NUC) algorithm providing the highest quality images. The camera comes with a range of analysis software including XCAP and Micromanager and a standard CameraLink frame grabber (EPIX).

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New TOPTICA300 mW Continuous-Wave UV Laser features excellent Lifetime and Plug & Play Operation

TopWave 300mW 266nm

TOPTICA's TopWave product line of industrial continuous-wave UV laser reaches a new power level. The latest member, TopWave 266, is now available with 300 mW output power at 266 nm. It provides a first-class lifetime (> 10,000 h), outstanding low-noise performance (typ. < 0.1% RMS) and excellent power stability (< 1 %). Adding premium beam quality (M² < 1.3), high wall-plug efficiency (no chiller needed) and a compact footprint, this narrow linewidth (< 1 MHz) system is more than just a coherent laser.

The TopWave 266 meets the needs for high reliability of demanding applications like semicon inspection, optical lithography, FBG fabrication, laser mastering and Raman spectroscopy. Its complete UV beam path, including TOPTICA’s proprietary SUV doubling cavity, is enclosed in a specially sealed compartment which guarantees ultimate stability. In combination with a fully automated optics shifter it enables typical lifetimes well above 10,000 hours, thus notably extending maintenance intervals and lowering cost of ownership.

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TOPTICA presents "All Wavelengths" at Photonics West


TOPTICA Photonics will present their latest innovations at Photonics West in Moscone Center, San Francisco from January 30th to February 1st.

This year, TOPTICA’s booth location moved to North Hall, booth #4645. Dedicated laser solutions for biophotonics will be presented at the BiOS exhibition on 27th and 28th January, booth 8508.

With their broad product portfolio, TOPTICA offers All Wavelengths! Complete coverage from deep-UV (190 nm) to terahertz radiation (0.1 THz, corresponding to 3 mm). These lasers support a multitude of applications in microscopy, materials metrology and quantum technology.

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Gentec-EO Pronto Series High Power Detectors

Pronto 500

The Gentec-EO Pronto series of detectors for High Power laser measurement replaces the FLASH series now discontinued. The Pronto models offer the same laser measurement capabilities, but with new and improved electronics that allow for data logging, more calibration points and USB connection for data transfer and charging the battery.

  • Wide Power Range: Very low noise level = wide power range with just one device
  • No-Wait Measurements: 5 seconds measurements allow for very short cooling time (all models except Pronto-3K)
  • Easy Operation: Color Touch Screen Display
  • Large Aperture: 55 mm aperture to accommodate large beams
  • Rugged: All-metal body
  • High Damage Thresholds
  • Advanced Features: Data Logging and Data Transfer to PC

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Ocean Optics: Save a Bundle on Spectroscopy Systems


Ocean Optics have packaged their spectrometers, accessories and software in convenient bundles to meet your most frequent measurement needs. Choose from standard and discounted options for absorbance, fluorescence, diffuse reflectance and plasma measurements. Reap the benefits of these application-ready setups and the option to select higher-value systems available at a great discount!

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