• 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


Thorlabs Electronic Self-Leveling Isolation System

Thorlabs Electronic Self-Leveling Isolation System

  • Excellent Vibration Isolation: Vertical -27 dB at 10 Hz
  • Contactless Leveling Improves Isolation
  • Control Box with Three Proportional Valves
  • PID Loop for Precise Leveling Control
  • Oil-Free Design, No Leaks
  • Freestanding Benchtop Solution
  • Extremely Low Resonant Frequency: <1.7 Hz
  • Fast Settling Time of 1- 5 s Typical
  • Can Be Used to Upgrade Rigid Workstations

The Thorlabs PWA090 electronic, self-leveling, vibration isolation system provides a portable, lightweight, low-profile, vibration-control solution for sensitive benchtop equipment and experiments. The system consists of four pneumatic isolators that must be connected to a constant supply of air, either from a compressor or bottled air supply, and an electronic control box with keypad. Other isolator quantities are available upon request.

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Elite spectrometers deliver unparalleled sensitivity and performance for a wide variety of fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy

Complemented by a full range of precision sampling accessories, Elite spectrometers from Ocean Optics help you acquire unmatched sensitivity and through-put for better data for more challenging applications.

Elite spectrometers are backed by Ocean Optics’ exclusive 3-year warranty* and are supported by the most knowledge able team of Applications Scientists in the industry. 

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Hermetically insulated stack type actuators offer long life under extreme conditions

The Piezosystem Jena P/S series piezo actuators are enclosed by hermetically sealed housing meeting the requirement of the IP 68 protection classification. Thus the piezoelectric element is shielded against external influences, such as extreme temperatures, high pressure and corrosive environments - conditions in which conventional actuators reach only a limited lifetime of a few hours. Unlike the series P / S, which achieves an Mean Time To Failure of 36,000 hours (for use below 85 ° C and 100 V).

Translators are available in versions with a stroke of 18µm to 70µm. Hereby the piezo drive is able to realize a blocking force of up to 3400N. The construction of the housing tightly encloses the stack, thereby avoiding mechanical play. A built in pre-load mechanism and mounting attachments make installation easy and handy. The M3 thread in the bottom plate allows for easy adaptation into existing systems.

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Toptica DL pro HP: Powerful, tunable, single-frequency laser


  • Up to 100 mW single-frequency, tunable output
  • Standard wavelengths 405, 425, and 633 nm
  • Other wavelengths 370 .. 640 nm on request
  • Extremely stable, low drift
  • Linewidth < 2 MHz

The DL pro HP diode laser features a special resonator design, which allows for higher single-mode output powers from "visible" laser diodes. Manual coarse tuning of the wavelength is possible across the gain spectrum of the diode (for blue diodes approx.  2-3 nm) and mode-hop free fine tuning up to 50 GHz. Standard models are available at 405, 425 nm, and 633 nm; other wavelengths between 370 and 640 nm can be provided on request. The laser features various modulation inputs and includes an isolator. Fiber coupled versions are optionally available.

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Ocean Optics ecoVis VIS-NIR Light Source

Ocean Optics EcoVIS

Ocean Optics ecoVis is a compact, low-voltage VIS-NIR light source (400-2500 nm) with built-in cuvette holder that’s great for basic lab measurements in teaching labs and other research environments.

The ecoVis has a rugged, solid alloy housing that helps to dissipate heat and in-line fiber ports for absorbance and fluorescence measurements.

ecoVis is small – it’s just 95 mm x 50 mm and weighs 265 g – making it attractive for labs where space is at a premium. Also, the unit has a built-in 1 cm pathlength cuvette holder and a chromium-plated reflective insert that increases the output for fluorescence, can be adjusted through 90º to block the light path for dark measurements and holds the cuvette securely in place.

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Edmund Optics: Electronically Variable Optical Diffuser

  • Provides Continuous Diffusion Adjustment
  • Ideal for Life Sciences Applications
  • 1° - 70° Diffusion Angles

The Electronically Variable Optical Diffuser from Edmund Optics utilizes a liquid crystal film to vary the degree of optical diffusivity from near-Lambertian to clear. The diffusion angle can be continuously adjusted using a control knob. Diffusion angles range from 1° FWHM in the clear state to 70° FWHM in the fully diffused state. The Electronically Variable Optical Diffuser is ideal for applications including biophotonics research, holography, neutral density filtering, preventing oversaturation of detectors, or optically characterizing materials.

Laser Quantum announce Gigaoptics acquisition

Laser Quantum, of Cheshire, UK, have over the last 20 years emerged as a major force in CW 532nm DPSS lasers up to 16W in power. They have a staff of over 80 people in the UK, and have an installed base of thousands of DPSS lasers. Laser Quantum's low noise 532nm lasers have been the cw pump laser of choice for companies providing CEP stabilised Ti:Sapphire lasers, including Gigaoptics GmbH patented range of CW pumped femtosecond single and dual cavity Ti:Sapphire lasers with output powers of up to 2W at pulse repetition frequences of up to 1 GHz.

Recently, Laser Quantum have announced the acquisition of Gigaoptics GmbH, a world class manufacturer of femtosecond lasers and oscillators. Gigaoptics has a long history in the research, design and manufacture of ultracompact Ti:Sapphire oscillators with repetition rates from 333MHz to 1GHz and is a provider of advanced ultrafast time-domain and THz spectroscopy systems and components.  

Toptica TeraFlash: Time-domain terahertz spectroscopy

Toptica TeraFlash

TOPTICA introduces the new TeraFlash system, a table-top platform for time-domain terahertz spectroscopy. The all-fibre design is based on mature 1.5 µm telecom technology, combining TOPTICA’s established femtosecond fibre lasers and state-of-the-art InGaAs antennas.

Using a highly precise delay stage, the TeraFlash achieves a peak dynamic range of more than 70 dB. Users can choose between a “precisescan” mode and a “fast scan” mode. In “precise scan” mode a bandwidth of 4 THz and a resolution better than 10 GHz are attained. Alternatively, in “fast scan” mode, a pulse trace is acquired in only 50 ms. The fibre-coupled antenna modules can be conveniently arranged, depending on the needs of the experiment. Integrated in the system is TOPTICA’s FemtoFErb 1560, the most compact ultrafast laser on the market. The SAM mode-locked fibre oscillator and the usage of polarization-maintaining fibres ensure a high robustness and alignment-free, “hands-off” operation. The TeraFlash system is a perfect solution for applications such as high-bandwidth spectroscopy (e.g. of explosives or liquid crystals) and industrial process control.

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