• 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. Read more...

  • 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

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Gentec-EO release new Maestro firmware update

Maestro firmware upgrade

Gentec Electro-Optics has just released a new and improved firmware version for its famous MAESTRO Touchscreen Laser Power & Energy Meter. This major update answers many customer demands about usability and functionality. Read more.

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Raman analysis of diesel fuel using the Ocean Optics Maya200 Pro-NIR

Ocean Optics Maya2000 Pro

Ocean Optics Maya 2000Pro offers high quantum efficiency and high dynamic range and is responsive in the deep UV (~185-300 nm).

Raman spectroscopy is an excellent technique for the identification and characterization of fuels. With no requirement for sample preparation and the power to identify and quantify materials using robust, handheld, portable instrumentation, it is no surprise that Raman has found so many uses in a range of industries. In the case of fuels, Raman spectra contain a wealth of spectral features due to the presence of different types of hydrocarbons resulting in a unique Raman fingerprint based on chemical composition.

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Toptica: High power tunable laser diodes with new wavelengths

Toptica Bright and Colorful

TOPTICA’s high-power, narrow-band diode lasers now provide an expanded color spectrum thanks to newly developed Tapered Amplifiers (TAs). These TAs are available exclusively from TOPTICA and allow for new IR, visible and UV wavelengths!

With the novel TA-chips, TOPTICA’s high-power diode laser TA pro now offers output power up to 400 mW around 685 nm and up to 2 W between 1120 nm and 1190 nm. And the frequency-converted systems TA­SHG pro and TA-FHG pro now provide the highest output power also in the green-yellow (560 ­ 595 nm) and the UV (280 ­ 297 nm) spectral range. The newly developed TAs replace previously required fiber amplifiers and create a less complex setup for high output power at these wavelengths. These systems generate output power of up to 1000 mW easily and economically.

Major applications benefit from these new systems: laser cooling of stronti-um (689 nm), erbium (583 nm), sodium (589 nm) or magnesium (285 nm); optical clocks based on ytterbium (578 nm) or magnesium ions (281 nm); and high-resolution spectroscopy (e.g. europium yttrium orthosilicate, 580 nm).

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LaVision Biotec TrimScope II

The LaVision Biotec TriM Scope II multi photon-box represents the second generation of two photon microscopes and is designed for fast and deep imaging in a multi-user environment. It always comes as a single beam instrument including upright stand and 2 NDD detectors close to the objective lens. As an option it can include:

LaVision BioTec’s patented beam splitting optics for simultaneous 64 beam scanning

  • up to 8 NDD detectors
  • various CCD cameras
  • LaVision BioTec’s fast TCSPC detector
  • descanned detectors for Confocal detection
  • pre-chirp compensation
  • OPO technology

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Edmund Optics: Raman Edge Filters

Edmund Optics Raman Edge Filters

  • High Transmission for Detecting Weak Signals
  • Deep Blocking for Maximum Laser Rejection
  • Ideal for Raman Spectroscopy, Confocal Microscopy, and Biotech Instrumentation

Edmund Optics TECHSPEC® Raman Edge Filters  feature steep edges for detecting even the smallest Raman shifts. They are superior alternatives to more expensive holographic notch filters for Stokes Raman scattering measurements. Unlike holographic notch filters, TECHSPEC Raman Edge Filters reflect rejected laser light, reducing issues commonly associated with stray-light measurements, and eliminating the need for complicated light baffling systems. With guaranteed transition widths of less than 1%, angle-tuning is unnecessary, greatly simplifying system setup and implementation.

Powerful analysis software allows real-time multispectral image collection and processing

The SpectroCam™ Multispectral Imaging (MSI) Camera  from Ocean Thin Films  (OTF) is now available with powerful analysis software that allows the user to perform dozens of image processing functions and view the results on a live action image output. Applications include water quality measurements, product screening, machine vision, medical imaging, surveillance and authentication. 

SpectroCam is the world’s first fully configurable MSI camera. Its wideband imaging sensor is responsive from the visible through near infrared spectrum. Precision filters and imaging optics can be customized for a variety of applications with image speeds of up to 30 fps at full resolution.

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Quantum Composers: AF910 Laser Autofocus sensor

AF910 45976c9b04b971dfde9ac3fa7c938bc0 

Quantum ComposersAF910 Laser Autofocus Sensor is ideally suited for integration into automated optical inspection systems. The unit's fast update rate greatly enhances the response times and throughput of real time scanning operations. The AF910 also provides motor step, direction, and limit control signals for stage positioning without the need for an external controller, further reducing total system costs.

Lastek expands into SE Asia with new division: LaVision Biotec Asia-Pacific

Lastek is delighted to announce an exciting new venture, LaVision BioTec Asia-Pacific, which expands our sales and service operations beyond Australia and New Zealand for the first time. Earlier in 2012, we were appointed regional distributor for LaVision Biotec, of Germany, with responsibility for marketing and support of LaVision Biotec's range of optical tools for life sciences throughout Asia Pacific.

To support this venture Lastek has created a new division: LaVision Biotec Asia-Pacific. It will be led by Dr Stuart Rumble, Lastek's Senior Scientist. We are very pleased to announce that he will be joined by Dr Carola Thoni, who has recently accepted a position at Lastek. Dr Thoni was for many years the Product Manager for Confocal Microscopy for Leica Microsystems Australia, and will be very well known to our customers in the microscopy community.

LaVision Biotec's range of innovative microscopic tools and spectroscopic systems have revolutionised imaging techniques in many fields within current biological research. Their products include the TrimScope , a unique multiphoton microscope used to visualize processes in the living animal, tissue slice or cultured cells. 

Edmund Optics: Tube System Spheres

Edmund Optics Tube System Spheres

  • Ideal for Intersecting Multiple Optical Paths
  • Feature M23.2 or M27.5 Threading for Integration with TECHSPEC Cage System Tubes
  • End Caps Block Unused Optical Paths
Edmund Optics  new TECHSPEC® Tube System Spheres , constructed from anodized aluminum, are designed to be used with TECHSPEC Cage System Tubes. These spheres enable the intersection of multiple optical paths. The standard sphere features M23.2 and M27.5 threaded ports, and the compact sphere features M23.2 and RMS threaded ports. End caps are available to block unused optical paths. 

Piezosystems Jena: Collimators for X-Ray techniques

piezosystem Jena: collimators for Xray technique

piezosystem jena have announced a new piezo based collimator system for X-Ray techniques.

Current techniques in X-Ray microscopy, crystallography and small angle x-ray scattering require extremely well-collimated beams. In order to achieve the best signal to noise ratio in an x-ray system, the aperture size should be as closely matched as possible to the sample size. Most X-ray systems use a pinhole aperture that has been drilled or laser ablated from a tungsten or tantalum disk of material. In practice this means that for every new sample size, the pinhole should be removed and a new size inserted.

A solution was developed in cooperation with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.Based on two piezo driven slit sy stems of the series PZS 4 (part number: O-101-xx), a collimator for X-Ray techniques was made. The PZS stages are mounted of 90° in respect to each other. Because of the high resolution piezo element, the slit edges can be adjusted precisely to the required size. With a resolution of <8 nm the system is the most accurate variable aperture system commercially available. The open architecture of the PZS slit system design allows for easy integration into a variety of X-Ray systems. A V-clamp holder allows the customer to add his own or our accessories. The entire system can be made vacuum compatible.

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