• 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


Ocean Optics BluLoop MultiLED light source

Ocean Optics BluLoop

Ocean Optic's new bluLoop Light Source is a small but amazing LED source that is the perfect companion for measuring colour and more.

bluLoop features four tunable LEDs that allow unparalleled balancing of spectral output. It delivers higher reliability of estimated color values, has low heat consumption and has a longer lifetime than typical halogen sources.

bluLoop also has good response and favorable spectral characteristics in the Visible range when compared with tungsten halogen sources.

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Toptica 2012: Lasers for Scientific Challenges

Toptica have released their all new 2012 "Lasers for Scientific Challenges" Catalogue. Download here.

High Speed visualisation of a droplet impacting a hard surface

Figure 1: Splash is suppressed when the ambient air pressure is reduced. A drop 3.4mm in diameter of ethanol colliding with a surface at a speed of 3.74 ms-2 splashes at atmospheric pressure (top panel) but spreads smoothly at 0.172 atmospheres (bottom panel). Pictures taken from Xu,. Zhang, and Nagel (2005)

Quantum Composers model 9528 Digital Delay Pulse Generators has been incorporated for use as a timing system at Brown University, of Providence, RI, in a research project which has begun to reveal the hidden mysteries of how liquid droplets splash.

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Smart Ultrafast Fibre Lasers: Toptica presents compact next-generation fibre lasers

FemtoFiber smart Family

The FemtoFiber smart family is TOPTICA ’s new series of ultrafast fibre lasers. These systems are dedicated to applications ranging from biopho-tonics to terahertz generation and two-photon polymerization. Optimized for a compact footprint uniting optics and electronics in one box, these robust all-fibre lasers are the perfect choice for flexible OEM integration. 

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NoIR Laser shields: Protection against laser pointer induced glare and flash blindness

Flight Deck Test of CE-certified NoIR Laser Shield

High-powered hand-held laser pointers have become a significant hazard to law-enforcement officers and pilots, as they can induce a temporary and dazzling flash/glare blindness. The sudden loss of vision from even a low-power laser pointer illumination can be disorienting and debilitating, yet standard sunglasses and typical safety goggles provide virtually no protection from these hazards.

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Edmund Optics Plastic Hybrid Acylinder lens

Edmund plastic acylinder lenses

  • Colour-Corrected Acylinder Lenses
  • High Numerical Apertures
  • Ideal for Creating Line Profiles with Broadband Sources

Similar to an aspheric lens, Edmund Optics TECHSPEC Plastic Hybrid Acylinder Lenses provide diffraction-limited focusing performance in only one dimension. By reducing spherical aberration along the focusing axis, TECHSPEC Plastic Hybrid Acylinder Lenses are ideal for creating thin line profiles. The hybrid design offers negative optical dispersion and color-correction, while the high numerical apertures allow these lenses to be used with divergent light sources such as laser diode bars and LEDs.

Spectrocam Multispectral Imaging



The SpectroCam Multispectral Imaging (MSI) system offers a sophisticated, flexible platform for development and deployment of various MSI applications. Designed to reduce development times and simplify the design cycle , SpectroCam features a high speed, continuously rotating filter wheel containing 8 interchangeable optical filters; combined with the scientific grade CCD array, this filter design creates a fully portable, fully configurable, high speed MSI camera. With minimal pixel shift and high frame rates, this dynamic system is a powerful product development tool.

SpectroCam systems are available in a turnkey format complete with lens, 8 interchangeable filters and acquisition software that can be used for innovative 2D spectroscopy research in a variety of fields including water quality measurement, product screening, machine vision, medical imaging, surveillance and authentication. The system can also be customized for integration into specific OEM products. The platform is readily modified to meet your mechanical and environmental needs.

Lasermet introduce the failsafe laser safety interlock system for advanced laser systems


The ICS-15XM is the most adaptable, expandable, all-encompassing laser safety interlock system yet developed by Lasermet.

Its extended capability includes full dual channel architecture including dual safety and emergency stop circuits with separate dual channel control for each circuit. It can display up to 10 interlocks plus two emergency stop circuits. It has 9 output contacts for operating interlocks, beam shutters and door locks. It can be remotely monitored over a network and the internet with the plug-in expansion module.

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Ocean Optics introduce temperature control for USB series

Ocean Optics USB-TC 

The new USB Temperature Controller (USB-TC) from Ocean Optics is an attachable heating device for theUSB4000 and USB2000+ Miniature Spectrometers that greatly improves the stability of your measurements. The USB-TC attaches directly to your spectrometer's optical bench and maintains a preselected temperature that allows your spectrometer's optical alignment to remain accurate. Since optical stability is critical for applications such as LED manufacturing, the USB-TC delivers an exceptional result where repeatable results are most critical.

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Thorlabs new High Sensitivity USB2.0 CMOS Camera

Thorlabs CMOS camera

These compact, lightweight CMOS cameras from Thorlabs offer 1280 x 1024 px (SXGA) resolution and are available with either a monochrome (M models) or color (C models) sensor. The DCC1545M and DCC1645C cameras are ideal for situations where a trigger input is not necessary, whereas the DCC1240M and DCC1240C offer an external trigger as well as a global shutter mode for capturing objects in motion. These CMOS cameras are easy to use as a webcam and can be used in a wide range of applications from microscopy to monitoring.

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