• 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


LaVision Biotec: TrimScope with TiS and OPO

LaVision Biotec 's TrimScope has been used with two laser sources (TiSa and OPO) to carry out "Label-free live brain imaging and targeted patching with third-harmonic generation microscopy". Read this paper by Groot, Mansvelder and coworkers from VU Amsterdam.

LaVision new ICOS Temperature System

LaVision ICOS-Temperature

LaVision introduces a new member to their ICOS family for Internal Combustion Research

The Internal Combustion Optical Sensor-Temperature (ICOS-Temperature ) system is the latest addition toLaVision’s ICOS family for internal combustion research. ICOS-Fuel for studying air/fuel ratio and ICOS-EGR for analyzing the internal and external EGR rates are the other family members. These have been successfully used in the market for a number of years.

The ICOS-Temperature allows the analysis of highly time-resolved (kHz range) in-cylinder temperatures in the internal combustion engine. It delivers crank angle resolved single cycle temperature curves. As an example, the compression stroke temperature rise can be captured. This detailed information provides important feedback for engine optimization, the analysis of cycle by cycle variations and validating numerical analysis. Fully functional spark plug probes for M12, M14 and non-firing M5 probes are available for in-cylinder measurements.

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LaVision: Crack propagation methods studied with DVC


LaVision's DVC successfully used to observe crack propagation mechanisms in nuclear graphite

In collaboration with the University of Manchester, Prof James Marrow and his team at Oxford University have utilized LaVision's Digital Volume Correlation (DVC) software to observe crack propagation mechanisms in a quasi-brittle material. DVC provides better discrimination of the crack, and allows measurement of the crack opening displacements. Characterisation of the displacement field around the crack will be used to obtain the elastic strain energy release rate with crack propagation, and to study inelastic damage processes. One of the project aims is to determine the criterion for crack propagation, and DVC is proving to be an invaluable tool in working towards achieving that.

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Phaseview Microphase: 3D Digital Microscope


Phaseview Microphase

Pictured: Semiconductor bumps imaged by MicroPhase

Phaseview's MicroPhase is a flexible instrument, turning any microscope in a 3D visualization and measurement device without alteration of the microscope’s observation modes. Like a usual video CCD camera, it fits on any microscope with its standard C-mount adaptor without any additional optics or accessories. MicroPhase® provides sharp & crisp digital images in real time, featuring automatic calibration, auto-focus and all necessary tools for digital image documentation. Accurate calibration is achieved using an automated procedure and stored in an internal memory to prevent any losses.

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Toptica release first commercial MOT kit

miniMOT – create your own laser cooled atomic cloud.

TOPTICA Photonics AG – key supplier of lasers, locking electronics and spectroscopy units for laser cooling experiments – have announced, in cooperation with ColdQuanta Inc., the release of the first commercial Magneto Optical Trap kit . A magneto-optical trap (MOT) – the most popular laser cooling and trapping setup – requires a vacuum system with optical access that contains the atomic species to be trapped and a magnetic quadrupole field. All this is now available in a compact setup. Together with narrow linewidth, frequency stabilized TOPTICA lasers (TA pro, DL pro, DL DFB), spectroscopy modules and locking electronics, a running MOT can easily be realized. Laser-cooled and trapped atoms are modern instruments for high precision measurements, fundamental research and student education.

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Signal Recovery new 7230 DSP Lock-In: As easy as your favourite web browser

The Signal Recovery model 7230 is a new concept in general-purpose DSP lock-in amplifiers. It offers the excellent performance that users expect from our instruments but at a lower price than many competitive models. This improvement in price/performance ratio has been achieved by replacing the traditional control buttons and display with easy-to-use control panels that can be operated from any computer via your favorite browser.

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Edmund Optics Didaptica Adaptive Optics Kit

Edmund Didaptica Adaptive Optics Kit

  • Complete Adaptive Optics Kit
  • Easy to Follow Pre-Designed Experiments
  • Excellent for Teaching and Exploring Adaptive Optics

The Edmund Optics Didaptica Adaptive Optics Kit is an excellent solution for teaching and exploring adaptive optics. It is designed as a complete adaptive optics kit for researchers requiring a novel test bench for control theory. The kit includes our #67-100 32 Actuator Deformable Mirror, 32-channel drive electronics, a Shack-Hartmann Wavefront sensor, the required hardware, open software libraries, and complete documentation for an easy and quick set-up of a few common experiments. The Didaptica Adaptive Optics Kit is designed by integrating a laser spot optimization tool into a traditional imaging path. By inserting a camera into the image path, it is possible for users to directly study and understand the effects of aberrations on image quality. As a result, the kit provides fast aberration control and wavefront measurement. The included wavefront sensor SDK makes the kit easily customizable for a range of customer applications. The Didaptica Adaptive Optics Kit is an excellent addition to any laboratory.

Ocean Optics Maya2000 Pro Spectrometer extends to Deep UV

Maya2000 Pro 480x480

Spectral measurements to 153 nm can be achieved easily and economically with the high-sensitivity Ocean OpticsMaya2000 Pro with Extra-Deep-UV Option. Nitrogen purging of the spectrometer helps to mitigate water and oxygen absorption in the vacuum ultraviolet. A variety of materials have spectral signatures in the vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) spectral region, typically described as the region from 10 nm-200 nm1, 2. VUV spectroscopy is useful for applications ranging from biomedicine to semiconductor testing. Because the spectral response of standard silicon charge-coupled device (CCD) detectors drops off rapidly at wavelengths as long as 400 nm, and because oxygen and water absorb in the VUV spectral band, maintaining sufficient signal outside a vacuum is not possible. Designing vacuum-compatible spectrometers to address these issues can be difficult and expensive. As a result, most commercially available VUV spectrometers require custom configuration and are too expensive and unwieldy for many common applications. 

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Ocean Optics STS Microspectrometer

Ocean Optics STS

The new Ocean Optics STS Microspectrometer is a remarkably small CMOS-based unit that is less than 50 mm square and weighs just over 2 ounces. This ultra-compact spectrometer is ideal for OEM devices and provides full spectral analysis with low stray light and high signal-to-noise ratio. STS boasts optical resolution of ~1.5 nm (FWHM) and is particularly suited for high-intensity applications such as LED characterization and absorbance/transmission measurements. STS meets or exceeds optical resolution, stability, sensitivity and other performance criteria associated with larger, more expensive spectrometers. Plus, its built-in shutter makes taking dark measurements more convenient. STS is available with a 25 cm fiber that has a 400 µm core diameter and can be configured with a 25 µm or 100 µm slit. Choose STS-VIS for 350-800 nm wavelengths or STS-NIR for 650-1100 nm.

Toptica narrow band 2 Watt laser at 589nm


Diode-based system for laser cooling of sodium

The latest addition to TOPTICA ’s SHG pro series of frequency-converted diode lasers is a novel continuous-wave system with an output power of 2 Watt at 589 nm. The new DL RFA SHG pro features a linewidth of less than 1 MHz and a mode hop free tuning range of more than 10 GHz and is thus ideally suited for laser cooling of sodium. It presents a stable and easy-to-use alternative to the intricate dye lasers used previously that required frequent maintenance and water cooling.

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