• 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 presents another member of its MiniShaker camera family

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The watertight multi-camera system is ideally suited for underwater applications

The LaVision MiniShaker Underwater module is an integrated, watertight multi-camera system ideal for time-resolved volumetric PTV (Shake-the-Box) and Tomographic PIV measurements in underwater applications.The system enables measurements of high-density particle tracks, 3-dimensional velocity fields, acceleration data and pressure fields.

The compact system enables quick installation and easy operation in towing tank environments or other applications in water. A well-defined light cone and maintenance-free optics do not require any action from the user before a measurement is started.Rotatable, rigid joints allow flexible viewing directions of the camera module. Data transfer and power supply are both provided by the USB 3.0 interface, which avoids complicated cabling.

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Gentec-EO: Wireless laser power measurement for all power levels


Two years ago, Gentec Electro-Optics, Inc. launched BLU, the first wireless laser power meter series. This line of all-in-one detectors combines a detector and a meter with Bluetooth connectivity in one convenient integrated product. This year, we expand the possibilities of wireless by introducing BLU for the XLP series (for low powers down to the microwatts) and for the UP55C high power detectors (up to 2.5 kW).

The small but powerful meter of the BLU series features a Bluetooth connection. You can display the results on your mobile device with the free Gentec-EO BLU app available for both iOS and Android. Need to use it with a PC? Just plug in the included Bluetooth dongle and be ready to make power or energy measurements within seconds.

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Gatta-beads Smartphone

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Benchmarking Smartphone Fluorescence-Based Microscopy with DNA Origami Nanobeads: Reducing the Gap toward Single-Molecule Sensitivity

Read open access article here.

Nice paper! GATTA-Beads imaged with smartphone camera. The paper shows how Gattaquant GATTA-Beads can be applied to benchmark the sensitivity of instruments.

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Lasers in the News

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A cross section of a fractal pattern, created by a laser in the Wits Structured Light Laboratory. Credit: Wits University

Scientists demonstrate fractal light from lasers: Team confirms a 20-year-old prediction that 'nature's geometry' could be recreated by the use of laser technology

Environmentally stable laser emits exceptionally pure light: Robust, narrow-linewidth laser could offer portable light source for GPS and gravitational wave observations

Lasers could send messages right to a listener’s ear: The new technique is the first of its kind that’s safe to use around humans

Laser scientists just tripled their fusion power

Can laser shoes help people with Parkinson's walk?

Physicists Made a Flying Army of Laser Schrödinger's Cats

Lasers vs. Microwaves: The Billion-Dollar Bet on the Future of Magnetic Storage

Ocean Optics Special Offer: 10% Discount on QE Pro Spectrometers

Ocean Optics QE Pro


The Ocean Optics QE Pro spectrometer is a high-sensitivity instrument ideal for applications including absorbance, fluorescence and Raman analysis. Now for a short time Ocean Optics and Lastek are offering a special offer on this superb spectrometer.

Purchase a QE Pro by March 22, 2019 to enjoy a 10% discount, plus free shipping and OceanView software.

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