• 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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LaVisionBiotec's new Cloud Scanner: Brighter fluorescence and less bleaching

Flexible multi point scanning for brighter images and selective excitation below single cell size.

LaVision BioTec’s Cloud Scanner improves 2-photon Laser Scanning Microscopy significantly as it allows scanning with eight beams. Eight beams can be arranged to a user defined foci pattern in the object plane of the microscope. The beam arrangement is software controlled and can be optimized during the measurement.

Microscopy of dynamic events always depends on signal to noise ratio and therefore on the fluorescence intensity. In turn the fluorescence intensity depends on the fluorophore, the excitation power and the exited area. If it comes to in vivo Ca2+ imaging of somata the fluorophore is given and the maximum excitation power is limited because of photo bleaching. Exciting the cell body by scanning its entire area increases the fluorescence yield. The Cloud Scanner excites this necessarily larger area at once. It allows defining a pattern of eight diffraction limited foci filling the structure of interest. Therefore the individual soma does not have to be scanned anymore and could be excited at once. Cloud scanning can be applied to all scanning patterns including raster scan, line scan and point measurements. Increasing the fluorescence signal leads to better results and allows faster imaging.

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Ocean Optics Spectrometers Land Safely on Mars

Curiosity Rover with Ocean Optics instruments onboard survives rigorous descent to surface of the red planet

Three Ocean Optics instruments have completed their eight month journey to Mars to study soil composition as part of the ChemCam mission. NASA’s Mars Science Lab rover, Curiosity, was launched last November carrying customized Ocean Optics HR2000 spectrometers.

The Curiosity Rover has the most advanced scientific instrumentation ever used to study the surface of Mars, and weighing in at 1 ton, has the heaviest payload. The 7 minute descent through Mars’ atmosphere relied on a complex landing sequence never before attempted. To withstand the rigors of space travel and descent, the onboard Ocean Optics spectrometers were modified to handle extreme temperature ranges, radiation, shock and vibration.

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Phaseview: Free Wavefront and Surface Measurement software

Phaseview offer digital solutions for wavefront and surface measurement, including four software suites for rapid, rich and powerful analysis in a range of applications. 

  • GetWave: Wavefront Analysis and Optics Testing
  • GetLaser: Laser Beam Profiling
  • GetPhase: 3D Digital Microscopy and Surface Metrology
  • BioPhase: Digital Phase Imaging

All four software packages are available as free evaluation downloads. Click on the image above, or here, for more information.

Quantum Composers new Laser System Controller

Quantum Composers Laser Controllers

Quantum Composers releases the next generation in its line of laser system controllers. The new 1650 expands the capabilities of the model 1550 Laser Diode Driver Controller.  It allows the ability to easily control current levels, pulse modes, and interlock controls as well as monitor voltage and current levels from the driver.  In addition to providing complete control of the Laser Diode Driver, the LSC includes features such as q-switch triggering, external triggering, sync output, and additional I/O signals.  The LSC is a cost-effective solution for controlling various laser system setups.

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Edmund Optics: USB Digital Microscopes

  • 10 – 200X and 500X Magnifications Available
  • Polariser, UV, VIS, and IR Models
  • Measurement and Comparison Software Included

Edmund Optics USB Digital Microscopes provide a broad range of functionality, flexibility, and portability, while also offering expanded capability compared to traditional optical laboratory microscopes. Each USB Digital Microscope offers illumination adjustment, and includes a metal base stand for mounting and stability. These handheld digital microscopes are ideal for a variety of applications, including assembly and quality control, forensics, and dermatology, in addition to lab and hobbyist use.

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