• 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


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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Edmund Optics Zinc Selenide IR focussing objective

ZnSe objective lens

  • Maximum Coupling Efficiency of Beams up to 5mm
  • Easy Alignment with HeNe Lasers
  • Performance from 2 - 12?m

Edmund Optics Zinc Selenide Infrared (IR) Focusing Objectives are designed to provide maximum coupling efficiency between the output from an IR source and a single-mode or multi-mode transmitting fiber optic. The aspheric design provides a focal spot smaller than the fiber core diameter, allowing for precision alignment without negatively impacting transmission between the objective and fiber. Zinc Selenide Infrared (IR) Focusing Objectives are available with multiple anti-reflection (AR) coating options between 3.25 – 9.5?m, and are ideal for a range of fiber coupling and IR focusing applications.

NoIR offer protection against lasers for helicopter pilots

NoIR Laser Company, LLC, presented GlareShield™ Laser Safety glasses at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association Annual meeting that have been shown to be effective against malicious laser illuminations by pilots with the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Toptica sponsor new research awards

Toptica BEC Awards

Dr. Ian Spielman and Prof. Gora Shlyapnikov honored for their 
contributions to the field of Bose-Einstein Condensation (BEC) 

During the Bose-Einstein Conference in Sant Feliu (Spain), Dr. Jürgen Stuhler (TOPTICA Photonics AG) presented the two BEC Awards 2011, to Prof. Gora Shlyapnikov (recipient of the Senior Award) and to Dr. Ian Spielman (recipient of the Junior award). The two prices honor “outstanding research in Experimental and/or Theoretical Physics of Quantum Degenerate Atomic Gases”. They are awarded biannually during the BEC Conference Series and are presented  to a Senior and a Junior academic leader in the field, selected by an independent international Jury. “TOPTICA sponsors the price in order to recognize the ever astonishing advances in the field of Quantum Degenerate Gases and the impact this has had on the development of our company”, Wilhelm Kaenders CEO of TOPTICA Photonics stated. “We stay committed to this exciting field of research also for the future and are proud to contribute with these newly founded awards.” 

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Ocean Optics new Raysphere Solar Analysis System

Ocean Optics RaySphere

Meet the new optical measurement system for absolute irradiance measurements of solar simulators and other radiant sources. The new RaySphere from Ocean Optics measures absolute irradiance over spectral ranges from the UV to the NIR (350 to 1700 nm).

This portable system is ideal for solar simulator manufacturers and research and development labs as a tool to validate the output of installed solar flashlamps. The flash of a solar simulator is used within the photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing process for the binning of cells according to spectral response and for final PV module efficiency measurements.

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Thorlabs fibre optic storage reel

Fibre Storage reel

Thorlabs have released the new FSR-1 Fibre Optic Storage Reel . This handy organisational tool for the optics laboratory holds up to 5 metres of fibre optic cable with 900 micron jacket. Mounts on any standard breadboard.

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