• 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

    The High Finesse LSA Laser Spectrum Analyser 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


Becker & Hickl: SPC Modules Record TCSPC FLIM with Bidirectional Scanning

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FLIM recorded by bidirectional scanning. Above: FLIM of Convallaria sample, 512x512 pixels.

Starting from Version 9.73 SPCM Software, the Becker & Hickl TCSPC / FLIM systems are able to record FLIM with bidirectional scanning. The data are recorded in the ‘FIFO Imaging’ mode. The data acquisition is synchronised with the scanning by frame clock, line clock, and pixel clock pulses from the scanner. Each first line clock pulse indicates the beginning of a forward scan, each second one the beginning of a backward scan. The recording procedure automatically reverses the data from the backward scan and compensates for the line shift caused by the dynamic behaviour of the scanner.

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Edmund Optics Rare Earth Magnets


  • Neodymium Iron Boron (NdFeB) and Samarium Cobalt (SmCo)
  • High Resistivity to Demagnetization
  • Extremely Strong
  • Cost Effective

Edmund Optics Neodymium and Samarium Cobalt Magnets offer the highest energy magnetic fields available in permanent magnets. They are ideal for applications that require high energy, but are space limited. The Neodymium Iron Boron material is relatively expensive, but its high energy output makes it extremely cost effective. For this reason, they are used in many demanding assembly and industrial applications where price is a concern. The Samarium Cobalt material is more stable than the NdFeB and, therefore, more appropriate for high temperature applications (250°C - 300°C).

IR Synchrotron Radiation for Near-Field AFM-IR Imaging demonstrated with Nanonics AFM and probes


The Nanonics system featured in the front center of the DLS laboratory.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016:  Using the Nanonics MultiView 1000 AFM, Nanonics' fiber probes and scanning thermal microscopy probes, a team of scientists led by Dr. Gianfelice Cinque at UK's Diamond Light Source (the national UK synchotron facility) coupled AFM to a synchotron IR beamline in order to break the diffraction limit in the IR.   For the first time, IR synchotron radiation was used as a broadband source for photothermal IR spectroscopy.  They compare two signal transduction measurements of cantilever resonant thermal expansion and scanning thermal microscopy.  Very high signal to noise ratios were observed for both methods thanks to the brightness and broadband capabilities of the synchotron IR source, but the authors conclude that the cantilever resonant thermal expansion offered the highest signal to noise ratio.

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Ocean Optics QE Pro High Performance Spectrometer


The sensitivity and large dynamic range of the Ocean Optics QE Pro combine to make it the highest-performance miniature spectrometer in its class. Absorption, reflectance, fluorescence and Raman measurements all benefit from the superior performance of the QE Pro.

For advanced measurements, a 15,000 spectra buffer ensures data integrity at high collection rates and an advanced optical design and thermoelectric cooler combine to provide thermal stability over long-term measurements. Whether for high speed or wide concentration range measurements, the QE Pro brings exceptional performance to your lab or process application. 

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Light Conversion Carbide: Femtosecond lasers for science and industry

Light Conversion Carbide

Light Conversion offers the CARBIDE  industrial femtosecond laser. Featuring output power of >5 W at 1028 nm wavelength, with highest pulse energies of >85 μJ, it maintains all the best features of its predecessor PHAROS: variable pulse repetition rate in the range of 60 – 1000 kHz (amplifier internal clock) with the built in pulse picker feature for pulse output control, computer controllable pulse duration 290 fs – 10 ps.

In addition to usual parameters CARBIDE brings in a few new technologies, one of the most important being a few times higher output average power to wall plug efficiency. It also features novel approach to a cavity design where oscillator, stretcher / compressor and amplifier are integrated into a single housing, this way optimized for volume production. It also allows fast warm up (important for medical applications), easy access to pump LD modules for replacement. Intra cavity pulse picker allows reduction of cost and power consumption.

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Altechna Watt Pilot - Motorized Attenuator enhanced for high energy and ultrashort laser pulses


Altechna's Enhanced Watt Pilot version incorporates rotating quartz λ/2 phase waveplate and one or two thin film polarizers which separate s-polarized and p-polarized beams. The intensity ratio of these two beams is continuously tuned by rotating the waveplate. 

Watt Pilot is essential in systems, where stable laser power adjusting is necessary. Despite stand alone device look, motorized attenuator is very compact and it can be easily integrated in custom optical system.  

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Princeton Applied Research: VS Stylus for SECM Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy

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In collaboration with LEPA-EPFL, Princeton Applied Research are pleased to offer the Soft Stylus Probe contact mode technique developed by Professor Hubert Girault and co-workers for constant distance SECM. The probe technology offers the following benefits:

  • Constant distance SECM: SECM imaging without major topographic artefacts. Ideal for tilted, corrugated and rough samples.
  • Soft contact with sample: with a contact force up to 1000 times less than hard probe technology, soft probes are ideal for studying biological samples in constant distance mode SECM.
  • Low cost: no need for additional hardware and special feedback control electronics to control vertical position of the probe with respect to the sample.
  • Faster measurements: no need to measure topography before SECM scans. Fast approach curve to find the sample surface.
  • Flexible and stable Probes: no risk of damaging the probe or sample during positioning and scanning.
  • Small Tip: – Substrate better distance is easily achieved greatly enhancing contrast imaging and improving image resolution.
  • Easy Electrode Preparation: The tip of the electrodes can be cut after each use ensuring a clean surface. Replacement probes can be purchased.

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Abberior Instruments Announce STEDYCON Webinar

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Abberior Instruments have announced an upcoming webinar on the STEDYCON superresolution microscope. Please register here:

Abberior Instruments focus their creative potential into changing the way you do microscopy. In order to provide superresolution to a broad community of users, they have established a new business unit that focuses on plug & play nanoscopy. The result is…STEDYCON. STEDYCON represents a new class of nanoscopes: it upgrades your existing epifluorescence microscope to both confocal and multicolor STED. Yet it is incredibly compact!
  • Instantly upgrade any epifluorescence body to confocal and STED
  • Get top-notch performance: STED resolution of 30nm
  • Save space: the STEDYCON is the size of a camera
  • Service & maintenance free: All beams are aligned by design
  • Plug & Play: start taking STED-images within minutes
  • Innovative web-based software interface: the STEDYCON can be controlled via
    a browser on any PC, MAC or even a tablet.

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Illumination for fluorescence microscopy can be simple with the NEW CoolLED pE-300lite

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With 10 years’ experience, CoolLED wanted to make an illumination product which is accessible to all.  The NEW pE-300lite from CoolLED is all about simplicity. Designed to fit most microscopes, the pE-300lite uses the same award winning technology as our more sophisticated LED Illumination Systems.  The pE-300lite is a compact system at a cost which makes it accessible to all.

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Mad City Labs: Application of Picometer Resolution - Direct Measurement of Calibration Standard

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3D representation of Si (111) atomic steps measured by AFM.

Position noise is critical to the resolution of many applications including Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). Mad City Labs metrology-class picopositioners™ can be used to build high resolution AFM systems that can detect picometer-scale features. Accurate measurements of single atomic steps in Silicon (111), shown to the left, demonstrate the capabilities of an AFM built with Mad City Labs picopositioners™. The measurement of atomic steps in Silicon (111) is a direct measurement of an established calibration standard. Additional AFM performance demonstrations are available.

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