• 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


Ocean Optics: 50% Discount on PixelCam Multispectral Cameras


From now through March 31, 2018, purchase a 4-channel RGB-NIR PixelCam Multispectral Camera from Ocean Optics and receive a 50% discount on standard pricing! That’s incredible value for a multispectral camera with frame rate, size, weight and power consumption comparable to monochrome cameras.

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Ocean Optics Develops Mid-IR Sensing Capabilities in Partnership with Pyreos

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Ocean Optics has expanded its spectroscopy capabilities by partnering with Pyreos Limited (Edinburgh, Scotland) to develop new mid-IR solutions. Unlike traditional FT-IR spectrometers, the unique combination of Pyreos’ detectors and Ocean Optics applied spectroscopy knowledge will enable businesses and researchers to create rapid, accurate and field-portable devices. MIR technology makes possible a wealth of potential applications in chemical and pharmaceutical quality, food and agriculture analysis, environmental testing, and scientific research.

Ocean Optics has extensive applications and OEM development experience across the UV, Visible and NIR ranges, while Pyreos is the world’s only supplier of thin film PZT pyroelectric sensors. These are used for MIR sensing including in-line arrays. The partnership combines Ocean Optics spectrometer design and manufacturing expertise with the Pyreos line array technology. Ocean and Pyreos are working on an ultra-fast, compact Mid-IR ATR reflectance system for labs that will set a new benchmark for size and value in the research and science market. This is expected in the first half of 2018.

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Toptica CTL: Continuously Tunable Laser


  • Mode-hop-free tuning up to 110 nm
  • Available at 950, 1050, 1320, 1470, 1500 and 1550 nm
  • Up to 80 mW output power
  • High resolution and wavelength accuracy
  • User friendly touch screen, buttons and remote control

The Toptica CTL is the ultimate choice when looking for a laser that is widely tunable without any mode-hopping. It has high power, a narrow linewidth and high absolute and relative wavelength accuracy. Wide scans can be performed with highest resolution. With the fully digital, low noise and drift DLC pro controller, the CTL laser is easy to use and operate via touch-screen and knobs as well as via remote PC GUI and command language.

The new CTL lasers are ideally suited for applications that require large mode-hop free tuning ranges, such as the resonant excitation of small structures like quantum dots and micro-cavities. Also molecular spectroscopy and components testing will benefit from CTLs exceptional properties.

Download datasheet here.

New publication using Toptica CTL Continuously Tunable Laser: Absolute frequency atlas from 915 nm to 985 nm

TOPTICA CTL iod scanning

This result has been published in Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy in January 2018. 
See https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jms.2017.12.013 or http://arxiv.org/abs/1801.01342

High-resolution absorption spectroscopy of atoms and molecules is useful to improve models and for frequency calibration and stabilization. A continuous high-resolution measurement without any gaps or discontinuities requires widely mode-hop-free tunable lasers.

With TOPTICA's continuously tunable diode laser CTL, the absorption spectrum of iodine was recently recorded over the broad wavelength range between 915 and 985 nm. This high resolution measurement was performed in a single sweep and allows for providing an "iodine atlas" that contains almost 10,000 experimentally observed absorption lines with an uncertainty of only 50 MHz (corresponding to 0.0017 cm-1).

piezosystem jena: new firmware and improved filters

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Above: piezosystems-jena Digital piezo-controller d-drive 

piezosystem jena offers a more effective closed loop control for piezo actuators, including a feed forward system and customized filters. These new features available with our digital controllers differ significantly from conventional electronics available in the market today. The solutions are also completely compatible with older piezo stages, so they can also be immediately used with existing actuators already installed in your setup.

Dynamic applications demand strict requirements from control electronics of piezoelectric actuators. With this in mind, piezosystem jena significantly expanded the capabilities of these digital closed loop systems.  A set point feed forward control with improved filter options offers a more targeted positional adjustment for industrial applications. The new optional set point control is based on the proven PID control loop:

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