• 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


  • Toptica: DL pro now with Digital Laser Controller DLC pro
    Toptica: DL pro now with Digital Laser Controller DLC pro

    With TOPTICA’s DLC pro, high-end laser control now enters the digital world! 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 is designed to analyse the multi-line or broadband spectrum of light sources such as cw and pulsed lasers, gas discharge lamps, and more.  Lastek currently have a demonstration system available for evaluation. 


piezosystem jena: MIPOS 600 SG OEM: New Objective Positioner with up to 600 µm travel range

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The MIPOS family of microscope objective positioners from piezosystem jena welcomes its newest member: the MIPOS 600 SG OEM. It can handle objectives with up to 40 mm in diameter and is ideally suited for applications like surface scanning, scan interferometry or even beam focusing in printing processes. 

The MIPOS 600 SG OEM can travel up to 600 µm in open loop and up to 500 µm in closed loop operation. It has the longest travel range of all MIPOS models. The resolution is in the sub-nanometer-range which allows for very precise lens focusing. The MIPOS 600 SG is characterized by highly parallel motion and a high resonant frequency. This is possible thanks to a special parallelogram design by piezosystem jena and an integrated preload.

The MIPOS 600 SG OEM is also available in an “upside down” version for inverse microscopy. A flex adapter lets you easily fix the MIPOS onto the microscope. There are also additional clamping screws for major microscope brands like Zeiss, Leica, Nikon and Olympus. For optimal resolution of the MIPOS 600 SG OEM we recommend using the NV40/1 amplifier.

Ames Photonics LARRY: A Low-cost replacement/upgrade CCD detector for spectrographs

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The Ames Photonics LARRY USB2000 and LARRY USB4000 scientific-grade detectors are excellent for reviving or upgrading spectrographs. These cost-effective detectors incorporate a Ø42.5 x 6 mm mounting boss, identical to that of Newport Oriel LineSpec detectors. This allow for easy coupling to many popular spectrographs such as the Oriel MS125 and SPEX 500M ½-meter spectrographs. In fact, these detectors can directly replace the Newport Oriel LineSpec CCD detectors, but at a fraction of the cost.

The LARRY USB series detectors are fully compatible with Ocean Optics software, enabling a broad scope of features and long-term, up-to-date software and hardware support. For integration into existing systems, these detectors are compatible with and fully controllable via the Ocean Optics OmniDriver SDK, as well as LabView.

Ames Photonics also offer a variety of mounting adapters and plates for integrating the LARRY USB series detectors into other instruments and devices, with custom plates/adapters also available.

Compatible with:

  • Newport Oriel spectrographs such as MS125, MS127i, MS260i, FICS
  • SPEX 500M ½-meter spectrographs (replaces 1451X exit slit assembly)
  • Any other spectrographs with output plane ≥10 mm outside of the spectrograph
  • Other devices - let us know and we can customise an adapter for you!

Thorlabs Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Imaging Systems

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OCT Cross-Sectional Image of a Human Finger.
Layers of Skin: E-Epidermis; D-Dermis; BV-Blood Vessels.
Image Size: 4.9 mm x 2.6 mm. Image Taken with a Telesto Series OCT System.

Thorlabs provides solutions for the field of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging on the system, subsystem, and component level. Our drive for innovation is shaping our entire rapidly expanding product line. Complete SD-OCT systems are available that are out-of-the-box ready for biological, industrial, and research applications. In addition to standard OCT systems, Thorlabs offers Doppler OCT extensions for specialized applications. For customers building or modifying their own system, a line of components that have been tested for use in OCT applications is available. In addition to the growing portfolio of standard OCT systems that are offered, Thorlabs is dedicated to providing OCT solutions to meet specific applications. Please contact us to discuss how our OCT technologies can be applied to meet your unique requirements.  Please click here for more details.

Becker & Hickl and Abberior Combination Records STED FLIM at Megapixel Resolution

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The combination of the Abberior Instruments STED system with the Becker & Hickl Simple-Tau 150/154 TCSPC FLIM system records FLIM data at a spatial resolution of better than 40 nm. The image format can be as large as 2048 x 2048 pixels, with 256 time channels per pixel. An image area of 40 x 40 micrometers can thus be covered with 20 nm pixel size, fully satisfying the Nyquist criterion. The system benefits from Windows 64 bit technology used both in the Abberior and in the bh data acquisition software, from the combined processing power of the two system computers, and the high data throughput of up to four parallel TCSPC FLIM channels. The system achieves peak count rates in excess of 5 MHz per FLIM channel, resulting in unprecedented signal-to-noise ratio and short acquisition time.

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Edmund Optics Z-Laser S3 Focusable Diode Modules


  • IP67 Environmentally Sealed with Simple Thread Mount
  • Focusable with up to 100mW of Output Power
  • 5 - 30V DC with Reverse Polarity and Surge Protection

Edmund Optics Z-Laser S3 Focusable Diode Modules accept both digital and analog modulation simultaneously allowing the user to control both intensity and frequency independently. The S3-Series modules are available in multiple output power options and wavelengths ranging from 635 - 785nm. These versatile laser modules offer a simple external hand focusing mechanism and M18 threaded housing for easy mounting while also providing larger surface area for better heat sinking. The Z-Laser S3 Focusable Diode Modules feature an LED indicator which provides an easy visual of laser operation and pre-failure warning. Each module operates with input voltage of 5 - 30V DC to further improve versatility and allow integration with multiple industry standard voltages. These laser diode modules are ideal for OEMs and integrators in markets ranging from measurement and inspection to targeting and metrology.

Lyncée Tec launches the 4D profilometry application challenge

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Lyncée Tec SA, pioneer in Digital Holography Microscopy (DHM® ) launches its first 4D profilometry innovation challenge.

DHM® are optical systems measuring the sample topography over the full field of observation without any lateral or vertical scanning, just with a single camera frame acquisition. This unique technical feature enables to record time­sequences of successive 3D topography, giving access to the world of 4D profilometry.

DHM® can measure samples in air, immersed in liquid, under controlled atmosphere, under low or high pressure. 3D topography temporal changes can be induced by any mechanical, electrical, pressure, temperature, or any other environmental changes. It can also be the result of a natural sample physical evolution, such as evaporation or light exposition.

The goal of the challenge is to propose an innovative 4D profilometry application. Propositions should match DHM® specifications. The 10 best propositions will be nominated and, if possible, realized by Lyncée Tec. Participants will get access to results data. As a second step, an external international jury will choose 3 winners among the ten nominees. They will share USD 10’000 cash prize.

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High Efficiency Vertical Light Emission measured with Nanonics MV4000


Nanonics congratulates Dr. Haiyang Huang, Dr. Hao Li and a team of scientists from the Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, CAS, on their recently published paper "High-Efficiency Vertical Light Emission through a Compact Silicon Nanoantenna Array” (ACS Photonics).

These researchers used a Nanonics MV4000 system to measure the emission light spot. Using a 200nm scanning aperture probe and reflection NSOM connecting with a TM polarized light beam, the authors scanned and mapped the Silicon Nanoantenna Array. Ther result was a subellipse shape, that was even more compact then anticipated.

piezosystem jena GmbH presents new CAN-Bus interface for digital piezo controllers/amplifiers

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The 30DV50 is one of the digital amplifiers that can be outfitted with the CAN-Bus interface  

  • data transfer via CAN-Bus reduces reaction time of piezo actuators to under one Millisecond – ten times faster
  • long reaction times are high cost factor, especially in au-tomation engineering – CAN-Bus can help reduce these costs

piezosystem jena GmbH, a worldwide developer and manufacturer of piezo actuators, stages and controllers for nanopositioning, is introducing a new CAN-Bus interface for its digital piezo controllers. The CAN-Bus allows for much faster reaction times of piezo actuators – below one Millisecond.

“Industry customers are constantly asking for faster and faster reaction times, especially when using piezo actuators in highly automated production processes”, says Dr. Bernt Götz, CEO of piezosystem jena, “With the CAN-Bus interface, we can now offer a solution that drastically increases the reaction times of our actuators.”

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Toptica: DLC pro Software Upgrade

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TOPTICA is providing a free upgrade for DLC pro systems through a software update. The upgrade features a power stabilization feature for all types of supported lasers (DL pro, TA pro, SHG pro, CTL). Moreover, it provides access to the FFT (fast Fourier transform) display to DLC pro systems without the Locking Option.

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