• 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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  • 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.

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  • 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. 

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The benefits of gigahertz mode spacing for frequency comb applications: A webinar sponsored by Laser Quantum

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This webinar reviews the benefits of gigahertz Ti:sapphire frequency combs and focuses on the recent progress using Laser Quantum‘s hermetically sealed line of taccor lasers.

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After the first demonstration of an optical frequency comb based on a mode-locked laser in 1999, Ti:sapphire lasers with repetition rates around 1 GHz were the sources of choice for scientists around the world. Their key feature was a mode spacing 10 times higher than that of comparable 100 MHz sources (simplifying mode identification) and the ability to generate a fully coherent super-continuum with 100 times more power per mode either directly from the cavity or using an external microstructured fibre (enhancing signal-to-noise ratio). The world’s first optical atomic clock was built in 2001 using a 1 GHz Ti:sapphire laser and subsequently it has been shown that these lasers indeed support an accuracy at the 10–20 level with a 1  s stability at the 10–17 level and optical linewidths at the millihertz level, i.e. ideal candidate clockworks for a new generation of optical atomic clocks. The Ti:sapphire technology has even been taken out to as far as 10 GHz, a regime where individual modes with powers in excess of 1 mW can be separated with a grating spectrometer and used individually for direct spectroscopy, spectrograph calibration or optical arbitrary waveform generation.

To overcome some of the disadvantages of early Ti:sapphire lasers (requirement for frequent alignment, cleaning and use of AO modulators for control purposes) and to make the full advantages of GHz frequency comb technology accessible to the science community, Laser Quantum has developed the hermetically sealed and permanently aligned taccor 1 GHz Ti:sapphire laser featuring an integrated pump laser with direct pump power control. This intervention free laser forms the basis for the new taccor comb system featuring an f-2f interferometer and full comb-stabilization electronics.

Date: Wednesday 3 May 2017

Time: 4 p.m. CEST / 3 p.m. BST

Presenter: Dr Albrecht Bartels, managing director of Laser Quantum

Moderator: Margaret Harris, industry editor of Physics World

Abberior Instruments and Super Resolution Microscopy at Lastek

In the current Issue of Imaging & Microscopy (p.46, Volume 19, March 2017) Abberior present their Compact Line STEDYCON (shown above). Article available online here: "STED in a Shoebox. Ultra-Compact Microscopes with Unprecedented User-Friendliness“. 

In recent years, fluorescence microscopy has undergone a revolution: the resolution barrier given by the diffraction limit was broken by new microscopy concepts such as STED, GSD, GSDIM, PALM, STORM and RESOLFT. Abberior Instruments, co-founded by 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner, Professor Stefan W. Hell,  has rapidly become the leading supplier of cutting-edge super-resolution technology with the best possible resolution performance. In combination with their sister company Abberior, they offer an unrivaled combination of superresolution dyes and nanoscopy hardware. 

Based on more than two decades of research experience in superresolution microscopy / fluorescence nanoscopy and a passion for developing novel concepts and methods in superresolution imaging for this new era of microscopy, the Abberior Instruments team is able to offer novel superresolution microscopes for general applicability in the live sciences. In Australia and New Zealand, Abberior has partnered with Lastek to offer the most complete experience for super resolution microscopy.  Contact us to discuss your application today. Read more on systems from Abberior Instruments and other accessories for super resolution micorscopy at Lastek below. 

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Introducing Gattaquant DNA Nanotechnologies: Technology for Super-resolution microscopy

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In recent years the field of optical microscopy has developed several new technologies which have allowed to the breaking of the diffraction limit postulated by Ernst Abbé. However, due to the lack of standardized methods for measuring and quantifying the resolution obtained by such a system, the user could not be sure that the used microscope provides the resolution which is required for his experiment. Now Gattaquant have introduced tools and methodologies which address these needs, providing convenient, fast and accurate products to measure resolution for these ground-breaking new microscopy techniques.

Lastek have been appointed distributors for Gattaquant in Australia and New Zealand, to complement their portfolio of advanced microscopy capabilities from Abberior Instruments and other leading suppliers. Click here for more details on Gatta-beadsGatta-SIM nanorulers, and Gatta-STED nanorulers.

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Ocean FX Spectrometers for High Speed Acquisition

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Capture up to 3,000 Scans per Second

The newest Ocean Optics spectrometer, Ocean FX, is distinguished by features such as a high-sensitivity CMOS detector, onboard spectral buffering and Ethernet communications. But perhaps most exciting is the spectrometer’s remarkable acquisition speed – up to 3,000 scans per second, depending on the performance of its operating software and  the operating system and computer to which it is connected.

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From zero to STED in no time

Follow along with the incredibly quick installation of an Abberior Instruments STEDYCON super resolution microscope, uncut. We go from opening the carton to the first super-resolution STED image in under three minutes. 

Ekspla and Light Conversion lead consortium to deliver a 5 TW laser system

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Ceremony held in the Residence of the Hungarian Ambassador in Vilnius, on the occasion of the contract made between the Lithuanian Ekspla/Liight Conversion consortium and the ELI-ALPS laser research center in Szeged, Hungary.

A unique OPCPA based laser system, providing 5 terawatts of output power at 1 kHz repetition rate has been produced by a cosortium led by Ekspla and Light Conversion. The system, named Sylos 1, was designed and build for the Extreme Light Infrastructure - Attosecond Light Pulse Source facilities (ELI-ALPS) located in Szeged, Hungary.

“This system is unique due to its outstanding combination of power and pulse duration” – noted Kestutis Jasiunas, EKSPLA CEO – “five terawatts establishes Sylos as one of the most powerful systems in the world generating 10 fs or shorter pulses at 1 kHz repetition rate. Secondly, it employs innovative OPCPA technology born and perfected at Vilnius University, Lithuania. Featuring comparatively simple and cost-effective layout OPCPA is a key approach in equipping the high intensity laser facility to reach attoseconds in deep UV regions.”

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Lasermet IP66 Weatherproof TEST Ultra LED Sign

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These smart, professional IP66 rated LED signs from Lasermet are for outside use. The prestigious, bright LED signs are ideal for use in bad weather. UK manufactured, these dual-message, dual-colour, DALI compatible LED signs are low voltage 24VDC. Contact us for options on colours, messages, legends, languages, DALI interface and more…

How good is the Ultra 580…

  • Weatherproof sign for outdoor use (IP66)
  • Any message, graphics or language
  • Single message, single colours available:- Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, White
  • Dual message, dual colour in Red/Green only
  • Low voltage 24VDC
  • DALI Interface option

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High Finesse Laser Spectrum Analyzer Spectrometer for Broadband Sources

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The High FinesseLSA Laser Spectrum Analyser is designed to analyse the multi-line or broadband spectrum of light sources up to 10 nm such as cw and pulsed lasers, gas discharge lamps, super luminescence diodes, semiconductor laser diodes and LEDs. The standard system covers wavelength range 330-110nm, with other UV and IR ranges also available, including new mid-IR version. Lastek currently have a demonstration system available for evaluation. Please contact us for further details.

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Ocean Optics IDRaman mini 2.0 Handheld Raman System

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Identify. Authenticate. Verify.

The Ocean Optics IDRaman mini is the smallest, most powerful handheld Raman system available today. The IDRaman mini fits in the palm of your hand, yet is ruggedly dependable for fast, accurate Raman analyses ranging from chemical and explosive agent detection in the field to quality assurance and quality control sampling routines in the factory. The system includes a preloaded, editable library of about 30 Raman spectra and large libraries of up to 9,000 spectra are available for purchase.

The IDRaman’s  unique Raster Orbital Scanning (ROS) technology scans a tightly focused beam over a wide 2.5 mm sample area, dramatically improving the quality of the Raman measurement. ROS has benefits for liquid and solid samples, especially samples that are inhomogeneous and irregularly shaped. In addition, with ROS the low average power needed eliminates sample damage and the possible ignition of explosive samples.

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