• 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. Read more...

  • 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

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Clark-MXR congratulates new Nobel Prize winners

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Clark-MXR would like to congratulate this year's Physics Nobel laureates, Professors Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland for their invention of Chirped pulse amplification and Professor Arthur Ashkin for optical tweezers.

For Clark-MXR, this is a joyous occasion as Prof. Gerard Mourou is one of our co-founders and our CPA-Series laser, first introduced in 1992, is named after the Chirped Pulse Amplification technique for which Professors Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland have been honoured.

We congratulate all three recipients of the Physics Nobel prize and especially our co-founder, Prof. Gerard Mourou.

Laser Quantum: An even lower M2 value – opus 1064

Laser Quantum opus 1064

The M2 value of a DPSS continuous wave laser has always been important in applications including optical trapping and Raman spectroscopy. In optical trapping, an M2 value close to unity enables a high degree of position predictability and repeatability, whilst in Raman spectroscopy, it ensures a tightly focussed beam. In both applications, the data gathered is greatly improved from a laser with low M2 value. Laser Quantum, on its continuous improvement programme, has reduced the M2 value for its opus 1064, a laser commonly used in optical trapping, to <1.15. The opus 1064 offers up to 10 W of power and exceptional pointing and power stability. The reduction in the M2 value has not compromised any of the specifications and serves to improve Laser Quantum’s offering to its customers.

LaVision introduces two new 4MPx high-speed camera models

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The LaVision Phantom v2640 and Phantom v1840 models are the latest addition to the ultrahigh-speed camera series.

Both camera models have a resolution of 4Mpx and an exceptional image quality as well as a low noise level. The Phantom v1840 achieves up to 4,510 fps at full resolution and the Phantom v2640 up to 6,600 fps. Both camera models feature multiple operating modes (high-speed, correlated double sampling (CDS) and binned) for maximum flexibility. With a minimum interframe time of 500 ns, they are particularly suitable for PIV applications.

LaVision offers both camera models either with a standard F-mount front panel or optionally with an M42 front panel. The cameras are perfectly integrated into LaVision's DaVis 10 software.

piezosystem jena: 24DV40 - the new digital piezo controller with automatic actuator detection

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piezosystem jena has expanded its portfolio of innovative digital piezo controllers.

Designed primarily for labs and industrial customers, the 24DV40 piezo controller is the perfect fit for quasi-static and dynamic step positioning.

The controller can operate actuators with a control voltage of -20 V to +130 V and an output current of 40 mA. The 24DV40 also supports actuators based on piezosystem jena’s own NanoX® technology, where it can generate a current of 2 x 40 mA.

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Ocean Optics release new LSM Series LED Light Sources

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  • UV, Visible, NIR and broadband wavelengths
  • Passive cooling design
  • Smart controller with color LCD touch screen
  • Multiple mounting options (DIN rail, optical bench, rack)
  • External trigger option (function generator or trigger signal)

LED light sources are ideal for fluorescence excitation and other measurements requiring narrowband illumination. The innovative optical design of the Ocean Optics LSM LED family provides highly efficient coupling into an optical fiber, ensuring high power for fluorescence excitation where every photon counts.

The LSM LEDs are controlled by the LDC-1 compact single channel driver and controller packed with features and functionality. The LDC-1 controller has an easy to use touchscreen for displaying and accessing key information stored in the LSM LEDs. Proprietary electronics provide stable, high-current operation in continuous, pulsed, and modulation modes. When using the internal modulation mode, the user can select sine, triangle or square waveforms. The LDC-1 also enables LSM LED control using an external source such as a function generator or a trigger/modulation signal from a spectrometer or other electronic device.

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