• 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


The Laser Quantum torus and its use in Brillouin scattering applications

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Read these two papers to find out more about how the Laser Quantum torus laser can be used in Brillouin scattering applications:

The first paper by G. Scarcelli et. al. demonstrates a label-free microscopy technique of contactless access to biomechanical properties . This technique is based on Brillouin light scattering and the method uses the Laser Quantum torus, a single-longitudinal mode laser. This new method not only makes physical contact obsolete to access these properties, but also increases the resolution onto the order of the wavelength used.

To read the full paper please click here.

The second article by J. Zhang et. al, uses Brillouin spectroscopy to determine the mechanical properties of material. This paper looks at parallel detection, where the Brillouin shift of hundreds of points can be measured simultaneously. Parallel detection is a major step forward in bringing this technique towards real world acquisition speeds. Brillouin scattering complements Raman spectroscopy as a label-free spectroscopy technique, also being able to work in e.g. an aqueous environment experiment in which the torus laser is used. To read the full paper, please click here.

LaVision DaVis 10 - Releasing a new generation of imaging software

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LaVision's DaVis 10 defines a new landmark of cutting-edge innovations in Intelligent Laser Imaging software. Combining high-performance cameras with outstanding image processing algorithms opens new dimensions for your imaging applications. DaVis 10 has been redesigned from the ground-up to deliver a software for modern demands for usability, data handling and visualization.

Leading-edge 4D imaging

DaVis 10 includes LaVision’s most innovative algorithms for 4D measurements of flow fields, sprays, mixing and combustion processes and 3D surfaces. Latest innovations like the robot-assisted MiniShaker for high-density particle tracking with Shake-the-BoxPressure from PIV and Tomographic LIF provide a comprehensive platform for Intelligent Imaging.

Ocean Optics: Advantages of Optical Oxygen Sensors

In this video, learn how optical oxygen sensing technology from Ocean Optics is faster, more versatile and easier to use than traditional oxygen sensing instrumentation.

PRONTO-Si from Gentec-EO: Compact Laser Power Meter for Low Power Measurements

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The Gentec-EO Pronto-Si presents a Large 1 cm2 Silicon Sensor, the largest in its category, perfect for measuring very low powers. When combined with the Integrated Slide-In OD1 Attenuator, the total power range of the Pronto-Si extends from 0.3 nW to 800 mW. The measurements are done in Continuous Mode, so you can install the Pronto in the laser beam path and leave it there indefinitely. The internal memory also allows you toAcquire Data and Transfer it to a PC for further analysis. The sensor part has a Very Slim Profile of only 6 mm, allowing it to be used in very tight spaces.

Special offer for Australia and New Zealand Customers for November 2017: Purchase a Pronto-SI during this month and get free shipping to your door!

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piezosystems jena: Long Travel Range Actuator PX 1500

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Piezoelectric actuators and stages are known for their precision in the nanometer and sub-nanometer regime. However, such accuracy comes with some compromise: Strokes are usually in the µm range. For most applications, this is not a problem. Often, µm-strokes are even explicitly required. Here, customers want to harness the high stiffness and resonant frequencies. The higher the stroke translation of the ceramic stacks via a solid state hinge system, the lower the stiffness, the resonant frequency and the resolution. The maximum load capacity decreases as well. For quasi-static applications on the other hand, customers sometimes require a higher stroke than what is usual for piezo systems. Here, the piezosystems jena PX 1500 comes into play.

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Abberior Instruments CONYCON: Convert any light microscope to confocal!

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Abberior Instruments CONYCON readily converts any light microscope to a confocal with four fluorescence excitation lines:

  • 405nm (UV), 488nm, 561nm, 640nm
  • Installation within minutes 
  • Upgradable to Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging
  • Upgradable to STEDYCON: cutting-edge STED at 30 nm resolution
  • Highly affordable 

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Toptica: Terahertz-Based Plastic Inspection


Many polymeric materials appear – more or less – transparent for terahertz radiation. Researchers and engineers have successfully exploited this behavior for contact-free analysis and non-destructive testing. For example, pulsed terahertz radiation can uncover the thickness of an object, using an "echolocation" technique: In reflection-mode measurements, terahertz pulses strike the object under test, and its front and back side each reflect a part of the incident pulse. The time-of-flight difference, i.e. the time elapsed between the arrivals of the pulse echoes from either side, is directly proportional to the optical thickness of the layer. The method still works if the object consists of several different layers, and TOPTICA's customers have resolved layers down to 10-20 µm, even in ternary and quaternary materials.

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Hot off the Press: Nanonics announce publication of Conductive Atomic Force Microscopy

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Nanonics is pleased to share the news of the recent publication of Conductive Atomic Force Microscopy: Applications in Nanomaterials,edited by Mario Lanza (Publisher: Wiley-VCH) , the first book to summarize the applications of CAFM as the most important method in the study of electronic properties of materials and devices at the nanoscale. The book includes a chapter entitled "Multiprobe Electrical Measurements without Optical Interference," written by Nanonics team members. This new publication will no doubt contribute greatly to the field of CAFM.

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LaVision FRAME Imaging Technology: Fastest camera in the world


Forget high-speed cameras capturing 100 000 images per second. A research group at Lund University in Sweden has developed a camera that can film at a rate equivalent to five trillion images per second, or events as short as 0.2 trillionths of a second. This is faster than has previously been possible.

Lund University has developed a high-speed camera featuring 5 trillion frames per second using the LaVision FRAME imaging technology.

The novel FRAME (Frequency Recognition Algorithm for Multiple Exposures) approach opens up new possibilities in ultra-fast imaging at reduced costs. The technique permits a conventional camera to store several images simultaneously in a single exposure on its sensor. The resulting multiply exposed image is processed by the FRAME algorithm which reconstructs the original individual images.

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