• 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


TOPTICA presents ultrafast fiber laser with shortest commercially available pulse duration

Toptica FemtoFiber pro UCP

TOPTICA is presenting a tunable “ultra compressed pulse” (UCP) model of the successful FemtoFiber pro series. The system provides a supercontinuum between 980 – 1400 nm and more than 30 mW output power. It features pulse durations even below 25 fs, the shortest one can get on the market from a modelocked fiber laser system. The system is ideally suited for biophotonics, pump-probe experiments or fs-spectroscopy.

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HighQ Laser new high-energy picoREGEN

HighQ Laser picoREGEN

High Q Laser presents the picoREGEN™ High-Energy, a ps-laser with pulse energies up to 1 Joule.

The picoREGEN High-Energy is based on High Q Laser`s picoREGEN SCIENCE, a regenerative amplifier providing a maximum pulse energy of 3 mJ and a pulse duration of 12 ps. The laser can be operated from single pulse mode up to a repetition rate of 1 kHz.

By using an additional Post Amplification Module the pulse energy of the laser system can be further increased. There are two options: A lamp pumped Post Amplification Module is leading to a maximum pulse energy of 1 Joule at a repetition rate of up to 10 Hz. A diode pumped set-up increases the energy to 200 mJ at a maximum repetition rate of up to 200 Hz. The available maximum pulse energies vary with pulse duration and have to be customized to individual needs.

Special Offers on Ultrafast Lasers from HighQ Lasers

HighQ Laser femtoTRAIN

HighQ Laser are offering two demonstration systems at exceptional prices.

The first is a femtosecond oscillator delivering 2 W output power at a repetition rate of 20 MHz and a pulse duration of < 200 fs.

With a pulse energy of 100 nJ the compact oscillator can be used as a universal femtosecond laser source for scientific applications.

The other one is an OPO Levante EMERALD together with the picoTRAIN™ Green pump source. The OPO delivers picosecond pulses tunable over a wide range with high output energy in the NIR from 680 ... 2450 nm.

Please contact us for further details. Availability strictly limited.

LaVision Biotec Ultramicroscope

The LaVision Biotec Ultra-microscope represents an entirely new class of imaging system, created by combining pioneering ideas from the last century with today's technical concepts. It offers exceptional new opportunities for: :

  • Whole brain imaging at cellular resolution
  • 3D high speed imaging without bleaching
  • High throughput phenotype screening.

The Ultramicroscope can handle samples of even a centimetre in size, yet with sub-cellular resolution. Based on a technique originally developed for particle analysis in 1903, it has been refined this century for optical sectioning of large biological samples.

LaVision BioTec’s Ultramicroscope utilizes a thin sheet of light to excite biological samples while the fluorescence light is detected with a CCD-equipped microscope perpendicularly to the illuminated area. By moving the sample through the sheet and taking pictures at each depth, one generates a 3D image at cellular resolution in whole organs, using fluorescent proteins, fluorescent dyes or autofluorescence!

Toptica: FemtoFErb – the most compact and cost effective laser source for THz generation

FemtoFErb 780 01

TOPTICA’s new FemtoFErb is a turnkey laser system providing 100 mW average power at 1560 nm and a pulse duration of less than 150 fs at 100 MHz repetition rate. Using the same compact platform as TOPTICA’s PicoFYb, the FemtoFErb is a robust all-fiber setup based on Erbium doped fiber and saturable absorber mirror mode-locking (SAM) technology. The compact system includes all necessary control electronics and is equipped with a direct polarization maintaining fiber output interface. The FemtoFErb is an ideal solution for Time-Domain Terahertz generation or for metrology applications allowing highest accuracy laser-based distance measurements.

Also recently released: The new FemtoFiber pro UCP provides a super-continuum between 980 – 1400 nm and more than 30 mW output power. It shows pulse durations even below 25 fs, the fastest one can get on the market from a turnkey SAM modelocked fiber laser system. The system is ideally suited for biophotonics, pump-probe experiments or fs?spectroscopy. The UCP option expands TOPTICA’s successful FemtoFiber proseries and will be live demonstrated at the forthcoming Ultrafast Phenomena conference exhibition.

Lasermet Ultra Range: Large Area Low Voltage LED Signs

Lasermet LED signs

The result of an intensive development programme, the Lasermet Ultra Range of LED signs offer state of the art LED technology in a highly aesthetic design. With a thickness of only 24 mm these signs are the ultimate in slimline design and can be wall mounted at any height without causing any form of obstruction or hazard. The signs are constructed of an aluminium extrusion with textured matt black powder coat finish, moulded black plastic end caps and tinted acrylic front panel, giving a highly desirable appearance.

Laird Technologies Releases the Latest in a Series of Thermal Management Application Notes

Laird Tech

Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of customized, performance-critical components for wireless systems and other advanced electronics applications, today announced the release of its newest application note titled “Thermoelectric Assemblies and Modules for Telecommunication Applications”. This application note is the newest in a series of notes describing the role of Thermal Management in numerous market segments.


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Edmund Optics Advanced Illumination Darkfield LED Illuminators

LED Illuminators

These new Darkfield LED Illuminators from Edmund Optics can be used for both strobing (available upon request) and continuous use applications. Intensity can be varied through the in line potentiometer. These sources can be used for front or back illumination to create classic dark field effects to visually enhance surface defects.

PixeLINK Basic Microscopy Camera from Edmund Optics


The Edmund Optics PixeLINK™ line of cameras for microscopy, essentials edition, is ideal for your imaging needs. Designed to fit atop a microscope, these cameras are an excellent choice for many microscopy applications. Included software features image measurement and the ability to overlay an image such as a crosshair for ease of alignment. Also allowing for time lapse capture and a variety of video outputs (AVI, MPG, MPEG, and MOV), camera/software package is perfect for a variety of lab uses. Each camera ships with a USB2.0 dongle that allows the included ?Scope microscopy software to be used on any computer once connected. Simply install the software, plug in the activation dongle and you are ready to go.

Toptica competition iPad presented

Toptica iPad winner

Lastek's Andrew Gibson-White visitted Swinburne University's Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy this week on behalf of Toptica. His pleasant task was to present Dr Chris Vale, the winner of Toptica's recent global competition, with his brand new iPad. Our photographer captured the moment when Andrew (above left) presented the iPad to Chris (right). Chris kindly thanked Toptica, and said he was "surprised, and very excited" to learn that his entry had been the one drawn out of the hundreds of entries received. Congratulations Chris!

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