• 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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Ocean Optics Announces 2010 Video and Photo Contest Winners

 

Entries poured in from around the globe
Dunedin, FL (December 10, 2010) – After collecting entries from optical sensing enthusiasts around the world, Ocean Optics has chosen the winners of its annual video and photo contest (www.oceanphotochallenge.com). Winner of the $2,500 Grand Prize in the video category, San Diego State University Student Cory Stinson, was chosen for his entry Into the Ocean of Optics and Lasers. In the photo category, Jeff Van Camp was awarded the $1,000 Grand Prize for his photo series A Quick Look Over the Shoulder.

Stinson’s winning video highlights the capabilities of an Ocean Optics spectrometer with real time experimental footage and 3D computer animation. The experimental setup measures the spectrum of a laser output in real time while the majority of the laser beam that passes directly through a beam splitter is incident on a CCD sensor to look at spatial modulation.

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Thorlabs Neuroscience 2010 Digital Tradeshow Booth

Thorlabs Neuroscience 2010

Neuroscience is an annual tradeshow aimed at the advancement of research on the brain and nervous system. Thorlabs exhibited at the 2010 tradeshow to display their microscopy-related products, and have reproduced their working demonstrations in an online format. Click on the booth map shown above to explore Thorlab's virtual neuroscience laboratory demonstration.

Edmund Optics: Metaphase Technologies Wide Beam LED Spot Light

Wide Beam LED Spotlight

New from Edmund Optics: Wide-beam LED spotlights

LED illuminators feature a long lifespan and provide flicker and shadow free diffuse illumination absent of hotspots. With low power consumption and no warm-up time, LED illuminators are ideal for a wide variety of applications. Metaphase Technologies Wide Beam LED Spot Light is an ideal replacement for a 60W incandescent floodlight. The included mounting bracket increases versatility and allows for precise positioning. The spot light features a full heat sink to ensure long life and output stability. A power supply and mounting bracket are included with each spot light.

Thorlabs Swept Source OCT Systems

Schematic of Thorlabs Swept OCT Source

Figure 1. Schematic of OCM1300SS Swept Source OCT Microscope: swept laser source (SS), fiber coupler (FC), polarization controller (PC), circulator (CIR), collimator (C), variable attenuator (VA), mirror (M), balanced detector (BD), data acquisition board (DAQ), XY scanner driver (SD), CCD camera (CCD), objective (OBJ), microscope (MS), analog output (AO), aiming laser (AL). The Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI), which is built in the swept light source, provides the frequency clock signal for the laser.

The Thorlabs Swept Source OCT is a frequency domain OCT technique that measures the magnitude and time delay of reflected light in order to construct depth profiles (A-scans) in the sample being imaged. Adjacent A-scans are then taken and all the images combined to create a 3D image. The design integrates a broadband, high-speed swept laser and a fiber-based Michelson interferometer with a balanced detection scheme. The multifunctional system includes an integrated CCD camera which provides simultaneous en-face and cross-sectional OCT imaging of the sample. The system includes a handheld probe that can be mounted onto an adjustable XYZ stage for a more stable imaging platform.

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