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  • Thorlabs Picosecond Microchip Laser

    Thorlabs Picosecond Microchip Laser

    Thorlabs' QSL103A Q-Switched Picosecond Microchip Laser is a compact laser system designed to provide a turnkey, alignment-free solution for picosecond pulses at 1030 nm. Featuring a compact microchip laser cavity with a fiber-coupled pump laser, this source produces a high-quality beam (M2 < 1.2) with high pulse energies at a kHz repetition rate, making it ideal for material processing applications or harmonic generation. For full performance specifications, please see the Specs tab. Each picosecond laser system includes a head and a controller that have integrated drive electronics, temperature stabilization, and safety interlocks. The picosecond laser head also includes a manual-slide shutter, which can be used to cover the laser aperture.

  • Thorlabs release new Ultrafast Femtosecond Fiber Laser at 1550nm

    Thorlabs release new Ultrafast Femtosecond Fiber Laser at 1550nm

    Thorlabs' FSL1550 High-Power Erbium-Doped Ultrafast Fiber Laser is a turnkey source that offers ultra-short pulses (<40 fs) in the 1550 nm wavelength band. This laser provides high peak power (estimated >60 kW) with >500 mW average power at the fundamental oscillator repetition rate of 100 MHz. The combination of a short pulse width and a high peak power make the FSL1550 ultrafast fiber laser an ideal source for nonlinear optics applications such as supercontinuum generation and terahertz generation, while the high repetition rate makes it compatible with Fourier-Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectrometers. This laser features an all-PM-fiber design with no free-space or moving parts to maximize environmental stability.

  • Thorlabs Femtosecond Pulse Compressor enables sharper images for Multiphoton Microscopy

    Thorlabs Femtosecond Pulse Compressor enables sharper images for Multiphoton Microscopy

    Thorlabs' Femtosecond Pulse Compressor helps correct for the pulse width broadening that occurs in all multiphoton microscopes.

  • Thorlabs release new Dual-Axis Galvo Scan Head Systems with ±22.5° Scan Angle

    Thorlabs release new Dual-Axis Galvo Scan Head Systems with ±22.5° Scan Angle

    QS30XY-AG Dual-Axis, Ø30 mm Beam Galvo System, Protected Silver Mirrors (Power Supply & Cables Sold Separately)

    These new Thorlabs QS Series high-speed scanning galvanometer mirror positioning systems are designed for integration into OEM or custom laser beam steering applications. Models are available for beam diameters up to 45 mm. Each system includes a dual-axis galvo scan head with mirrors and matched driver cards. A compatible power supply and command cable(s) are sold separately below. The user must provide a function generator or other analog voltage output device in order to operate the servo drivers. The mirrors are offered with one of four coatings, as shown in the table to the right. Custom coatings are available upon request.  We also offer single-axis systems with the galvo scanners used in these scan heads.

  • Thorlabs: 6-Wavelength High-Power LED Sources

    Thorlabs: 6-Wavelength High-Power LED Sources

    • 6-Wavelength LED Sources with Stable and Repeatable Emission
    • LEDs Controlled via Easy-to-Use GUI
    • Choose from 11 LEDs for Custom Configurations
    • Breakout Box Available for Timing with External Devices

    Thorlabs' Chrolis™ 6-Wavelength High-Power LED Sources are ideal for fluorescence imaging or any other application that requires up to six wavelengths of light. These user-configurable light engines efficiently combine the output of all six LEDs into a single liquid light guide (LLG); Thorlabs' LLG03-4H LLG is included. Compared to conventional non-LED sources like halogen and gas discharge lamps, these mercury-free 6-wavelength light sources offer many advantages such as higher signal-to-noise ratios (due to narrow bandwidth emission), high stability (see the Stability tab), longer life, and lower replacement costs. The Chrolis LED sources are available in two pre-set configurations; user-configured LED sources can also be ordered using the tool below.

    Features

    • Combine 6 User-Changeable, High-Power LEDs into One Liquid Light Guide
    • Eleven Wavelength Options Cover All Known Fluorophores Between 365 nm and 780 nm 
    • USB 2.0 Interface
    • Control LEDs Using Included Software with GUI 
      • Individually Modulate LEDs for Pulsed Light Applications
    • Integrated Cooling System for Extending Liquid Light Guide's Lifetime
    • Typical Lifetime of LED Modules is ≥10,000 Hours 
    • Breakout Box for External Modulation and Triggering Other Devices (Sold Separately Below)
    • User-Configurable LED Sources Available 

    The Chrolis software allows users to set the power level and define the pulse lengths, pulse timings, and internal and external trigger signals for each LED independently.

     

    The Chrolis light engines are designed to couple light into a Ø3 mm core liquid light guide (LLG). The typical output power for each LED from the included LLG03-4H LLG is shown in the table to the right. Each light source is equipped with an integrated cooling system that cools the tip of the LLG using thermoelectric coolers (TECs), thus extending the LLG lifetime. The optical output port for the LLG, LLG release lever, and On/Off button are located on the front of the housing for easy access.

    The side panel is engraved with the LED schematic and spaces for the user to record the installed LEDs, as shown in the image above. Users can easily remove this panel by unscrewing the five setscrews with a 2 mm (5/64") hex key and access the LED and dichroic mirror modules. To remove LED modules, press the locking pin handle and turn toward "OPEN", then pull outward. Dichroic mirror modules are secured by magnets and can be removed by pulling outward on the handle. The modules are mounted on an actively cooled heat sink and the temperature of the LED modules is continuously monitored to ensure highly stable performance. Each LED module also has a removable SM1-threaded filter holder that is magnetically held in place in front of the LED. This feature provides space for Ø1" (Ø25 mm) bandpass filters up to 0.248" (6.3 mm) thick to be inserted in the Chrolis light paths and restrict the spectrum emitted by each LED. 

    Every 6-wavelength LED source includes a software package with an easy-to-use GUI; see the Software tab for more details. Once the light source is connected via a USB interface, this intuitive software can detect the LED configuration and display the corresponding LED spectra. Users can set the intensity of each LED as well as modulate them for pulsed light applications. A different pulse train can be defined for each LED, with an allowable on/off time of 5 µs to 71 minutes; see the image to the right. For externally triggering the LEDs, we offer a breakout box that can be configured with the Chrolis software. LED pulse trains can be linked in the software such that a single external trigger will initiate a user-defined pulse sequence for up to six LEDs.

    Users can modulate individual LEDs using the Chrolis software. The GUI displays the user-defined pulse trains for each LED.

  • Thorlabs: New High Speed Optical Modulators

    Thorlabs: New High Speed Optical Modulators

    Thorlabs' High-Speed Optical Modulators use deformable mirror technology instead of Pockels cells or acousto-optic modulators to provide high-speed intensity modulation and beam attenuation (see graph at right). The all-reflective design incorporates gold-coated MEMS mirrors that are polarization independent and introduce minimal (<100 fs2) dispersion. This unidirectional device accepts a collimated, 1 to 2 mm (1/e2) diameter input beam with <5 W optical power and is available with either standard (>250:1) or high (>2500:1) contrast ratios.

    Transmission, which is a function of both input voltage and wavelength as shown in the graph to the right, is controlled by a 0 to 1 V analog input voltage; this voltage can be easily generated by off-the-shelf data acquisition (DAQ) hardware or other electronics. The device supports continuous DC operation as well as modulation frequencies up to 20 kHz, making it ideal for imaging applications such as fly-back blanking or region of interest (ROI) selection.

    The higher contrast achieved with the OM6NH(/M) modulator is made possible by incoporating two MEMS mirrors, the deformation of which behaves like a grating, into the design; one diffracts horizontally and the other vertically to provide enhanced contrast performance.

    Replaceable Photodetector
    An internal beam sampler directs a small portion (<1%) of the modulated beam to a separate output port where a photodetector can be used to monitor the transmission. If desired, the included, pre-installed Thorlabs PDA100A2 Si Switchable Gain Detector can be easily removed and replaced with a user-supplied detector; to do so, loosen the 8-32 mounting screw located on the underside of the modulator.

    Housing and Mounting Features
    The input and output ports of the optical modulator feature internal SM05 (0.535"-40) threading, which can be used to install external SM05-threaded alignment targets or irises (not included). All three ports also have 4-40 threaded holes for compatibility with our 30 mm cage systems. To aid in initial alignment, we recommend using an SM05 slotted lens tube or a 30 mm cage system assembly on the modulator input.

    Three slots in the enclosure allow the modulator to be mounted directly to an optical table with table clamps, such as our CL6 clamps (not included), resulting in a minimum beam height of 1.25". The base also includes three 8-32 (M4) mounting holes for attaching pedestal posts, which can be used to elevate the modulator to the desired beam height.

    The unit is shipped with a 24 V power supply with an KPJX-4S-S connector for the modulator, as well as a ±12 V supply for the photodetector. For more information, please see the Pin Diagrams tab.

    • Offers DC Power Attenuation and High-Speed Modulation
    • 700 nm to 1100 nm Operating Range
    • <2 µs Response Time
    • Polarization Independent
    • External Photodetector for Monitoring/Calibrating Output Power
      (PDA100A2 Si Detector Included)
    • Near-Zero (<100 fs2) Dispersion
    • Passively Cooled to Eliminate Vibrations
  • Thorlabs Precision Rotating Linear Polarizer Modules

    Thorlabs Precision Rotating Linear Polarizer Modules

    Thorlabs' FiberBench Precision Rotating Linear Polarizer Modules utilize a thin layer of sodium-silicate polarizer mounted in FBRP Rotation Mounts. These modules absorb light that is not aligned to the transmission axis of the polarizer and are designed for the 500 - 720 nm, 650 - 2000 nm, or 1.5 - 5.0 µm wavelength range. These polarizers provide an excellent extinction ratio of >10 000:1 over most of their specified wavelength range (see Specs tab for details). The transmission axis is marked by the engraved line on the front of the polarizer cells.

    The mount for these polarizers features a rotating cell with a knurled edge and a 360° laser-engraved scale marked at 2° increments as well as a Vernier scale for determining angular position with a resolution of 10 arcmin. The mount also includes a fine adjustment actuator, which provides ±5.5° of precise angular adjustment with a resolution of 0.48° (28.8 arcmin) per revolution of the screw. After fastening the engagement screw with a 0.028" hex key, the cell can be precisely positioned by turning the actuator at the top of the part with a 0.050" hex key. 

    These modules are ideal for a variety of polarimetry applications. Rotating linear polarizers can be used to monitor the polarization of a beam whose polarization state may shift over time due to temperature or other factors; the rotating polarizer can then be adjusted to maintain maximum transmission. A rotating polarizer can measure the polarization extinction ratio of another polarizer element without having to realign components in between measurements. Also, a variable beamsplitter can be constructed using a polarizer module in conjunction with a Beam Displacer Module (sold below).

    The FBRP mount can be coupled with an FBA post-mountable adapter for use in other applications. The mount is SM05 threaded and the removable polarizer cell is held in the mount with a stainless steel SM05 retaining ring for holding Ø1/2" optics (POLARIS-SM05RR). The polarizer cells in these modules are also compatible with other Ø1/2" optic mounts. When replacing a polarizer in the mount, be sure to align the engraving on the polarizer with the 0° engraving on the scale. Please note that the thin film in these polarizers is very delicate and should not be touched.

    • Nanoparticle Film Polarizers Mounted in FiberBench-Compatible Housing
    • >10 000:1 Extinction Ratio
    • 360° Continuous Rotation
    • Engraved Scale with 2° Increments; Vernier Scale with 10 arcmin Resolution
    • ±5.5° Fine Adjustment
    • Ø2.5 mm Clear Aperture for FBRP-LPVIS and FBRP-LPNIR
    • Ø4.0 mm Clear Aperture for FBRP-LPMIR
    • Custom Mounts are Available

    Applications

    • Monitor Polarization Shift Over Time
    • Measure Polarization Extinction Ratio
    • Create a Variable Beamsplitter
  • Thorlabs: Modular Multi-Port Integrating Spheres

    Thorlabs: Modular Multi-Port Integrating Spheres

    Thorlabs' Modular Integrating Spheres each provide a durable, highly reflective surface to optimally diffuse light. The sphere is constructed inside a cuboctahedral (fourteen-sided) housing that can be configured for a wide variety of applications. Each of the eight triangular faces can support a Ø5 mm port with SM1 internal threads, enabling easy mounting of our mounted photodiodes or fiber-coupled components such as LEDs or spectrometers (SM1 adapters may be needed). Either three or four of the square faces can be configured with inserts selected by the user as described in the Modularity section below. The two faces that are not modular provide a universal 8-32 / M4 tapped hole, allowing mounting to the 25 mm rail system stand (included with stock items) or a Ø1" post. These integrating spheres are available from stock as one of two pre-set configurations or ordered as a custom configuration using the tool below.

    • Ø100 mm Inner Diameter in Modular, Cuboctahedral Housing
    • Pre-Configured and Custom-Configured Integrating Spheres
    • 3 or 4 Modular Faces with Interchangeable Port Inserts
      • Inserts Offered Are Ø14 mm Dual Ports, Ø1" Port, Ø2" Port, or Port Plug
    • Up to 8 Ø5 mm Ports with SM1 Threading
      • Directly Connect Our SM1 Photodiodes (See Table to the Right)
      • Mount Fiber-Coupled Light Sources using SM1 Fiber Adapters
    • Durable, White, Highly Reflective Sphere Material
    • Operating Range: 250 - 2500 nm (Unless Limited by the Detector)
    • Universal 8-32 / M4 Tap on Side Panels for Rail System (Included with Stock Items) or Mounting to Ø1" Posts

    The spheres are manufactured from PTFE-based bulk material that has high reflectance in the 250 - 2500 nm wavelength range (see Specs tab) and is resistant to heat, humidity, and high levels of radiation. This reflective surface is designed to have specific roughness and diffusive reflection properties and should not be cleaned using solvents, as this could damage the inner surface. We only recommend using compressed air for cleaning the inner surfaces of the integrating spheres.

    Integrating spheres enable high sensitivity measurements of optical signals in a variety of setups. An integrating sphere causes the incoming radiation to undergo multiple reflections over the sphere surface, which diffuses and depolarizes the light beam. This makes it the ideal instrument for many applications such as laser power, flux, reflectance and radiance measurements, as well as creating a uniform light source for camera calibration.

    Modularity
    These integrating spheres come with either three or four modular faces. Each modular face accepts one of four interchangeable Port Inserts, available below with a variety of port sizes, SM threading options, and tapped holes for cage system compatibility. Spheres available from stock are pre-configured for common applications and include a preset selection of port inserts and two fixed Ø5 mm ports. Custom-configured spheres allow the user to choose the inserts and up to eight fixed Ø5 mm ports.

    Any of the inserts in the modular faces can be swapped for other interchangeable port inserts, including additional inserts sold separately below. The inserts are each fastened by two M3 screws; to exchange the included inserts with other inserts, loosen the screws using a 2 mm (5/64") hex key or balldriver. Custom inserts may be available for applications not served by the inserts available from stock. Contact Tech Support for more information.

    Calibration
    Thorlabs can calibrate integrating spheres with user-selected sensors upon request and provide the pertinent NIST- and/or PTB-traceable certificates of calibration.

  • Thorlabs: Modular Multi-Port Integrating Spheres

    Thorlabs: Modular Multi-Port Integrating Spheres

    Thorlabs' Modular Integrating Spheres each provide a durable, highly reflective surface to optimally diffuse light. The sphere is constructed inside a cuboctahedral (fourteen-sided) housing that can be configured for a wide variety of applications. Each of the eight triangular faces can support a Ø5 mm port with SM1 internal threads, enabling easy mounting of our mounted photodiodes or fiber-coupled components such as LEDs or spectrometers (SM1 adapters may be needed). Either three or four of the square faces can be configured with inserts selected by the user as described in the Modularity section below. The two faces that are not modular provide a universal 8-32 / M4 tapped hole, allowing mounting to the 25 mm rail system stand (included with stock items) or a Ø1" post. These integrating spheres are available from stock as one of two pre-set configurations or ordered as a custom configuration using the tool below.

    • Ø100 mm Inner Diameter in Modular, Cuboctahedral Housing
    • Pre-Configured and Custom-Configured Integrating Spheres
    • 3 or 4 Modular Faces with Interchangeable Port Inserts
      • Inserts Offered Are Ø14 mm Dual Ports, Ø1" Port, Ø2" Port, or Port Plug
    • Up to 8 Ø5 mm Ports with SM1 Threading
      • Directly Connect Our SM1 Photodiodes (See Table to the Right)
      • Mount Fiber-Coupled Light Sources using SM1 Fiber Adapters
    • Durable, White, Highly Reflective Sphere Material
    • Operating Range: 250 - 2500 nm (Unless Limited by the Detector)
    • Universal 8-32 / M4 Tap on Side Panels for Rail System (Included with Stock Items) or Mounting to Ø1" Posts

    The spheres are manufactured from PTFE-based bulk material that has high reflectance in the 250 - 2500 nm wavelength range (see Specs tab) and is resistant to heat, humidity, and high levels of radiation. This reflective surface is designed to have specific roughness and diffusive reflection properties and should not be cleaned using solvents, as this could damage the inner surface. We only recommend using compressed air for cleaning the inner surfaces of the integrating spheres.

    Integrating spheres enable high sensitivity measurements of optical signals in a variety of setups. An integrating sphere causes the incoming radiation to undergo multiple reflections over the sphere surface, which diffuses and depolarizes the light beam. This makes it the ideal instrument for many applications such as laser power, flux, reflectance and radiance measurements, as well as creating a uniform light source for camera calibration.

    Modularity
    These integrating spheres come with either three or four modular faces. Each modular face accepts one of four interchangeable Port Inserts, available below with a variety of port sizes, SM threading options, and tapped holes for cage system compatibility. Spheres available from stock are pre-configured for common applications and include a preset selection of port inserts and two fixed Ø5 mm ports. Custom-configured spheres allow the user to choose the inserts and up to eight fixed Ø5 mm ports.

    Any of the inserts in the modular faces can be swapped for other interchangeable port inserts, including additional inserts sold separately below. The inserts are each fastened by two M3 screws; to exchange the included inserts with other inserts, loosen the screws using a 2 mm (5/64") hex key or balldriver. Custom inserts may be available for applications not served by the inserts available from stock. Contact Tech Support for more information.

    Calibration
    Thorlabs can calibrate integrating spheres with user-selected sensors upon request and provide the pertinent NIST- and/or PTB-traceable certificates of calibration.

  • New from Thorlabs: MLQF4000 - Turnkey Fabry-Perot Quantum Cascade Laser, 4.00 µm CWL, 250 mW (Min)

    New from Thorlabs: MLQF4000 - Turnkey Fabry-Perot Quantum Cascade Laser, 4.00 µm CWL, 250 mW (Min)

    Thorlabs MIR Fabry-Perot lasers that emit at either a center wavelength of 4.00 µm or 4.55 µm with a minimum optical output power of 250 mW are available from stock. They exhibit broadband emission in a range spanning roughly 50 cm-1. The laser's specified output power is the sum over the full spectral bandwidth. Because these lasers have broadband emission, they are well suited for medical imaging, illumination, and microscopy applications. The optical output is vertically polarized.

    Before shipment, the spectrum, output power, and beam profile are measured for each serial-numbered device by an automated test station. These measurements are available by clicking "Choose Item" below and are also included on a data sheet with the laser.

    Since the EEPROM in the laser head contains all the values required for calibrated operation, it is possible to purchase additional laser heads and operate them with the same controller. Thorlabs' semiconductor foundry regularly fabricates laser chips that are suitable for these turnkey systems. To inquire about wavelength and output power availability, please contact Lastek.

  • Thorlabs release new Michelson Interferometer Educational Kit

    Michelson Interferometer EDU A7 780

    Michelson Interferometer Educational Kit

    • Designed for Educational, Demonstration, and Classroom Use
    • Complete Kit Includes All Hardware Except Variable Power Supply for the Thermal Expansion Experiment (12 VDC, 2 A)
    • Extensive Manual and Teaching Materials Provided
    • Easy to Assemble and Use
    • Choose from Kits Containing Imperial or Metric Components

    Thorlabs' Michelson Interferometer Demonstration Kit highlights several ways that an interferometer can be used to take highly sensitive measurements. A laser and LEDs allow students to explore the concept of interference and examine how the coherence length of different light sources will affect the interferometer output. The interferometer can be aligned to produce white light interference using the included white LED, as shown in the photo to the right. Students can also use the setup to determine the refractive index of Plexiglas plates and the thermal expansion coefficient of an aluminum rod.

  • Thorlabs Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Imaging Systems

    OCT Cross Section Finger A1 354

    OCT Cross-Sectional Image of a Human Finger.
    Layers of Skin: E-Epidermis; D-Dermis; BV-Blood Vessels.
    Image Size: 4.9 mm x 2.6 mm. Image Taken with a Telesto Series OCT System.

    Thorlabs provides solutions for the field of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging on the system, subsystem, and component level. Our drive for innovation is shaping our entire rapidly expanding product line. Complete SD-OCT systems are available that are out-of-the-box ready for biological, industrial, and research applications. In addition to standard OCT systems, Thorlabs offers Doppler OCT extensions for specialized applications. For customers building or modifying their own system, a line of components that have been tested for use in OCT applications is available. In addition to the growing portfolio of standard OCT systems that are offered, Thorlabs is dedicated to providing OCT solutions to meet specific applications. Please contact us to discuss how our OCT technologies can be applied to meet your unique requirements.  Please click herefor more details.

  • Thorlabs Water-Cooled Breadboards now in larger sizes

    thorlabs watercooled breadboard

    Thesebreadboards are versions ofThorlabs popular anodized aluminum breadboards that have been plumbed to accept a water supply. They feature a standard 1" (imperial) or 25 mm (metric) hole pattern and are ideal for applications involving sensors, detectors, lasers, LEDs, or other apparatuses that may require temperature stabilization. The boards can be used for cooling or heating, depending on requirements. Now available in larger sizes up to 450 x 600 mm.

  • Thorlabs Vytran™ Polyimide Fiber Recoater with Linear Proof Tester

    vytran

    Features

    • Recoat Spliced Polyimide Fibers to Restore Flexibility
    • Designed for Polyimide-Coated Fibers with Ø125 µm Cladding and Coatings up to Ø155 µm
    • 50 mm Maximum Recoat Length
    • Fully Programmable with Push Button Operation
    • Features an Integrated Linear Proof Tester

    Thorlabs' VytranTM Polyimide Fiber Recoater with Proof Tester offers an easy, integrated solution to recoat and test fusion-spliced fibers. The recoating process uses a translating die to apply a polyimide resin along the length of the recoated section, up to 50 mm in length. One pass can apply a Ø3 µm - Ø10 µm coat of resin, and multiple passes can be made for higher reliability and increased coating diameter. The recoat process is fully programmable; by setting parameters such as injection rate and the velocity of the die, the diameter of the recoat per pass can be set. Dual heater filaments in the die thermally cure the recoated section of fiber with each pass. The restored buffer coating gives the fiber the same flexibility as when originally manufactured, making this device ideal for applications that require handling and coiling of fusion-spliced fibers. Due to handling and storage constraints, we do not offer polyimide recoat material.

  • Thorlabs Optically Clear Acrylic Breadboard

    ETN016819 xl

    Features

    • 12" x 12" (304.8 mm x 304.8 mm) Optically Clear Acrylic Breadboard
    • On-Axis Alphanumeric Labels Indicate Mounting Hole Locations
    • 1/4"-20 Tapped Holes on 0.50" (12.7 mm) Centers
    • Central Window for Unobstructed Viewing of Parts
    • Ideal for Vision Systems and Metrology

    Thorlabs' CMMP1212V Breadboard is crafted from polished, optically clear acrylic and is ideal for applications that require parts to be backlit and fixed in place at specific reference positions, such as vision metrology. Each breadboard contains a pattern of 1/4"-20 tapped through holes, spaced 0.5" (12.7 mm) apart, that is offset by 1.0" (25.4 mm) from the edges of the board.

  • Thorlabs: new Fourier Transform Optical Spectrum Analyzer for free-space and fibre-coupled inputs 3.3 - 8.0 µm

    STN012216 xl

    • Dual-Function Broadband Spectrometer and Wavelength Meter
    • Five Models Support Wavelengths from 350 nm to 8.0 µm
    • Includes Laptop with Pre-Installed Software for Data Collection and Analysis

    Thorlabs' Optical Spectrum Analyzers (OSAs) perform highly accurate measurements of the spectra of unknown light sources. The new model OSA206 has just been released, covering the 3.3 - 8.0 µm (3030 - 1250 cm-1) region.

    These compact instruments suit a wide range of applications, such as analyzing the spectrum of a telecom signal, resolving the Fabry-Perot modes of a gain chip, and identifying gas absorption lines in a spectral measurement.

  • New from Thorlabs: 4 Megapixel Scientific-grade cameras for microscopy

    Thorlabs 4 Megapixel scientific camera for microscopy

    Scientific Camera integrated into 60mm Cage System

    Thorlabs' new 4 Megapixel CCD Cameras, which offer up to 13 frames per second at 40 MHz dual-tap readout of the full sensor, are specifically designed for microscopy and other demanding scientific imaging applications. These monochrome cameras are ideal for multispectral imaging, fluorescence microscopy, and other high-performance imaging techniques that would benefit from a large field of view, high quantum efficiency, and low noise sensor.

  • Thorlabs Saturated Absorption Spectroscopy Systems

    Thorlabs Saturated Absorption Spectroscopy Kit

    • Saturated Absorption Spectroscopy for Locking to Atomic Transitions
    • Rubidium or Custom Vapor Cell Options
    • PM Fiber-Coupled Setup
    • Ideal for Laser Locking or Teaching Labs

    The Thorlabs SKSAS kit offers a proven set of components to construct a compact, fiber-coupled Saturated Absorption Spectroscopy (SAS) setup. It offers a method for producing a highly stable lock for tunable lasers at the peak of atomic hyperfine structure transitions. The kit also allows for the study of the hyperfine structure and Doppler broadening of atomic transitions.

    The kit has been designed using stock optics and mechanics, as well as compatible custom components. This makes these kits adaptable using other Thorlabs cage system and lens tube components. For a list of the major components and subsystems included in the SAS kit, please see the Kit Contents tab.

  • Thorlabs MIR Detector Cards

    Thorlabs MIR detector cards

    • Liquid Crystal Film Changes Color When Exposed to Mid IR (MIR) Light
    • Active Area: 2.1" x 1.25" (54.0 mm x 31.8 mm)
    • Minimum DetectablePower Density: 0.3 W/cm2 @ 1550 nm
    • Recovery Time: <1 Second

    The Thorlabs VRC6 MIR laser viewing card is designed for use with wavelengths from 1.5 µm to at least 13.2 µm, as shown by testing results. The detector area on this card is a thin layer of liquid crystal that has been printed onto the black metal card. Thermochromic liquid crystals are temperature-sensitive organic chemicals with twisted helical molecular structures. The MIR light changes the temperature of the detector area, resulting in a color change. The detector area is green between 25 and 30 °C, and it is black or brown otherwise. Simply tap the card on a tabletop to return the color to the resting state.

    The detection region extends all the way to the edge of the card in order to facilitate the use of the card during alignment procedures, and each card features two engraved reticles for use in laser beam collimation.

  • Thorlabs: Modular Optical Tweezers Kit

    ThorlabsOTKB (OTKB/M) Optical Tweezer Kit consists of five pre-assembled segments with which optical tweezers, also known as an optical trap, can be constructed. The advantage to purchasing and assembling this kit is the flexibility it provides over other closed optical tweezer systems. Since the optical tweezer system is built using standard Thorlabs' components, it is easy to modify or upgrade the system using other standard components. The kit is shipped in pre-assembled segments and will only require final coupling of segments and alignment. A step-by-step assembly instruction manual is provided with each kit.

  • Thorlabs: Liquid Crystal Noise Eater for 1050 - 1620nm

    Thorlabs’ new Liquid Crystal Noise Eaters / Laser Amplitude Stabilizers are precision instruments for stabilizing, modulating, and attenuating the power of linearly polarized light. These closed-loop systems are designed for use with light in the 425 - 650 nm (LCC3111), 650 - 1100 nm (LCC3112), and now also available for the 1050 - 1620 nm (LCC3113) wavelength range.

    Utilizing a liquid crystal amplitude modulator, combined with a photodiode for power measurement and a feedback control circuit, the Noise Eaters can eliminate intensity noise in linearly polarized light, achieving amplitude stabilization of within 0.05% of a selected output power. The input power can be set to one of four ranges using the switch on the top of the unit. The potentiometer is then adjusted to select the output power. Long-term performance and frequency characterization for each noise eater model are shown on the Performance tabs.

  • Thorlabs Electronic Self-Leveling Isolation System

    Thorlabs Electronic Self-Leveling Isolation System

    • Excellent Vibration Isolation: Vertical -27 dB at 10 Hz
    • Contactless Leveling Improves Isolation
    • Control Box with Three Proportional Valves
    • PID Loop for Precise Leveling Control
    • Oil-Free Design, No Leaks
    • Freestanding Benchtop Solution
    • Extremely Low Resonant Frequency: <1.7 Hz
    • Fast Settling Time of 1- 5 s Typical
    • Can Be Used to Upgrade Rigid Workstations

    The Thorlabs PWA090 electronic, self-leveling, vibration isolation system provides a portable, lightweight, low-profile, vibration-control solution for sensitive benchtop equipment and experiments. The system consists of four pneumatic isolators that must be connected to a constant supply of air, either from a compressor or bottled air supply, and an electronic control box with keypad. Other isolator quantities are available upon request.

  • Thorlabs 9-piece Colour-coded hex keys

    Thorlab's new 9-piece colour-coded hex key sets are easily distinguishable and feature exposed ends for usual hex key fit. They are nickel plated, and an engraved holder is included. Available in imperial and metric sets.

  • Thorlabs water-cooled breadboards

     

    Features:

    • Working Pressure: Rated up to 80 psi
    • Working Temperature Range: 0 to 60 °C
    • Sizes: 12" x 12" and 12" x 24" (300 mm x 300 mm and 300 mm x 600 mm)

    These Thorlabs water cooled breadboards are versions of their popular MB series breadboards that have been plumbed to accept a water supply. They feature a standard 1.0" or 25 mm hole pattern and are ideal for applications involving sensors, detectors, lasers, LEDs, or other apparatuses that may require temperature stabilization. The boards can be used for cooling or heating, depending on requirements.

  • Thorlabs new High Sensitivity USB2.0 CMOS Camera

    Thorlabs CMOS camera

    These compact, lightweight CMOS cameras from Thorlabs offer 1280 x 1024 px (SXGA) resolution and are available with either a monochrome (M models) or color (C models) sensor. The DCC1545M and DCC1645C cameras are ideal for situations where a trigger input is not necessary, whereas the DCC1240M and DCC1240C offer an external trigger as well as a global shutter mode for capturing objects in motion. These CMOS cameras are easy to use as a webcam and can be used in a wide range of applications from microscopy to monitoring.

  • Thorlabs fibre optic storage reel

    Fibre Storage reel

    Thorlabs have released the new FSR-1 Fibre Optic Storage Reel . This handy organisational tool for the optics laboratory holds up to 5 metres of fibre optic cable with 900 micron jacket. Mounts on any standard breadboard.

  • Thorlabs One-step Fibre Bulkhead and Connector Cleaner

    Thorlabs One-step Fibre Bulkhead and Connector Cleaner

    Thorlabs new One-step Fibre Bulkhead and Connector Cleaner is a convenient fibre optics lab tool.

    • Dry Cleaning Cloth Eliminates the need for Solvents
    • Over 525 Cleanings per Unit
    • Quickly Cleans FC/PC, ST, and SC Connectors and Bulkheads
    • Standard Length: 7" (179 mm); Extended Length: 8" (203 mm)

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thorlabs release new Adaptive Optics Kit

    Thorlabs Wavefront sensor

    Thorlabs have announced the release of new Adaptive Optics Kits.These kits provide out-of-the-box functionality for real-time, high-precision wavefront measurement and control, and include:


    • Deformable Mirror (Multi- or Mini-DM)
    • Shack-Hartmann Wavefront Sensor (shown above)
    • All Imaging Optics and Associated Mounting Hardware
    • Fully Functional Stand-Alone Control Software for Immediate Control of the System
    • A Low-Level Support Library to Assist with Tailored Applications Authored by the End User

    Thorlabs offers four Adaptive Optics Kit options, two that incorporate 140 actuator Multi-DM deformable mirrors and two that incorporate 32 actuator Mini-DM deformable mirrors. AOK1-UM01 and AOK2-UM01 contains a DM with a gold mirror coating, while AOK1-UP01 and AOK2-UP01 contain a DM with an aluminum mirror coating. When combined with the WFS150-5C wavefront sensor, these kits are designed for use in the 600 - 1100 nm range and the 400 - 1100 nm range, respectively. Regardless of the kit chosen, the three constituent components provide a closed-loop sample rate of 8 Hz when in the correction mode. Although the use of DMs in astronomy is well known, these miniature, precision wavefront control devices are also helping researchers to make breakthroughs in beam forming, microscopy, laser communication, and retinal imaging.

  • Thorlabs New Fixed Panel Laser Safety Barrier

    Thorlabs New Fixed Panel Laser Safety Barrier

    Laser safety barriers are an essential laser safety component for use in many high-power laser labs where scattered light must be blocked to avoid the potential for irreparable eye damage. Thorlab's new SB5X6 Fixed Panel Laser Safety Barrier is a is designed for use in labs with high-power CW or pulsed lasers. To block both CW and pulsed lasers, two materials are used in conjunction. The outside material is certified* for up to 9 J/cm2 average irradiance for pulsed lasers (100 s exposure), while the inside material is certified* for up to 120 W/cm2 CW (100 s exposure).

  • Thorlabs Stock

    The following items are in-stock Adelaide, and available for immediate delivery, at the 50% discount price as shown below. Please phone or email for further details.

    Part Number

    Description

    Qty

    Standard Unit Price (A$FOB)

    50% Discount Unit Price (A$FOB)

    10640A

    MultiMode SMA905 Connectors for 630µm Fiber

    4

    $13.56

    $6.78

    BA3

    Mounting Base with Radial Through Slots, 2" x 3" x 3/8"

    7

    $13.19

    $6.60

    D50-A

    SMA Calibration Pin for D50-SMA

    2

    $27.78

    $13.89

    KM100B

    2" x 2" Kinematic Platform Mount, imperial

    4

    $75.83

    $37.92

    KM100-E04

    KM100 Kinematic Mirror Mount with 1.2um to 1.7um Laser Quality Mirror

    2

    $202.50

    $101.25

    KS05

    Ø1/2" Precision Kinematic Mirror Mount, 3 Adjusters, 8-32 Taps

    2

    $98.33

    $49.17

    KX1

    High Performance Center Pivoting Mirror Mount

    1

    $206.94

    $103.47

    M75L02

    Ø200 µm, 0.39 NA, FC/PC to SMA Fiber Patch Cable, 2 m

    1

    $127.64

    $63.82

    MT401

    Base Plate for MT Series Translation Stages

    1

    $31.53

    $15.76

    POLARIS-K1

    Polaris™ Low Drift Ø1" Mirror Mount, 3 Adjusters

    1

    $184.72

    $92.36

    PMM01

    High Gain, Low Dark Current Bialkali Amplified PMT, 280 - 630 nm

    1

    $2,930.56

    $1,465.28

    PM1

    Small Clamping Arm, 6-32 Threads

    1

    $25.00

    $12.5

    PWA071

    Standard duty passive isolation mounts, load capacity 180kg

    1

    $625.00

    $312.50

    S8058

    Laser Diode Socket for TO-5 Package, 3 Pin

    1

    $5.03

    $2.51

    SB1B

    Bottom Only Plate of the SB1 and SB1/M Kinematic Bases Universal

    4

    $61.25

    $30.63

    SCL03/M

    Self-Centering Lens Mount, Ø0.15" (Ø3.8 mm) to Ø1.77" (Ø45.0 mm), M4 Tap

    1

    $168.06

    $84.03

    SM1A1

    Adapter with External SM05 Threads and Internal SM1 Threads

    1

    $27.43

    $13.72

    SM1A2

    Adapter with External SM1 Threads and Internal SM2 Threads

    1

    $33.33

    $16.67

    SM2RR

    SM2 Retaining Ring for Ø2" Lens Tubes and Mounts

    2

    $9.38

    $4.69

    TR3

    Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, 8-32 Setscrew, 1/4"-20 Tap, L = 3"

    10

    $7.53

    $3.76

    TS25H

    Spring Loaded 3/16 Hex Locking Thumbscrew

    5

    $3.33

    $1.67

  • Thorlabs Optical Tables

    Thorlabs Optical Tables

    Thorlabs manufactures a wide range of solid breadboards, honeycomb breadboards, workstations, and optical tables. Thorlabs’ Nexus™ optical tables and breadboards are available with or without tapped mounting holes. Table and breadboard offering rigid, passive, or active vibration damping options are available. Additionally, our ScienceDesk™ breadboard frames offer an ergonomic workstation optimized for microscopy. Various accessories are also offered, allowing for a customized work environment. 

  • Thorlabs Optical Tables

    Thorlabs Optical Tables

    Thorlabs manufactures a wide range of solid breadboards, honeycomb breadboards, workstations, and optical tables. Thorlabs’ Nexus™ optical tables and breadboards are available with or without tapped mounting holes. Table and breadboard offering rigid, passive, or active vibration damping options are available. Additionally, our ScienceDesk™ breadboard frames offer an ergonomic workstation optimized for microscopy. Various accessories are also offered, allowing for a customized work environment.

  • Thorlabs Optical Breadboards

    Thorlabs Optical Breadboards

    Honeycomb Optical Breadboards

    Optical breadboards are a relatively portable platform for building an optical setup on a flat surface. Thorlabs offers three types of honeycomb breadboards. The extensive Nexus damped optical breadboard product line features all-steel construction, excellent thermal stability, and damping optimized for each breadboard size. The 5 mm thick stainless steel top and bottom skins have a precision-machined matte finish, and the mounting holes have a 1/2" (12.5 mm) border at the edges of the breadboard. Our 58 mm thick optical breadboards are intrinsically damped and lightweight and also feature a 5 mm thick stainless steel top skin. The mounting holes have a 1.5" (37.5 mm) border at the edges of the breadboard. Our nonmagnetic aluminum breadboards are available in a lightweight 25 mm thick version as well as a stiffer 55 mm thick version. The mounting holes have a 1” (25 mm) border at the edges of the breadboards.

  • Thorlabs Optical Breadboards

    Thorlabs Optical Breadboards

    Honeycomb Optical Breadboards

    Optical breadboards are a relatively portable platform for building an optical setup on a flat surface. Thorlabs offers three types of honeycomb breadboards. The extensive Nexus damped optical breadboard product line features all-steel construction, excellent thermal stability, and damping optimized for each breadboard size. The 5 mm thick stainless steel top and bottom skins have a precision-machined matte finish, and the mounting holes have a 1/2" (12.5 mm) border at the edges of the breadboard. Our 58 mm thick optical breadboards are intrinsically damped and lightweight and also feature a 5 mm thick stainless steel top skin. The mounting holes have a 1.5" (37.5 mm) border at the edges of the breadboard. Our nonmagnetic aluminum breadboards are available in a lightweight 25 mm thick version as well as a stiffer 55 mm thick version. The mounting holes have a 1” (25 mm) border at the edges of the breadboards.

  • Thorlabs Optomechanics

    Thorlabs Optomechanics

    Thorlabs offers an extensive line of optomechanical components to meet various experimental needs, including fixed, kinematic, and rotation mounts; translation mounts and stages; and cage and lens tube components. These precision-machined components are designed to be dependable building blocks for any new or expanding research project.

  • Thorlabs Optomechanics

    Thorlabs Optomechanics

    Thorlabs offers an extensive line of optomechanical components to meet various experimental needs, including fixed, kinematic, and rotation mounts; translation mounts and stages; and cage and lens tube components. These precision-machined components are designed to be dependable building blocks for any new or expanding research project.

  • Thorlabs OCT Imaging

    Thorlabs OCT Imaging

    Thorlabs provides solutions for the field of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging on the system, subsystem, and component level. Our drive for innovation is shaping our entire rapidly expanding product line. Complete SD-OCT systems are available that are out-of-the-box ready for biological, industrial, and research applications. In addition to our standard OCT systems, Thorlabs offers Doppler OCT extensions for specialized applications. For customers building or modifying their own system, a line of components that have been tested for use in OCT applications is available. In addition to the growing portfolio of standard OCT systems that we offer, Thorlabs is dedicated to providing OCT solutions to meet specific applications. Please contact us to discuss how our OCT technologies can be applied to meet your unique requirements.   

     

  • Thorlabs Laser Protective Eyewear

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    The LG series of laser safety glasses provide CE certified laser radiation protection. The comfortable frame style can be used over the top of prescription lenses and has top and side shields to protect the user's eyes from peripheral laser radiation. The interior dimensions of the LG series of laser goggles are 145 mm x 53 mm and have a 140 mm temple. The lenses have a diagonal length of 68 mm. Each pair of laser safety glasses comes with a protective storage case, a slip on neck strap, and a cleaning cloth.

  • Thorlabs Rigid Optical Table Supports

    Thorlabs Rigid Optical Table Supports

    These rigid table supports are the ideal way to support an optical tabletop or breadboard in applications that do not require vibration isolation. Thorlabs rigid supports are height adustable, offer maximum load capacity up to 2500kgs, and are available in sets of 4 or more.

  • Thorlabs

    Thorlabs

    Thorlabs, a vertically integrated manufacturer, produces equipment for the photonics industry, including optomechanics, optics, laser diodes, tunable lasers, fiber optics, optical detectors, motion control equipment, and vibration isolation systems. In addition to core photonics equipment, Thorlabs also provides system-level and OEM solutions.  

  • Thorlabs

    Thorlabs

    Thorlabs, a vertically integrated manufacturer, produces equipment for the photonics industry, including optomechanics, optics, laser diodes, tunable lasers, fiber optics, optical detectors, motion control equipment, and vibration isolation systems. In addition to core photonics equipment, Thorlabs also provides system-level and OEM solutions.  

  • Thorlabs

    Thorlabs

    Thorlabs, a vertically integrated manufacturer, produces equipment for the photonics industry, including optomechanics, optics, laser diodes, tunable lasers, fiber optics, optical detectors, motion control equipment, and vibration isolation systems. In addition to core photonics equipment, Thorlabs also provides system-level and OEM solutions.  

  • Thorlabs

    Thorlabs

    Thorlabs, a vertically integrated manufacturer, produces equipment for the photonics industry, including optomechanics, optics, laser diodes, tunable lasers, fiber optics, optical detectors, motion control equipment, and vibration isolation systems. In addition to core photonics equipment, Thorlabs also provides system-level and OEM solutions.  

  • Thorlabs

    Thorlabs

    Thorlabs is your primary photonics supplier offering an extensive catalogue based choice of photonics products. Their vast range includes optics and filters, optomechanical devices and holders, lasers and detectors, stages and motion control, vibration isolation, fiber and imaging. Advanced sytems cover applications like OCT, Confocal Microscopy, Optical tweezers and Industrial Metrology, plus many more. Since 1989 Thorlabs has been "Hungry for Your Thoughts", encouraging customer feedback with new product ideas - many of which become standard product offerings!

    Thorlabs continues to extended its core competencies in an effort to play an ever increasing role serving the Photonics Industry at the research end, as well as the industrial, life science, medical, and defence segments.

    Product Areas:

    • Optics
    • Optomechanical
    • Fiber
    • Motion Control
    • Lasers: Femtosecond, MIR, Supercontinuum, Fiber, Hene, Diodes
    • Light Sources
    • Imaging
    • Detection

    Systems:

    • Optical Tweezers
    • OCT Imaging
    • Fiber Splicing
    • Bergamo II Series Multiphoton Microscopes
    • Confocal Microscopy
  • Thorlabs

    Thorlabs

    Thorlabs, a vertically integrated manufacturer, produces equipment for the photonics industry, including optomechanics, optics, laser diodes, tunable lasers, fiber optics, optical detectors, motion control equipment, and vibration isolation systems. In addition to core photonics equipment, Thorlabs also provides system-level and OEM solutions.