• 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: DL pro now with Digital Laser Controller DLC pro
    Toptica: DL pro now with Digital Laser Controller DLC pro

    With TOPTICA’s DLC pro, high-end laser control now enters the digital world! 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.


  • Abet Technologies LS 150 Xenon Arc Lamp Source
    Abet Technologies LS 150 Xenon Arc Lamp Source

    The patent pending LS-150 is a compact, integrated, functional and stable 150 watt arc lamp based light source. The entire source, power supply, lamp, and optical compartment are housed in an extremely compact enclosure, 9 x 6 x 11 inches.  

    Demonstration system now available.
  • Multi-Function Supercontinuum Fibre Laser SC-Pro from YSL
    Multi-Function Supercontinuum Fibre Laser SC-Pro from YSL

    The SC-Pro from YSL Photonics is a supercontinuum laser with tunable MHz-range repetition rate and adjustable power.

    Demonstration system now available.

Toptica FemtoFiber dichro midIR: Broadband mid-infrared femtosecond laser source

FemtoFiber dichro 04

  • Broadband mid-IR laser source (> 400 cm-1)
  • Wavelengths 5 – 15 µm (20 - 60 THz / 670 - 2000 cm-1)
  • Output Power > 0.5 mW (integrated spectrum)
  • SAM mode-locked all PM fiber setup
  • User friendly turnkey operation

The new Toptica FemtoFiber dichro midIR represents an ideal laser source for mid-infrared spectroscopy and imaging. It provides a tunable broadband output in the wavelength range of 5 to 15 µm (20 - 60 THz, 670 - 2000 cm-1). The unique 400 cm-1 broad emission spectra allow to excite a wide range of materials at the same time.  The air-cooled system is based on TOPTICAs proprietary fiber laser technologies and includes a difference frequency generation (DFG) unit as well as all necessary electronics into the same box. All functions and features are computer controllable by Ethernet or USB interfaces.

Download pdf brochure here.

New partnership with Fujikura and AFL Group

Fujikura CT 106

Lastek is pleased to announce a partnership with Fujikura and AFL Group to provide technical sales and support for their specialty fibre splicer range, including their specialty fibre fusion splicers, fibre cleavers and fibre recoaters.

Fujikura has been the pioneer in fusion splicer technology since 1978 and is still the leading splicer brand in the world. Through extensive knowledge in optical technologies, they have been providing quality products to telecommunication, photonics research and manufacturing applications.

Read more ...

New from Andover: Hard-coated narrowband filters

Hard coat prod l

Andover Corporation's first-surface, hard-coat narrowband filters employ magnetron sputtered, hard-oxide coatings deposited on Borosilicate Glass and do not utilize any absorbing filter glasses, making them suitable for high temperature applications. They provide a steep transition from a high, peak transmission to OD4 blocking. Available at wavelengths from 334nm to 1550nm, including all major laser lines and atomic absorption lines. All filters are mounted in black anodized aluminum rings to provide protection and easy identification.

Read more ...

Recent Changes to Ocean Optics Light Sources

HL 2000 alone

Updated Product Line Provides Great Value 

Ocean Optics are pleased to announce updates to their line of light sources and radiometrically calibrated lamps that will simplify product selection process, deliver more features at comparable pricing, and ensure greater accuracy in calibrations.

Details on changes affecting the DH- and HL- series radiometrically calibrated light sources and on improvements to calibration processes are available here.

Read more ...

Introducing Omega Optical: Optical Interference Filters for Research and Industry


Lastek is delighted to have been appointed Australian distributor for Omega Optical, manufacturers of optical interference filters for a wide range of scientific, research and industrial applications.

Founded in 1969 by Robert Johnson D. Sc., President and Technical Director, Omega Optical is a leader in photonics, exploring new areas with fresh ideas, an eager team, and the latest technology to produce the best in optical Interference filters. Our products encompass many markets and applications, including:

  • Medical Diagnostics: Point-of-Care Instrumentation, Hematology, Macular Degeneration, Real-Time Patient Monitoring and more.
  • Industrial: Environmental Monitoring, Machine Vision Systems, Spectroscopy, Lasers, Color Correction, Source Leveling and more.
  • Defense, Aerospace and Astronomy: Infra-Red Vision Systems, targeting systems, LIDAR, Conflict/Weapon Simulators, Outer Space Based Instrumentation, Ground-Based Telescope Systems, and more.

Read more ...

LaVision: Large scale volumetric particle image velocimetry measurements were performed at a large Volkswagen wind tunnel

3235 47 car in wind tunnel

Flow seeding was done with LaVision’s Helium-filled Soap Bubble Generator

The flow behind a full size serial car without modifications has been successfully measured at 60 km/h and 120 km/h with four LaVision high-speed cameras at 1450 frames per second in a wind tunnel at Volkswagen. The seeding rack, which emitted the 300 µm Helium-filled soap bubbles for seeding the flow, consisted of 6 x 10 nozzles in a vertical line and a overall height of 3.5 meters. The field of view was 4 m2 with 200 mm depth.

Read more ...

Ondax: Cleanline ASE Filter and Laser Systems


CleanLineTM LM-FC with integrated ASE filters, optical isolator and fiber-coupled output

OndaxCleanLine™ Series ASE Filter Systems are a family of tightly integrated, pre-aligned, multi-element ASE Filter Modules designed to provide the enhanced narrow band, low noise, ASE-free laser performance required for ultra-low-frequency (low wavenumber) Raman spectroscopy, and other demanding spectroscopy or metrology applications. Incorporating their NoiseBlock™ ASE Suppression Filtersand configured for fast, easy alignment and use with their SureBlock™ XLF Series Raman Filter Systems, the CleanLine™ family is based on a proprietary solid-state, ultra-narrow band Volume Holographic Filter technology, delivering unlimited lifetime, exceptional throughput, and ultra-stable environmental performance.

Read more ...

Lasers in the News


Dancing Weyl cones: When excited by tailored laser pulses (white spiral), the cones in a Dirac fermion material dance on a path (8-shape) that can be controlled by the laser light. This turns a Dirac material into a Weyl material, changing the nature of the quasiparticles in it. One of the cones hosts right-handed Weyl fermions; the other cone hosts left-handed ones. Credit: Joerg M. Harms/MPSD
Laser-driving of semimetals allows creating novel quasiparticle states

Lasers could generate shields out of thin air

Lasers activate killer instinct in mice

New laser based on unusual physics phenomenon could improve telecommunications, computing

China opens unique free electon laser facility

Laser metronome achieves record synchronization

Tiny laser created using nanoparticles

Abberior Instruments STED workshop at Light Microscopy Australia Conference


Lastek, MMI and Abberior Instruments are organising a STED workshop to take place immediately before the Light Microscopy Australia Conference in Melbourne, which will run from February 1-3, 2017, at the Walter+Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research. 

The Lastek/MMI/Abberior Instruments STED workshop will be held on the 31st January at Monash Micro Imaging.

At the workshop, we will demonstrate the Abberior Instruments STED system with easy3D STED and RESCue STED and the Abberior Instruments STEDYCON. Dr. Gero Schlötel, an Application Specialist from Abberior Instruments in Germany will join us for the event.

Read more ...

Limited-time Offer on Ocean Optics UV Spectroradiometer: Absolute Irradiance System Available at Great Savings


In the spirit of the season, Ocean Optics are offering a complete UV irradiance system for just US$999 – a tremendous bargain on a system that typically retails for nearly US$2,800! You’ll have everything you need to start making measurements as soon as you receive your system. The STS-UV-RAD offer is an attractive option for customers with UV irradiance needs ranging from monitoring UV curing lamps and horticultural lighting to measuring solar radiation. And it’s a great time to revisit those earlier UV irradiance applications that may have been out of reach due to budget constraints.

Read more ...

You are here: Home