• 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

    The High Finesse LSA Laser Spectrum Analyser 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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piezosystem jena: PSt actuators

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Image: PSt 1000-16 VS with cooling fins

PSt actuators are some of the most versatile of the Piezocomposite line by piezosystem jena. These stack type actuators are being successfully used by many companies and research institution with applications requiring high force and/or highly dynamic actuation – they are applied as stabilizers, sensors or accelerators, among others. Often they are the go-to-solution thanks to their unique physical properties and compact construction design. The latter makes the PSt series especially flexible when it comes to the integration into existing applications and setups.

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nLIGHT Introduces alta Compact Fiber Laser

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nLIGHT announced today a new compact, high power fiber laser to its industrial fiber laser portfolio. At half the size of typical 2kW lasers, the nLIGHT alta compact family allows for better use of shop floor space and simplifies tool integration. nLIGHT’s new resonator provides a unique combination of performance and stability at power levels from 1.5 kW to 2.5 kW. Industry-leading features include:

  • Reflective materials: nLIGHT’s novel back reflection isolation technology allows uninterrupted, full power processing of highly reflective materials.
  • Process control: nLIGHT’s advanced electronics set the benchmark for laser stability and pack in more process control options than any laser in its class.
  • Uptime: nLIGHT’s alta compact resonator was designed to enable tool integrators and end users to manage maintenance and service, which results in higher machine uptime and an improved end user experience.

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Becker and Hickl: Sub-20ps IRF Width from Hybrid Detectors and MCP PMTs

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Hybrid detectors and multichannel-plate (MCP) PMTs achieve a timing resolution (IRF width) of less than 20 ps FWHM when operated with the new Becker and Hickl SPC-150NX TCSPC modules. As a test light source, Becker and Hickl used a Toptica FemtoFErb laser with a pulse width of 100 fs. The laser beam was directed through a package of ND filters to the photocathodes of a bh HPM-100-06 and a HPM-100-07 detector (based on Hamamatsu R10467-06 and 07 tubes) and a Hamamatsu R3809U-50 MCP PMT. In all cases, an IRF width around 20 ps FWHM and below was obtained. This is considerably shorter than previously reported for these detectors. We attribute the improvement to the superior bandwidth of the discriminators and the extremely low jitter of the timing electronics of the SPC-150NX modules.

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Altechna: PowerXP - Compact Motorized Attenuator

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The PowerXP is a compact version of Altechna’s Motorized Attenuator. This device attenuates free space laser beam (or pulse) continuously without introducing additional energy fluctuations. Contrast better than 3000:1 (Tp:Ts) is achieved since this attenuator is mounted with high contrast polarizer. This very compact version of attenuator can be easily integrated in custom optical systems. Read on below for further details including video.

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Abberior Instruments and Super Resolution Microscopy at Lastek

In the current Issue of Imaging & Microscopy (p.46, Volume 19, March 2017) Abberior present their Compact Line STEDYCON (shown above). Article available online here: "STED in a Shoebox. Ultra-Compact Microscopes with Unprecedented User-Friendliness“. 

In recent years, fluorescence microscopy has undergone a revolution: the resolution barrier given by the diffraction limit was broken by new microscopy concepts such as STED, GSD, GSDIM, PALM, STORM and RESOLFT. Abberior Instruments, co-founded by 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner, Professor Stefan W. Hell,  has rapidly become the leading supplier of cutting-edge super-resolution technology with the best possible resolution performance. In combination with their sister company Abberior, they offer an unrivaled combination of superresolution dyes and nanoscopy hardware. 

Based on more than two decades of research experience in superresolution microscopy / fluorescence nanoscopy and a passion for developing novel concepts and methods in superresolution imaging for this new era of microscopy, the Abberior Instruments team is able to offer novel superresolution microscopes for general applicability in the live sciences. In Australia and New Zealand, Abberior has partnered with Lastek to offer the most complete experience for super resolution microscopy.  Contact us to discuss your application today. Read more on systems from Abberior Instruments and other accessories for super resolution micorscopy at Lastek below. 

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Introducing Gattaquant DNA Nanotechnologies: Technology for Super-resolution microscopy

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In recent years the field of optical microscopy has developed several new technologies which have allowed to the breaking of the diffraction limit postulated by Ernst Abbé. However, due to the lack of standardized methods for measuring and quantifying the resolution obtained by such a system, the user could not be sure that the used microscope provides the resolution which is required for his experiment. Now Gattaquant have introduced tools and methodologies which address these needs, providing convenient, fast and accurate products to measure resolution for these ground-breaking new microscopy techniques.

Lastek have been appointed distributors for Gattaquant in Australia and New Zealand, to complement their portfolio of advanced microscopy capabilities from Abberior Instruments and other leading suppliers. Click here for more details on Gatta-beadsGatta-SIM nanorulers, and Gatta-STED nanorulers.

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Ocean FX Spectrometers for High Speed Acquisition

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Capture up to 3,000 Scans per Second

The newest Ocean Optics spectrometer, Ocean FX, is distinguished by features such as a high-sensitivity CMOS detector, onboard spectral buffering and Ethernet communications. But perhaps most exciting is the spectrometer’s remarkable acquisition speed – up to 3,000 scans per second, depending on the performance of its operating software and  the operating system and computer to which it is connected.

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From zero to STED in no time

Follow along with the incredibly quick installation of an Abberior Instruments STEDYCON super resolution microscope, uncut. We go from opening the carton to the first super-resolution STED image in under three minutes. 

Ekspla and Light Conversion lead consortium to deliver a 5 TW laser system

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Ceremony held in the Residence of the Hungarian Ambassador in Vilnius, on the occasion of the contract made between the Lithuanian Ekspla/Liight Conversion consortium and the ELI-ALPS laser research center in Szeged, Hungary.

A unique OPCPA based laser system, providing 5 terawatts of output power at 1 kHz repetition rate has been produced by a cosortium led by Ekspla and Light Conversion. The system, named Sylos 1, was designed and build for the Extreme Light Infrastructure - Attosecond Light Pulse Source facilities (ELI-ALPS) located in Szeged, Hungary.

“This system is unique due to its outstanding combination of power and pulse duration” – noted Kestutis Jasiunas, EKSPLA CEO – “five terawatts establishes Sylos as one of the most powerful systems in the world generating 10 fs or shorter pulses at 1 kHz repetition rate. Secondly, it employs innovative OPCPA technology born and perfected at Vilnius University, Lithuania. Featuring comparatively simple and cost-effective layout OPCPA is a key approach in equipping the high intensity laser facility to reach attoseconds in deep UV regions.”

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Lasermet IP66 Weatherproof TEST Ultra LED Sign

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These smart, professional IP66 rated LED signs from Lasermet are for outside use. The prestigious, bright LED signs are ideal for use in bad weather. UK manufactured, these dual-message, dual-colour, DALI compatible LED signs are low voltage 24VDC. Contact us for options on colours, messages, legends, languages, DALI interface and more…

How good is the Ultra 580…

  • Weatherproof sign for outdoor use (IP66)
  • Any message, graphics or language
  • Single message, single colours available:- Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, White
  • Dual message, dual colour in Red/Green only
  • Low voltage 24VDC
  • DALI Interface option

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