• 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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Practical guide to the realization of a convertible optical trapping system

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Chenglong Zhao, an assistant professor at the University of Dayton, Ohio, has recently published a ‘Practical guide to the realization of a convertible optical trapping system’ in the Optics Express. Using a Laser Quantum ventus, Prof Zhao provides a detailed guide to the construction of a convertible optical trapping system for either single-beam or counter-propagating traps. This system can be easily switched between single-beam and the counter-propagating trap allowing particles that vary widely both in size and material to be trapped and manipulated. Click here to read the full article. 

piezosystem jena: Ring Actuators R/RA

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Ring actuators are often used in optical applications such as laser beam steering, fiber alignment or AFM scanning. In order to achieve optimal positioning results, these actuators have to fulfill a number of tough requirements. Especially stiffness and guidance accuracy are important criteria when it comes to operating the actuators in the sub-nm range and with high dynamics. The piezosystem jena ring actuator series R/RA was developed and designed by piezosystem jena to meet the high requirements of these applications.

The R/RA series ring actuators offers motion of up to 50 µm. Their apertures of up to 14 mm are especially useful for optical applications because they allow for light to travel through. Stiffness is up to 330 N/µm which enables the user to operate the actuators with extremely high dynamics. This is an especially beneficial characteristic for a ring actuator, since they are often used in laser resonators.

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Abberior Instruments: New Live-Cell STED Package

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Recording living cells is a challenge all by itself. Additionally, when doing live-cell super-resolution imaging on living cells, there is a multitude of things to take care of at the same time.  

To enable you to focus on getting the best images, Abberior Instruments offers a unique live-cell package with its STED and RESOLFT microscopes including a continuous STED autofocus, RESCue-STED and more:

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Sairem announce a brand new laboratory for customer testing and evaluation

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Sairem can provide support to customers during the feasibility study before deciding to invest in new equipment and clarifying some of the doubts that could rise about the efficiency of microwave and radio-frequency technologies. Sairem advises on how to optimize the effects of electromagnetic radiation in different application conditions.

At Sairem, you can perform the necessary feasibility tests to evaluate the applicability of microwave and radio-frequency technologies into your process, as well as the treatment of all kind of materials (organics, polymers, minerals, ceramics, etc.). Sairem makes available to their customers, besides the know-how and experience, equipment for testing at laboratory and pilot scale. In certain cases, Sairem can also make available equipment to be used under industrial conditions.

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Bayspec Nomadic: Three wavelength Raman research microscope

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Key Features

  • Available with  532 nm, 785 nm, and 1064 nm excitation wavelength to record Raman and/or fluorescence images
  • Three independent, high-throughput, transmission-based spectrometers for maximum performance and minimal effort to change wavelengths
  • Integrated research-grade Olympus® microscope
  • Deep-cooled CCD and InGaAs detectors for high sensitivity and low noise detection
  • High-resolution option (2 cm-1)
  • Complete software for data and multivariate image analysis
  • Competitive pricing

Femto: 200MHz Wideband Variable Gain Voltage Amplifier

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The Femto DHPVA voltage amplifier series has been revised, resulting in the new models DHPVA-101 (DC - 100 MHz) and DHPVA-201 (DC - 200 MHz). Input voltage drift and noise are improved to an extraordinary low level while still convincing with a constant bandwidth at any gain setting.

The voltage amplifiers of the DHPVA series are high precision amplifiers with unique features delivering an outstanding performance. The exceptional low input voltage drift of only 0.3 µV/°C and the low input noise of 2.3 nV/?Hz enable stable measurements with highest precision, even at maximum amplification. Flat frequency response without peaking was an important design requirement, which has been implemented excellently. Moreover, the amplifier bandwidth remains constant regardless of the chosen gain, thus permitting an accurate high-speed acquisition with preserving the signal shape independently of the gain setting.

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Raptor Photonics launches the Falcon III with third generation EMCCD technology

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Raptor Photonics, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance digital cameras, has launched its latest camera the Falcon III, using ground-breaking EMCCD – GEN III technology. New versions of the Falcon II and Kestrel which incorporate the new technology have also been added to the product line.

The Falcon III incorporates a new EMCCD sensor developed by e2v which offers 1MP resolution with 10µm square pixels. A back-illuminated sensor offers a peak QE of >95% offering unsurpassed sensitivity with a total noise floor as low as 0.01 electrons readout noise.

EMCCD – GEN III offers the combination of ultimate sensitivity and speed through a single output amplifier thereby maximizing uniformity. It is three times faster than previous generation EMCCDs with superior linearity and low gain performance. Up to 5000 x EM gain can be applied to the sensor using lower voltages resulting in reduced sensor ageing effects. The camera can be cooled to -100°C for lowest possible background events using Raptor’s long life ruggedized.

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Introducing Sairem SAS: Your partner in microwave and RF professional solutions

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Lastek is delighted to announce that we have been appointed exclusive distributors in Australia and New Zealand for SAIREM SAS, of Lyon, France. Sairem is among the international leaders specialized in microwave and RF laboratory and industrial equipment for food processing, science and medicine. The key differentiator of Sairem’s knowledge is the ability to develop applications that cover the entire spectrum of electromagnetic energy and to scale up standard or custom made processes from laboratory up to industrial at power levels starting from a few watts up to several hundred watts. The group has outstanding reputation in international research and can provide complete technical and engineering support for designing and manufacturing the highest quality industrial solutions.

At present, Sairem is the only microwave specialist that can design custom made components or engineering complete solutions, provide support for all aspects of customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production, select cost-effective components, test prototypes and assemblies, and manufacture the highest quality solutions.

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

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  • 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.

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