• 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.

  • 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


Edmund Optics: Tube System Spheres

Edmund Optics Tube System Spheres

  • Ideal for Intersecting Multiple Optical Paths
  • Feature M23.2 or M27.5 Threading for Integration with TECHSPEC Cage System Tubes
  • End Caps Block Unused Optical Paths
Edmund Optics  new TECHSPEC® Tube System Spheres , constructed from anodized aluminum, are designed to be used with TECHSPEC Cage System Tubes. These spheres enable the intersection of multiple optical paths. The standard sphere features M23.2 and M27.5 threaded ports, and the compact sphere features M23.2 and RMS threaded ports. End caps are available to block unused optical paths. 

Piezosystems Jena: Collimators for X-Ray techniques

piezosystem Jena: collimators for Xray technique

piezosystem jena have announced a new piezo based collimator system for X-Ray techniques.

Current techniques in X-Ray microscopy, crystallography and small angle x-ray scattering require extremely well-collimated beams. In order to achieve the best signal to noise ratio in an x-ray system, the aperture size should be as closely matched as possible to the sample size. Most X-ray systems use a pinhole aperture that has been drilled or laser ablated from a tungsten or tantalum disk of material. In practice this means that for every new sample size, the pinhole should be removed and a new size inserted.

A solution was developed in cooperation with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.Based on two piezo driven slit sy stems of the series PZS 4 (part number: O-101-xx), a collimator for X-Ray techniques was made. The PZS stages are mounted of 90° in respect to each other. Because of the high resolution piezo element, the slit edges can be adjusted precisely to the required size. With a resolution of <8 nm the system is the most accurate variable aperture system commercially available. The open architecture of the PZS slit system design allows for easy integration into a variety of X-Ray systems. A V-clamp holder allows the customer to add his own or our accessories. The entire system can be made vacuum compatible.

Ocean Optics BluLoop MultiLED light source

Ocean Optics BluLoop

Ocean Optic's new bluLoop Light Source is a small but amazing LED source that is the perfect companion for measuring colour and more.

bluLoop features four tunable LEDs that allow unparalleled balancing of spectral output. It delivers higher reliability of estimated color values, has low heat consumption and has a longer lifetime than typical halogen sources.

bluLoop also has good response and favorable spectral characteristics in the Visible range when compared with tungsten halogen sources.

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Toptica 2012: Lasers for Scientific Challenges

Toptica have released their all new 2012 "Lasers for Scientific Challenges" Catalogue. Download here.

High Speed visualisation of a droplet impacting a hard surface

Figure 1: Splash is suppressed when the ambient air pressure is reduced. A drop 3.4mm in diameter of ethanol colliding with a surface at a speed of 3.74 ms-2 splashes at atmospheric pressure (top panel) but spreads smoothly at 0.172 atmospheres (bottom panel). Pictures taken from Xu,. Zhang, and Nagel (2005)

Quantum Composers model 9528 Digital Delay Pulse Generators has been incorporated for use as a timing system at Brown University, of Providence, RI, in a research project which has begun to reveal the hidden mysteries of how liquid droplets splash.

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Smart Ultrafast Fibre Lasers: Toptica presents compact next-generation fibre lasers

FemtoFiber smart Family

The FemtoFiber smart family is TOPTICA ’s new series of ultrafast fibre lasers. These systems are dedicated to applications ranging from biopho-tonics to terahertz generation and two-photon polymerization. Optimized for a compact footprint uniting optics and electronics in one box, these robust all-fibre lasers are the perfect choice for flexible OEM integration. 

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NoIR Laser shields: Protection against laser pointer induced glare and flash blindness

Flight Deck Test of CE-certified NoIR Laser Shield

High-powered hand-held laser pointers have become a significant hazard to law-enforcement officers and pilots, as they can induce a temporary and dazzling flash/glare blindness. The sudden loss of vision from even a low-power laser pointer illumination can be disorienting and debilitating, yet standard sunglasses and typical safety goggles provide virtually no protection from these hazards.

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Edmund Optics Plastic Hybrid Acylinder lens

Edmund plastic acylinder lenses

  • Colour-Corrected Acylinder Lenses
  • High Numerical Apertures
  • Ideal for Creating Line Profiles with Broadband Sources

Similar to an aspheric lens, Edmund Optics TECHSPEC Plastic Hybrid Acylinder Lenses provide diffraction-limited focusing performance in only one dimension. By reducing spherical aberration along the focusing axis, TECHSPEC Plastic Hybrid Acylinder Lenses are ideal for creating thin line profiles. The hybrid design offers negative optical dispersion and color-correction, while the high numerical apertures allow these lenses to be used with divergent light sources such as laser diode bars and LEDs.

Spectrocam Multispectral Imaging



The SpectroCam Multispectral Imaging (MSI) system offers a sophisticated, flexible platform for development and deployment of various MSI applications. Designed to reduce development times and simplify the design cycle , SpectroCam features a high speed, continuously rotating filter wheel containing 8 interchangeable optical filters; combined with the scientific grade CCD array, this filter design creates a fully portable, fully configurable, high speed MSI camera. With minimal pixel shift and high frame rates, this dynamic system is a powerful product development tool.

SpectroCam systems are available in a turnkey format complete with lens, 8 interchangeable filters and acquisition software that can be used for innovative 2D spectroscopy research in a variety of fields including water quality measurement, product screening, machine vision, medical imaging, surveillance and authentication. The system can also be customized for integration into specific OEM products. The platform is readily modified to meet your mechanical and environmental needs.

Lasermet introduce the failsafe laser safety interlock system for advanced laser systems


The ICS-15XM is the most adaptable, expandable, all-encompassing laser safety interlock system yet developed by Lasermet.

Its extended capability includes full dual channel architecture including dual safety and emergency stop circuits with separate dual channel control for each circuit. It can display up to 10 interlocks plus two emergency stop circuits. It has 9 output contacts for operating interlocks, beam shutters and door locks. It can be remotely monitored over a network and the internet with the plug-in expansion module.

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