• 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


Art meets Science: Looking for sound with Femto

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The Belgian artist Christoph De Boeck uses a FEMTO voltage amplifier for his acoustic installation "Golfvorm“. He reveals the inaudible sounds of stressed metal.

Ultra Acoustic Emissions are ultra high and short acoustic waves that arise when materials under stress are degrading. 

In “Golfvorm” (“Waveform”) a salt vapor corrodes a steel sheet that bends under a load. Acoustic emissions are captured, amplified in real time by FEMTO`s HVA-10M-60-F to be finally slowed down by a computer program for reproduction. As pitting corrosion progresses, acoustic bursts from microscopic cracks will pierce the silence and carry visual tension into the acoustic space.

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Gentec-EO announce Blu, the Bluetooth connected All-in-One detector & meter


UP25N BLU 9937

This new line of All-in-One detectors from Gentec-EO combine a detector and a meter with Bluetooth connectivity in one convenient product. The small but powerful meter of the BLU Series presents a Bluetooth connection so you can display the results on your mobile device with the Gentec-EO BLU app available for both iOS and Android systems. Need to use it with a PC? Simply plug in the included Bluetooth receptor and be ready to make power or energy measurements within seconds!

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Toptica: All wavelengths from 190nm to 0.1THz

toptica DLC TA SHG pro 400x650

With the latest product releases, TOPTICA is able to offer a complete laser wavelength coverage from deep-UV (190 nm) to terahertz radiation (0.1 THz, corresponding to 3 mm). These lasers support a multitude of applications in biophotonics & microscopy, materials & metrology and quantum technology.

Deep-UV wavelengths as small as 190 nm are now accessible with TOPTICA’s frequency-converted diode lasers. By providing essential wavelengths like 193 nm, 213 nm or 407 nm in pure cw TEM00-mode quality, the DLC TA-SHG/FHG pro (pictured above) is an ideal solution for testing and inspection or advanced material processing, e.g. lithography patterning for holographic applications. The new lasers provide the necessary power levels that are required for these applications. On top of that, they are much easier to handle at considerably lower operating costs.

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LG Motion: Laser machining made easy


LG Motion have recently launched a new piece of software to make laser machining and 3D printing easier.

The release of new CAD/CAM software from Polaris enables a machine operator to be able to design parts, import part files run by the machine and inspect the finished product. The single piece of advanced software also controls the laser source, positioning stage, galvoscanner and machine vision camera.

Working closely with a number of specialist motion control specialists we are able to offer complementary products that enable our engineering team – and our clients – with a comprehensive range of motion control solutions.

Polaris Motion specialises in the design and development of control solutions for CNC machines in laser-based manufacturing, diamond tool cutting and grinding of optical surfaces and for other specialised CNCS used in high-performance applications.

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Bespoke 340/380nm LED Illumination for Fura-2 Calcium Imaging from CoolLED

Peter Tinning Poster Image

CoolLED will launch a fast controllable LED illumination system for ratiometric calcium imaging in September 2017 – the pE-340fura.  

Peter Tinning of The University of Strathclyde has been working in partnership with CoolLED to develop LED technology in fluorescence and will be presenting his poster “A 340/380 nm light emitting diode illuminator  for Fura-2 AM ratiometric calcium imaging of live cells with better than 5 nM precision” at MMC in Manchester this year.

Intracellular calcium plays an important role in many biological processes including the release of neurotransmitters in the brain, triggering insulin release in the pancreas, and the regulation of muscle contractions. Measuring the response of calcium concentration in response to external stimuli is critical in determining the role of calcium in biological processes. Use of ratiometric calcium indicators, such as Fura-2, allows quantification of intracellular calcium concentration but relies on efficient excitation or detection at two separate wavelengths. This work describes the use of a bespoke 340/380 nm LED illumination system for Fura2 calcium imaging.

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YSL Photonics new high-power supercontinuum source


YSL PhotonicsSC-Pro-7 is their latest high power supercontinuum source with enhanced visible content. It delivers a wide spectral output ranging from 400nm to 2400nm with over 20W total power, with external triggering from 1-80MHz.

The SC-Pro-7 offers >1.5uJ pulse energy,  making it the ideal source for super resolution microscopy. The 10mW/nm power density is also highly suitable for various applications including fluorescence spectroscopy, nanophotonics, flow-cytometry, OCT and more.

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Ocean Optics Flame Spectrometer and Special Upgrade Offer

Flame RAD 960x960

The Ocean Optics Flame spectrometer is built using industry-leading manufacturing techniques that help deliver high thermal stability and low unit to unit variation — without compromising the flexibility and configurability that are the hallmark of Ocean Optics miniature spectrometers. New features such as interchangeable slits, indicator LEDs and simple device connectors deliver more freedom and less frustration.

Whether you are an educator looking for an instrument to teach students the basic principles of spectroscopy, a research lab looking to make a breakthrough, or an engineer working to integrate a spectrometer into an OEM system, the Flame will provide you with the performance and features you need to make your UV-Vis spectroscopy application successful. Take advantage of application-ready Flame systems for UV-Vis absorbance, fluorescence, Vis-NIR reflectance and NIR spectroscopy.

Special Offer: Trade in your old Ocean Optics spectrometer for a discount of up to A$2,000 on the purchase of any new Ocean Optics spectrometer of greater value. Further details below.

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The new GONIOMAT A PLUS from Moller Wedel Optical

Goniomat A Plus MWO Image 800x533

Designed and manufactured by MÖLLER-WEDEL OPTICAL GmbH, the GONIOMAT APLUS is a new fully automatic goniometer. As with the other GONIOMAT series goniometers it is indispensable for testing angles of optical prisms, polygon mirrors and wedges. Furthermore it can be used for testing angles of angle gauge blocks. The GONIOMAT APLUSis ideal for testing laboratories and workshops as well as for inspection of incoming and outgoing optical parts.

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Light Conversion Harpia: Off-the-Shelf Pump-Probe Spectrometer


  • 350 – 1100 nm probe wavelength range
  • Ample sample space to fit a cryostat or flow system
  • Beam monitoring and self‑recalibration
  • Simple integration of any user‑preferred external spectrograph
  • Transient absorption and Z-scan experiments on the same device

The popular transient absorption spectrometer HARPIA from Light Conversion has been reimagined and redesigned to meet the needs and standards of today's scientific world. The new and improved HARPIA offers a sleek and compact design and a more intuitive user experience and easy day‑to‑day maintenance. Adhering to the standards raised by the OPRHEUS line of devices, the entire spectroscopic system is now contained in a single monolithic aluminum casing that inherently ensures excellent optical stability and minimal optical path for the interacting beams.

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