• 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: Metaphase Technologies Wide Beam LED Spot Light

Wide Beam LED Spotlight

New from Edmund Optics: Wide-beam LED spotlights

LED illuminators feature a long lifespan and provide flicker and shadow free diffuse illumination absent of hotspots. With low power consumption and no warm-up time, LED illuminators are ideal for a wide variety of applications. Metaphase Technologies Wide Beam LED Spot Light is an ideal replacement for a 60W incandescent floodlight. The included mounting bracket increases versatility and allows for precise positioning. The spot light features a full heat sink to ensure long life and output stability. A power supply and mounting bracket are included with each spot light.

Thorlabs Swept Source OCT Systems

Schematic of Thorlabs Swept OCT Source

Figure 1. Schematic of OCM1300SS Swept Source OCT Microscope: swept laser source (SS), fiber coupler (FC), polarization controller (PC), circulator (CIR), collimator (C), variable attenuator (VA), mirror (M), balanced detector (BD), data acquisition board (DAQ), XY scanner driver (SD), CCD camera (CCD), objective (OBJ), microscope (MS), analog output (AO), aiming laser (AL). The Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI), which is built in the swept light source, provides the frequency clock signal for the laser.

The Thorlabs Swept Source OCT is a frequency domain OCT technique that measures the magnitude and time delay of reflected light in order to construct depth profiles (A-scans) in the sample being imaged. Adjacent A-scans are then taken and all the images combined to create a 3D image. The design integrates a broadband, high-speed swept laser and a fiber-based Michelson interferometer with a balanced detection scheme. The multifunctional system includes an integrated CCD camera which provides simultaneous en-face and cross-sectional OCT imaging of the sample. The system includes a handheld probe that can be mounted onto an adjustable XYZ stage for a more stable imaging platform.

Phaseview: Beamwave

Phaseview Beamwave

Instant Laser Beam Profiler: Entire Beam Visualization & Wavefront Analysis in One Shot

With no moving parts or additional accessories, Phaseview 's BeamWave performs real-time measurements of all critical laser beam characteristics including intensity distribution, wavefront and beam propagation parameters.

Thanks to its capability to measure simultaneously intensity and phase data at ultra high resolution, beam shape and intensity distribution can be measured at any distance from the device’s measurement location without moving parts. All critical data for laser beam monitoring such as power distribution and beam propagation parameters can be measured without additional tools.

BeamWave® provides high resolution wavefront data which allow laser beam analysis in its all dimensions. From the wavefront data, Zernike analysis is performed; beam’s astigmatism, other low and high order aberrations can precisely measured.

BeamWave® provides comprehensive one-shot measurements of the laser beam: beam propagation parameters such as M², divergence, tilt, Raileigh range, beam power characteristics in any XY plane along the propagation direction of the beam, thus providing an instant picture of laser beam behavior along the propagation axis.

TOPTICA presents ultrafast fiber laser with shortest commercially available pulse duration

Toptica FemtoFiber pro UCP

TOPTICA is presenting a tunable “ultra compressed pulse” (UCP) model of the successful FemtoFiber pro series. The system provides a supercontinuum between 980 – 1400 nm and more than 30 mW output power. It features pulse durations even below 25 fs, the shortest one can get on the market from a modelocked fiber laser system. The system is ideally suited for biophotonics, pump-probe experiments or fs-spectroscopy.

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HighQ Laser new high-energy picoREGEN

HighQ Laser picoREGEN

High Q Laser presents the picoREGEN™ High-Energy, a ps-laser with pulse energies up to 1 Joule.

The picoREGEN High-Energy is based on High Q Laser`s picoREGEN SCIENCE, a regenerative amplifier providing a maximum pulse energy of 3 mJ and a pulse duration of 12 ps. The laser can be operated from single pulse mode up to a repetition rate of 1 kHz.

By using an additional Post Amplification Module the pulse energy of the laser system can be further increased. There are two options: A lamp pumped Post Amplification Module is leading to a maximum pulse energy of 1 Joule at a repetition rate of up to 10 Hz. A diode pumped set-up increases the energy to 200 mJ at a maximum repetition rate of up to 200 Hz. The available maximum pulse energies vary with pulse duration and have to be customized to individual needs.

Special Offers on Ultrafast Lasers from HighQ Lasers

HighQ Laser femtoTRAIN

HighQ Laser are offering two demonstration systems at exceptional prices.

The first is a femtosecond oscillator delivering 2 W output power at a repetition rate of 20 MHz and a pulse duration of < 200 fs.

With a pulse energy of 100 nJ the compact oscillator can be used as a universal femtosecond laser source for scientific applications.

The other one is an OPO Levante EMERALD together with the picoTRAIN™ Green pump source. The OPO delivers picosecond pulses tunable over a wide range with high output energy in the NIR from 680 ... 2450 nm.

Please contact us for further details. Availability strictly limited.

LaVision Biotec Ultramicroscope

The LaVision Biotec Ultra-microscope represents an entirely new class of imaging system, created by combining pioneering ideas from the last century with today's technical concepts. It offers exceptional new opportunities for: :

  • Whole brain imaging at cellular resolution
  • 3D high speed imaging without bleaching
  • High throughput phenotype screening.

The Ultramicroscope can handle samples of even a centimetre in size, yet with sub-cellular resolution. Based on a technique originally developed for particle analysis in 1903, it has been refined this century for optical sectioning of large biological samples.

LaVision BioTec’s Ultramicroscope utilizes a thin sheet of light to excite biological samples while the fluorescence light is detected with a CCD-equipped microscope perpendicularly to the illuminated area. By moving the sample through the sheet and taking pictures at each depth, one generates a 3D image at cellular resolution in whole organs, using fluorescent proteins, fluorescent dyes or autofluorescence!

Toptica: FemtoFErb – the most compact and cost effective laser source for THz generation

FemtoFErb 780 01

TOPTICA’s new FemtoFErb is a turnkey laser system providing 100 mW average power at 1560 nm and a pulse duration of less than 150 fs at 100 MHz repetition rate. Using the same compact platform as TOPTICA’s PicoFYb, the FemtoFErb is a robust all-fiber setup based on Erbium doped fiber and saturable absorber mirror mode-locking (SAM) technology. The compact system includes all necessary control electronics and is equipped with a direct polarization maintaining fiber output interface. The FemtoFErb is an ideal solution for Time-Domain Terahertz generation or for metrology applications allowing highest accuracy laser-based distance measurements.

Also recently released: The new FemtoFiber pro UCP provides a super-continuum between 980 – 1400 nm and more than 30 mW output power. It shows pulse durations even below 25 fs, the fastest one can get on the market from a turnkey SAM modelocked fiber laser system. The system is ideally suited for biophotonics, pump-probe experiments or fs?spectroscopy. The UCP option expands TOPTICA’s successful FemtoFiber proseries and will be live demonstrated at the forthcoming Ultrafast Phenomena conference exhibition.

Lasermet Ultra Range: Large Area Low Voltage LED Signs

Lasermet LED signs

The result of an intensive development programme, the Lasermet Ultra Range of LED signs offer state of the art LED technology in a highly aesthetic design. With a thickness of only 24 mm these signs are the ultimate in slimline design and can be wall mounted at any height without causing any form of obstruction or hazard. The signs are constructed of an aluminium extrusion with textured matt black powder coat finish, moulded black plastic end caps and tinted acrylic front panel, giving a highly desirable appearance.

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