• 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


NoIR offer protection against lasers for helicopter pilots

NoIR Laser Company, LLC, presented GlareShield™ Laser Safety glasses at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association Annual meeting that have been shown to be effective against malicious laser illuminations by pilots with the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Toptica sponsor new research awards

Toptica BEC Awards

Dr. Ian Spielman and Prof. Gora Shlyapnikov honored for their 
contributions to the field of Bose-Einstein Condensation (BEC) 

During the Bose-Einstein Conference in Sant Feliu (Spain), Dr. Jürgen Stuhler (TOPTICA Photonics AG) presented the two BEC Awards 2011, to Prof. Gora Shlyapnikov (recipient of the Senior Award) and to Dr. Ian Spielman (recipient of the Junior award). The two prices honor “outstanding research in Experimental and/or Theoretical Physics of Quantum Degenerate Atomic Gases”. They are awarded biannually during the BEC Conference Series and are presented  to a Senior and a Junior academic leader in the field, selected by an independent international Jury. “TOPTICA sponsors the price in order to recognize the ever astonishing advances in the field of Quantum Degenerate Gases and the impact this has had on the development of our company”, Wilhelm Kaenders CEO of TOPTICA Photonics stated. “We stay committed to this exciting field of research also for the future and are proud to contribute with these newly founded awards.” 

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Ocean Optics new Raysphere Solar Analysis System

Ocean Optics RaySphere

Meet the new optical measurement system for absolute irradiance measurements of solar simulators and other radiant sources. The new RaySphere from Ocean Optics measures absolute irradiance over spectral ranges from the UV to the NIR (350 to 1700 nm).

This portable system is ideal for solar simulator manufacturers and research and development labs as a tool to validate the output of installed solar flashlamps. The flash of a solar simulator is used within the photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing process for the binning of cells according to spectral response and for final PV module efficiency measurements.

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Thorlabs fibre optic storage reel

Fibre Storage reel

Thorlabs have released the new FSR-1 Fibre Optic Storage Reel . This handy organisational tool for the optics laboratory holds up to 5 metres of fibre optic cable with 900 micron jacket. Mounts on any standard breadboard.

Edmund Optics high power laser line right prisms

Edmund prisms


  • 355nm, 532nm and 1064nm Options Available
  • High Damage Threshold
  • Ray Deviation of 90°

Edmund Optics TECHSPEC® High Power Laser-Line Right Angle Prisms provide high damage thresholds ranging from 2 – 5J/cm2 allowing for easy integration into most Nd:YAG laser systems. They feature low arcsecond angle tolerance and are made from precision UV fused silica, making them ideal for laser based applications requiring precise alignment. Right angle prisms are generally used to bend image paths or redirect light at 90°. This produces a left handed image and depending on the orientation of the prism, the image may be inverted or reverted. Right angle prisms can also be used in combination for image/beam displacement.

Lasermet makes lasers safe at the Acropolis

Lasermet at the Acropolis

Lasermet laser blocking screens are seen here in a public area of the Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece, where scientists have set up an advanced laser laboratory, allowing visitors to see how the technology is being used to restore ancient statues to their former glory. Read more here and here.

Meanwhile, at Imperial College London, Lasermet have completed installation and commissioning of laser safety systems and equipment at the recently refurbished Thermofluids Division of the Mechanical Engineering Department. A short report describing the installation is available here.

Optoblock Optical Laser Table Blocking


Lasermet and NPL have produced this joint venture product, Optoblok , the latest safety equipment for use in optical laboratories. Optoblok, the Optical Table Laser Guarding System is designed specifically to reduce the risk of stray laser beams being inadvertently directed at personnel in the laser optics laboratory. This new modular system fits neatly on to optical tables to provide a 300mm high wall.

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High Finesse release TS-Precise TiS laser


High Finesse released several new products this year for Laser World of Photonics München 2011, including this compact, all-in-one, titanium sapphire laser system. The TS:precise was developed to take advantage of the key titanium-sapphire laser benefits (such as: narrow linewidth, good beam profile and high output power), without compromising ease-of-use. The casing contains not only the Ti:sapphire, but also the pump laser and an optional frequency doubling. This combination makes the overall structure not only compact but also robust. The modular design allows easy and rapid exchanging of individual modules, such as the frequency doubling, which provides a high flexibility without worrying about compatibility. Download the pdf here.

LaserBee Laser Safety Software


LaserBee 5 is the industry-leading laser safety software, now available from Lastek. It is a complete solution for every aspect of managing laser safety. LaserBee complies with EN 60825-1, EN 60825-2, EN 60825-14, EN 207, EN 208 and IEC or BS equivalents; it deals with CW, single pulse or repetitively pulsed freespace laser or fibre-optic sources over the complete range of wavelengths and times specified in the standards listed above; it calculates Accessible Emission Limits (AEL), Maximum Permissible Exposures (MPE), Nominal Ocular Hazard Distance (NOHD); Extended Nominal Ocular Hazard Distance (ENOHD) and performs laser classification; and offers much more besides.

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New low-cost flag shutter from CVI-Melles Griot

This low-cost flag shutter from CVI-Melles Griot is simple, compact and lightweight. It offers low power consumption, bistable operation, and performs reliably over -40° to 70°C. It's resistant to shock and vibration, has an optional blade position sensor, and is easily customisable.

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