• 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 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.

Ocean Optics adds new triggering capability to USB2000+

Ocean Optics

Ocean Optics has added triggering functions to its popular USB2000+ miniature spectrometer to provide accurate timing and synchronization between the spectrometer and other devices. Four low-jitter trigger modes and normal (free-running spectral acquisition) operating modes are now possible. Applications include pulsing a light source to occur when acquiring a spectra and synchronizing spectral acquisition to coordinate with samples moving through a process stream or sensors reaching a certain temperature level.

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LaVision Biotec: TrimScope with TiS and OPO

LaVision Biotec 's TrimScope has been used with two laser sources (TiSa and OPO) to carry out "Label-free live brain imaging and targeted patching with third-harmonic generation microscopy". Read this paper by Groot, Mansvelder and coworkers from VU Amsterdam.

LaVision new ICOS Temperature System

LaVision ICOS-Temperature

LaVision introduces a new member to their ICOS family for Internal Combustion Research

The Internal Combustion Optical Sensor-Temperature (ICOS-Temperature ) system is the latest addition toLaVision’s ICOS family for internal combustion research. ICOS-Fuel for studying air/fuel ratio and ICOS-EGR for analyzing the internal and external EGR rates are the other family members. These have been successfully used in the market for a number of years.

The ICOS-Temperature allows the analysis of highly time-resolved (kHz range) in-cylinder temperatures in the internal combustion engine. It delivers crank angle resolved single cycle temperature curves. As an example, the compression stroke temperature rise can be captured. This detailed information provides important feedback for engine optimization, the analysis of cycle by cycle variations and validating numerical analysis. Fully functional spark plug probes for M12, M14 and non-firing M5 probes are available for in-cylinder measurements.

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LaVision: Crack propagation methods studied with DVC


LaVision's DVC successfully used to observe crack propagation mechanisms in nuclear graphite

In collaboration with the University of Manchester, Prof James Marrow and his team at Oxford University have utilized LaVision's Digital Volume Correlation (DVC) software to observe crack propagation mechanisms in a quasi-brittle material. DVC provides better discrimination of the crack, and allows measurement of the crack opening displacements. Characterisation of the displacement field around the crack will be used to obtain the elastic strain energy release rate with crack propagation, and to study inelastic damage processes. One of the project aims is to determine the criterion for crack propagation, and DVC is proving to be an invaluable tool in working towards achieving that.

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