• 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


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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Phaseview Microphase: 3D Digital Microscope


Phaseview Microphase

Pictured: Semiconductor bumps imaged by MicroPhase

Phaseview's MicroPhase is a flexible instrument, turning any microscope in a 3D visualization and measurement device without alteration of the microscope’s observation modes. Like a usual video CCD camera, it fits on any microscope with its standard C-mount adaptor without any additional optics or accessories. MicroPhase® provides sharp & crisp digital images in real time, featuring automatic calibration, auto-focus and all necessary tools for digital image documentation. Accurate calibration is achieved using an automated procedure and stored in an internal memory to prevent any losses.

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Toptica release first commercial MOT kit

miniMOT – create your own laser cooled atomic cloud.

TOPTICA Photonics AG – key supplier of lasers, locking electronics and spectroscopy units for laser cooling experiments – have announced, in cooperation with ColdQuanta Inc., the release of the first commercial Magneto Optical Trap kit . A magneto-optical trap (MOT) – the most popular laser cooling and trapping setup – requires a vacuum system with optical access that contains the atomic species to be trapped and a magnetic quadrupole field. All this is now available in a compact setup. Together with narrow linewidth, frequency stabilized TOPTICA lasers (TA pro, DL pro, DL DFB), spectroscopy modules and locking electronics, a running MOT can easily be realized. Laser-cooled and trapped atoms are modern instruments for high precision measurements, fundamental research and student education.

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Signal Recovery new 7230 DSP Lock-In: As easy as your favourite web browser

The Signal Recovery model 7230 is a new concept in general-purpose DSP lock-in amplifiers. It offers the excellent performance that users expect from our instruments but at a lower price than many competitive models. This improvement in price/performance ratio has been achieved by replacing the traditional control buttons and display with easy-to-use control panels that can be operated from any computer via your favorite browser.

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Edmund Optics Didaptica Adaptive Optics Kit

Edmund Didaptica Adaptive Optics Kit

  • Complete Adaptive Optics Kit
  • Easy to Follow Pre-Designed Experiments
  • Excellent for Teaching and Exploring Adaptive Optics

The Edmund Optics Didaptica Adaptive Optics Kit is an excellent solution for teaching and exploring adaptive optics. It is designed as a complete adaptive optics kit for researchers requiring a novel test bench for control theory. The kit includes our #67-100 32 Actuator Deformable Mirror, 32-channel drive electronics, a Shack-Hartmann Wavefront sensor, the required hardware, open software libraries, and complete documentation for an easy and quick set-up of a few common experiments. The Didaptica Adaptive Optics Kit is designed by integrating a laser spot optimization tool into a traditional imaging path. By inserting a camera into the image path, it is possible for users to directly study and understand the effects of aberrations on image quality. As a result, the kit provides fast aberration control and wavefront measurement. The included wavefront sensor SDK makes the kit easily customizable for a range of customer applications. The Didaptica Adaptive Optics Kit is an excellent addition to any laboratory.

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