• 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 introduce newly certified safety eyewear for femtosecond lasers

Responding to the expanding requirements of new lasers and new applications, NoIR announces a series of newly certified LaserShield laser goggles for protection against ultra fast picosecond and femtosecond laser and for high power pulses. According to stringent EN207 European standards, tested by independent laboratories and certified by the DIN-Certco, these polymer NoIR LaserShields will not bleach or fail for a minimum of 10 seconds, retaining high optical densities and affording high levels of protection.

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Ocean Optics new NeoFox Oxygen Sensors

Ocean Optics NeoFox

Ocean Opticssensor systems are ushering in a new generation of low-cost, portable chemical-sensing devices. Advances in chemical detection technology, particularly in optical fluorescence, have led to the introduction of cost-effective, highly sensitive oxygen sensors which are proving an excellent alternative to traditional electrochemical techniques. The Ocean Optics NeoFox Phase Measurement System is a fluorescence based optical sensor system which can help reduce costs, improve stability and make calibration easier in a wide variety of oxygen sensing applications.

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Ames Photonics announces the Oculus Challenge


We've been impressed by the new Oculus USB Photodetectors from our friends at Ames Photonics. Now, Ames have announced the Oculus Challenge: two Oculus systems will be given away free to customers who come up with the most creative and innovative applications for this smart new device. From the Ames website:

"Oculus is the latin word for "eye", and in classical times, referred to the round opening at the top of the roof of the Pantheon and other buildings. Oculus is also the name for Ames Photonics innovative new USB detector system, released commercially in 2009. This convenient, plug-n-play laboratory essential is proving to be a very popular tool in a wide range of applications. For example, at Swinburne University, in Melbourne, Australia, researchers have used the Oculus in conjunction with other Ames Photonics tools to detect and measure output from a multibeam ultrafast laser spectroscopy experiment. Oculus provides the means to enable correlated single-pulse measurements, providing an efficient, cost-effective solution to this problem.  Read their report here.


This creative application of the technology behind the Oculus has given us an idea: We are inviting our customers to send us, via email, their idea for an application which best exploits the unique capabilities of the Oculus USB photodetector. We have two Oculus systems to be given away, free of charge, which will go to the two submissions which our judges deem to be the most interesting."

Explore the different versions available for a range of spectral inputs here. Download the detailed technical brochure here.

Laird Thermal Management Solutions

Laird (formerly Melcor) offer a complete range of thermal management technologies and systems, based around thermo-electric cooling. These products include a wide selection of configurations and capabilities for resolving even the most challenging of heat issues. Lastek has extensive experience in design and configuration of suitable thermal management strategies. Call us today to explore how Laird TECs can assist in your project.

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