• 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


GATTanalysis Software: Evaluate super-resolution data gained from measurements with nanorulers

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The software tool GATTAnalysis by GATTAquant provides a fast and easy way to evaluate super-resolution data gained from measurements with DNA-origami based nanorulers. Just by a few clicks origami structures can be detected in the super-resolved image and analyzed concerning to mark-to-mark-distance. The resulted distance values are then presented in a histogram including basic statistical analyzing options or can be exported to a text file.

Demonstration System available: Raptor Photonics OWL 640, the best performing SWIR camera in the world

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  • 15µm x 15 µm pixel pitch
  • < 50 electrons readout noise
  • QE up to 1700nm

Demonstration unit now available. Please enquire for details.

The OWL SW1.7 CL-640 from Raptor Photonics is a rugged, high sensitivity digital VIS-SWIR camera. Using a 640 x 512 InGaAs sensor from SCD the OWL enables high sensitivity imaging from 0.4µm to 1.7µm. The 15µm x 15µm pixel pitch enables highest resolution VIS-SWIR image and with less than 50 electrons readout noise the OWL 640 enables the highest VIS-SWIR detection limit.

Available with an analog output, the OWL 640 will run at 25Hz in CCIR and 30Hz in EIA, enabling high speed digital video with intelligent auto AGC. This new feature On-board Automated Gain Control (AGC) will enable clear video in all light conditions.

Click below for further information including videos of the OWL camera in action. 

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Toptica release TopWave Industrial cw UV Laser

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  • 150 mW @ 266 nm
  • Excellent lifetime (> 10000 h)
  • Consistent beam quality (M² < 1.3) over full lifetime
  • Sealed doubling cavity with automatic crystal shifter
  • Ultra-stable, low-noise cw operation, turnkey system

The industrial-grade, continuous-wave TopticaTopWave deep-UV laser system provides 150 mW output power at a wavelength of 266 nm with excellent power stability and highest reliability. Its complete UV beam path, including the resonant doubling cavity, is enclosed in an specially sealed compartment. In combination with a fully automated shifter of the doubling crystal it enables a typical lifetime of > 10,000 hours, which is key for the use in any industrial application. Consistent beam quality (M² < 1.3) is provided by an optimized beam shaping setup which is also integrated inside the sealed UV section. To avoid contamination of the exit window in non-cleanroom environments the user can connect his purge line to the provided interface.

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piezosystem jena: PSt actuators

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PSt actuators are some of the most versatile of the Piezocomposite line by piezosystem jena. These stack type actuators are being successfully used by many companies and research institution with applications requiring high force and/or highly dynamic actuation – they are applied as stabilizers, sensors or accelerators, among others. Often they are the go-to-solution thanks to their unique physical properties and compact construction design. The latter makes the PSt series especially flexible when it comes to the integration into existing applications and setups.

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nLIGHT Introduces alta Compact Fiber Laser


nLIGHT announced today a new compact, high power fiber laser to its industrial fiber laser portfolio. At half the size of typical 2kW lasers, the nLIGHT alta compact family allows for better use of shop floor space and simplifies tool integration. nLIGHT’s new resonator provides a unique combination of performance and stability at power levels from 1.5 kW to 2.5 kW. Industry-leading features include:

  • Reflective materials: nLIGHT’s novel back reflection isolation technology allows uninterrupted, full power processing of highly reflective materials.
  • Process control: nLIGHT’s advanced electronics set the benchmark for laser stability and pack in more process control options than any laser in its class.
  • Uptime: nLIGHT’s alta compact resonator was designed to enable tool integrators and end users to manage maintenance and service, which results in higher machine uptime and an improved end user experience.

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Becker and Hickl: Sub-20ps IRF Width from Hybrid Detectors and MCP PMTs

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Hybrid detectors and multichannel-plate (MCP) PMTs achieve a timing resolution (IRF width) of less than 20 ps FWHM when operated with the new Becker and Hickl SPC-150NX TCSPC modules. As a test light source, Becker and Hickl used a Toptica FemtoFErb laser with a pulse width of 100 fs. The laser beam was directed through a package of ND filters to the photocathodes of a bh HPM-100-06 and a HPM-100-07 detector (based on Hamamatsu R10467-06 and 07 tubes) and a Hamamatsu R3809U-50 MCP PMT. In all cases, an IRF width around 20 ps FWHM and below was obtained. This is considerably shorter than previously reported for these detectors. We attribute the improvement to the superior bandwidth of the discriminators and the extremely low jitter of the timing electronics of the SPC-150NX modules.

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Altechna: PowerXP - Compact Motorized Attenuator

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The PowerXP is a compact version of Altechna’s Motorized Attenuator. This device attenuates free space laser beam (or pulse) continuously without introducing additional energy fluctuations. Contrast better than 3000:1 (Tp:Ts) is achieved since this attenuator is mounted with high contrast polarizer. This very compact version of attenuator can be easily integrated in custom optical systems. Read on below for further details including video.

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Abberior Instruments and Super Resolution Microscopy at Lastek

In the current Issue of Imaging & Microscopy (p.46, Volume 19, March 2017) Abberior present their Compact Line STEDYCON (shown above). Article available online here: "STED in a Shoebox. Ultra-Compact Microscopes with Unprecedented User-Friendliness“. 

In recent years, fluorescence microscopy has undergone a revolution: the resolution barrier given by the diffraction limit was broken by new microscopy concepts such as STED, GSD, GSDIM, PALM, STORM and RESOLFT. Abberior Instruments, co-founded by 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner, Professor Stefan W. Hell,  has rapidly become the leading supplier of cutting-edge super-resolution technology with the best possible resolution performance. In combination with their sister company Abberior, they offer an unrivaled combination of superresolution dyes and nanoscopy hardware. 

Based on more than two decades of research experience in superresolution microscopy / fluorescence nanoscopy and a passion for developing novel concepts and methods in superresolution imaging for this new era of microscopy, the Abberior Instruments team is able to offer novel superresolution microscopes for general applicability in the live sciences. In Australia and New Zealand, Abberior has partnered with Lastek to offer the most complete experience for super resolution microscopy.  Contact us to discuss your application today. Read more on systems from Abberior Instruments and other accessories for super resolution micorscopy at Lastek below. 

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Introducing Gattaquant DNA Nanotechnologies: Technology for Super-resolution microscopy

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In recent years the field of optical microscopy has developed several new technologies which have allowed to the breaking of the diffraction limit postulated by Ernst Abbé. However, due to the lack of standardized methods for measuring and quantifying the resolution obtained by such a system, the user could not be sure that the used microscope provides the resolution which is required for his experiment. Now Gattaquant have introduced tools and methodologies which address these needs, providing convenient, fast and accurate products to measure resolution for these ground-breaking new microscopy techniques.

Lastek have been appointed distributors for Gattaquant in Australia and New Zealand, to complement their portfolio of advanced microscopy capabilities from Abberior Instruments and other leading suppliers. Click here for more details on Gatta-beadsGatta-SIM nanorulers, and Gatta-STED nanorulers.

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