• 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

    The High Finesse LSA Laser Spectrum Analyser 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


New: Abberior Instruments easyCommander

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Top-notch STED measurements at the highest possible resolution only require a few clicks. easyCommander is Imspector's brand new graphical user interface for Abberior Instruments Expert Line microscopes. It largely simplifies your experimental workflow and allows you to acquire STED images with a few clicks.

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Edmund Optics: Polarization Directed Flat Lenses


  • Unique Flat Lens Design
  • Polarization Dependent Focal Length
  • Excellent Transmission from 450 – 650nm

Edmund Optics' Polarization Directed Flat Lenses are flat lenses formed with polymerized liquid crystal thin-films that create a focal length that is dependent on polarization state. These unique lenses will have either a positive or negative focal length depending on the phase of the input polarization. With right handed circularly polarized light, the lenses will produce one focal length, while left handed circularly polarized light will present a focal length with the opposite sign. Unpolarized light will produce a positive and negative focal length at the same time. Both output waves are circularly polarized and orthogonal to each other. These Polarization Directed Flat Lenses are approximately 0.45mm thick, effectively simulating an ideal thin lens and are free from spherical aberration.

Ekspla introduces brand updates and new logo


Vilnius – November 16, 2016 - Celebrating 24 years of innovations, Ekspla, the manufacturer of lasers, laser systems and electronics has announced an updated brand identity including a new facelifted logo.

Starting a new era in the company’s development, the refreshed brand sets an important milestone in Ekspla history. Maintaining close connections with scientific and engineering community, Ekspla has established itself as a scientifically curious team of creative engineers keen to take on new challenges.

“Ekspla evolved from a small company established by several passionate engineers, to a worldwide reliable solutions provider while continuing to express the fundamental values of our Ekspla culture: to be capable, invent, contribute, to be credible, and be brave. These values reinforce and remain at the heart of our newly re-introduced brand” noted Kestutis Jasiunas, CEO of Ekspla.

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LifeCanvas Technologies SmartClear II: The All New Active Clearing System

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  • Fully automated all-in-one turnkey system
  • Easy, fast, and reliable
  • Maximum preservation of fluorescent protein (FP) signals
  • No tissue damage or contamination
  • Cost-effective and eco-friendly
  • Based on patent-pending stochastic electrotransport technology developed at MIT (Kim et al., PNAS, 2015).

LifeCanvas Technologies SmartClear II is ideal for clearing CLARITY (Nature, 2013), SWITCH (Cell, 2015), MAP (Nature Biotechnology, 2016) samples.

Clear fast with no tissue damage: Fast, Easy, and Reliable

  • Fast & Easy: Orders of magnitude faster than passive clearing. Our ready-to-use technologies bring plug-and-play options and minimum maintenance to clearing.
  • Reliable: Safe tissue clearing with stochastic electrotransport technology. No tissue contamination, tissue browning, black gunk formation or tissue deformation.
  • Perfect Clearing with Maximal Preservation of FP Signal
  • Optical Clarity: Minimum light scatter. Removes lipid best for best antibody diffusion. Optimal imaging and staining quality by completely removing lipids. Perfectly compatible with SmartLabel, our rapid staining system for intact samples.

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The Laser Quantum gem laser vs. gravity

The second in the series of  Laser Quantum robust laser videos is available now! This time, the gem faces the force of gravity when it is dropped 20 metres high from a drone, but how will the gem perform afterwards? Will it still deliver specification? Watch the video above to find out.

The series continues to demonstrate the robustness and reliability of Laser Quantum's lasers, focussing on the gem, but representative of the entire range, by preforming extreme experiments, outside of the usual laboratory environment. Although these instances are never likely to occur, the videos outline what these lasers are capable of surviving.

New improvements to the Ocean Optics NIRQuest: A Small-footprint Spectrometer for Near-Infrared Measurements

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Advantages of the NIRQuest

  • Reliable, robust spectrometer with deep thermoelectric cooling down to -20 °C for low dark current
  • Fast data transfer – great for applications with chemometric models
  • Configurable with a range of detectors, gratings and slits for your specific application

The Ocean Optics NIRQuest is a versatile NIR spectrometer for applications ranging from moisture detection and chemical analysis to high-resolution laser and optical fiber characterization. NIRQuest spectrometers cover the wavelength range from 900-2500 nm. This year 2016 Coean Optics have refreshed the NIRQuest with a new replaceable slit design, and an optional internal shutter.

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Raptor Photonics: OWL 1280 SWIR HD format Digital InGaAs Camera

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Using a 1280 x 1024 InGaAs sensor from SCD, the Raptor PhotonicsOWL 1280 offers visible extension from 0.4µm to 1.7µm to enable high sensitivity imaging. The 10µm x 10µm pixel pitch enables the highest resolution imaging. The camera will also offer 2 x 2 binning to become 640×512, 20µm pitch for ultimate low light vision and high speed applications. It will offer less than 35 electrons readout noise combined with one of the lowest dark current readings on the market.  The camera will offer ultra-high intrascene dynamic range of 70dB enabling simultaneous capture of bright & dark portions of a scene.

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nLIGHT alta™ new High Power Fiber Laser Platform


VANCOUVER, Wash. USA October 19, 2016 – nLIGHT announced today a new high power fiber laser platform to its industrial fiber laser portfolio. Available at power levels of 6 kW and 8 kW, the nLIGHT alta™ fiber laser sources are designed for advanced industrial metal cutting and welding applications.

  • Stable processing of polished stainless, aluminum, brass, and copper: nLIGHT’s novel back reflection isolation technology allows uninterrupted full power processing of highly reflective materials.
  • Highest uptime with the lowest cost of ownership: nLIGHT’s alta™ proprietary fiber laser design enables tool integrators or end users to manage maintenance and service, which results in higher machine uptime, lower cost of ownership, and improved customer experience.

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Thorlabs new Yttrium Orthovanadate Rochon Prism


  • Separates Unpolarized Light into Two Orthogonally Polarized Outputs
  • 10.6° Beam Separation Angle
  • High Extinction Ratio for Each Output (>100 000:1)
  • Uncoated YVO4 Substrate
  • Mounted in Ø1" Aluminum Housing

Thorlabs' Rochon Prism splits an arbitrarily polarized input beam into two orthogonally polarized output beams. The ordinary ray remains on the same optical axis as the input beam, while the extraordinary ray deviates by an angle of 10.6° for 2000 nm light. The output beams have a high polarization extinction ratio of >100 000:1.

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