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nPoint Piezo Nanopositioners now available through Elliot Scientific

Elliot Scientific is pleased to announce that it has been selected by nPoint, Inc. to be the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor of their nanopositioning solutions.

nPoint specialises in piezo actuator driven flexure stages available in one, two or three axes of motion. In conjunction with their ultra-precision motion control scanners and controllers, users can achieve the highest levels of performance available in the marketplace. Typical application areas are:

Life Science / Microscopy – piezo stages provide accurate, fast, and repeatable motion that enable high-throughput data acquisition and processing for techniques such as super resolution microscopy, sample scanning, autofocus, and cell tracking.

Semiconductor / Data Storage – nanopositioners are used in production, development, and inspection of silicon wafers and hard disk recording heads.

Optics – high speed nanopositioners enable movement of an optic for a multitude of precision applications such as scanning, laser beam steering, phase shifting, dithering and focusing.
AFM / Materials Science – piezo stages have been traditionally used as closed-loop scanners for Atomic Force Microscopes, offering extremely low out-of-plane motion, no piezo drift, exceptional scanning linearity, and longer travel ranges.

Photonics Packaging / Communications – in fibre optics, nanopositioning stages have become critical for speedy and optimal alignment duties.

Elliot Scientific will be demonstrating nPoint technology at various UK trade events this year, and looks forward to enabling researchers and OEMs achieve significant benefits from incorporating nPoint systems within their applications.

Click here to see the range, or contact us for further information.

 

 


Elliot Scientific’s 2018 newsletters published in one volume

Elliot Scientific’s renowned monthly newsletters have been compiled into a single edition for the year 2018.

The 32-page volume can be:

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Got the shakes? Our vibration isolation systems should calm things down.

Vibration noise is a nuisance for many precision applications in science and industry. Passing road, rail or air traffic, building resonances, co-workers,  air conditioning, lifts and other machinery and equipment all pose a threat to your sensitive instruments. This could be a high-powered microscope, a delicate micromachining system, a life science experiment, or a laser-based optical set-up.

Elliot Scientific offers a choice of both passive and active vibration isolation systems from leading manufacturers for your application. Whether you require a simple benchtop platform, an optical table, workstation, or custom system, we can help.

We also supply Hi-Fi audiophiles with affordable antivibration solutions for decoupling high-end turntables so as to get the most from their vinyl.

Click here for active systems from Accurion

Click here for passive systems from Kinetic Systems Inc.

Or, for advice on the which is the best solution for your application’s problem, please contact us.

 

 


November 2018 newsletter now online

November 2018 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific November newsletter is now available. In this issue a new digital micromirror device (DMD) is announced by Prizmatix for targeting light, and we also show off their UHP-M light source, both for microscopy; Lake Shore Cryotronics distributed cryogenic temperature sensing systems get a mention, along with IPG‘s ultrafast lasers; and we finish off with how capacitance measurement equipment from Andeen-Hagerling can help in a huge variety of research and industrial applications.

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Photonex Europe Live! opens in Coventry tomorrow – Stand B10 for Elliot Scientific

Elliot Scientific returns to stand B10 at Photonex in Coventry tomorrow and Thursday, offering the chance to experience the quality of our internationally renowned Elliot|Martock range first hand.

Exported the world over, our XYZ flexure stages are used for alignment and fiber launch in research and production environments, while our portfolio of miniature translation and rotary stages are often incorporated into OEM products for the optical and semiconductor industries.

For the first time at Photonex we will have items from the Siskiyou catalogue, including their sought after IXF mirror mounts so you can discover how they deliver their exceptional pointing stability in thermally demanding situations.

Also new for 2018 are high speed lasers from IPG Photonics. Operating in the pico and femtosecond regimes, these green and IR lasers are ideal for scientific and medical research.

Finally, life scientists love our Prizmatix ultra high power LED light sources, so we thought you might like to see them too.

 


RS-7 SpectralLED® Tuneable LED Light Source brochure updated

The multiple award winning SpectralLED® tuneable visible light sources from Gamma Scientific combine the output of nearly three dozen discrete LEDs – each having a different centre wavelength – to produce output that can be programmed to closely match virtually any illuminant source or the spectrum of any illuminant reflected by a target.

The RS-7-SWIR model is fitted with nine short-wave infrared wavelengths for synthesis of commercially available light sources, making it well-suited for calibration and testing of night vision sensors, remote sensing sensors and industrial monitoring equipment.

SpectraLED® Family of Tuneable Light Sources

  • RS-7-1 Benchtop
    75 mm output port & integral integrating sphere
  • RS-7-2 Large Output Port
    Exit ports ranging up to 600 mm
  • RS-7-3 Fiber Optic Output
    Fibre outputs with distal end collimation
  • RS-7-4 Wafer Probe
    Directly replaces lamp-based systems
  • RS-7-5 Baffle Output
    150 mm output with user adjustable f/number
  • RS-7-6 Wide Field of View
    75 mm output port with up to 180° field of view
  • RS-7-7 Light Booth
    CRI experimentation, analysis & optimisation
  • RS-7-SWIR
    900 to 1700 nm spectral range

Gamma Scientific have recently updated their brochure for the RS-7 range and you can read it here. Otherwise, contact us for more information.


Laser Focus World features Siskiyou IXF mounts on cover for Los Alamos/UNM story

The July issue of Laser Focus World magazine uses a photo of a YLF:Yb crystal mounted between two top-adjustable Siskiyou IXF monolithic tip/tilt flexure mounts to illustrate their feature story on an all-solid-state optical cryocooler developed by the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of New Mexico.

Solid-state optical refrigeration uses anti-Stokes fluorescence to cool macroscopic objects to cryogenic temperatures without the annoying vibrations typically introduced by mechanical cryocooling systems.

The crystal was excited by a low power linearly-polarised continuous-wave fibre laser by IPG Photonics, while the temperature was monitored with a calibrated DT-670-SD silicon diode from Lake Shore Cryotronics.

Coupling the laser light to the crystal was achieved by using an astigmatic Herriott cell, with the optics held in vacuum compatible Siskiyou IXF flexure mounts…  known for their excellent mechanical and thermal properties.

Researchers in the UK or Ireland wishing to replicate this experiment can contact us for research lasers from IPG Photonics, sensors and instrumentation from Lake Shore Cryotronics, and the full range of mounts and stages from Siskiyou. Elliot Scientific can also be approached to supply optics and custom machined parts as well.

The full paper describing the experiment can be read here on nature.com.

 

 

 

 

 


Kinetic Systems celebrates 50 years in the vibration control business

MK52 Negative-Stiffness Optical Table Isolation SystemBack in 1968 a new company was incorporated in Boston…

Kinetic Systems.

For fifty years the company has been at the forefront of vibration isolation and control, developing many state-of-the-art technologies used in vibration isolation, damping, and structural design thanks to continuous research into the effects of vibration on equipment and structures.

Kinetic Systems is a trusted name in academic, industrial, and government research facilities worldwide. The company offers the best in advanced vibration isolation and optical tables for metrology, interferometry, laser research, semiconductor manufacturing, and virtually any other application where external vibrations can adversely affect the operation of precision equipment.

If you have a vibration isolation problem then please contact us for further information.

 


On Thursday, Photonex Scotland opens in Edinburgh

Photonex Scotland opens in Edinburgh on Thursday, bringing together the UK’s top photonics technology suppliers, leading researchers and invited speakers for a very special one-day event on June 14th at the University of Edinburgh’s South Hall complex.

Elliot Scientific will be among the 25 companies dedicated to optics, biophotonics and imaging technology – allowing you to view the latest photonics solutions, optical components, instruments and systems, as well as a conference and tutorials.

Photonics is an enabling technology, so you can only really find out how a company can help you in your work by face-to-face contact. Elliot Scientific’s Solution Science is more than just a slogan, it’s our approach to providing the tools and equipment you need to get the results you want.

Come and talk to us about your project.


Gamma Scientific unveils newest GS-1290 NVIS Spectroradiometers

The latest version of Gamma Scientific‘s GS-1290-NVIS is an advanced, high-speed spectroradiometer that combines the leading-edge sensitivity of a cooled backside-thinned CCD detector technology with the industry-renowned RadOMA opto-electrical platform.

The GS-1290-NVIS is specifically configured for ANVIS testing of cockpit displays and lighting. It far exceeds all requirements outlined in MIL-L-85762A and MIL-STD-3009. The MIL-SPEC requires a 10:1 signal-to-noise (SNR) measurement ratio, whereas the GS-1290-NVIS spectroradiometer is built to deliver an SNR of 100:1 or greater.

The GS-1290-NVIS offers superior sensitivity, an outstanding signal-to-noise ratio, exceptional accuracy, and high-resolution bandwidth coverage. Please contact us for further information.


5 electronic measurement pitfalls you’ve probably forgotten about…

Kevin Carmichael, of Lake Shore Cryotronics, has authored a paper outlining common errors that can be made during precision electronic measurements. Whether you are new to electronic device measurements or a pro, you’ll want to avoid these pitfalls to prevent:

  • Voltage errors
  • Current leakage
  • Ground loops
  • Field-induced interference
  • Source-related noise

To read more about how to do this, download 5 Electronic Measurement Pitfalls You Learned About in School But Probably Forgot.

About the Author

Kevin Carmichael is Senior Marketing Product Manager for Lake Shore Cryotronics responsible for material characterisation systems and instrumentation. This includes the company’s new line of high-performance, simple-to-use MeasureReady™ I/V sources for engineers and scientists requiring a very precise, low-noise source of current or voltage in the lab.


Photonex opens tomorrow: Visit us on Stand B10

We are exhibiting at Photonex – the UK’s premier annual event dedicated to the science of light – from tomorrow.

On Wednesday, October 11th and Thursday the 12th, members of our team of engineers and scientists will be on hand to discuss Elliot Scientific’s Solution Science capabilities. We will also be demonstrating our world-famous Elliot|Martock  XYZ Flexure Stages and smooth backlash-free miniature slides, and you can also experience some of the many products we offer manufactured by the North American and European companies we represent.

So visit Stand B10 at Photonex in Coventry this week and discover how the equipment, systems and instruments we offer support the UK and Ireland’s scientific, research and industrial communities.

If you cannot make it to the show, have a look at our latest newsletter instead…

October 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific October newsletter is now available. In this issue we feature a number of products that we will be exhibiting at Photonex. Elliot|Martock flexure and miniature stages take pride of place alongside equipment from Energetiq Technologies, HOLOEYE Photonics, Mad City Labs, Vescent Photonics and many more…

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Lake Shore’s temperature sensor data is now online

Lake Shore is now offering all their temperature sensor information in one convenient online page. The new Sensors’ page contains links to:

  • Datasheets
  • Installation instructions
  • Application notes
  • Catalogue pages

Lake Shore logoOver the coming months, Lake Shore will migrate away from shipping calibration data CDs with calibrated sensors and will instead only offer this data via a portal accessible from the new page.

Data is currently available online for sensors shipped since the beginning of 2016, so if an existing CD is lost or damaged, the calibration data can be quickly downloaded providing you have the serial number of the relevant sensor on hand. Alternatively, contact Lake Shore Service for archived curves.

Image of Saturn by Cassini courtesy of NASA

 

Lake Shore space-qualified sensors were on the hugely successful Cassini Huygens mission to Saturn that ended earlier this month.

Nearly twenty years of gathering temperature information in an extreme environment is a good advert for their sensors, and Elliot Scientific often supplies them to the aerospace industry and space scientists in the UK and Ireland.

Please contact us for more information.


September 2017 Newsletter Out Now

September 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific September newsletter is now available. In this issue we looked forward to seeing Gamma Scientific’s tunable LED light source in a webinar demo, go through Andeen-Hagerling’s list of applications where capacitance measurement enables precision metrology, announce that Lake Shore’s temperature sensor data is now online, and see how diffraction limited circular beams are a Micro Laser Systems’ priority, plus Photonics Ireland, Photonex and more…

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Tomorrow, we’re at Photonics Ireland 2017 in Galway

Photonics Ireland is a biennial conference that this year is being held from tomorrow (13th September) at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Galway.

Elliot Scientific is exhibiting at this premier event for Photonics research in Ireland, and we will be demonstrating a broad range of products; both our own and from companies we represent – some exclusively – in the British Isles.

High profile national and international speakers will showcase some of their latest research and achievements in Photonics. Topics will include:

  • Biophotonics and Optical Sensing
  • Imaging
  • Laser-Materials and Laser-Plasma Interactions
  • Nanophotonics and Plasmonics
  • Optical Communications and Networks
  • Photonic Integration and Packaging
  • Photonic Devices and Photonic Materials
  • Quantum Optics and Technologies

 


Tomorrow is a SUPA day for us

Wednesday, May 10th, is SUPA day! An annual gathering celebrating Scottish physics taking place at the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh.

SUPA – the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance – comprises the universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot Watt, St. Andrews, Strathclyde and West of Scotland; plus associate members Fraunhofer UK, UKATC, PHYESTA and IMPP.

Elliot Scientific will be at the supplier exhibition that runs concurrent with the talks and presentations.


April 2017 Newsletter Out Now

April 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific April newsletter is now available. In this issue we we get a bigger picture of Mad City Labs’ RM21™ microscope platform, find out how EXFO’s latest LTB-8 modular test system garnered industry praise, look forward to Lake Shore Cryotronics’ release of their new Model 155 MeasureReady™ precision I/V source, and discover how green laser light from IPG Photonics aids research, plus OPIE, INTERMAG and the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance events.

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Elliot Scientific’s 2016 newsletters published in one volume

Elliot Scientific’s renowned monthly newsletters have been compiled into a single edition for the year 2016.

The 16-page volume can be:

Read online via Issuu

Downloaded from our website

or viewed by clicking here


Researchers to benefit with expanded range of lasers from IPG Photonics

Elliot Scientific is now able to offer a broader range of CW/modulated lasers and amplifiers with up to 200 W power from IPG Photonics to researchers. These reliable diode-pumped amplifiers and lasers use doped optical fibres as gain media, and all are compact, air-cooled and use direct diode pumping for optimum efficiency.

glr_3The types currently available are:

  • 1.0 micron – Ytterbium-doped fibre lasers & amplifiers
  • 1.5 micron – Erbium-doped fibre lasers, amplifiers & broadband sources
  • 2.0 micron – Thulium-doped fibre lasers
  • Raman fibre lasers operating between 1200 and 1500 nm
  • Green fibre lasers delivering high power at 532 nm

The range includes models available with random or linearly polarised output, single frequency options, and a variety of powers. Please contact us for up to date information.


October 2016 ‘Photonex’ Newsletter Out Now

October 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific October 2016 Photonex newsletter is now available. In this issue we preview all the equipment we will be bringing to the show, highlight the manufacturers we will be representing, and reveal three new products. Read more to find out.

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Tomorrow and Wednesday, visit Elliot Scientific at SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation in Edinburgh

sky-night-space-galaxyFor only two days during the prestigious SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation conference in Edinburgh, will developers and users of telescopes and instrumentation be able to visit our stand at the event’s exhibition. Elliot Scientific is featuring products from leading companies such as Energetiq Technology, Gamma ScientificLake Shore Cryotronics and Vescent Photonics.

EQ99XFC_SQFrom tomorrow, our team will be on hand to discuss how the technologies available through Elliot Scientific can help deliver measurement solutions for the problems scientists encounter involving light, magnetic fields, or cryogenic temperatures. We will also be demonstrating two novel light sources – a revolutionary broadband ultra-bright plasma-based lamp and a new tunable LED system that can be programmed to mimic virtually any illuminant or reflected spectrum, plus spectroscopy and laser modules, and more.

The SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation Exhibition take places at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 28th & 29th. For more information, please contact us.