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Diode Lasers

More laser safety filters from NoIR LaserShields

female-31NoIR LaserShields continues to expand their range of CE-approved filters for laser safety. Recent additions include the CT2 for use in the visible, and CTR, HYG and YGH filters for the infrared region of the spectrum.

NoIR have been manufacturing high-quality internationally-certified safety eyewear for the protection of laser users in a broad range of fields and applications for many years now, offering protection from:

  • UV, visible, and IR lasers and other ultra-bright light sources
  • Multiple waveband devices
  • Therapeutic and cosmetic treatments (Patients and clinicians)
  • Laser pens (For pilots and the emergency services)

Elliot Scientific’s expert advice will guide you to the best in cost-effective laser safety. Academics, beauticians, clinicians et al, we can protect your eyes from laser mishaps.

Contact us with details of your laser or ultra-bright light source application and we will be happy to help you choose the correct filters for spectacle frames or goggles.


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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Micro Laser Systems further expand range with Fixed Wavelength and Fused Silica collimators

The Micro Laser Systems‘ FC Series of standard collimators are designed specifically for single mode fibre, polarisation maintaining fibre, and fibre laser applications requiring a pure Gaussian beam. The company has further expanded its range by offering several new designs.

All collimators

Fixed Wavelength
The FCX20 series is based on the standard FC20 Fibre Collimator but fixed at one wavelength. They offer a highly collimated, Gaussian beam with low wavefront error and are readily available in several popular wavelengths. The FCX20 comes with a 3 mm cable terminated with an FC or FC/APC connector.

Fused Silica
The FC5S and FC10S Fused Silica versions are of a multi-element design that delivers a highly collimated, Gaussian beam with low wavefront error. The lockable adjustable focus feature enables focusing a very tight spot at a great distance, or expansion of the beam to illuminate an area.

Micro Laser Systems is also able to manufacture custom collimators, being responsible for the whole project from design, through manufacturing, to final assembly and test. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


Non-contact Visible Fault Location in fibre added to OZ Optics range

OZ Optics Non-contact VFLOZ Optics has expanded its range of Visible Fibre Optic Fault Locators with the addition of a benchtop non-contact tester, the ideal solution for inspecting devices with no connectors on the fibre ends. Visible Fibre Optic Fault Locators launch either 520 or 635 nm laser diode light into a fibre to enable discovery of breaks or sharp bends, which are revealed by the resulting scattered light emerging from the sides of the cable.

Fault locators are now available in four models: two benchtop and two portable…

  • Benchtop Non-Contact, for CW and pulsed operation
  • Benchtop CW High Power only
  • Portable pen – CW only
  • ‘Pocket size’ offering CW or pulsed output

Pulse modulation aids in locating faults under high ambient light conditions and improves battery life. 2 Hz modulation is easy to detect with the naked eye, while 270 Hz and 2 kHz pulse modulation modes are used for fibre identification by detectors.


For one day only this week: The Photonex Roadshow Scotland

Heriot Watt University is the venue for Photonex ScotlandTomorrow, Wednesday, the Photonex Roadshow returns to Edinburgh and the city’s Heriot-Watt University for a special one-day event. June 8th will see the UK’s top photonics technology suppliers, leading researchers and invited speakers gathered together for the second time this year.

Elliot Scientific will be on table S1, among the dozens of companies dedicated to optics, photonics and imaging technology, thus allowing you to view the latest in our photonics solutions, optical components, instruments and systems.

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.


The Photonex Roadshow arrives in London on Monday

This coming Monday April 11th – will see the first one-day Photonex Roadshow of the year opening at Imperial College in London. The Roadshow features an exhibition of nearly three dozen top photonics technology suppliers, plus a conference with leading researchers on the topic of ‘Advances in photonic tools and techniques for the life sciences’. In addition, tutorials covering the latest in photonics techniques and instrumentation will be taking place.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Elliot Scientific is on Stand S34. So come and try out our XYZ Flexure Stages, miniature slides and rotary stages, and discuss how products from the many North American and European companies we represent here in the UK and Ireland can benefit your research or industry.

All this is free, so reserve your place now.

 


SU2P Symposium at Edinburgh next week

SU2P LogoElliot Scientific will be attending the Seventh Annual SU2P Symposium next week on the 4th and 5th of April 2016 at The University of Edinburgh – the venue  being the South Hall Complex at Pollok Halls.

The Symposium includes an exceptional list of speakers from around the world who will present leading edge research and industrial exploitation over a wide range of photonics and related topics. For example, sessions will discuss health, energy and the environment, and optical data communications.

Attendees will enjoy the very best in new photonics, international networking, and have the opportunity to see some of the products Elliot Scientific offers. We look forward to seeing you there.


Elliot|Martock waveguide holders now with ‘in copper’ option

Elliot|Martock waveguide/device holders are now available manufactured from copper as a special order at additional cost. Any of the following MDE74x range can be supplied as such for applications requiring a heatsink capability.

  • MDE741 – Basic, plain mount for tape or adhesive clamping
  • MDE742 – Vacuum clamping
  • MDE743 – Mechanical clamping

The new holders are mainly for use with Elliot Gold™ series flexure stages and the central workstations MDE881 and MDE883, but can also be mounted on the MDE147, MDE148 and MDE149 brackets. The MDE744, MDE745, and MDE746 models are special versions of the MDE741 to MDE743 models for use with the MDE717 and MDE718 fibre rotators.

For more information, please contact us.

 


February 2016 Newsletter Out Now

February 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific February newsletter is now available. In this issue we look forward to Photonics West with the launch of our latest DAli 3 automated alignment system, and cover Elliot|Martock Flexure Stages and precision miniature linear and rotary slides, plus Elliot Scientific Optical Tweezers and more.

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New DAli 3: Latest in automated alignment for fibre optics and waveguides

E2300SQ500The Elliot Scientific DAli 3 is the latest version of our popular automated photonic device alignment system for the following applications:

•  Fibre-to-laser diode alignment
•  Fibre-to-waveguide alignment
•  Fibre-to-fibre coupling
•  Fibre array-to-device alignment
•  Compensation for epoxy drift during pigtailing
•  Compensation for drift during long-term characterisation
•  Simultaneous alignment of input & output fibers (or arrays) to waveguide device

A typical DAli 3 system now consists of our new 3-channel E1100 piezo controller, the USB-equipped DAli 3 interface, and a PC or laptop for driving the easy to use software. Although designed to complement the piezo-driven versions of the Elliot Gold™ Series range of flexure stages, it is also suited to other piezo devices working on 0 to 150 volts.

DAli 3 incorporates the latest in electronics and uses complex software algorithms to quickly deliver precision automated alignment. It does this by locating and optimising an optical feedback signal derived from the components being aligned. It then adjusts their relative position to optimise the signal and therefore their accurate alignment.

The software and hardware package includes many features to enhance use, while also providing the necessary flexibility to allow it to be incorporated into a wide range of photonic alignment tasks for development, test and production applications.


December 2015 Newsletter Out Now

December 2015 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific December newsletter is now available. In this issue, Elliot Scientific and OZ Optics show off their glass-wares, Integrated Optics reveals the new MatchBox 2 series of compact lasers, Micro Laser Systems unveils new collimators for the SWIR waveband, Winter holidays and more.

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Higher-performance microlasers in new MatchBox 2 series

515L-15A_laser_PM_fiberThe MatchBox™ 2 series microlaser has been introduced by Integrated Optics UAB.  This new range of very compact lasers follows on from the original ones introduced to the UK by Elliot Scientific for applications in chemistry and biophotonics, particularly Raman spectroscopy and fluorescence imaging, back in 2013.

The MatchBox™ 2 series includes both DPSS and direct diode lasers with a wide range of powers, output wavelengths – from 405 nm to 1342 nm, and either free space or fibre-coupled outputs.

With a small, robust and easy to integrate form factor, enabled by the monolithic design, the MatchBox™ series offers a good power/size/price ratio for its class.

The hermetically sealed, ultra-compact all-in-one laser head is powered by a standard low voltage DC supply and includes the optical components, drive electronics and thermal management within a single enclosure.

Applications

  • Spectroscopy
    • Fluorescence
    • Raman or Rayleigh scattering
    • Absorption and transmission
    • NIR
  • Metrology
  • Lighting
  • Optical alignment applications
Features

  • Wide range of wavelengths
  • Free-space or fibre-coupled outputs
  • Optional SLM versions
  • Output powers from 50 mW
  • Small form factor
  • Active thermal management
  • High electrical efficiency
  • Hermetically sealed
  • Vibration insensitive

Please contact us for more information, or visit the MatchBox product page on our website.