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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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Prizmatix impresses at Neuroscience 2018

Prizmatix has been wowing the crowds at Neuroscience 2018 in San Diego this week with their self-contained UHP-M, an ultra-high power UV & Visible light source for many microscopy applications.

Incorporating two independently controllable Prizmatix large-chip LEDs, the UHP-M delivers broadband white light from a single 55 W LED, and high power UV from a single 10 W LED operating at 365, 385 or 405 nm depending on model ordered. The UHP-M offers:

  • Optically isolated TTL & analogue inputs
  • Fast TTL switching
  • Low optical noise
  • Long life (no lamp replacement)
  • Fanless operation
  • Remote control*
  • USB interface*

* The UHP-M requires no external control if operating at full power. However, if power levels need to be adjusted, the optional remote control or USB interface will be required.

Prizmatix also announced the introduction of a digital micromirror device (DMD) module for delivering light to cellular and subcellular targets. Applications include: optogenetics, uncaging, photoactivation and fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP).

The one megapixel DMD utilises a grid of 914 by 1140 independently controllable micromirrors to divert light to specific areas under study at over 1000 times per second.

This exciting new product offers almost spatial light modulator (SLM) performance without the need to use lasers, and we’ll know more about it soon.

There’s still time to visit Prizmatix in booth 3333 as Neuroscience 2018 continues until November 7th.

 


EXFO makes optical fibre inspection smarter

A dirty and/or damaged optical fibre is a common and avoidable problem, and EXFO’s intelligent fibre inspection solutions are designed to simplify and speed this task. Proper connector inspection is an essential best practice.

The solution comprises an inspection probe linked to a display platform. The former provides a crisp magnified digital image of connector endfaces, over a WiFi or USB connection, to a handheld test set with display for combined applications, a modular platform for advanced multitesting, a PC or laptop for labs, or even an Android™ smartphone or tablet for even more flexibility. Special analysis software helps ensure connectors and adaptors are clean and free of any defect, removing the risk of misinterpretation.

The EXFO FIP-400 series probes deliver a variety of functions depending on model chosen and display platform used. For more information on options and specifications, please contact us.

EXFO also offer Power Meters, Variable Attenuators, and Light Sources within their Handheld and Benchtop Instrument Ranges.


Constellation Analyser gives EXFO starring role

EXFO PSO200

EXFO PSO200EXFO have drawn on their extensive experience in modulation analysis with the PSO-200 Series optical constellation analyser, a future proof instrument that allows for the complete characterisation of digital optical signals up to 100 Gbaud. This could mean analysis of signals up to 400 Gbit/s when using a four-bit per symbol modulation format such as DP-QPSK.

All-Optical Sampling
The PSO-200 offers complete characterisation of random or repetitive digital signals

Distortion-Free Signal Recovery
No bandwidth limitations-no impedance mismatch

Any Baud Rate, Any Modulation Format
Constellation and eye-diagram analysis of signals at rates of up to 100 Gbaud

The high-speed sampling of the PSO-200 Optical Modulation Analyzer permits it to excel in the analysis of phase and amplitude modulation schemes. It is compatible with dual-polarisation transmission systems and requires no external trigger. A large touchscreen provides the high quality display and easy instrument control, while the flexible interface adapts to any data modulation scheme or user preference.

For more information about this product, please contact us.