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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.

 

 


Photonics West opens today – Elliot Scientific in Booth 4660

The annual Photonics West group of exhibitions and conferences organised by SPIE – the international society for optics and photonics – opens today and runs till Thursday at San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

Elliot Scientific is exhibiting in Booth 4660 – look out for our banner (right) and new background (below).

 

We will be demonstrating our renowned range of XYZ flexure stages and precision micro- and nano-positioning slides, our fully automated DAli3 alignment system, as well as showing our Optical Tweezers add-on for professional microscopes.

More information can be found out about Photonics West 2019 here


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.

 

 

 

 

 


Siskiyou add to IXF range with single axis platforms and mounts

Siskiyou Corporation continually develop their popular series of IXF mounts, the latest additions being single axis platforms and mirror mounts.

Mirror Mounts
The new IXF SA series single axis mirror mounts for optics in the 12.7 to 50.8 mm (½” to 2″) diameter range for OEMs. A variety of mounting configurations are available, including bulkhead placement with either front or rear (through the bulkhead) adjustment options, making the mounts particularly useful for space constrained applications. The mounts are currently available in both steel and aluminium versions.

Platforms
Two IXF-based platforms, each containing an arrangement of both threaded and clearance M4 (or 8-32) holes on both sides, are now available. The IXF.05S is a single-axis ½” square flexure with one M4 (8-32) tapped hole for mounting, as well as one on the top for attachment. The IXF1.0S is a larger 1″ square version with seven tapped and two counterbored holes.

Aluminium, stainless or nickel-plated steel
The IXF series offer exceptional stability at a low price point. Performance is achieved through the use of monolithic flexure construction, in which the entire mount – both plates and springs – are fabricated from a single piece of aluminium, stainless or nickel-plated steel.

Steel construction offers superior mechanical and thermal stability, while aluminium confers lower weight and vacuum compatibility.

Please contact us for more information.


April 2018 Newsletter Out Now

April 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific April newsletter is now available. In this issue we see how Elliot|Martock Flexure Stages are used by leading scientists around the globe, discover Lake Shore Cryotronics new Teslameter range for magnetics researchers, find out that Siskiyou Corporation fibre translators have a soft touch, and look at the latest night vision spectroradiometers from Gamma Scientific. Plus our new 2018 Product Overview brochure and more…

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We’re @PhotonicsWest in San Francisco from tomorrow: Visit Elliot Scientific in Booth 4953

16022016241Tomorrow, Elliot Scientific will be exhibiting in Booth 4953 at Photonics West ( #spiephotonicswest ) where we will be demonstrating our renowned range of XYZ flexure stages and precision micro- and nano-positioning slides, our fully automated DAli 3 alignment system, and our optical trapping laser tweezer add-ons and upgrades for professional microscopes.

San Francisco’s Moscone Center is once again be the venue for this show and conference series organised by SPIE – the international society for optics and photonics.

The exhibition runs from January 30th to February 1st and more information can be found on the dedicated Photonics West 2018  website

Tweet a picture of our booth to @elliotsci and we’ll send the best photographer, as chosen by our panel of experts, an Elliot Scientific tee-shirt!

@elliotsci @PhotonicsWest #spiephotonicswest

 

 


January 2018 Newsletter Out Now

September 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific January newsletter is now available. In this issue we introduce Siskiyou and their IXF range of flexure mirror mounts, reveal CRAIC Technologies has new UV laser sources for their microspectrophotometers, get focus on the Nano-ZL high speed stage from Mad City Labs, and applaud Lake Shore Cryotronics on winning an R&D 100 award for their Model 8600 series Vibrating Sample Magnetometer. Plus Photonics West and more…

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Laser World of Photonics next week – Automated Alignment, Optical Tweezers, Flexure Stages and more

E1100_1001Messe München will be hosting next week’s Laser World of Photonics exhibition and conference from June 26th for 4 days, and Elliot Scientific will be on Stand 232 in Hall B3.

We will be showing our new DAli 3 Device Automatic Alignment Systems with USB interface, demonstrating live particle trapping using our popular Optical Tweezers system, and giving visitors the opportunity to experience first-hand the quality and precision of our Elliot|Martock range.Laser Tweezer System for Optical Trapping So come and see XYZ Flexure Stages, smooth miniature positioning slides, and more!

Our extensive portfolio of precision opto-mechanical components, custom design solutions, and a myriad other products that we distribute in the UK and Ireland can also be discussed with our knowledgeable and friendly team.

Laser World of Photonics: Munich
Elliot Scientific is on Stand 232 in Hall B3


New Elliot Scientific 2017 Brochure out now

Product Overview 2017 coverProduct Overview 2017 is now available to download. This new brochure from Elliot Scientific details the broad range of products and equipment we offer from leading companies around the globe and our own ranges designed and manufactured in-house.

The sixteen page brochure has been fully updated to include all the latest products that we offer for:

  • Lasers and Systems
  • Optics and Fibre-optics
  • Precision Positioning
  • Microscopy and Biophotonics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Sensors and Instrumentation
  • Materials Research

Printed copies of the brochure are also available. Contact us to have one posted to you, or simply pick one up at any UK conference or exhibition we are attending.

Our next is SU2P in Glasgow: 5th and 6th April.


Photonics West opens next week – Elliot Scientific in Booth 4554

16022016241San Francisco’s Moscone Center will once again be the venue for the annual Photonics West group of exhibitions and conferences organised by SPIE – the international society for optics and photonics.

Elliot Scientific will be exhibiting in Booth 4554, demonstrating our renowned range of XYZ flexure stages and precision micro- and nano-positioning slides, our fully automated DAli 3 alignment system, and our optical trapping laser tweezer add-ons and upgrades for professional microscopes.

The exhibition runs from January 31st to February 2nd and more information can be found on the dedicated Photonics West 2017  website here


August 2016 Newsletter Out Now

August 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific August newsletter is now available. In this issue we announce several new products. We begin with Lake Shore’s new 240 Series distributed cryogenic temperature monitoring system for “Big physics” projects, Micro Laser Systems further expansion of their laser collimator portfolio, an extended range Z-axis nanopositioner for microscopists from Mad City Labs, and EXFO‘s latest benchtop optical power meter. Plus details of events coming in September.

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Long-range Z-axis nanopositioning stage is especially designed to hold multiwell plates

The Mad City Labs‘ Nano-ZL Series are long range, Z-axis nanopositioners specifically designed to hold multiwell plates used in biomedical research. High-throughput single cell fluorescence microscopy and high speed, high resolution confocal imaging can be accomplished while simultaneously adjusting the Z-axis position to remove the effects of multiwell plate irregularities.

The Nano-ZL Series has true flexure guided motion and contains internal position sensing for a resolution of better than 1 nm over the full 500 µm travel range, and sub-nanometer for the shorter 100 µm travel range. In addition to high resolution spatial imaging, the Nano-ZL step response allows entire Z-section acquisitions with minimal photo bleaching. For more information, please contact us.


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.


Photonics West opens next week: Elliot Scientific to launch DAli 3 in Booth 4555

MDE141 Riser Blocks with MDE330 XYZ Flexure Stage

San Francisco’s Moscone Center will once again be the venue for the annual Photonics West group of exhibitions and conferences organised by SPIE – the international society for optics and photonics.

Elliot Scientific will be exhibiting in the North Hall’s Booth 4555, giving visitors the chance to experience our world-renowned range of XYZ flexures, precision engineered compact slides and stages, and optical tweezers for laser trapping systems.

We will also be launching our new E2300 automated alignment system, the latest of our renowned DAli controllers for piezo-driven flexure stages.

The exhibition runs from February 16th to 18th and more information can be found on the dedicated Photonics West 2016 website here


Mad City Labs leads sub-nanometre positioning revolution

Mad City Labs is a leading manufacturer of flexure-based nanopositioning systems capable of sub-nanometre positioning resolution. Their product line covers the entire spectrum of nanopositioning capabilities while maintaining a leadership role in multi-axis stages for high speed optical microscopy imaging. As Elliot Scientific is the exclusive distributor for Mad City Labs products in the UK and Ireland, contact us for more details about:

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  • Nanopositioners
    • Single Axis
    • XY-Axis
    • XYZ-axis
    • Rotational and ‘Tip & Tilt’
    • Z-Axis
  • Microscopy
    • Focusing Elements
    • Micropositioning Systems
    • RM21™ Platform
    • MicroMirror TIRF Accessory
  • Systems
    • Nano-Cyte™ LC: Motion Controller
    • SPM-M closed loop, scanning resonant probe
    • MadPLL for tuning forks and Akiyama probes

New Elliot Scientific brochure launched for 2016: Read online now!

Product Overview 2016 is now available to browse online via our Issuu channel, or you can download a PDF version.

This all-new brochure from Elliot Scientific details the broad range of products and equipment we offer from leading companies around the globe, and our own ranges designed and manufactured in-house.

The sixteen page brochure has been fully updated to include all the latest products that we offer for:

  • Lasers and Systems
  • Optics and Fibre-optics
  • Precision Positioning
  • Microscopy and Biophotonics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Sensors and Instrumentation
  • Materials Research

Printed copies of the brochure are also available in the UK. Contact us to have one posted to you, or simply pick one up at any conference or exhibition we are attending.

Our next is Photonex, which begins on October 14th in Coventry next week.


Elliot Scientific in New Delhi next week: See us at Laser World of Photonics India

Elliot Scientific will be exhibiting for the first time in the sub-continent as part of the British Pavilion at Laser World of Photonics India. The exhibition takes place at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from September 9th to the 11th.

We will be proudly showing our range of precision positioning equipment – from small to ultra-small slides, XYZ Flexure Stages, and Elliot Gold Series fibre alignment systems and accessories.

If you’re attending the show, then do not miss this opportunity to personally experience UK craftsmanship at its best. Find out how smooth Elliot Scientific opto-mechanics are in operation, and how they can help you achieve a new level in precision alignment. The Elliot Gold Series of flexure-based solutions are purchased by many leading universities and high-tech industries around the globe, with thousands in use every day in labs and clean rooms.

Elliot Scientific engineers will also be on hand to talk about the Optical Tweezers, automated alignment systemspiezo adjusters and controllers plus other systems we manufacture.

If you cannot get to the show, then contact us now with any questions you would like to ask us: We pride ourselves in offering Solution Science for Research and Industry.

 

 

 


Laser World of Photonics next week – Piezo Control, Optical Tweezers, Flexures and more

E1100_1001Messe München will be hosting next week’s Laser World of Photonics exhibition and conference from June 22nd for 4 days, and Elliot Scientific will be on Stand 260 in Hall B3.

We will be showing our new E1100 3-Channel Piezo Actuator Controllers, demonstrating live particle trapping using our popular E3500 Optical Tweezers system, and giving visitors the opportunity to experience first-hand the quality and precision of our Elliot|Martock range.Laser Tweezer System for Optical Trapping So come and see XYZ Flexure Stages, smooth miniature positioning slides, and screw adjuster sets with up to 508 TPI !

Our extensive portfolio of precision opto-mechanical components, custom design solutions, and a myriad other products that we distribute in the UK and Ireland can also be discussed with our knowledgeable and friendly team.

Laser World of Photonics: Munich
Elliot Scientific is on Stand 260 in Hall B3


May 2015 Newsletter Out Now

May 2015 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific May newsletter is now available. In this issue we announce our new E1100 3-channel piezo actuator controller, look at Gamma Scientific’s high volume Thin Film Measurement Systems, get a taste of Vescent’s ICE laser controllers, pump up the diodes with IPG Photonics fibre amplifiers and lasers, and more…

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BiOS this weekend, then Photonics West from Tuesday

Optical Tweezers System

Elliot Scientific’s team will be demonstrating our flagship Optical Tweezers system at this weekend’s BiOS EXPO and Conference in San Francisco. From February 7th to 8th in Booth 8523, you can see an acousto-optically steered laser beam trap and manipulate multiple sub-micron sized objects under the microscope.

Elliot Scientific's Booth

A couple of days later, Photonics West opens at the same venue and we will be in Booth 4626 from Tuesday February 10th displaying our fibre alignment solutions and miniature positioning components.

If you’re at the Moscone Center on these dates, do drop by our booth and say hello.


January 2015 Newsletter Out Now

Jaunary 2015 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific January newsletter is now available. In this Photonics West/BiOS EXPO 2015 preview issue: New Year, New Website; Elliot Scientific Optical Tweezers and Elliot|Martock Flexure and Precision Stages are on their way to San Francisco; 25 Years of Solution Science as Elliot Scientific celebrates its silver anniversary; Photodigm’s Mercury package is now available across their entire range; plus events from the International Year of Light, Mad City Labs, Gamma Scientific, and more…

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Latest Elliot Scientific brochure launched for 2015: Download it now!

Product Overview 2015 is now available for download. This all-new brochure from Elliot Scientific details the broad range of products and equipment we offer from leading companies around the globe, and our own ranges designed and manufactured in-house.

The sixteen page brochure has been fully updated to include all the latest products that we offer for:

  • Lasers and Systems
  • Optics and Fibre-optics
  • Precision Positioning
  • Microscopy and Biophotonics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Sensors and Instrumentation
  • Materials Research

Printed copies of the brochure are also available. Contact us to have one posted to you, or simply pick one up at any conference or exhibition we are attending. Our next is Photonex, which begins in Coventry tomorrow.

Alternatively, you can browse it online, magazine-style, on our Issuu channel.


Countdown to Photonex 2014 – only 4 weeks to go!

Photonex2013_1Next month sees the opening of Photonex 2014 – the showcase light and imaging exhibition and conference. Coventry City’s Ricoh Arena is once again the venue, and Elliot Scientific will be there on Stand B10.

We will be displaying the Mad City Labs nanopositioning range, our own portfolio of Elliot|Martock micropositioning systems and accessories, and other piezo-driven systems from mechOnics.

Lasers from IPG Photonics, Integrated Optics, and FEMTOLASERS will be on show, along with Honeywell Sperian and NoIR Laser protective eyewear. In addition, the latest version of the popular laser-driven plasma light source from Energetiq will be demonstrated alongside Spatial Light Modulators and diffractive optics from Holoeye.

We look forward to welcoming you to our stand on October 15th or 16th, where you will also discover an exciting new range of products we are introducing.

For information about the Show, visit the Photonex website.


July 2014 Newsletter Out Now

July 2014 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific July newsletter is now available. In this issue we announce the arrival of two new lasers from Integrated Optics, reveal Energetiq’s new X-series of LDLS illumination systems, cover safety eyewear from NoIR Lasershields, look at Elliot Martock precision slides and stages, and capture the mood of the SPIE International Year of Light 2015 photography competition.

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