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New Ultra High Power LEDs for Microscopy, Spectroscopy and Optogenetics from Prizmatix

The range of LED light delivery products for microscopy, spectroscopy, optogenetics, and other scientific research and industrial applications from Prizmatix, has been further expanded with the introduction of even higher power white light sources.

As a scientist-led company, Prizmatix understands the requirements of researchers when designing LED illumination systems. Available through Elliot Scientific in the UK and Ireland, this broad range of powerful LEDs operate across the spectrum for applications that include:

  • For microscopy and imaging – The UHP-T LED, one of the most powerful available today
  • Optogenetics – Single and dual wavelength systems for in-vivo and in-vitro research
  • Multi-wavelength LED systems offering modularity and versatility for customised setups
  • Fibre-coupled units, with up to 11 different LEDs, delivering light through a range of fibre options

STSI-All-250-1For in-vivo and in-vitro optogenetics, Prizmatix offer a full range of modules that start from single wavelength plug-and-go kits, to multi-wavelength systems for activation and silencing in the same fibre. From light sources to cannulae, and everything in between, Prizmatix provides all the components necessary for experimenters in neuroscience, neurobiology, electrophysiology, biochemistry and biophysics. Typical systems have been constructed by researchers for:

  • Detection & excitation
  • Intensity monitoring
  • In-line filtering, attenuation or polarisation
  • Reflectance or fluorescence detection for in situ, in vivo, or in vitro applications

Prizmatix have extensively developed various photonics products for use in neuro and bioscience research such as optogenetics, as well as traditional chemistry, biology and physics. For example, fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy, microscopy, and absorption measurement are typical applications.


New IPG ultrafast fibre lasers for research now available through Elliot Scientific

IPG Photonics has developed a range of green, infrared, and mid-IR high speed fibre and fiber-to-bulk hybrid lasers operating in the pico and femtosecond regimes, making them ideal for scientific and medical research.

Ultrashort pulse durations between 10-11 and 10-13 seconds are generated by a master oscillator/ fibre power amplifier (MOFPA) architecture, and are particularly well suited for generating pulse energies from several microjoules to  about 1 mJ with repetition rates from 10 kHz to 3 MHz.

Elliot Scientific offers these pulsed lasers at various wavelengths, from UV to Mid-IR, allowing researchers to perform many different experiments. Material process engineering , such as flat panel displays; thin films; and semiconductor processing, can also benefit.

Features

  • Wide selection of wavelengths
  • Pulse energy is independent of PRR
  • Average power from 1 to 100 W
  • Pulse energy is independent of average power
  • PRR from 10 kHz to 3 MHz
  • Constant beam mode quality
  • Excellent pointing stability
  • Compact and efficient

For more information, please contact us.


March 2018 Newsletter Out Now

March 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific March newsletter is now available. In this issue we introduce the Hyperchromator from Mountain Photonics as an efficient tuneable broadband light source, Siskiyou Go Large with bigger IXF mounts in a choice of materials, Gamma Scientific push into the near infra-red with their latest RS-7 SpectralLED light source, and EXFO expand their range of benchtop test and measurement equipment. Plus Magnetism 2018 and Photonex London

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New tuneable NIR LED source from Gamma Scientific

A new near infra-red tuneable light source has been developed by Gamma Scientific from their existing digitally programmable SpectralLED RS-7 LED system.

The RS-7-SWIR incorporates 9 shortwave infrared wavelengths for synthesis of commercially available light sources or a spectra of your own design.

The platform is easily adaptable for automated test systems and production line integration, with integrated optical feedback and temperature control to ensure rock-solid stability and consistent results.

For more information about this or other light sources and instrumentation Gamma Scientific manufacture, please contact us.


CRAIC’s Technologies MP-2™ Photometer can upgrade your microscope

The CRAIC Technologies MP-2™ Microscope Photometer is designed to add photometry and imaging to an optical microscope. With a spectral range from the deep UV to the near infrared, the MP-2™ is better described as a microscope radiometer. It is limited only by the microscope’s optics.

The CRAIC MP-2™ microphotometer enables collection of transmission, reflectance or even fluorescence and luminescence photometric data of microscopic samples.

mp-1The MP-2’s solid state detectors have dynamic ranges and sensitivities greater than PMTs or imaging systems and with complete software control, either broad- or narrow-band, photometric intensity measurements can be made. Typical applications include:

  • Cytophotometry & immunohistochemistry
  • Cytofluorimetry & immunofluorescence
  • Intracellular calcium measurements
  • Gemology & mineralogy
  • Thickness measurements
  • Ion & pH measurements
  • DNA analysis
  • Photoreceptor analysis

Please contact us for more details.


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.


Microscopy, Spectroscopy and Optogenetics benefit from Prizmatix Ultra High Power LEDs

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAElliot Scientific distribute a comprehensive range of LED light delivery products for microscopy, spectroscopy, optogenetics, and other scientific research and industrial applications from Prizmatix, is a scientist-led company that specialises in the design and manufacturing of ultra high-power LEDs. These are available in a range of power levels and wavelengths across the spectrum for applications that include:

  • The UHP-T LED for microscopy and imaging – One of the most powerful available today
  • Optogenetics – Single and dual wavelength systems for in-vivo and in-vitro research
  • Multi-wavelength LED systems offering modularity and versatility for customised setups
  • Fibre-coupled units, with up to 11 different LEDs, delivering light through a range of fibre options

STSI-All-250-1For in-vivo and in-vitro optogenetics, Prizmatix offer a full range of modules that start from single wavelength plug-and-go kits, to multi-wavelength systems for activation and silencing in the same fibre. From light sources to cannulae, and everything in between, Prizmatix provides all the components necessary for experimenters in neuroscience, neurobiology, electrophysiology, biochemistry and biophysics. Typical systems have been constructed by researchers for:

  • Detection & excitation
  • Intensity monitoring
  • In-line filtering, attenuation or polarisation
  • Reflectance or fluorescence detection for in situ, in vivo, or in vitro applications

Prizmatix have extensively developed various photonics products for use in neuro and bioscience research such as optogenetics, as well as traditional chemistry, biology and physics. For example, fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy, microscopy, and absorption measurement are typical applications.

For more information, please contact us.


EQ-400 Laser-Driven Light Source from Energetiq sparks OEM interest

Energetiq’s newly introduced EQ-400 high power, ultra-bright Laser-Driven Light Source (LDLS™) is beginning to garner interest among semicon OEMs in the UK and Ireland.

Based on the existing and highly successful LDLS™ series, the EQ-400 offers the highest radiance and irradiance available in a true broadband white light source. The EQ-400 features a compact lamp housing built with clean construction techniques to ensure long lamp life and stability. With a 170-2100 nm wavelength range, and a choice of dual-beam output or higher power single-beam output with retro-reflector, the EQ-400 is suitable for a wide variety of applications.

  • High spectral radiance: > 100 mW/mm2.sr.nm from 100 µm aperture
  • Spectral power: > 10 mW/nm from a 500 µm aperture
  • Very low noise: < 0.02%
  • Small plasma: 300 x 800 µm FWHM

If you have an OEM application that requires stable and ultra-bright illumination, please contact us as we have the solution.


More eye protection from lasers: NoIR LaserShields expands range in UK

With the news of multiple high-profile incidents involving laser pens being pointed at passenger aircraft; Elliot Scientific welcomes the recent addition of four more CE-certified laser filters and several new stylish frames to our existing NoIR LaserShields® range. The filters are:female-31

AG4 – blocks UV and 532 nm green light sources

YG5 – blocks IR lasers operating around 1064 nm

RT1 & RT2  – attenuate UV, 532 nm green and near-IR from about 800 to 1064 nm, making them ideal for visual alignment applications or laser pointer protection

Eyes can be permanently damaged by direct or reflected exposure to lasers, high-power LEDs and plasmas – arc welding for example.

NoIR safety eyewear is designed to absorb specific light energies, and must be selected by considering source wavelength(s) and peak irradiance, required optical density (OD), visual light transmittance, field of view, effects on natural colour rendition and frame comfort.

A number of frame styles are now also available in white, while an extra small model has been introduced for petite faces, adolescents and pre-teens. This will allow paediatric, medical and dental services involving laser treatments to offer better eye protection for children.

Your eyesight is important! Please contact us if you work with, or might be affected by, lasers or any other intense light source.

Retinal injury occurs from exposure to visible, such as the possible Blue Light Hazard effect, or near IR energy (400-1400 nm), while corneal or lens damage results from UV (190-400 nm) and IR (1400-11000 nm) exposure.

 

 


New SWIR laser collimators from Micro Laser Systems

With the introduction of a 2 µm optical coating, Micro Laser Systems (µLS) have significantly broadened the available wavelengths their standard FC laser collimators can operate in. µLS can now offer collimators in four wavebands that cover the 350 to 2300 nm spectral range.

Designed specifically for single mode fibre, polarisation maintaining fibre, and fibre laser applications requiring a pure Gaussian beam, the µLS FC collimators deliver a very clean output with no diffraction patterns or beam distortions from apertures up to 45 mm in diameter.

Micro Laser Systems’ FC Series collimators can be used with any commercially available fibre-coupled laser, including Ar, YAG, TiS, HeNe, or DPSS systems.

For more information, visit our Micro Laser Systems (µLS) pages, or contact us.


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.


New additions to laser safety filters from NoIR LaserShields

female-31NoIR LaserShields has had ten of their existing filters for laser safety CE-approved. These are the: 10, 50, 60, 90, 92, 5032, 6032, RT1, RT2 and YG4.

NoIR also revealed, at the recent Laser World of Photonics exhibition, a breakthrough polymer filter for Holmium-doped fibre lasers operating between 2 and 3 microns – the HOY.

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
  • Multiple waveband devices
  • Therapeutic and cosmetic treatments (Patients and Clinicians)
  • Laser pens (Pilots and Police)

Elliot Scientific’s expert advice will guide you to the best in cost-effective laser safety. From academics, beauticians and clinicians… we protect the alphabet of laser users. Contact us with details of your laser or application and we will be happy to help you choose the correct filters, spectacle frames or goggles.


New OEM LDLS is the latest ultra-bright performer from Energetiq

EQ400Energetiq introduced the new EQ-400 high power, ultra-bright Laser-Driven Light Source (LDLS™) at the recent Laser World of Photonics in Munich.

Based on the existing highly successful LDLS™ series, the EQ-400 offers the highest radiance and irradiance available in a true broadband white light source. The EQ-400 features a compact lamp housing built with clean construction techniques to ensure long lamp life and stability. With a 170-2100 nm wavelength range, and a choice of dual-beam output or a single-beam output with retro-reflector, the EQ-400 is suitable for a wide variety of applications.

  • High spectral radiance: > 100 mW/mm2.sr.nm from 100 µm aperture
  • Spectral power: > 10 mW/nm from a 500 µm aperture
  • Very low noise: < 0.02%
  • Small plasma: 300 x 800 µm FWHM

If you have an OEM application that requires stable and ultra-bright illumination, please contact us as we have the solution.


Ultra High-power LED Products for Microscopy, Spectroscopy and Optogenetics

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAElliot Scientific is now distributing a comprehensive range of LED light delivery products for microscopy, spectroscopy, optogenetics, and other scientific research and industrial applications from Prizmatix, is a scientist-led company that specialises in the design and manufacturing of ultra high-power LEDs. These are available in a range of power levels and wavelengths across the spectrum for applications that include:

  • The UHP-T LED for microscopy and imaging – One of the most powerful available today
  • Optogenetics – Single and dual wavelength systems for in-vivo and in-vitro research
  • Multi-wavelength LED systems offering modularity and versatility for customised setups
  • Fibre-coupled units, with up to 11 different LEDs, delivering light through a range of fibre options

STSI-All-250-1For in-vivo and in-vitro optogenetics, Prizmatix offer a full range of modules that start from single wavelength plug-and-go kits, to multi-wavelength systems for activation and silencing in the same fibre. From light sources to cannulae, and everything in between, Prizmatix provides all the components necessary for experimenters in neuroscience, neurobiology, electrophysiology, biochemistry and biophysics. Typical systems have been constructed by researchers for:

  • Detection & excitation
  • Intensity monitoring
  • In-line filtering, attenuation or polarisation
  • Reflectance or fluorescence detection for in situ, in vivo, or in vitro applications

Prizmatix have extensively developed various photonics products for use in neuro and bioscience research such as optogenetics, as well as traditional chemistry, biology and physics. For example, fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy, microscopy, and absorption measurement are typical applications here. Elliot Scientific will be demonstrating a selection of Prizmatix products, including the UHP-T and Mic-LED systems, at Photonex Scotland on June 3rd 2015 at the University of Strathclyde.


FLEX™ from CRAIC Technologies – a superior solution for analytical challenges

FLEX™, a UV-visible-NIR microspectrophotometer designed to be flexible in configuration, capability and pricing, has been launched by CRAIC Technologies.

Tailored for cost effective multiple spectroscopic analysis of many types of microscopic samples, FLEX™ operates from the deep ultraviolet to the near infrared. Depending upon the configuration, samples can be quickly and accurately analysed by absorbance, reflectance, luminescence and fluorescence.

FLEX™ can also image microscopic samples directly via its DirecVu™ optics and grab high resolution digital colour stills. Additional options include a measurement capability for refractive indices and thin film thickness. FLEX™ is a multi-functional tool for the laboratory or factory, offering superior solutions for analytical challenges.

For further details on this and other CRAIC products, please contact us.


March 2015 Newsletter Out Now

March 2015 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific March newsletter is now available. In this issue we hear about the new colorPol® polariser brochures from CODIXX, see how spectroscopy and Atom Optics’ science benefit from Photodigm Laser Diodes, feel the emphasis Micro Laser Systems put on diffraction limited circular beams, get a taste of a superior solution from CRAIC Technologies for analytical challenges, and almost smell the sea air as we visit the SU2P Symposium in Dundee next week, plus the International Year of Light and more…

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FEMTOOPTICS – New catalogue out for 2015/2016

FEMTOLASERS has released the latest 2015/2016 version of its popular catalogue for the FEMTOOPTICS™ line of premier optical components. The range fully supports ultrafast applications and helps to exploit the capabilities of femtosecond lasers by covering the entire beam path – from source to target and from generation to detection. Products include:

  • Negative dispersive mirrors
  • Low dispersive optics
  • Ultra broadband optics

Highlights include:

  • GDD-optimised fluorescence filters
  • Octave-spanning, GDD-minimised dichroic filters – enabling the implementation of sub-7-fs pulses in nonlinear microscopy
  • Components for the visible – 450-700 nm for use with sub-7 fs pulses
  • Broadband dispersive mirrors
  • Low dispersion beam-splitters

FEMTOOPTICS™ – designed for ease-of-use to allow you to focus on your application and nothing else. Download the catalogue here.

For more information on FEMTOLASERS™ optics and laser systems, contact us now.


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.


New Gold SERS substrates for enhanced NIR Raman signal

The newly released Ato ID™ ‘Mato’ Plasmonic Sensor is designed to offer good excitation results for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) in both the red (600 nm plus) and NIR wavelength ranges.

Features sers-mato-pack3

  • Ideal for red to NIR laser wavelengths
  • Significantly enhances Raman signal
  • Gold (Au) coated
  • Active area: 4 x 4 mm (typical)
  • Overall carrier size 25 x 25 x 1 mm thick
  • Compatible with use of cover slip over the active SERS area
  • Developed specifically for high sensitivity trace detection applications

The base substrate is soda-lime glass which exhibits relatively weak inherent Raman scattering and so does not interfere with the sample signal. The active region comprises a pure gold coating over the proprietary nanofabricated base (patent pending). The monolithic structure eliminates risk of contaminants that can arise with glued or chemically treated types. All ‘Mato’ Raman substrates are vacuum sealed in a cleanroom environment for ease of handling. Please contact us for more information.

See also the ‘Randa’ silver coated substrate for visible to NIR applications.


New SERS/SEF substrates significantly enhance Raman signal

sers-substrate-glas_43The Ato ID™ Randa Plasmonic Sensor is designed to offer good results in both the visible and IR wavelength ranges for both Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) and Surface Enhanced Fluorescence (SEF).

Features

  • Ideal for visible and IR laser wavelengths
  • Significantly enhances Raman signal
  • Coated with 99.99% silver
  • Active area: 4 x 4 mm (typical)
  • Overall carrier size 25 x 25 x 1 mm thick
  • Compatible with use of cover slip over the active SERS area
  • Developed specifically for high sensitivity trace detection applications

The base substrate is soda-lime glass which exhibits relatively weak inherent Raman scattering and so does not interfere with the sample signal. The active region comprises a pure silver coating over the proprietary nanofabricated base (patent pending). The monolithic structure eliminates risk of contaminants that can arise with glued or chemically treated types. All ‘Randa’ Raman substrates are vacuum sealed in a cleanroom environment for ease of handling. Please contact us for more information.


January 2014 Newsletter Out Now

January 2014 NewsletterThe new 2014-style Elliot Scientific January newsletter is now available. In this issue we welcome Integrated Optics and their ultra-compact high-performance MatchBox series of lasers, cover the Mercury package that enables higher powers from some Photodigm laser diodes, see how FEMTOOPTICS help the ultrafast laser community, bring you Elliot Scientific’s own special catalogue for EXFO R&D telecom test products, and look forward to Photonics West next month..

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Detection Across The Spectrum: UV to IR sensors available from Elliot Scientific

IR Sensors

A range of photodiodes and photoconductors are available through Elliot Scientific from US-based Electro-Optical Systems (EOS). Manufactured from a broad portfolio of materials, their Receiver Modules and Detector Components provide the widest selection of spectral responses in the industry. Covering three major IR wavelength regions, and special categories that also include NIR Position Sensors, 2-Colour Detectors and Quadrant Components, EOS has a solution for your requirement.

Options on offer include integral filters, custom packages and multi-wavelength assemblies. EOS detectors are used around the world by leading defence contractors, industrial research laboratories, academics, and OEMs.

For more information on the standard and customised EOS detector ranges from Elliot Scientific, please contact us.

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December 2013 Newsletter Out Now

December 2013 E-LetterThe Elliot Scientific December newsletter is now available. In this issue we cover Micro Laser Systems’ new green diode laser for microscopy, look at polarising optics and waveplates from OptiSource, discover rugged diode-pumped fibre amplifiers and lasers from IPG Photonics, and learn how physics and the biological sciences can benefit from sensitive magnetometry systems by Tristan Technologies.

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