These past few weeks have seen a rash of products released from our partners, so here is a quick summary of what’s new:
Gamma Scientific‘s latest SpectralLED® light source, the RS-7-2 VIS SWIR, features two light engines mounted onto a 500 mm integrating sphere with 150 mm output port to offer a spatial uniformity of >98% across an 8° field of view. The solid-state design incorporates 31 discrete visible wavelengths, and 10 shortwave infrared wavelengths, ranging from 380 to 1700 nm for synthesis of commercially available light sources. Custom wavelength options are also available. For more information, visit our Gamma Scientific SpectralLED® page.
Lyncée Tec have added to their digital holographic inspection microscope range with the launch of the R100 and R200 Industrial DHM® Systems. These compact and lightweight 3D optical profilometers with interferometric resolution acquire data instantaneously over the full field of view, and at camera frame rate by using a scannerless measurement technology unlike other optical profilometers.
- Sample can be measured in transit
- No moving parts
- Unaffected by vibration
- Characterises large areas fast for high throughput
For more information, visit our Lyncée Tec Industrial DHM® Systems page.
Siskiyou now offer a motorised version of their MMF mirror flipper mount. Designed to be used in layouts where optics or detectors need to be in place for one experiment, and then removed for another, the MMF.sd offers <50 µradian repeatability. Control of the mount position is by either wireless fob or TTL input. For more information, please visit our Siskiyou mirror mounts page.
Vescent has been developing low-SWaP fibre lasers for deployed applications, offering a variety of custom packaging options and control electronics to meet the most demanding requirements. Their latest offering is the FO-100 oscillator, a core piece of equipment for femtosecond oscillator and frequency comb experiments. Built around an Erbium-doped fibre, it can deliver sub-100 fs pulses with a bandwidth of over 40 nm, given an appropriate pump input and thermal control loops. For more information on this and related products, visit our Vescent Mode Locked Lasers page.
Tonight, aboard the USS Midway in San Diego, Gamma Scientific will be among the finalists in the Solid State Lighting Enabling Technologies and Test category at this year’s Sapphire Awards for their 940 LED-200 Series Goniometer.
The 940 LED-200 Series Goniometer is optimised for the precise measurements of angle dependent spatial radiation properties of LEDs and small luminaires. It can accommodate sample sizes up to 200 mm in diameter, and can be combined with a Gamma Scientific Spectroradiometer or UDT Series photometer.
With a spectroradiometer, the goniometer can measure luminous flux, colour coordinates and CRI; while a photometer connected goniometer can provide fast measurements of spatial light distribution.
- Rapid, precise characterisation of of spatial light distribution
- Accurate measurement of LED luminaires, lamps and modules
- Models optimised for specific sample sizes
- Conform with CIE, DIN and IES standards
For more information on the availability of this equipment for UK and Irish LED manufacturers and users, please contact us.
The Elliot Scientific November 2019 Newsletter is now online.
In this month’s issue…
Rugged Monitoring announce an addition to their range of fibre optic temperature monitors and that they’ve been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification.
Gamma Scientific release an OEM version of their flagship SpectralLED light source, the tunable LED-based RS-7.
We introduce 3 new filters from the NoIR Laser range of protective eyewear for users working with lasers and other intense light sources.
…and round off with a look at Professor Wolfgang Drexler working on Optical Coherence Tomography at the Centre for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering in Vienna.
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The Focus on Microscopy (FOM2019) conference and exhibition begins this Sunday morning, April 14th, at the QEII Conference Centre in London, and runs for four long days.
FOM is an annual event that takes places in various countries around the world, presenting the latest innovations in optical microscopy and their application in biology, medicine and the material sciences. Topics will cover:
- 3D optical imaging and image processing
- Adaptive optics for microscopy
- Coherent non-linear microscopies
- Confocal and multiphoton-excitation microscopy
- Correlated microscopies, light/electron
- Developments in resolution and imaging
- Fluorescence image, labelling and spectroscopy
- Laser manipulation and tracking
- Light sheet microscopy
- OCT and holographic endoscopy
- Phase/interference based microscopies
- Raman spectroscopy imaging
- Super-resolution nanoscopy
- … and more
Elliot Scientific will be on stand 2 at the sold-out exhibition. We will be featuring Accurion active anti-vibration products; ultra-bright LED light sources from Prizmatix; and manipulators, stages and other microscopy accessories by Siskiyou.
Come and chat to us about our Optical Tweezer systems, digital holographic microscopes (DHM) from Lyncée Tec, and WITec confocal Raman imaging microscopes. We also offer Patch Clamp amplifiers manufactured by Tecella and the Kinetic Systems’ passive anti-vibration table and platform range, as well as HOLOEYE SLMs and CRAIC Technologies’ microanalysis systems.
For readers keen on acronyms and abbreviations, here a selection to get your teeth into: FCS, FLIM, FRAP, FRET, GSDIM, PALM, SHG, SIM, SOFI, STED, STORM, THG, and TIRF
Gamma Scientific has just announced the release of their RS‐7 IRIS option that allows easy adjustment of the light source’s output intensity.
This new enhancement for the SpectralLED® family of uniform intensity tunable light sources considerably increases the dynamic range of the light source. It is particularly useful for irradiance testing and characterisation of bare sensors.
The stepper motor controlled iris provides a variable output aperture which is fully integrated into the light source architecture. Available for both the visible and SWIR output models, the standard RS‐7 firmware includes aperture control and additional API commands.
About the SpectralLED®
The RS‐7 base platform incorporates the latest LED technology available. The RS‐7 VIS series contains 35 discrete wavelength LEDs, delivering a nearly continuous spectrum from 380 to 1000 nm. This allows for an unprecedented colour gamut and applications otherwise impossible for traditional halogen or LED light sources.
The SpectralLED® SWIR series employs LEDs at 9 discrete wavelengths from 900 to 1700 nm in the short‐wave infrared portion of the spectrum, providing a fully programmable spectra with highly uniform and stable output.
The standard configuration incorporates a controller and all software for full spectral calibration with spectral fitting, preset storage and real‐time optical feedback in a variety of measurement units.
USB drivers for Windows, OSX and Linux platforms are included, and external interface and control can be easily achieved via simple ASCII commands. Custom configurations are also available. For more information, please contact us or visit: https://www.elliotscientific.com/Gamma-Scientific-Light-Sources
The HB-FC-White is a self-contained light source that includes all the necessary driver electronics and a thermal management system – no special controller box is required to operate the unit if used at the preset power.
Typical optical power from distal end of 1 m fibre:
|Fibre Type||Fibre Core||Fibre NA||Output Power|
|Polymer||1000 µm||0.63||460 mW|
|Polymer||500 µm||0.63||245 mW|
|Glass||250 µm||0.66||110 mW|
|Silica||50 µm||0.2||0.5 mW|
For more information, please contact us.
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
For 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.
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
900 to 1700 nm spectral range
Gamma Scientific, in conjunction with Laser Focus World magazine, are delivering an exciting Webinar presentation on Tuesday, September 12th that will provide in-depth product information, typical applications, and visual demonstrations of the flexible software and production interface capabilities that give the RS-7 SpectralLED™ Tunable LED Light Source so many advantages over traditional halogen and other LED light sources.
Register for the Webinar here.
The RS-7 SpectralLED™ delivers superior spectral resolution and accuracy with higher brightness and a broader colour gamut than any other currently available halogen or LED-based source for camera and image sensor calibration.
The RS-7 features 35 discrete LED channels, each having 16-bit resolution in intensity settings enabling it to be programmed to produce a uniform output that closely matches virtually any illuminant source in a single compact and versatile instrument.
SpectralLED™ can sweep through wavelengths to simulate a scanning monochromator, but with the advantage of no moving parts. In addition to superior spectral resolution and accuracy, the SpectralLED™ also offers about 10x higher brightness than any competitive product. This allows measurements over a much larger, linear dynamic range, and is sufficient to illuminate virtually any detector at levels up to saturation.
For more information, please contact us.
Gamma Scientific [ @gammascientific ] has just introduced two new instruments for display measurements. Both offer colour, intensity and flicker testing of all types of LED, LCD, OLED and Quantum Dot screens.
The GS-1160 is the touchscreen-equipped handheld version, while the GS-1160B is designed for the bench and operates in conjunction with PC-based analysis software. The GS-1160 can also be used as a desktop system as it is supported by the same software.
These spectroradiometers, to give them their proper name, deliver faster results with repeatability superior to filter-based instruments. Additional measurement capabilities include gamma, white balance and uniformity.
Data is output on both via USB, or can also be stored on an SD card in the GS-1160 portable model. The GS-1160B can be programmed for custom testing as it has an Application Programming Interface (API). Commands can be sent via RS-232 or the USB.
For detailed specifications and more information about these or other products Gamma Scientific manufacture, please contact us.
From Sunday, July 16th to Thursday the 20th., the British Biophysical Society and the Biological Physics Group of the Institute of Physics (IOP) will host an outstanding scientific programme for this major international combined biophysics event. All areas of contemporary biophysics will be included in a varied programme covering single molecule studies to complex machineries.
Elliot Scientific will be demonstrating a complete system from our Optical Tweezers range that features tracking and force measurement on exhibition days: Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. You can also ask us about nanopositioning equipment for the microscope from Mad City Labs, as well as LED light sources and instruments designed for microscopy and optogenetics studies from Prizmatix, the LDLS – a novel super bright broadband lamp from Energetiq Technologies, and Spatial Light Modulators from HOLOEYE.
We can be found on Stand 40 within the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
Prizmatix’s self-contained UHP-M is an ultra-high power UV-Visible light source designed to replace Metal-Halide and Mercury lamp systems in many microscopy and fluorescence applications.
Incorporating two independently controllable Prizmatix large-chip LEDs, the UHP-M delivers broadband white 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 for each channel
- 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, an optional remote control or USB interface will be required.