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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.


Portable spectroradiometers from Gamma Scientific updated

Gamma Scientific’s new GS-1160 handheld spectroradiometers are stand-alone instruments designed for lighting installers, designers and engineers who require accurate, low cost spectral measurements such as:

  • Colour & Chromaticity
  • Gamma & White balance
  • Flicker & Uniformity
  • Luminance, CRI & Delta UV
  • Spectral power distribution
  • Peak & Dominant wavelength
  • Excitation purity

The Gamma Scientific handheld GS-1160 uses a CMOS linear image sensor, covering the wavelength range from 380 to 780 nm in 1 nm steps.

The instrument offers integration times from under 0.0001 to 5 seconds and delivers the spectral data via an onboard colour graphical display. This data can also be stored on an SD card, making it ideal for the portable spectral evaluation of LEDs, OLEDs and Quantum Dot displays.

The GS-1160B is the desktop version of the above. It features all the same measurement functions, but no display, and outputs the captured data via USB or RS-232 to a PC.

For more details, please contact us.


On Thursday, Photonex Scotland opens in Edinburgh

Photonex Scotland opens in Edinburgh on Thursday, bringing together the UK’s top photonics technology suppliers, leading researchers and invited speakers for a very special one-day event on June 14th at the University of Edinburgh’s South Hall complex.

Elliot Scientific will be among the 25 companies dedicated to optics, biophotonics and imaging technology – allowing you to view the latest photonics solutions, optical components, instruments and systems, as well as a conference and tutorials.

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.


We are in Edinburgh next week for IUPAB / EBSA

The joint 19th International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB) and 11th European Biophysical Societies’ Association (EBSA) Congress takes place in Edinburgh next week.

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.

 


Tomorrow, the Photonex Roadshow returns to Scotland

The Photonex Roadshow returns to Glasgow tomorrow, bringing together the UK’s top photonics technology suppliers, leading researchers and invited speakers for a very special one-day event on June 14th at the University of Strathclyde.

Elliot Scientific will be among the dozens of companies dedicated to optics, biophotonics and imaging technology – allowing you to view the latest photonics solutions, optical components, instruments and systems, as well as a conference and tutorials.

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.

We will be demonstrating our ranges of precision slides and flexure stages, the ultra-bright laser-driven plasma light source from Energetiq, nanopositioners from Mad City Labs, and much more. Come and talk to us about your project.


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.


February 2017 Newsletter Out Now

February 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific February newsletter is now available. In this issue, we look at all the new products we are now offering – Prizmatix’s UHP-M DuaLED UV-Visible light source for microscopy, dielectric mirrored Spatial Light Modulators from HOLOEYE, a measurement system from Gamma Scientific for Near Eye Displays,  and the latest from Energetiq – a tunable broadband plasma light source.

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Laser users love novel flip filter design that modifies eye protection

NoIR LaserShields are now shipping the CE-certified Frame 40 spectacle. With its novel flip mechanism, which allows for a secondary filter to be brought into play in certain applications, users can benefit in situations where a modification of the passband of the fixed filter is required.

In this example, the fixed filter is FG1 glass for IR sources above 900 nm, and the secondary filter is the AXX which blocks UV and IR in between 700 and 900 nm.

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For more information about this and other laser and high intensity light source protection filters from NoIR, contact us now.


Bright products for Microscopy, Spectroscopy and Optogenetics

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

  • For microscopy and imaging: the powerful UHP-T LED series
  • For optogenetics: single and dual wavelength systems for in-vivo and in-vitro research
  • For custom setups:
    • offering modularity and versatility
    • fibre-coupled units with up to 11 different LEDs

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 are always happy to advise, so contact us today for further information.


UHP-T-MP: Excellent for Optogenetics/fluorescence excitation in microplate applications

batch5-057The UHP-T-MP series of Ultra High Power LEDs, by Prizmatix, feature a powerful rectangular (3:4) homogeneous collimated beam useful in many demanding applications such as direct microplate illumination without a light guide, fluorescence microscopy and machine vision.

Optimal illumination of standard 96 well microplates from a working distance of about 40 cm is realised by its aspheric optics, and the USB-equipped LED controller supports CW or pulsed operation via a TTL trigger. LED intensity can be set via a pot or external analogue voltage input.

The UHP-T-MP is available in blue – 455 nm, green – 528 nm or red – 630 nm wavelengths, and can be used coupled to an optical fibre or liquid light guide, or just as a collimated light source.

Key features

  • Single chip Ultra High Brightness LED
  • Precisely adjustable, stable power
  • 3:4 aspect ratio
  • CW or pulsed operation
  • USB interface
  • Long life (no consumable parts)

For more information, please contact us.


Energetiq announce new extremely bright Laser Driven Light Source: The EQ-77

ldls-eq-77The new EQ-77 Laser Driven Light Source (LDLS™), from Energetiq, is an extremely bright 170 to 2100 nm light source that is specifically designed for critical spectroscopy and imaging applications.

The EQ-77 offers the highest radiance and irradiance available in a truly broadband white light source with a choice of dual-beam output or a single-beam output with retro-reflector.

The EQ-77’s superior spatial and power stability ensures highly repeatable measurements are delivered by a variety of applications in the life and materials sciences, and the proprietary laser-driven bulb technology is ideal for applications requiring a high power lamp with ultra-long life.

For more information, please contact us.


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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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.


Elliot Scientific supporting next-gen light technologies at industry event next week

Next week, Elliot Scientific will be Advancing the manufacturing of next-generation light technologies at the inaugral Future Photonics Hub Industry Day – which is being held on Tuesday, September 13th at the University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus.

The exhibition at the conference is a great opportunity to meet us and experience our products first-hand. On the internet, one product can seem just like another, but being face-to-face with one of our specialists will help you make better informed purchasing decisions.

The Future Photonics Hub Industry Day will be an exceptional, inter-disciplinary event that presents so many opportunities to learn about photonics, advanced materials and the application of light technologies. With a packed technical programme, cleanroom tours, and opportunities for one-to-one meetings with Hub researchers and industry partners, this event is not to be missed.

See us on stand S32.

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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.


Tomorrow and Wednesday, visit Elliot Scientific at SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation in Edinburgh

sky-night-space-galaxyFor only two days during the prestigious SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation conference in Edinburgh, will developers and users of telescopes and instrumentation be able to visit our stand at the event’s exhibition. Elliot Scientific is featuring products from leading companies such as Energetiq Technology, Gamma ScientificLake Shore Cryotronics and Vescent Photonics.

EQ99XFC_SQFrom tomorrow, our team will be on hand to discuss how the technologies available through Elliot Scientific can help deliver measurement solutions for the problems scientists encounter involving light, magnetic fields, or cryogenic temperatures. We will also be demonstrating two novel light sources – a revolutionary broadband ultra-bright plasma-based lamp and a new tunable LED system that can be programmed to mimic virtually any illuminant or reflected spectrum, plus spectroscopy and laser modules, and more.

The SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation Exhibition take places at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 28th & 29th. For more information, please contact us.


Our June 2016 newsletter is now available

June 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific June 2016 newsletter is now available. In this issue we look at Near Field Scanning Optical Microscopy courtesy of Mad City Labs, experience the highest radiance available in a broadband white light source with Energetiq’s EQ-400, discover Non-contact Visible Fault Location with OZ Optics, and Lock the Laser Servo using Vescent Technologies‘ technology, plus the Photonex Scotland Roadshow, SPIE’s Astronomical Telescopes & Instrumentation Expo, and more.

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DAli 3 Automatic Alignment Systems available with MDE piezo-driven XYZ Positioners

Elliot Scientific is offering the DAli 3 Automatic Alignment Systems with a choice of MDE123 or MDE125 Elliot Gold™ Series piezo-actuated XYZ flexure stages.

Two systems are available. The E2323 comprises a model E2300 2-axes automated feedback piezo controller plus MDE123 Elliot Gold™ Series XYZ flexure stage fitted with piezo actuators providing 25 µm of piezo adjustment in each of the three axes, or the E2325 with 100 µm of piezo adjustment. Both systems also offer 2 mm of manual adjustment in each axis.

E2323_1200AThe 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 fibres (or arrays) to waveguide device

A typical E2300 DAli 3 system now consists of our new 3-channel E1100 piezo controller, the USB-equipped DAli 3 interface, and a customer-supplied 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, such as the MDE123 and MDE125 described above, it is also suited to other piezo devices working on 0 to 150 volts.

For more information, please contact us.


April 2016 Newsletter Out Now

April 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific April newsletter is now available. In this issue we are illuminated by Gamma Scientific’s new SpectralLED light source, magnetically attracted to Lake Shore’s 7400 Series VSM, introduced to benchtop test and measurement systems from OZ Optics, feel the 75 Kelvin chill with CryoSpectra’s latest compressor and cold head combo, and mention the recent Photonex London Roadshow.

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New SpectralLED Tunable LED Light Source from Gamma Scientific

The new SpectralLED™ tunable light source from Gamma Scientific combines the output of 30 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.

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.

A combination of DC constant current drivers, optical feedback, and thermoelectric cooling maintains the source’s high luminance accuracy in real time, allowing brightness to be varied directly (through drive current), rather than by pulse width modulation (PWM). This eliminates any flicker.

SpectralLED-Transparent-Trimetric-Rendering-Final-500x500The SpectralLED™ will allow sensor, camera and system manufacturers to perform a wide variety of calibration and testing functions with a single instrument. Applications include smartphones and tablets, DSLR cameras, cinematography camcorders, diagnostic medical imaging, technical and industrial photography, or any OEM camera, sensor or detector application. White balance, spatial uniformity, defects, linearity, dynamic range, signal-to-noise, responsivity and ISO speed are specific tests the SpectralLED™ is ideally suited for carrying out.

For more information, please contact us.

 


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.

 

 


Gamma Scientific hones GS-1290 wavelength accuracy to ±0.2 nm

Gamma Scientific‘s RadOMA™ range of advanced, high-speed spectroradiometers deliver millisecond measurement speeds, exceptional low-light measurement capabilities, and superior blue-light region sensitivity. The latest versions of the GS-1290 are now offering wavelength accuracies down to ±0.2 nm.

Multiple configurations cover a wide spectral range, from the ultraviolet to the near infrared:

1220 Display Measurement System

  • 200 to 890 nm (GS-1290-1)
  • 200 to 1100 nm (GS-1290-2)
  • 360 to 940 nm (GS-1290-3)

RadOMA™ spectroradiometers are ideally suited for testing retroreflected colour, reflectance and transmittance, LED colour and luminance, flat panel displays, and light sources.

The systems are completely modular and interchangeable for easy upgrade or customisation, and can be self-calibrated by the user so they never have to be returned to the factory.

Please contact us for more details.


Institute of Photonics: Elliot Scientific at 20th Anniversary next week

To mark their 20th anniversary and the International Year of Light, the Institute of Photonics will be holding a special celebration. On Wednesday, November 4th., world-leading experts will be presenting on a wide range of photonics research topics including: diamond photonics, visible light communications, gallium nitride based lighting, colloidal quantum dot devices and optogenetics.

Alongside the conference, a small exhibition of key suppliers to academia and industry will include Elliot Scientific. We will on hand to offer advice and demonstrate a select range of products and equipment that delivers our solution science to researchers.

If you are in Glasgow next week, do visit the University of Strathclyde for the Institute of Photonics 20th Anniversary and drop by the Elliot Scientific display. We look forward to meeting you.

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October 2015 ‘Photonex’ Newsletter Out Now

October 2015 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific October bumper 4-page newsletter is now available. In this issue we look forward to Wednesday and Thursday’s Photonex exhibition and detail the products and equipment we will be exhibiting at the show over the two days. We also announce the release of our latest brochure – Product Overview 2016.

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