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New products added across our website

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.

 


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.

 


Our discontinued stock sale has started – considerable savings to be had

From today and until close of business on November 7th, Elliot Scientific is offering dozens of high-quality products from our discontinued Lab Essentials range of opto-mechanics at crazily reduced prices.

Now is your chance to grab the bargains from our ranges of …

  • Locking Kinematic Mirror Mounts
  • Standard Kinematic Mirror Mounts
  • Kinematic Component Mounts
  • Fixed Mirror Holders
  • Lens Mounts
  • Iris Diaphragms
  • and Posts, Post Holders, Clamps and Bases

… at prices much lower than the leading brands.

Act fast because some products are limited stock and will be sold on a first-come first-served basis.

Visit our Discontinued Stock pages to see what’s on sale.


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.


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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@SiskiyouCorp products for Life Science & Photonics now available through Elliot Scientific

Elliot Scientific is now offering products from the Siskiyou range of micromanipulators, microscope sample positioners, and modular opto-mechanical building blocks to researchers in the British Isles.

Established in 1972, Oregon-based Siskiyou Corporation presently manufacture nearly 2500 products of their own design for the life science and photonics industries.

Products include highly precise micromanipulators, stages, optical mounts, adjusting screws, clamps, rods, and much more.

Siskiyou products are Modular by Design™, which makes it easy to sub­stitute interchangeable parts or to exchange and add modular units. This ability provides an unlimited array of functional tools that can be adapted to most any requirement.

For more information, please contact us, or visit our growing Siskiyou products page.


Elliot Scientific’s Black Friday Sale has started

From today and until the end of December, Elliot Scientific is offering dozens of high-quality products from our Lab Essentials range of Opto-mechanics at crazily reduced prices.

Now is your chance to grab the bargains from our ranges of …

  • Locking Kinematic Mirror Mounts
  • Standard Kinematic Mirror Mounts
  • Kinematic Component Mounts
  • Fixed Mirror Holders
  • Lens Mounts
  • Iris Diaphragms
  • and Posts, Post Holders, Clamps and Bases

… at prices much lower than the leading brands.

Act fast because some products are limited stock and will be sold on a first-come first-served basis.

Visit our Monthly Special Offers pages to  see what’s on sale.


Three new PLUTO SLMs get dielectric mirror coating for increased power handling

LCOS_HeadHOLOEYE now offers new dielectric mirror coated versions of their popular PLUTO phase only Spatial Light Modulators (SLMs). Based on reflective LCOS microdisplays delivering 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution with an 8 µm pixel pitch, the latest models in the PLUTO range enable use with higher incident power lasers due to the coating’s reduction of absorption.

Three models are currently available: the PLUTO-UV-043, PLUTO-VIS-056 and PLUTO-NIR-049 for use in the UV, visible and IR respectively. All PLUTO SLMs are plug & play, offer fast full digital addressing, and can be programmed with phase functions via a standard graphics card as an extended monitor device using the supplied software.

Please contact us for more details.

 


September 2016 Newsletter Out Now

September 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific September newsletter is now available. In this issue we introduce Fibercryst – the only manufacturer of short pulse lasers and amplifiers utilising the innovative Single Crystal Fibre technology, gain insight with the latest THz accessory for Probe Stations from Lake Shore Cryotronics, invite you to watch Seebeck measurements being conducted using a CryoLab from Kryoz, and inform you about the Elliot Scientific range of optics, waveplates, mirrors and filters.

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New Minimum Pulse Distortion Optics from FEMTOLASERS


New optics for ultrafast TiS lasers from FEMTOOPTICS by FEMTOLASERS are optimised to induce minimum pulse distortion:

  • 2″ dielectric 5 & 10% beamsplitters | sub-7 fs | p-polarised
    • Constant splitting ratio over a large spectral bandwidth
    • Minimum GDD upon both reflection and transmission
  • 3″ dielectrically enhanced Ag mirrors
    • High reflectance and low GDD over ~ one optical octave
  • 3″ ultra broadband dielectric 0° and 45° mirrors
    • High reflectance
    • Maximum bandwidth achievable with non-dispersive dielectric mirrors

For more information about these and other FEMTOLASERS’ products, please contact us.


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.


April 2014 Newsletter Out Now

April 2014 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific April newsletter is now available. In this latest issue we reveal nine new products from Mad City Labs, note that Vescent has launched a new 9 GHz D2-160 Beat Note Detector, examine larger aperture achromatic waveplates from FEMTOOPTICS, uncover EXFO’s new Multiport Benchtop Optical Variable Attenuator, and look forward to OPIE 2014 in Yokohama.

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February 2014 Newsletter Out Now

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February 2014 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific February newsletter is now available. In this issue Spectral Optics UK stock products go on sale, we find out how many miles the Elliot Scientific Optical Tweezers team travelled in 2013, take a look at laser protection eyewear, feel the heat with Neoptix fibre-optic temperature sensing equipment, and more.

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Special prices on laser mirrors and waveplates – Only while UK stocks last

laser_mirrorSpectral Optics manufacture a broad range of quality standard sized laser mirrors covering all common applications. Elliot Scientific holds a limited stock of these available for a next working day delivery in the UK.

With new parts due in the Spring, we are making our existing stock available at special prices, but only while stocks last. As we go to press, the stock comprises:

High Power Mirrors only £85

Wavelength (nm) Incidence Size Part Number
355 1″ x 0.375″ MP-1.00-0.37-LM-BK7-355
355 45° 1″ x 0.375″ MP-1.00-0.37-LM-BK7-355/45
532 1″ x 0.375″ MP-1.00-0.37-LM-BK7-532
532 45° 1″ x 0.375″ MP-1.00-0.37-LM-BK7-532/45
1064 1″ x 0.375″ MP-1.00-0.37-LM-BK7-1064
1064 45° 1″ x 0.375″ MP-1.00-0.37-LM-BK7-1064/45

Half- and quarter- waveplates suitable for high power lasers at 532 nm and 1064 nm wavelengths, plus waveplates for medium power applications at 633 nm, are also on sale.

High Power Zero-Order M-F* Bonded & Mounted only £304

Wavelength (nm) Type Size Part Number
532 ¼-wave 0.5″ WVPZF-Q-0.50-V1-V1-M-532
532 ½-wave 0.5″ WVPZF-H-0.50-V1-V1-M-532
1064 ¼-wave 0.5″ WVPZF-Q-0.50-V1-V1-M-1064
1064 ½-wave 0.5″ WVPZF-H-0.50-V1-V1-M-1064

Medium Power Zero-Order Cemented & Mounted only £221

Wavelength Type Size Part Number
633 ¼-wave 0.5″ WVPZ-P-0.50-V1-V1-M-633
633 ½-wave 0.5″ WVPZ-H-0.50-V1-V1-M-633
M-F=Molecular Fusion™

For up to date stock availability on these, or specifications of other products that Spectral Optics offer, contact us now.


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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November 2013 Newsletter Out Now

November 2013 E-LetterThe Elliot Scientific November newsletter is now available. In this issue we welcome new equipment from Spectral Optics – the Variable Beam Splitter Attenuator (VBSA), Lake Shore Cryotronics – the low-cost PS-100 Probe Station, and CRAIC Technologies – the latest 508 PV microspectrophotometer add-on for legacy microscopes. We also celebrate the tenth anniversary of mechOnics and look at the range of UV, Visible, and IR products offered by Lambda Research Optics.

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FEMTOOPTICS – New catalogue out for 2013/2014

FEMTOLASERS has released the latest 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.

In addition, new datasheets are now available for download via our FEMTOLASERSoscillator and amplifier products pages.

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


Latest fs optics catalogue out now

Ultra-fast laser specialist FEMTOLASERS have launched their expanded 2013 optics catalogue. Now with more than 120 pages, the extensive FEMTOOPTICS range features the following new additions:

  • fs-optimised off-axis parabolic mirrors for broadband focusing
  • MOSAIC™ OS Octave spanning GDD module
  • High dispersion mirror compressor for sub-8 fs pulses
  • Ultra-broadband low-GSS dichroic filters
  • Visible spectral range components:
    • Dielectric 50% beamsplitters | sub-7 fs | p-polarised
    • Dispersive mirror modules for sub-7 fs pulses

You can download the catalogue here, or request a printed copy from us.


New Opto-Mechanics Catalogue for 2013

A new Elliot Scientific Opto-Mechanics Catalogue has been released for 2013. With more than 450 pages, the comprehensive 14Mb PDF is downloadable from links on the Elliot Scientific website or can be read online at Issuu. The catalogue includes details and drawings of all our Mounts, Flexures, Stages, and Slides,  plus information on accessories, hardware for optical tables, custom designs and specialist systems.

Also released are four updated ‘mini-catalogues’ extracted from the main publication that detail the XYZ Flexure Stages, Miniature Positioners, Fibre Launch Systems and Lab Essentials ranges. These can also be downloaded from their relevant pages by clicking on the links above, or from various pages dotted around our website or read online at Issuu along with our other publications.

And if you missed any of our e-newsletters last year, we have compiled them into a handy annual (with built-in web links) that you can also download or read online at Issuu.

Alternatively, contact us and we can email you the PDF of choice.


Want next-day* high-energy laser optics? Contact Elliot Scientific.

OptiSource: Quality Optics

An extensive range of quality high-energy laser mirrors, beamsplitters, waveplates, partial reflectors, polarisers and coated windows are quickly available through Elliot Scientific from leading US fabricator OptiSource.
OptiSource: Quality Optics

  • Specialists in Waveplates and Polarisers
  • Beamsplitters, Lenses and Mirrors
  • Custom or OEM quantities
  • Consistent quality
  • Competitive pricing

OptiSource place a strong emphasis on polarising optics. Low, Multiple and Zero-order waveplates are available in a choice of assemblies with ring mounting optional. OptiSource produce crystal quartz rotators at standard wavelengths in 45° or 90° rotation and calcite polarisers in Glan Thompson, Glan Laser, Glan Taylor, Wallaston and Rochon configurations. Beamsplitter cubes are also offered in various sizes for spectral ranges from 248 to 1550 nm.

For a catalogue, UK stock availability and pricing, please contact us.

* Next working day if optics in stock.
 

Seven Nanopositioning Elements from Mad City Labs

Elliot Scientific has expanded its coverage of Mad City Labs equipment available through the company by adding a dedicated webpage for the Nano-F series of focusing elements. The new page details Mad City Labs’ offerings for microscopists involved in 4Pi microscopy, STORM, PALM, confocal and fluorescence imaging, super resolution (SR) microscopy, high speed Z stack imaging and other applications requiring high speed focus adjustment:

  • Nano-F Series – Objective lens focusing elements with 100 µm or 200 µm of travel
  • Nano-F25HS – A high speed nanopositioner focusing element with 25 µm travel
  • Nano-F3D  – An objective lens nanopositioner with 3-axis (XYZ) motion up to 100 µm per axis
  • Nano-F450  – The longest travel range piezo focusing element available for research microscopy with 450 µm travel

These elements can be used as stand-alone systems, or in conjunction with other Mad City Labs nanopositioning stages, and feature quick mount threaded adapters for RMS and metric lens threads.

In addition, we have also added the following nanopositioning stages to existing pages within the dedicated Mad City Labs section of their website:

  • Nano-MTA Series – A range of mirror tip/tilt actuators for rapid scanning of laser beams with sub-microradian resolution
  • Nano-OPH Series – A large central aperture nanopositioning stage with ranges of motion from 30 up to 100 µm
  • Nano-SPM200 – A compact nanopositioning system with 200 µm travel

For more information on these and the other piezo-driven stages Mad City Labs offer, please contact us or download the Mad City Labs 2012 Catalogue here.


Broad choice from Lambda Research Optics

Lambda Research Optics offer a broad range of high quality general and laser optics for use in the UV, Vis and IR bands.  Their standard catalogue offers over 300 pages of optics ready for fast delivery. A custom service for speciality optics is also available.

UV Optics 193 ~ 400 nm

  • Excimer laser mirrors
  • UV coatings
  • UV gas laser mirrors
  • Nd:YAG / YLF harmonic mirrors
  • Etalons
  • Polarisation optics
  • UV Lenses
  • UV Filters
Visible Optics 400 ~ 700 nm

  • Laser mirrors
  • Mirror blanks
  • Beamsplitters
  • Polarisers
  • Waveplates
  • Prisms
  • Beam expanders
  • Interference filters
  • N.D. filters
Near IR Optics 700 nm ~ 3 μm

  • Ultrafast mirrors
  • Nd:YAG / YLF laser mirrors
  • Tm:YAG, Ho:YAG & Er:YAG
  • Broadband mirrors
  • Beamsplitters
  • Waveplates
  • Lenses
IR Optics 3 ~ 20 μm

  • Coatings
  • Mirrors
  • Windows
  • Beamsplitters
  • Polarisers
  • Lenses
  • CO2 laser lens mounts

Contact us now for a catalogue or quote.


Expanded Catalogues Released for 2012

The Elliot Scientific Opto-Mechanics Catalogue has been revised and expanded for 2012. Over 450 pages now make up the comprehensive 15Mb PDF that’s downloadable using the link above, from links on the Elliot Scientific website or can be read online at Issuu. The catalogue includes details and drawings of all our Flexures, Stages and Slides,  plus information on accessories, hardware for optical tables, custom designs and specialist systems.

Also released are three ‘mini-catalogues’ extracted from the main publication that detail the XYZ Flexure Stage, Miniature Positioner and Lab Essentials ranges. These can also be downloaded from their relevant pages by clicking on the links above, or from various pages dotted around our website or read online at Issuu along with our other publications.

Alternatively, contact us and we can email you the catalogue of choice.

 


FEMTOOPTICS – New catalogue out plus 10% off orders in November

FEMTOLASERS has expanded its popular FEMTOOPTICS™ line of premier optical components and issued a new catalogue for 2012. 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

Among the new highlights included in the catalogue are:

  • Optics for non-linear microscopy
  • Deep UV spectral range components, such as steering optics and dispersive mirrors
  • Ultra broadband reflective phase retarders
  • An integrated dispersion fine tuning unit
  • Dielectric beam splitters for sub-25 fs pulses

To celebrate the launch of this new catalogue, Elliot Scientific are offering 10% off the list price on all stock optics ordered before the end of November 2011.

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

For more information on these optics and others we offer, contact us now.