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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.

 


June 2019 newsletter now online

June 2019 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific June 2019 Newsletter: In this issue we welcome nPoint and their range of piezo-actuated nanopositioning flexure stages, and Microscope Heaters who do what it says on their tin – heat microscopes with fanless incubation systems. We also announce that our Optical Tweezer systems now come with Microsoft’s Windows 10, and that EXFO have launched the Optical Xplorer – the world’s first OFM. Plus Laser World of Photonics in Munich next week and a whole host of materials science and microscopy trade shows coming up next month.

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April 2019 newsletter now online

April 2019 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific April 2019 Newsletter: In this issue Gamma Scientific introduce a motorised iris for the RS-7 SpectralLED tuneable light source, Lake Shore manage to go low with calibrated Ruthenium Oxide temperature sensors for extreme cryogenic measurements, Siskiyou make mounts movable from above for those tricky optical breadboard set-ups, and we announce that our Applications section packed with useful information for scientists is now live, plus Focus on Microscopy 2019 in Westminster next week.

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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.


October 2018 newsletter now online

October 2018 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific October newsletter is now available. In this issue, how Elliot|Martock Flexure Stages support quantum research around the globe; Gamma Scientific forge ahead with an SWIR of their RS-7 SpectralLED light source; Siskiyou products for positioning; and Accurion‘s amazing vibration isolation systems. Plus chain mail and Photonex Live!

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September 2018 newsletter now online

September 2018 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific September newsletter is now available. In this issue Optogenetics is to the fore with Prizmatix ultra high power LED light sources and Siskiyou’s spot positioner, plus CODIXX polarisers, Elliot|Martock automated alignment equipment and next month’s Photonex Live!

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August 2018 newsletter now online…

August 2018 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific August newsletter is now available. In this issue an IPG laser, Lake Shore temperature sensors and Siskiyou IXF components are used in a breakthrough Los Alamos & University of New Mexico all optical cryocooler; microscopists can benefit from Elliot Scientific Optical Tweezers, the Mad City Labs RM21 platform, and microspectroscopy from CRAIC Technologies; plus ICEC27-ICMC 2018 in Oxford and more…

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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.


July 2018 Newsletter Out Now

July 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific July newsletter is now available. In this issue we congratulate Kinetic Systems for their 50 years of designing and manufacturing vibration isolation systems, get a new angle on Siskiyou Corporation’s range of tilt platforms, and look at NoIR’s trendy yet practical laser safety eyewear. Plus robust polarizers from CODIXX and more…

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June 2018 Newsletter Out Now

June 2018 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific June newsletter is now available. In this issue we reveal new ultrafast fiber lasers from IPG Photonics, uncover new fiber-optic thermometry systems by Rugged Monitoring, reintroduce Tecella patch clamp amplifiers to the UK and Ireland, and announce new mounts for square optics from the Siskiyou Corporation, plus Photonex Scotland and more…

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Siskiyou launch a new range of ‘industry first’ diffraction grating mounts

A new range of diffraction grating mounts with a large clear aperture also combine independent and precision rotational adjustment of square components in all three axes – an industry first from Siskiyou Corp.

Siskiyou GMx series mounts can hold 12½ mm, 25 mm and 50 mm square reflective or transmissive optics of any thickness greater than 2 mm, and offer up to 8° of total rotation in each axis, with a resolution as low as 3.2 arcseconds.

All adjustments are accessed from the top of the mount to enable use in space restricted environments, and they can be either table or post mounted for maximum flexibility.

A typical application for GMx mounts would be in the construction of the stretchers and compressors used to manipulate chirped ultrafast laser pulses in laboratory setups, or as OEM components in instruments such as monochromators and spectrometers.


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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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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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.


Elliot|Martock waveguide holders now with ‘in copper’ option

Elliot|Martock waveguide/device holders are now available manufactured from copper as a special order at additional cost. Any of the following MDE74x range can be supplied as such for applications requiring a heatsink capability.

  • MDE741 – Basic, plain mount for tape or adhesive clamping
  • MDE742 – Vacuum clamping
  • MDE743 – Mechanical clamping

The new holders are mainly for use with Elliot Gold™ series flexure stages and the central workstations MDE881 and MDE883, but can also be mounted on the MDE147, MDE148 and MDE149 brackets. The MDE744, MDE745, and MDE746 models are special versions of the MDE741 to MDE743 models for use with the MDE717 and MDE718 fibre rotators.

For more information, please contact us.

 


Kinetic Systems announce the Vibralevel DSM Dual Stiffness Isolation Mount

Vibralevel DSMKinetic Systems has introduced a new concept in vibration isolation for applications involving a moving load – the Vibralevel DSM Dual Stiffness Isolation Mount.

Providing the optimal combination of damping and vibration isolation, the Vibralevel DSM is a cost-effective alternative to active vibration isolation systems. Designed primarily for applications where a moving load is supported on vibration isolation mounts, the Vibralevel DSM virtually eliminates platform tilt by going into stiff mode when a load undergoes an aggressive move.

Signalled by the machine controller, the mount transitions from a softer vibration isolation system to a stiffer support platform in under 500 ms. Once the move is complete, the system reverts to “soft” mode, providing the vibration isolation required for accurate placement or inspection.

The Vibralevel DSM is ideal for applications involving both shifting loads and the need for pinpoint positioning, for example, large coordinate measuring machines or flat panel and wafer inspection systems in which a sensor moves rapidly to specific locations for measurements. It is also well-suited to die bonders, systems with robotic arms, and pick-and-place machines that must move items to precisely defined points.

For more information on how Vibralevel can improve your applications, please contact 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.


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.