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New EXFO products added…

We’ve added a variety of new and existing EXFO products for fibre test and measurement to our website:

  • CT440Optical Component Tester: A compact tester for fast and accurate characterisation of passive optical components
  • CTP10Component Test Platform: Evaluate passive components swiftly and efficiently
  • Optical Wave Expert – DWDM Channel Checker and OTDR: Integrated channel power validation and reflectometry characterisation
  • Optical XplorerThe Fibre Optic Multimeter: For link verification and embedded fault tracking
  • OSA20High Performance Optical Spectrum Analyser: The fastest optical spectrum analyser of its kind
  • T100S-HPHigh Power Tuneable Laser: The essential instrument for any optics lab

This is just a part of the range we offer. For more visit EXFO for Optical Networks or contact us for further information.

 


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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Photonics West opens today – Elliot Scientific in Booth 4660

The annual Photonics West group of exhibitions and conferences organised by SPIE – the international society for optics and photonics – opens today and runs till Thursday at San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

Elliot Scientific is exhibiting in Booth 4660 – look out for our banner (right) and new background (below).

 

We will be demonstrating our renowned range of XYZ flexure stages and precision micro- and nano-positioning slides, our fully automated DAli3 alignment system, as well as showing our Optical Tweezers add-on for professional microscopes.

More information can be found out about Photonics West 2019 here


Elliot Scientific’s 2018 newsletters published in one volume

Elliot Scientific’s renowned monthly newsletters have been compiled into a single edition for the year 2018.

The 32-page volume can be:

Read online via Issuu

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Elliot Scientific now representing Raman Imaging specialists WITec in the UK and Eire

Unique correlative analysis in one instrument: Raman/AFM, Raman/SNOM

Elliot Scientific has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with WITec GmbH, of Ulm in Germany, to distribute their range of award-winning Raman imaging instruments.

WITec is a market leading manufacturer of high-quality micro- and nano-analytical imaging equipment featuring confocal Raman microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Scanning Near-field Optical Microscopy (SNOM) techniques for the geoscience researcher, forensic scientist, pharmaceutical lab technician, semiconductor manufacturer, and food and drinks technologist.

The WITec product line of high-resolution SNOM, AFM and confocal Raman imaging solutions will be the responsibility of our Managing Director, Dr. Adrian Knowles.

Adrian is a qualified chemist and is well known within the spectroscopy community, especially within the field of Raman spectroscopy. His knowledge encompasses a wide range of technologies that include CCD cameras, fibre-optics, microscopy systems, Raman spectrometers and fluorimeters. His broad market visibility has been fundamental in the success and growth of several photonics and spectroscopy companies during his 20 year career.

Our team of scientists and engineers has nearly 30 years of experience in sales of light-based technologies to academia and industry. With expertise in key WITec application areas of forensics, geoscience, the life sciences, materials science, photonics and semiconductors, Elliot Scientific is the ideal partner for supporting WITec instruments within the UK and Ireland.

More information can be found on our website at www.elliotscientific.com/Raman-Imaging


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.

 

 

 

 

 


Kinetic Systems celebrates 50 years in the vibration control business

MK52 Negative-Stiffness Optical Table Isolation SystemBack in 1968 a new company was incorporated in Boston…

Kinetic Systems.

For fifty years the company has been at the forefront of vibration isolation and control, developing many state-of-the-art technologies used in vibration isolation, damping, and structural design thanks to continuous research into the effects of vibration on equipment and structures.

Kinetic Systems is a trusted name in academic, industrial, and government research facilities worldwide. The company offers the best in advanced vibration isolation and optical tables for metrology, interferometry, laser research, semiconductor manufacturing, and virtually any other application where external vibrations can adversely affect the operation of precision equipment.

If you have a vibration isolation problem then please contact us for further information.

 


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’re @PhotonicsWest in San Francisco from tomorrow: Visit Elliot Scientific in Booth 4953

16022016241Tomorrow, Elliot Scientific will be exhibiting in Booth 4953 at Photonics West ( #spiephotonicswest ) where we will be demonstrating our renowned range of XYZ flexure stages and precision micro- and nano-positioning slides, our fully automated DAli 3 alignment system, and our optical trapping laser tweezer add-ons and upgrades for professional microscopes.

San Francisco’s Moscone Center is once again be the venue for this show and conference series organised by SPIE – the international society for optics and photonics.

The exhibition runs from January 30th to February 1st and more information can be found on the dedicated Photonics West 2018  website

Tweet a picture of our booth to @elliotsci and we’ll send the best photographer, as chosen by our panel of experts, an Elliot Scientific tee-shirt!

@elliotsci @PhotonicsWest #spiephotonicswest

 

 


New benchtop T&M instruments from EXFO

EXFO offer a comprehensive range of benchtop and portable test instruments, delivering top performance and pinpoint accuracy for the optical communications laboratory. The range has recently been expanded with the addition of several new instruments:

 OSA High Performance Optical Spectrum Analyser
  • Wavelength range of 1250-1700 nm
  • Resolution: 20 pm (native) & adjustable over 50-2000 pm
  • Sweep speed up to 2000 nm/s
  • Accuracy: ±10 pm over 1500-1640 nm & ±25 pm over 1250-1700 nm
  • Power level accuracy of ±0.4 dB
  • Built-in calibration source
  • Intuitive user interface with 12″ touchscreen
  • 8 application-oriented analysis modes and a full suite of analysis tools

EXFO OSA High Performance Optical Spectrum Analyser

OSA

 XT Series Automatic/Manual Tuneable Filters with Fixed or Adjustable Bandwidth
XTA-50 Automatic Tuneable Filter with Adjustable Bandwidth

XTA-50 / XFA

  • Adjustable bandwidth flat-top filter
  • Ultra-sharp filter edges
  • High isolation
  • 200 nm wavelength range
  • High accuracy and repeatability
  • Narrowest filter – highest selectivity
  • Three models: Standard, Ultrafine & Wide
  • Manual (XTM-50) & Fixed Bandwidth (XFA) versions also available
 T100S-HP High Power Tuneable Laser Source
  • Power > +10 dBm for Essential & > +8 dBm for Extended Range models
  • Dynamic range of 100 dB & tuning range of up to 200 nm
  • 6 models cover 1240 to 1680 nm
  • Wavelength accuracy < ± 20 pm
  • Sweeping & Stepping operations
EXFO T100S-HP High Power Tuneable Laser Source

T100S-HP

For more information about these or other EXFO products we offer, please contact us.


More modules for EXFO’s LTB-8 Test Platform

EXFO has expanded the number of plug-in modules for their next-generation test platform, the LTB-8. This compact unit, equipped with an ultra-powerful processor and highly intuitive interface, gives the lab user an optimised instrument to run dedicated test applications simply and efficiently for technologies such as Ethernet, OTN, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH and more.

The current module range comprises:

  • FTBx-1750 Power Meter Module
  • FTBx-5245 Optical Spectrum Analyser
  • FTBx-88×0 10G Multiservice module
  • FTBx-88200 100G Multiservice module
  • FTBx-9150 Optical Switch
  • FTBx-9160 MEMS Optical Switch
  • FTBx-9600 Utility Module

An upgrade path for existing users of the IQS-600 modular test platform, enabling migration from the old to the new, has been mapped out by EXFO so please contact us for details and trade-in offers.


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 modular test system for networks from EXFO

EXFO has released their next-generation modular test system in the form of the LTB-8 Rackmount Platform (with video), a versatile solution that addresses the many testing requirements found within today’s data networks.

The LTB-8’s small format, ultra-powerful processor and highly intuitive interface gives the lab user an optimised instrument to run dedicated test applications simply and efficiently for technologies such as Ethernet, OTN, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH and more.

  • In-rack or tabletop
  • 8 hot-swappable modules
  • RAID data storage
  • USB, LAN, Sync and AMT ports
  • High performance on-board computer
  • Multi-user and remote access capability

An upgrade path for existing users of the IQS-600 modular test platform, enabling migration from the old to the new, has been mapped out by EXFO so please contact us for details and trade-in offers.


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.


Photonics West opens next week – Elliot Scientific in Booth 4554

16022016241San Francisco’s Moscone Center will once again be the venue for the annual Photonics West group of exhibitions and conferences organised by SPIE – the international society for optics and photonics.

Elliot Scientific will be exhibiting in Booth 4554, demonstrating our renowned range of XYZ flexure stages and precision micro- and nano-positioning slides, our fully automated DAli 3 alignment system, and our optical trapping laser tweezer add-ons and upgrades for professional microscopes.

The exhibition runs from January 31st to February 2nd and more information can be found on the dedicated Photonics West 2017  website here


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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EXFO’s new LTK-1 delivers a high-performance benchtop optical power meter solution to all

EXFO LTB-1EXFO’s new LTK-1 Benchtop Optical Power Meter offers:

  • High-performance optical power meter
  • 85 dB range
  • Choice of 1, 2 or 4 detectors
  • Up to 5 kHz continuous sampling rate
  • Easy-to-use web-based interface
  • Optional FIP-400B fibre inspection probe
  • IVI compliant drivers for automated test systems

Combining the FTB-1750 power meter module with the new LTB-1 platform, the LTK-1 delivers a high-performance benchtop power meter solution to the lab engineer, or the production manager looking for a small, cost-effective easily automated solution.

EXFO designed the LTK-1 for performance, giving it an 85 dB range, fast stabilisation times, and the ability to simultaneously measure high and low signals on up to four channels. This new power meter kit is the only one on the market to offer touchscreen display and optional industry-leading FIP-400B inspection probe.

The LTB-1 platform is Windows-based, and offers maximum efficiency and flexibility through its Ethernet remote control port and powerful processor. It comes with a web-based user interface and powerful remote control capabilities via built-in Ethernet port and IVI compliant instrument drivers.

Please contact us for more information.

 


For one day only this week: The Photonex Roadshow Scotland

Heriot Watt University is the venue for Photonex ScotlandTomorrow, Wednesday, the Photonex Roadshow returns to Edinburgh and the city’s Heriot-Watt University for a special one-day event. June 8th will see the UK’s top photonics technology suppliers, leading researchers and invited speakers gathered together for the second time this year.

Elliot Scientific will be on table S1, among the dozens of companies dedicated to optics, photonics and imaging technology, thus allowing you to view the latest in our photonics solutions, optical components, instruments and systems.

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.


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.


February 2016 Newsletter Out Now

February 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific February newsletter is now available. In this issue we look forward to Photonics West with the launch of our latest DAli 3 automated alignment system, and cover Elliot|Martock Flexure Stages and precision miniature linear and rotary slides, plus Elliot Scientific Optical Tweezers and more.

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Photonics West opens next week: Elliot Scientific to launch DAli 3 in Booth 4555

MDE141 Riser Blocks with MDE330 XYZ Flexure Stage

San Francisco’s Moscone Center will once again be the venue for the annual Photonics West group of exhibitions and conferences organised by SPIE – the international society for optics and photonics.

Elliot Scientific will be exhibiting in the North Hall’s Booth 4555, giving visitors the chance to experience our world-renowned range of XYZ flexures, precision engineered compact slides and stages, and optical tweezers for laser trapping systems.

We will also be launching our new E2300 automated alignment system, the latest of our renowned DAli controllers for piezo-driven flexure stages.

The exhibition runs from February 16th to 18th and more information can be found on the dedicated Photonics West 2016 website here


Mad City Labs introduce new low profile 3-axis nanopositioner

Ideal for applications in optical trapping, microscopy, fluorescence imaging, single molecule spectroscopy and super resolution microscopy (SRM), the new Nano-LPMW from Mad City Labs is a unique 3-axis nanopositioning system designed to hold multiwell plates, slides, dishes and environmental chambers.

MCL-LPMWThe Nano-LPMW has a low profile and extra-large centre aperture with 200 micron range of motion in all three axes. The low height of the Nano- LPMW Series allows it to be easily integrated into existing inverted optical microscopes and is compatible with a large range of microscope stages.

Like the related Nano-LPS Series, the Nano-LPMW is ideal for demanding microscopy applications which require long range travel, high stability, and three axes of motion.

The Nano-LPMW is the only 3-axis nanopositioning system which can hold multiwell plates and incubators, and deliver precise and repeatable motion. A function made possible through closed loop control combined with PicoQ® position sensors.

For more information, please 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.