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We’re at the SU2P Symposium in Glasgow today only

SU2P LogoElliot Scientific is exhibiting at the Ninth Annual SU2P Symposium today only, May 21st, at Strathclyde University, Glasgow.

The two-day Symposium, which concludes tomorrow, includes an exceptional list of speakers from around the world who will present leading edge research and industrial exploitation over a wide range of photonics and related topics. For example, sessions will discuss quantum photonics, optogenetics, and lasers in technology.

Attendees will enjoy the very best in new photonics, international networking, and have the opportunity to see some of the products Elliot Scientific offers from this afternoon. We look forward to seeing you there.


September 2017 Newsletter Out Now

September 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific September newsletter is now available. In this issue we looked forward to seeing Gamma Scientific’s tunable LED light source in a webinar demo, go through Andeen-Hagerling’s list of applications where capacitance measurement enables precision metrology, announce that Lake Shore’s temperature sensor data is now online, and see how diffraction limited circular beams are a Micro Laser Systems’ priority, plus Photonics Ireland, Photonex and more…

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To read it magazine-style online, click here.

To download it as a PDF, click here.


Next week we are at Photon16: The University of Leeds

Next week Elliot Scientific will be exhibiting at Photon16, the largest optics and photonics conference in the UK and the eighth in the series of these biennial events.

This year Photon16 will be held at the University of Leeds, and includes a Women in Optics workshop, an Industry and Technology Programme (ITP) and dozens of speakers at various conferences taking place at the event.

Elliot Scientific is located on Table 34 from September 6th and 7th throughout the exhibition days of the conference.


SU2P Symposium at Edinburgh next week

SU2P LogoElliot Scientific will be attending the Seventh Annual SU2P Symposium next week on the 4th and 5th of April 2016 at The University of Edinburgh – the venue  being the South Hall Complex at Pollok Halls.

The Symposium includes an exceptional list of speakers from around the world who will present leading edge research and industrial exploitation over a wide range of photonics and related topics. For example, sessions will discuss health, energy and the environment, and optical data communications.

Attendees will enjoy the very best in new photonics, international networking, and have the opportunity to see some of the products Elliot Scientific offers. We look forward to seeing you there.


Next week, we are in Oxford for Quantum UK 2015

ELLblurred2Quantum UK 2015 will be the first in a series of annual meetings of the UK Quantum Technology Hub Network that was established by the UK government to accelerate the transition of quantum technologies from research to industry.

Elliot Scientific will be attending this meeting, that takes place at St John’s College, Oxford, from the 28th to the 30th of September. We will be exhibiting a wide variety of our systems, solutions, technologies, and products – both home-grown and from the companies we represent based in the USA, Asia and Europe.

The four Quantum Technology Hubs led by the universities of Oxford, York, Glasgow and Birmingham. They are focussed on:

  • Quantum computing
  • Quantum secure communications
  • Quantum-enhanced imaging
  • Quantum-enabled sensing

The conference will discuss the progress, strategy and technical challenges for all these sectors, and will bring together industry, academics, and government with the aim of stimulating new projects and standardising more mature technologies. Contact us for more information.


SU2P Symposium at St. Andrews next week

In 2010 the first Annual SU2P Symposium took place and was highly successful. Elliot Scientific will be attending the Sixth Annual SU2P Symposium, which will be held next week on the 23rd and 24th March 2015 at The University of St. Andrews.

The Symposium includes an exceptional list of speakers from around the world who will present leading edge research and industrial exploitation over a wide range of photonics and related topics.

Attendees will enjoy the very best in new photonics, international networking, and have the opportunity to see some of the products Elliot Scientific offers. We look forward to seeing you there.

☼ News from Old Elliot’s Almanac: A partial eclipse of the Sun will be visible across the UK on Friday, March 20th, during the morning.


Next week: Photon 14 at Imperial College

Next week Elliot Scientific will be exhibiting at Photon 14, the largest optics and photonics conference in the UK and the seventh in the series of these biennial events.

This year Photon14 will be held at Imperial College London, and includes Optics and Photonics 2014 and QEP-21 conferences.

Imperial College

Photo courtesy of Amanda Slater

Topics covered at the conference will include:

  • Active and adaptive optics
  • Advances in imaging and displays
  • Advances in lasers
  • Advances in THz technology
  • Biophotonics
  • Computational photonics
  • Fibre optic sensors
  • Fibre optics and waveguides
  • Lighting design
  • Manufacturing of optics
  • Metamaterials
  • Nanophotonics and plasmonics
  • Nonlinear photonics
  • Optical and quantum metrology
  • Optical diagnostic in engineering
  • Optical environmental sensing
  • Optical vortices, polarization, coherence and non-Gaussian beams
  • Photonic energy harvesting
  • Photonic systems
  • Quantum coherent control
  • Quantum dots, nanocrystals, and low dimensional materials
  • Quantum information
  • Quantum optics
  • Silicon and carbon photonics
  • Structured optical materials and biomimetics
  • Trapping and manipulation
  • Ultrafast and attosecond optics

Elliot Scientific can be found on Stand 10 from September 1st to 4th.

Photon 14: 1st – 4th September, Imperial College, London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Laser Servo gets positive feedback from users

Elliot Scientific has had commendations from laser scientists around the UK after trials with the D2-125 laser servo from Vescent Photonics.

Designed for low-noise servo control of lasers and other experimental systems, the reconfigurable servo is equipped with a PI2D loop filter (with two-stage integral feedback) that provides tight locking to cavities and atomic/molecular transitions.

The D2-125 provides full control over the loop-filter parameters, enabling servo-loop optimisation for a wide variety of systems such as acousto and electro-optic actuators, voice coils, piezo actuators, and so on.

Auto relocking is available for the D2-125 Laser Servo as an option. Lock Guard™ detects when the servo loop filter has gone out of lock and automatically recaptures it.  Lock Guard™ control parameters are all user adjustable for maximum flexibility and optimal performance.

Key research areas for Vescent products are:

  • Magneto-Optical Traps (MOT) for laser-cooling of atoms
  • Coherent atom sources
  • Sensors for gravitometry and magnetometry
  • Focused ion beams
  • Ultrasensitive trace-isotope analysis
  • Quantum computing and cryptography

For more information about Vescent Photonics, their electro-opticwaveguide, and laser technology products, please contact us.


Cold Atom Science to benefit from laser products by Vescent Photonics

Elliot Scientific is pleased to announce that we are now able to offer laser products from Vescent Photonics to researchers in the UK and Ireland. Vescent Photonics is a technology driven organisation developing and manufacturing novel electro-optic, waveguide, and laser technologies. Key research areas Vescent products are used in are:

  • Magneto-Optical Traps (MOT) for laser-cooling of atoms
  • Coherent atom sources
  • Sensors for gravitometry and magnetometry
  • Focused ion beams
  • Ultrasensitive trace-isotope analysis
  • Quantum computing and cryptography

The Denver-based company is privately held by the original scientist and engineer founders, one of whom – Mike Anderson – was part of the group that created the first Bose-Einstein condensate. For more information about Vescent Photonics, their products, and other products we offer for cold atom science, please contact us.


Elliot Scientific to attend SU2P Symposium at Heriot-Watt University

Following the highly successful First and Second Annual SU2P Symposia, Elliot Scientific is pleased to announce that we will be attending the Third Annual SU2P Symposium to be held on the 23rd and 24th April 2012 at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

The Symposium includes an exceptional list of speakers from around the world who will present leading edge research and industrial exploitation over a wide range of photonics and related topics.

Attendees will enjoy the very best in new photonics, international networking, and have the opportunity to see some of the equipment Elliot Scientific offers.

The SU2P project is a three-year venture between six institutions that focuses on:

  • Biophotonics, including stem cell imaging and neuroscience photonics
  • Solar cell devices and characterisation
  • Integrated photonics
  • Solid-state laser engineering and nonlinear optics
  • Photonics sensors (including atom and quantum optic sensors)
  • Environmental science and technology

We look forward to seeing you there.


Firefly-IR Scanner from M Squared Lasers goes live at LWoP

Firefly IR Scanner

A new portable, tripod-mounted Firefly-IR with integrated real-time infrared imaging scanner — the Firefly-IR-SC — will be launched by M Squared Lasers at Laser World of Photonics next week.

Firefly IR ScannerThe system is designed to bring a new and unique blend of performance capabilities to a variety of remote sensing and remote imaging applications such as:

  • Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detection
  • Atmospheric pollutant monitoring
  • Hazardous/fugitive gas emission tracking [Video]

The system is based on M Squared Lasers’ Firefly-IR widely tunable, high repetition rate pulsed MWIR/NIR laser source. With class-leading peak and average power and wavelength coverage, it enables users to probe a wider range of molecules with a single instrument, and to image in real time and at improved standoff detection distances and/or to achieve higher signal to noise.

The unit is supplied ready to use straight out of the box. M Squared is also keen to work with Elliot Scientific customers in the UK and Nordic countries to help tailor and optimise the Firefly-IR-SC’s highly flexible system modules (laser, scanner and software) for their particular remote sensing application. Extending the system to LWIR and narrower linewidths, for example, is already under development.

For more information, please contact us.


Model 335 Temperature Controller Announced

Lake Shore‘s new Model 335 Temperature Controller – available in May – offers many user-configurable features and advanced functions that until now have been reserved for more expensive, high-end temperature controllers. It is the first two-channel temperature controller available with user configurable heater outputs delivering a total of 75 W of low noise heater power — 50 W and 25 W, or 75 W and 1 W.

Control outputs are equipped with both hardware and software features allowing you, and not your temperature controller, toeasily control your experiments. Output one functions as a current output while output two can be configured in either current or voltage mode. With output two in voltage mode, it functions as a ±10 V analog output while still providing 1 W of heater power and full closed loop proportional-integral derivative (PID) control capability with autotuning. Alarms and relays are included to help automate secondary control functions. The controller’s zone tuning feature also allows you to measure and control temperatures seamlessly from 300 mK to over 1,500 K. This feature automatically switches temperature sensor inputs when your temperature range goes beyond the useable range of a given sensor.

USB and IEEE-488 interfaces, intuitive menu structure and logic promote efficiency and ease of use along with drop-in compatibility for the popular Model 331 and 332 temperature controllers through software emulation.

For more information visit our Lake Shore Temperature Controller Page or Contact Us.