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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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New high output tuneable light source… The Hyperchromator

An efficient monochromator utilising the high-brightness Energetiq EQ-99X LDLS Laser Driven Light Source (right) has been developed by Mountain Photonics, and was recently demonstrated on our booth at Photonics West.

The Hyperchromator uses an off-axis parabolic mirror to focus the broadband light generated by the small plasma spot of the LDLS™ directly onto a diffraction grating, and then off a second mirror to an exit port.

As no entrance slit is used, the optical efficiency of the system is very high – typically f/1.5 or f/2, depending on the required resolution or throughput. A white light bypass output is also available.

The output port has been designed to allow for a multitude of illumination or light coupling options. By using standard catalogue components, the Hyperchromator can be easily integrated into an application.

The Hyperchromator is controlled via USB/RS-232 and an intuitive GUI, with LabVIEW™ and other software libraries supported.

Existing owners of an Energetiq EQ-99X LDLS™ can add tuneability by purchasing the Hyperchromator unit alone.

Please contact us for further details, or download the datasheet.


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.


EXFO introduce FTE-6000 Tuneable Handheld Laser Source (TLS)

FTE-6000__ImageEXFO is now offering the FTE-6000 Hand Held Tuneable Laser Source (TLS). Available in C and L bands, this portable TLS is housed in a rugged splash proof casing with protective boot. The TLS displays in wavelength, frequency or ITU channel, and offers a fast start up with minimal warm up time. It provides very stable wavelength and power outputs.

  • Available in C or L band, with interchangeable fibre optic connectors
  • Up to 88 channels on the ITU grid
  • Selectable:
    • Step Size down to 50 GHz
    • Start & Stop Channels
  • Settable:
    • Wavelength or Frequency
    • Dwell Time

For more information about this TLS or other EXFO products, please contact us.


Meridian & Axiom – Semiconductor Disk Lasers from Solus Technologies

Solus Technologies is a manufacturer of an innovative range of Semiconductor Disk Lasers (SDL) that utilise unique, custom-designed semiconductor structures. Their experience in III-V semiconductors, optical components and DPSS laser engineering brings products and solutions to a diverse range of customers, from OEM applications – for example, high volume printing and semiconductor metrology – through to precision scientific markets such as high resolution spectroscopy.

Meridian is a family of tunable 2 µm lasers provide a winning combination of high power (150 mW), compact footprint and a wide range of custom wavelengths (from 1.9 to 2.5 µm) that includes those traditionally difficult to reach in the mid infra-red. Meridian offers exceptional flexibility in configuration and operation, providing a cutting edge product for applications that include: gas sensing, molecular spectroscopy (ideal for the top 4 greenhouse gases), and bio-medical imaging and analysis.

Axiom delivers the performance you need from a cutting edge laser on the important 514 nm line by combining excellent beam quality with high power and narrow linewidth. Alternatively, Axiom can be delivered with a user specified operating wavelength that’s accurate to ±1 nm at any wavelength between 500 and 599 nm. Axiom excels in a range of lab or industry applications, such as biophotonics and metrology, offering outstanding power and flexibility from a compact cost effective form factor. It is the ideal replacement for a legacy Argon-Ion system for example.

For more information on these laser, please contact us.