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Optical Trapping – Laser Tweezer

ICE Box™: Integrated Control Electronics from Vescent Photonics

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ICE_Angle_1-371x264Vescent Photonics has introduced ICE, a compact suite of digitally controlled electronics that will precisely drive and stabilise a broad range of semiconductor lasers and associated photonics tools.

The ICE system is based on the same high-performance D2 Series electronics that have established Vescent Photonics as the leader in laser control and stabilisation. It is fully compatible with all Vescent D2 modules and can be used to drive and control a complete stabilised-laser system; overseeing frequency and temperature, offset lock DBR, DFB, or External Cavity lasers.

Each ICE control board is commanded via a USB Virtual Communication Port programmed in a language such as LabVIEW™, MATLAB™, Python, Java, et al. An intuitive GUI can also be used to issue commands and control the experiment or, if installed in the ‘ICE Box’- a chassis that provides power and interface connections – a front-panel control is included.

For more information about this new product, or any other from Vescent Photonics, please contact us.


Elliot Scientific in San Jose next week for CLEO:Expo

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From June 10th, Elliot Scientific will be showcasing our latest products and solutions at CLEO: Expo in San Jose, California.

Billed as the world’s most prestigious technical conference in the photonics industry, CLEO has over 300 companies from around the globe showing new products and demonstrating cutting-edge innovations. Elliot Scientific will be among them, promoting our ranges of precision positioning systems and optical trapping equipment.

The event will also feature:

  • Technology Playground
  • Market Focus
  • Technology Transfer
  • Power Lunch

Exposition: 10-12 June 2014 – we look forward to meeting you there on Booth 2120.


Elliot Scientific in Yokohama next week. Visit us at OPIE’14

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Elliot Scientific is demonstrating Optical Tweezers and our range of precision positioning systems – from ultra-small slides to the Elliot Gold Series XYZ Flexure Stages – in the LASER EXPO Zone at OPIE’14, Yokohama.

Organised by the Laser Society of Japan, this technology exhibition is the largest laser related tradeshow in the country, enabling researchers and industry to discover the trends in nano- and macro-laser processing, optical communications, biotechnology and nano technology.

We will be joining our Japanese distributor Autex in Booth G-1 at the show, which takes place from April 23rd to 25th at the Pacifico Yokohama.


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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Nine New Products from Mad City Labs

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Mad City Labs has recently introduced eight new positioning systems to their already extensive range, and launched a total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy accessory in the form of the MicroMirror TIRF.

Nano-MET10 and Nano-MET20
Compact, high-speed, single axis nanopositioning systems with exceptional resonant frequency, ultra-low noise performance and picometre positioning resolutionNano-MET2 and Nano-MET3
Ultra-low noise, high-precision, high-speed XY and XYZ nanopositioning system with picometre positioning resolution

Nano-HS3M
High-speed, compact XYZ precision nanopositioning system with < 2 pm noise on all axes and picometre positioning resolution

Nano-METZ
Compact Z-axis nanopositioning system with ultra-fast response, picometre resolution, and femtometre noise floor for demanding scanning, AFM, and metrology applications

MCL-MANNZ
Integrated inverted optical microscope micro-nanopositioning system combining micrometer driven, two axis, linear motion stage with a high resolution, Z-axis nanopositioner

MCL-MOTNZ
Ultra-stable inverted optical microscope positioning system combining stepper motor XY linear motion stage with a high resolution Z-axis nanopositioning system

MicroMirror TIRF – Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy Accessory
An enabling technology for advanced study of complex biomolecular interactions using a proven design that offers a simple yet flexible instrument platform for single molecule research

For the detailed specifications of these new nanopositioners or other products Mad City Labs offer, contact us now.


analytica and SU2P open next week – Elliot Scientific at both

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analyticaFor four decades, analytica has been the leading international fair for state-of-the-art laboratory technology and pioneering biotechnology. No other trade fair in the world covers the range of subjects related to the laboratory in industry and science in such breadth and depth, and on such a scale.

Elliot Scientific will be demonstrating our Optical Tweezers system in Booth 240, alongside our German distributor Mountain Photonics, which can be found in Hall A2. We will also be showing our range of precision mechanics, from ultra-small slides to our world-renowned high-resolution Flexure Stages.

The analytica event takes place from the 1st to the 4th of April at Messe Munchen.

The fifth annual SU2P Symposium opens on Monday, and over two days an exceptional list of speakers from around the world will present details of leading edge research and industrial utilisation of a wide range of photonics and related topics. A small exhibition runs alongside and we will be there demonstrating the range of products Elliot Scientific can offer to scientists and manufacturers.

SU2P LogoSU2P is a collaborative venture between six institutions that focuses on:

  • Biophotonics
  • Solar cell devices and characterisation
  • Integrated photonics
  • Solid-state laser engineering and nonlinear optics
  • Photonics sensors
  • Environmental science and technology

SU2P takes place from the 31st of March to the 1sth of April at the McCance Building, University of Strathclyde.


March 2014 Newsletter Out Now

March 2014 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific March newsletter is now available. In this issue we announce the arrival of the astounding 508 TPI adjuster screw sets by Kozak Micro, applaud FEMTOLASERS award from HAPLS, affirm the availability of Lake Shore’s affordable THz-based materials characterisation system, advance science with equipment from Vescent Photonics, and look forward to analytica in Munich and SU2P in Glasgow.

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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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Photonics West opens next week – Elliot Scientific in Booth 4827

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

We will be demonstrating our renowned ranges of XYZ flexure stages and precision micro- and nano-positioning slides for you to try in Booth 4827,  plus our fully automated DALi2 alignment system and our optical tweezers – which can be bought as a complete system or as an upgrade for a quality microscope.

The exhibition runs from February 4th to 6th and more information can be found on the dedicated Photonics West 2014 website here


January 2014 Newsletter Out Now

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January 2014 NewsletterThe new 2014-style Elliot Scientific January newsletter is now available. In this issue we welcome Integrated Optics and their ultra-compact high-performance MatchBox series of lasers, cover the Mercury package that enables higher powers from some Photodigm laser diodes, see how FEMTOOPTICS help the ultrafast laser community, bring you Elliot Scientific’s own special catalogue for EXFO R&D telecom test products, and look forward to Photonics West next month..

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Laser Servo gets positive feedback from users

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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.


New Green Diode Laser for the more demanding application

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“Micro Laser Systems has designed this laser to ensure source imperfection is a thing of the past”

Micro Laser Systems (µLS) has introduced a high stability green diode laser with diffraction limited performance for more demanding applications. These include: confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, fluorescence excitation, particle analysis, direct laser writing and metrology.

This new laser in the Lepton IV OEM series delivers a circular Gaussian beam with high output stability, has a low power requirement, and is built into a smaller package size when compared to typical Argon and diode pumped lasers. Output power is up to 40 mW and can be continuous wave, pulsed, or modulated, while the low wavefront error allows for the generation of micron and  sub-micron spots sizes, or the production of a large clean beam for illumination.

The OEM units are available with or without temperature control – depending on your application – and are provided with numerous threaded mounting holes for secure installation.

For more information on this model, other wavelengths available in this series, or the extensive µLS range of collimators, free-space, and fibre-coupled lasers, then do contact us now.


Photonex UK and InterOpto Japan open this week: Elliot Scientific attending both

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Wednesday sees the opening of the 22nd Photonex, the UK’s showcase light and imaging exhibition and conference. Coventry City’s Ricoh Arena is once again the venue for the show and Elliot Scientific will be there on Stand B10.

Photonex 2013We will be demonstrating our Elliot|Martock range of precision micropositioning stages, fibre launch, and waveguide alignment systems, plus the piezo-driven nanopositioning systems of Mad City Labs . Experience the amazing super-fine and super-smooth 254 TPI precision screw adjusters of Kozak Micro, and the controlability of the mechOnics‘ piezo inertial drives.

The ground-breaking laser-driven plasma light source from Energetiq is present, while lasers from IPG Photonics and Femtolasers will be shown alongside our ranges of protective laser eyewear.  The popular Spatial Light Modulator range from Holoeye, is also being put through its paces .

On the same day, InterOpto, a major Far East photonics exhibition, opens. It is taking place in Yokohama, Japan and Elliot Scientific will be there, joining our Japanese distributor Autex in Booth I-057 to demonstrate our Flexure StagesMiniature Slides and a full working Optical Tweezers System.

We look forward to welcoming you to our stands from October 16th to demonstrate these products and more.

For information about these shows, visit the Photonex and InterOpto websites.


October 2013 Newsletter Out Now

October 2013 E-LetterThe Elliot Scientific October newsletter is now available. In this issue we explore the range of nanopositioning products available from Mad City Labs, take a look at the new catalogues about Probe Stations from Lake Shore and laser eyewear from Honeywell Safety, feature Laser Driver Modules from OptoSci, wave the flag for the UK at InterOpto in Japan, and take a stand at Photonex in Coventry next week.

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New Elliot Scientific Brochure launched for 2014: Download it now!

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Product Overview 2014 is available for download. 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. Contact us to have one posted to you, or simply pick one up at any conference or exhibition we are attending. Our next are Photonex, Coventry and InterOpto, Yokohama, both in October.

Alternatively, you can browse it online, magazine-style, on our Issuu channel.


NoIR LaserShields® introduced by Elliot Scientific

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Elliot Scientific’s existing laser safety portfolio is now complemented by our introduction of the NoIR LaserShields® eyewear product range.

NoIR LaserShields®, who have been manufacturing laser safety eyewear for multiple applications since 1996 following its creation by parent company NoIR Medical Technologies, offer a comprehensive group of filters for protection against specific or combined laser wavelengths, a broad choice of frames to suit your face and pocket, and additional products for patient/client protection and pilots.

More details on the NoIR LaserShields® Elliot Scientific offers can be found within the comprehensive product pages that show the filter groups, frame styles, and extras, along with datasheets and CE Certificates.

If you have a requirement for laser eye protection, do contact us for advice on choosing the right eyewear as we always recommend you consult your laser safety officer, appropriate laser safety standards, and/or laser system documentation to ensure correct choice of eyewear and safe laser use.

Remember, laser safety eyewear only offers protection against incidental exposure to specified beam energies so incorrect choice and use may lead to serious personal injury or blindness.


See Elliot Scientific in San Jose at CLEO from tomorrow

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From June 11th, the Elliot Scientific team is showcasing the company’s products and solutions at CLEO: 2013 in San Jose, California.

Billed as the world’s most prestigious technical conference in the photonics industry, CLEO has over 300 companies from around the globe showing new products and demonstrating cutting-edge innovations. We are there, promoting our ranges of precision positioning systems and optical trapping equipment.

The event features:

  • Invited Speakers
  • CLEO / Laser Focus World Awards
  • Special Symposia
  • …and much more

Exposition: 11-13 June 2013 – If you’re attending, we look forward to meeting you in Booth 1518.


Cold Atom Science to benefit from laser products by Vescent Photonics

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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.


Laser World of Photonics next week – Optical Tweezers Live Demo and more

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Munich is the place to be for beer and next week’s 40th Laser World of Photonics exhibition and conference…

Laser World of Photonics: Munich
Elliot Scientific is on Stand 306 in Hall C1

Attendees can visit Elliot Scientific on Stand 306 in Hall C1 and see our Optical Tweezers system live - as we are doing real time demonstrations.  They can also take advantage of the opportunity to experience the quality of our Elliot|Martock flexure stages, slides, and positioners.

Our extensive portfolio of precision opto-mechanical components, custom design solutions, and myriad other products that we offer can also be discussed with our knowledgeable and friendly team.

If you cannot make it to the show, then download our 2013 catalogue. It covers our Elliot|Martock and Lab Essentials ranges in one convenient 14Mb PDF publication packed with extra details and drawings.


April 2013 Newsletter Out Now

April 2013 E-LetterThe Elliot Scientific April newsletter is now available. In this issue we welcome Photodigm’s High Power Single Frequency Monolithic Distributed Bragg Reflector (DBR) Laser Diodes to our portfolio, introduce Lake Shore’s new 4 Additional Input option card for Model 336 and 350 Low Temperature Controllers, cover new systems in the mechOnics micropositioning range, look forward to the 40th Laser World of Photonics in Munich, and more.

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March 2013 Newsletter Out Now

March 2013 E-LetterThe Elliot Scientific March newsletter is now available. In this issue we we cover HOLOEYE’s newly introduced high-performance Spatial Light Modulators, ultrafine adjuster screw sets from precision manufacturer Kozak Micro, Energetiq’s new LDLS contoller – the EQ-99 Manager, and look at the Nano-Cyte® microscope image stabilisation system from Mad City Labs, plus news about Photonex London.

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Photonics West Opens Next Week – Elliot Scientific in Booth 4627

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

We will be demonstrating our renowned ranges of XYZ flexure stages and precision micro- and nano-positioning slides for you to try in Booth 4627,  plus our fully automated DALi2 alignment system and our optical tweezers – which can be bought as a complete system or as an upgrade for a quality microscope.

The exhibition runs from February 5th to 7th and more information can be found on the dedicated Photonics West 2013 website here


IPG Photonics revise Fibre Laser and Amplifier ranges

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IPG Photonics YLM LaserIPG Photonics has published new datasheets for certain models in their broad range of 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 µm fibre lasers and amplifiers. Our web pages for these products have been updated to reflect the changes and have also been redesigned to make it easier to compare the different models that we offer.

These reliable diode-pumped amplifiers and lasers use Ytterbium, Erbium, or Thulium doped optical fibres as gain media. All are compact, air-cooled and use direct diode pumping for optimum efficiency.

IPG designed and manufactured, these commercial/non-telecommunications lasers are used in a broad range of OEM and lab applications such as graphics and imaging, marking and materials processing, remote sensing and research, medical and defence.

Elliot Scientific offers continuous wave (CW), Q-switched pulsed, linearly polarised, tunable and single frequency diode-pumped solid-state fibre lasers, as well as diode-pumped fibre amplifiers, with up to 20 W output power.

IPG’s advanced fibre devices are a quantum leap forward, providing the best in diode-pumped solid-state reliability and performance. To determine the ideal fibre laser for your application, please contact us.


Seven Nanopositioning Elements from Mad City Labs

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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.