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Light pinpoints stress and strain – A Brillouin’t idea from OZ Optics

Remote Pipeline, Perimeter, and Structural Monitoring…

dsts-applicationsForesight™, from OZ Optics, is a sophisticated Distributed Strain and Temperature Sensor (DSTS) based on Brillouin scattering in an optical fibre. It can measure subtle changes in both temperature and strain along the length of the fibre over time, or the rapid location detection of a major disturbance within a second.

By wrapping or embedding a fibre inside a structure, such as an oil pipeline or dam, detection of the structure being strained or heated/cooled is possible, allowing for pre-emptive maintenance. Such monitoring capability is invaluable in critical structures where cracks and failure could involve loss of life or other unprecedented costs.

Foresight™ can also detect and report larger signals within one second with only a slight loss of accuracy. This sort of response speed is ideal for security applications or strains caused by earthquakes where an immediate measurement and reaction may be required.

For more details about this system, please contact us.

More laser safety filters from NoIR LaserShields

female-31NoIR LaserShields continues to expand their range of CE-approved filters for laser safety. Recent additions include the CT2 for use in the visible, and CTR, HYG and YGH filters for the infrared region of the spectrum.

NoIR have been manufacturing high-quality internationally-certified safety eyewear for the protection of laser users in a broad range of fields and applications for many years now, offering protection from:

  • UV, visible, and IR lasers and other ultra-bright light sources
  • Multiple waveband devices
  • Therapeutic and cosmetic treatments (Patients and clinicians)
  • Laser pens (For pilots and the emergency services)

Elliot Scientific’s expert advice will guide you to the best in cost-effective laser safety. Academics, beauticians, clinicians et al, we can protect your eyes from laser mishaps.

Contact us with details of your laser or ultra-bright light source application and we will be happy to help you choose the correct filters for spectacle frames or goggles.

November 2016 Newsletter Out Now

November 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific November newsletter is now available. In this issue, Energetiq Technologies is all aglow with the launch of their latest and most powerful EQ-77 Laser Driven Light Source, Mad City Labs engineer a range of UHV-friendly piezo-driven nanopositioning stages, IPG Photonics release continuous wave Raman fibre lasers, and Neoptix determines if industrial processes are hot or not with Reflex.

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New VSM series from Lake Shore: Introducing the 8600

The new 8600 Series VSM from Lake Shore Cryotronics raises the bar for magnetometer performance and convenience by combining high sensitivity, rapid measurement speeds, and ease of operation for faster and more accurate measurements.

The entire 8600 Series system has been re-imagined with a focus on a clean, ergonomic design that simplifies the researcher’s interaction with the system. For example, a motorised head brings the sample to a comfortable height for easy, one-handed exchange of the sample rods.

Temperature options include a cryostat, high-temperature oven, and single stage variable temperature insert. The combined temperature range of the options is 4.2 to 1273 K, and all three options quickly slide into place and are auto-detected by the system’s software – video demonstration.

8600 Series Features

  • 0.33 × 10-7 emu noise floor at 10 s/pt
  • 10 ms/pt data acquisition rate
  • 5000 Oe/s field ramp rate
  • Rapid, repeatable temperature option exchange
  • High stability—±0.05% per day
  • Fields to 3.26 T
  • Widest available temperature range—4.2 K to 1273 K

The magnet poles are also easily adjusted with a specially designed indexed positioning system that allows the pole gap to be set at one of six repeatable positions, eliminating the need to recalibrate after each change.


The new 8600 Series VSMs will be available from April 2017 onwards. Please contact us with regard to pre-orders.

UHP-T-MP: Excellent for Optogenetics/fluorescence excitation in microplate applications

batch5-057The UHP-T-MP series of Ultra High Power LEDs, by Prizmatix, feature a powerful rectangular (3:4) homogeneous collimated beam useful in many demanding applications such as direct microplate illumination without a light guide, fluorescence microscopy and machine vision.

Optimal illumination of standard 96 well microplates from a working distance of about 40 cm is realised by its aspheric optics, and the USB-equipped LED controller supports CW or pulsed operation via a TTL trigger. LED intensity can be set via a pot or external analogue voltage input.

The UHP-T-MP is available in blue – 455 nm, green – 528 nm or red – 630 nm wavelengths, and can be used coupled to an optical fibre or liquid light guide, or just as a collimated light source.

Key features

  • Single chip Ultra High Brightness LED
  • Precisely adjustable, stable power
  • 3:4 aspect ratio
  • CW or pulsed operation
  • USB interface
  • Long life (no consumable parts)

For more information, please contact us.

Researchers to benefit with expanded range of lasers from IPG Photonics

Elliot Scientific is now able to offer a broader range of CW/modulated lasers and amplifiers with up to 200 W power from IPG Photonics to researchers. These reliable diode-pumped amplifiers and lasers use doped optical fibres as gain media, and all are compact, air-cooled and use direct diode pumping for optimum efficiency.

glr_3The types currently available are:

  • 1.0 micron – Ytterbium-doped fibre lasers & amplifiers
  • 1.5 micron – Erbium-doped fibre lasers, amplifiers & broadband sources
  • 2.0 micron – Thulium-doped fibre lasers
  • Raman fibre lasers operating between 1200 and 1500 nm
  • Green fibre lasers delivering high power at 532 nm

The range includes models available with random or linearly polarised output, single frequency options, and a variety of powers. Please contact us for up to date information.

Energetiq announce new extremely bright Laser Driven Light Source: The EQ-77

ldls-eq-77The new EQ-77 Laser Driven Light Source (LDLS™), from Energetiq, is an extremely bright 170 to 2100 nm light source that is specifically designed for critical spectroscopy and imaging applications.

The EQ-77 offers the highest radiance and irradiance available in a truly broadband white light source with a choice of dual-beam output or a single-beam output with retro-reflector.

The EQ-77’s superior spatial and power stability ensures highly repeatable measurements are delivered by a variety of applications in the life and materials sciences, and the proprietary laser-driven bulb technology is ideal for applications requiring a high power lamp with ultra-long life.

For more information, please contact us.

MadMotor – a UHV-compatible piezo-driven micropositioning system from Mad City Labs

The MadMotor™-UHV is a piezo motor driven micropositioning system offering high precision alignment over long travel ranges under ultra high vacuum (UHV) conditions.

  • UHV compatible: 1 x 10-11 mbar
  • 10 mm range of motion
  • 100 nm step size (minimum)
  • Bakeable to 150 °C
  • Available in X, XY and XYZ configurations
  • Up to 6 kg load

Mad City Labs‘ experience in manufacturing equipment for use in UHV ensures that the MadMotor™-UHV is vacuum compatible to 1 x 10-11 mbar and can withstand extensive periods of baking at up to 150 °C.

The rigorous requirements of UHV operation have ensured careful design of the MadMotor™-UHV stages by the Mad City Labs engineering team to deliver robust and reliable operation within your application.

MadMotor™-UHV stages can travel up to 10 mm per axis with high resolution and excellent repeatability, while optional eddy current sensors can provide 500 nm of sensitivity over the entire travel range. A complete system is supplied as a 1, 2 or 3-axis piezo motor driven stage and Mad-Drive™ controller.

Please contact us for more details.

Microscopy, Spectroscopy and Optogenetics benefit from Prizmatix Ultra High Power LEDs

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAElliot Scientific distribute a comprehensive range of LED light delivery products for microscopy, spectroscopy, optogenetics, and other scientific research and industrial applications from Prizmatix, is a scientist-led company that specialises in the design and manufacturing of ultra high-power LEDs. These are available in a range of power levels and wavelengths across the spectrum for applications that include:

  • The UHP-T LED for microscopy and imaging – One of the most powerful available today
  • Optogenetics – Single and dual wavelength systems for in-vivo and in-vitro research
  • Multi-wavelength LED systems offering modularity and versatility for customised setups
  • Fibre-coupled units, with up to 11 different LEDs, delivering light through a range of fibre options

STSI-All-250-1For in-vivo and in-vitro optogenetics, Prizmatix offer a full range of modules that start from single wavelength plug-and-go kits, to multi-wavelength systems for activation and silencing in the same fibre. From light sources to cannulae, and everything in between, Prizmatix provides all the components necessary for experimenters in neuroscience, neurobiology, electrophysiology, biochemistry and biophysics. Typical systems have been constructed by researchers for:

  • Detection & excitation
  • Intensity monitoring
  • In-line filtering, attenuation or polarisation
  • Reflectance or fluorescence detection for in situ, in vivo, or in vitro applications

Prizmatix have extensively developed various photonics products for use in neuro and bioscience research such as optogenetics, as well as traditional chemistry, biology and physics. For example, fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy, microscopy, and absorption measurement are typical applications.

For more information, please contact us.

September 2016 Newsletter Out Now

September 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific September newsletter is now available. In this issue we introduce Fibercryst – the only manufacturer of short pulse lasers and amplifiers utilising the innovative Single Crystal Fibre technology, gain insight with the latest THz accessory for Probe Stations from Lake Shore Cryotronics, invite you to watch Seebeck measurements being conducted using a CryoLab from Kryoz, and inform you about the Elliot Scientific range of optics, waveplates, mirrors and filters.

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