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Detectors & Instrumentation

August 2017 Newsletter Out Now

August 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific August newsletter is now available. In this issue we cover a new high incident power handling NIR PLUTO SLM panel from HOLOEYE and new Probe Station option kits from Lake Shore Cryotronics, reveal additional plug-in modules for EXFO’s latest LTB-8 fibre network test instrument and have a quick look at Kinetic Systems‘ anti-vibration equipment, plus QuAMP, Photonics Ireland, and more…

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Display colour, intensity and flicker measured with new instruments from Gamma Scientific

Gamma Scientific [ @gammascientific ] has just introduced two new instruments for display measurements. Both offer colour, intensity and flicker testing of all types of LED, LCD, OLED and Quantum Dot screens.

The GS-1160 is the touchscreen-equipped handheld version, while the GS-1160B is designed for the bench and operates in conjunction with PC-based analysis software. The GS-1160 can also be used as a desktop system as it is supported by the same software.

These spectroradiometers, to give them their proper name, deliver faster results with repeatability superior to filter-based instruments. Additional measurement capabilities include gamma, white balance and uniformity.

Data is output on both via USB, or can also be stored on an SD card in the GS-1160 portable model. The GS-1160B can be programmed for custom testing as it has an Application Programming Interface (API). Commands can be sent via RS-232 or the USB.

For detailed specifications and more information about these or other products Gamma Scientific manufacture, please contact us.


Latest miniature spectrometers from Spectral Products are packed with great features

Spectral Products is a leading designer and manufacturer of sophisticated instruments such as spectrometers, monochromators, light sources and related equipment.

Their SM miniature spectrometers deliver numerous features and high performance within a small footprint. The series is based on a crossed Czerny-Turner configuration and also uses unique linear variable long pass filters to give broadband simultaneous wavelength coverage that is free of higher order interference.

A wide selection of UV/VIS/NIR (regular and back-thinned/TE-cooled CCD) and NIR/MIR (InGaAs, PbS, and PbSe) detectors enable Spectral Products to offer more than a dozen models to suit applications found in science and industry. For example:SM245 Spectrometer

  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Colour/LED measurement
  • Luminescence spectroscopy
  • Laser breakdown spectroscopy
  • Arc, spark & plasma spectroscopy
  • Picosecond laser analysis & ratiometry
  • Spectrophotometry & spectroradiometry
  • Process control, diagnostics & calibration
  • Emission & excitation fluorescence spectroscopy

All detectors are thermo-electrically cooled for optimal operational stability, and ruled or holographic gratings are fitted depending on the chosen wavelength range. In addition, different slit sizes are available to alter the spectrometer’s resolution. Please contact us for further details.


July 2017 Newsletter Out Now

July 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific July newsletter is now available. In this issue we cover the new products announced at LASER World of Photonics last month by our principals. Gamma Scientific: two new spectroradiometers. HOLOEYE: the new PLUTO-2 driver for Spatial Light Modulators. Fibercryst: higher power from the new FEMTO-30 laser. CryoSpectra: A new 1 kW cooling capacity cryorefrigerator. NoIR LaserShields: New frames added to their range. Plus photos from the trade show and more…

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Image sensor tests to benefit from new drop-in tuneable LED source

A new turnkey, drop-in calibrated light source for custom and commercially available wafer level testing of CCD and CMOS sensors has been developed by Gamma Scientific from their existing digitally programmable, colour tuneable, RS-7 LED light source.

The new RS-7-4 can deliver virtually any arbitrary spectral power distribution of visible light over a wide range of output luminance. This makes it ideal for accurately characterising a detector’s dynamic range, uniformity, linearity and spectral responsivity.

The RS-7-4 outperforms rival systems due to highly stable DC drive current circuitry that varies the output luminance of manifold discrete LED channels, rather than using pulse width modulation (PWM). This is critical when testing high speed silicon detectors, which can easily time resolve PWM signals and thus give measurement errors.

For more information about this or other light sources and instrumentation Gamma Scientific manufacture, please contact us.


June 2017 Newsletter Out Now

June 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific June newsletter is now available. In this issue we discover that the latest Model 8600 Vibrating Sample Magnetometer from Lake Shore is the best yet, reveal the SLICE-QT temperature controller as launched by Vescent Photonics at CLEO, show how Gamma Scientific‘s new drop-in tuneable RS-7 LED light source benefits image sensor manufacturers, and look forward to LASER World of Photonics with a preview of our products that will be on display end of June, plus much more…

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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.


Slimline ICE models launched by Vescent Photonics at recent CLEO’17

After several years in development, the first in a new range of Slimline ICE (SLICE) models was launched by Vescent Photonics at the recent CLEO’17 meeting.

The SLICE-QT is a four-channel temperature controller for thermally stabilising a photonic device, laser or non-linear crystal.

The QT is compatible with both TECs and resistive heaters, and features auto tuning along with 40 watts of control power available to the user.

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CRAIC’s Technologies MP-2™ Photometer can upgrade your microscope

The CRAIC Technologies MP-2™ Microscope Photometer is designed to add photometry and imaging to an optical microscope. With a spectral range from the deep UV to the near infrared, the MP-2™ is better described as a microscope radiometer. It is limited only by the microscope’s optics.

The CRAIC MP-2™ microphotometer enables collection of transmission, reflectance or even fluorescence and luminescence photometric data of microscopic samples.

mp-1The MP-2’s solid state detectors have dynamic ranges and sensitivities greater than PMTs or imaging systems and with complete software control, either broad- or narrow-band, photometric intensity measurements can be made. Typical applications include:

  • Cytophotometry & immunohistochemistry
  • Cytofluorimetry & immunofluorescence
  • Intracellular calcium measurements
  • Gemology & mineralogy
  • Thickness measurements
  • Ion & pH measurements
  • DNA analysis
  • Photoreceptor analysis

Please contact us for more details.


May 2017 Newsletter Out Now

May 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific May newsletter is now available. In this issue we reveal the latest in miniature spectrometers from Spectral Products, admire a really low-noise diode laser controller from Vescent Photonics, highlight our new brochure for 2017, take a look at the sturdy polarising filters manufactured by CODIXX, and hear how adjuster screw sets from Kozak Micro are superior in pitch to anything else, plus forthcoming events and much more…

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New precision source for current or voltage from Lake Shore

Lake Shore have announced the new Model 155 MeasureReady™ precision I/V source. Ideal for demanding scientific applications requiring a precise low-noise supply of current or voltage, for example electronic material characterisation, the Model 155 will be shipping later this year.

Supplying 1 W maximum from DC to 100 kHz over a broad output range, these power supplies deliver a solid foundation for I/V curve, Hall effect, and other fundamental measurements.

The clutter-free touch display with a unique TiltView™ screen presents a natural and engaging user interface. No confusing buttons or long learning curves make the Model 155 as easy to use as a smartphone. With similar connectivity – Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, plus LAN – it offers convenient remote operation via LabVIEW™, a custom PC interface, or mobile app.

Please contact us for more information, or download the datasheet.


Tomorrow is a SUPA day for us

Wednesday, May 10th, is SUPA day! An annual gathering celebrating Scottish physics taking place at the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh.

SUPA – the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance – comprises the universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot Watt, St. Andrews, Strathclyde and West of Scotland; plus associate members Fraunhofer UK, UKATC, PHYESTA and IMPP.

Elliot Scientific will be at the supplier exhibition that runs concurrent with the talks and presentations.