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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.


New Elliot Scientific 2017 Brochure out now

Product Overview 2017 coverProduct Overview 2017 is now available to download. This 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 UK conference or exhibition we are attending.

Our next is SU2P in Glasgow: 5th and 6th April.


Laser users love novel flip filter design that modifies eye protection

NoIR LaserShields are now shipping the CE-certified Frame 40 spectacle. With its novel flip mechanism, which allows for a secondary filter to be brought into play in certain applications, users can benefit in situations where a modification of the passband of the fixed filter is required.

In this example, the fixed filter is FG1 glass for IR sources above 900 nm, and the secondary filter is the AXX which blocks UV and IR in between 700 and 900 nm.

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For more information about this and other laser and high intensity light source protection filters from NoIR, contact us now.


Elliot Scientific’s 2016 newsletters published in one volume

Elliot Scientific’s renowned monthly newsletters have been compiled into a single edition for the year 2016.

The 16-page volume can be:

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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.


October 2016 ‘Photonex’ Newsletter Out Now

October 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific October 2016 Photonex newsletter is now available. In this issue we preview all the equipment we will be bringing to the show, highlight the manufacturers we will be representing, and reveal three new products. Read more to find out.

To view it in a browser, click here.

To read it magazine-style online, click here.

To download it as a PDF, click here.


Micro Laser Systems further expand range with Fixed Wavelength and Fused Silica collimators

The Micro Laser Systems‘ FC Series of standard collimators are designed specifically for single mode fibre, polarisation maintaining fibre, and fibre laser applications requiring a pure Gaussian beam. The company has further expanded its range by offering several new designs.

All collimators

Fixed Wavelength
The FCX20 series is based on the standard FC20 Fibre Collimator but fixed at one wavelength. They offer a highly collimated, Gaussian beam with low wavefront error and are readily available in several popular wavelengths. The FCX20 comes with a 3 mm cable terminated with an FC or FC/APC connector.

Fused Silica
The FC5S and FC10S Fused Silica versions are of a multi-element design that delivers a highly collimated, Gaussian beam with low wavefront error. The lockable adjustable focus feature enables focusing a very tight spot at a great distance, or expansion of the beam to illuminate an area.

Micro Laser Systems is also able to manufacture custom collimators, being responsible for the whole project from design, through manufacturing, to final assembly and test. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


Non-contact Visible Fault Location in fibre added to OZ Optics range

OZ Optics Non-contact VFLOZ Optics has expanded its range of Visible Fibre Optic Fault Locators with the addition of a benchtop non-contact tester, the ideal solution for inspecting devices with no connectors on the fibre ends. Visible Fibre Optic Fault Locators launch either 520 or 635 nm laser diode light into a fibre to enable discovery of breaks or sharp bends, which are revealed by the resulting scattered light emerging from the sides of the cable.

Fault locators are now available in four models: two benchtop and two portable…

  • Benchtop Non-Contact, for CW and pulsed operation
  • Benchtop CW High Power only
  • Portable pen – CW only
  • ‘Pocket size’ offering CW or pulsed output

Pulse modulation aids in locating faults under high ambient light conditions and improves battery life. 2 Hz modulation is easy to detect with the naked eye, while 270 Hz and 2 kHz pulse modulation modes are used for fibre identification by detectors.


For one day only this week: The Photonex Roadshow Scotland

Heriot Watt University is the venue for Photonex ScotlandTomorrow, Wednesday, the Photonex Roadshow returns to Edinburgh and the city’s Heriot-Watt University for a special one-day event. June 8th will see the UK’s top photonics technology suppliers, leading researchers and invited speakers gathered together for the second time this year.

Elliot Scientific will be on table S1, among the dozens of companies dedicated to optics, photonics and imaging technology, thus allowing you to view the latest in our photonics solutions, optical components, instruments and systems.

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. Come and talk to us about your project.


The Photonex Roadshow arrives in London on Monday

This coming Monday April 11th – will see the first one-day Photonex Roadshow of the year opening at Imperial College in London. The Roadshow features an exhibition of nearly three dozen top photonics technology suppliers, plus a conference with leading researchers on the topic of ‘Advances in photonic tools and techniques for the life sciences’. In addition, tutorials covering the latest in photonics techniques and instrumentation will be taking place.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Elliot Scientific is on Stand S34. So come and try out our XYZ Flexure Stages, miniature slides and rotary stages, and discuss how products from the many North American and European companies we represent here in the UK and Ireland can benefit your research or industry.

All this is free, so reserve your place now.

 


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.


Elliot|Martock waveguide holders now with ‘in copper’ option

Elliot|Martock waveguide/device holders are now available manufactured from copper as a special order at additional cost. Any of the following MDE74x range can be supplied as such for applications requiring a heatsink capability.

  • MDE741 – Basic, plain mount for tape or adhesive clamping
  • MDE742 – Vacuum clamping
  • MDE743 – Mechanical clamping

The new holders are mainly for use with Elliot Gold™ series flexure stages and the central workstations MDE881 and MDE883, but can also be mounted on the MDE147, MDE148 and MDE149 brackets. The MDE744, MDE745, and MDE746 models are special versions of the MDE741 to MDE743 models for use with the MDE717 and MDE718 fibre rotators.

For more information, please contact us.