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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.


April 2017 Newsletter Out Now

April 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific April newsletter is now available. In this issue we we get a bigger picture of Mad City Labs’ RM21™ microscope platform, find out how EXFO’s latest LTB-8 modular test system garnered industry praise, look forward to Lake Shore Cryotronics’ release of their new Model 155 MeasureReady™ precision I/V source, and discover how green laser light from IPG Photonics aids research, plus OPIE, INTERMAG and the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance events.

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March 2017 Newsletter Out Now

March 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific March newsletter is now available. In this issue we announce a web page dedicated to Lake Shore‘s range of cryogenic temperature sensors, reveal Laser Focus World‘s in-depth article on Fibercryst’s Taranis single crystal fibre laser technology, look at NoIR LaserShields‘ flip-frame protective eyewear, and cover CRAIC Technologies’ 508 PV microspectrophotometer add-on for microscopes, plus news of four events we are attending in April.

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Single Crystal Fiber Lasers are in the news: Taranis covered by Laser Focus World

Fibercryst’s ultra-fast lasers and amplifiers utilise their revolutionary Taranis Single Crystal Fibre (SCF) modules to enable higher energy per pulse, higher average power, and easy to use flexibility between energy and repetition rate, and better beam qualities from small footprint devices.

In this month’s Laser Focus World magazine, an in-depth article about Fibercryst’s innovative Single Crystal Fiber amplification technology has been published. You can read Single crystal fibers amplify power in ultrashort-pulse lasers here.

Industrial Laser

OutputEndTaranis technology is the heart of the Fibercyst FEMTO, a powerful industrial femtosecond pulse width laser for high quality micromachining, offering output powers up to 25 W for high throughput.

Typical applications include: cutting and drilling of hard materials, cold machining polymers or composites, and micromachining / structuring of surfaces, especially glass, ceramics and sapphire. A key feature of this laser is the ability to easily and quickly change the repetition rate to favour the average power or the energy per pulse.

Seed Amplifier

The Taranis Amplifier System is a stand-alone add-on unit that allows a developer to increase the power and energy output of an existing laser installation.

The amplifier design also incorporates Fibercryst’s unique Taranis technology – a single crystal fibre amplifier ideal for short pulse amplification that delivers a high intensity, linearly polarised laser beam with superb quality and adjustable repetition rate.

The amplifier accepts a wide range of fibre-coupled or free propagation mode seed lasers, boosting them to a higher average power, higher peak power (up to 30 MW) and higher pulse energy. Output is to free space.

Further details about these and other Fibercryst products can be obtained by contacting us.


January 2017 Newsletter Out Now

January 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific January newsletter is now available. In this issue we cover the Elliot|Martock micropositioning systems we will be demonstrating at this month’s Photonex West exhibition in California, new illumination products from Gamma Scientific, and Fibercryst’s Taranis Amplifier System for boosting the power and energy output of an existing laser installation, plus a list of all the companies we represent here in the UK that will also be at PW17.

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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.

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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.

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Introducing Single Crystal Fibre Laser Systems – New products from Fibercryst

_DSC0714Elliot Scientific is pleased to introduce Fibercryst, the only manufacturer of short pulse lasers and amplifiers utilising the innovative Single Crystal Fibre technology (SCF).

Originally developed from a series of University research programs, the SCF technology has been refined and commercialised by Fibercryst and patented jointly with the Institut d’Optique, and offers significant performance advantages over existing technologies. The products range from a full featured femtosecond micromachining laser, through a stand alone commercial amplifier, to individual amplifier modules:

  • FEMTO is Fibercryst’s powerful industrial femtosecond pulse width laser offering output powers up to 25 W for high throughput, high quality micromachining. Based on Taranis technologies, pulse energies in excess of 80 µJ (@ 100 kHz) in pulse widths of less than 900 fs can be generated along with repetition rates selectable between 100 kHz and 2 MHz.
  • Taranis Amplifier Systems are designed for a wide range of seed lasers providing either fibre coupled or free propagation mode inputs. The Taranis amplifier boosts a laser’s high average power, high peak power (up to 30 MW) and high pulse energy to free space.
  • Taranis Laser Gain Modules are a unique solution to provide high peak power and high energy amplification using a simple and compact design. By using a single-crystal with a long length and a small diameter, short pulse amplification delivering a high intensity, linearly polarised laser light with superb beam quality and adjustable repetition rate can be achieved.
  • Sub-nanosecond mJ laser: Fibercryst also offers an affordable, unique 1064 nm sub-ns laser system delivering more than 3 MW of peak power for use in research and test labs. Designed using MOPA architecture as a standalone unit combining a commercial 500 ps seed laser with the Fibercryst Taranis amplifier, it takes full advantage of the technology to provide a polarised beam, TEM00 output and 2 mJ of pulse energy for applications in LIBS, LIDAR & nonlinear optics; Supercontinuum, OPO, THz generation; and the biosciences.

For more information about these new innovative products, please contact us, or visit the Fibercryst pages on our website.