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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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New PLUTO-2, with on-board dual-core processor and memory, plus new SLM panel from HOLOEYE

HOLOEYE has launched a new enhanced electronics driver module for existing and forthcoming Spatial Light Modulator (SLM) panels. The PLUTO-2 features an HDMI interface for addressing phase functions, a USB connection for advanced calibrations, and a trigger sync output for synchronising with external devices – such as colour-switchable lasers. The driver’s faster addressing speed allows for a colour-field-sequential (CFS) mode at 180 Hz input frame rate with the matching new PLUTO-2 SLMs and, as a bonus, also offers a more stable phase response.

The PLUTO-2 driver is equipped with a dual-core processor and on-chip memory, enabling user-programmed (Ubuntu™) additional functionality. For example, a slideshow of images can played back from a USB stick or internal memory without the need for a PC.

HOLOEYE has also added to their newly developed dielectric mirror range of panels. These enable use with higher incident power lasers due to the SLM’s coating, which reduces absorption. The models currently available are:

  • PLUTO-UV-043: 350 to 420 nm with 90% reflectivity and >2.3π; phase retardation up to 405 nm
  • PLUTO-VIS-056: 450 to 650 nm with 93% reflectivity and 2.5π phase retardation at 530 nm, 2.1 at 633 nm
  • PLUTO-NIR-049: 1000 to 1100 nm with 93% reflectivity and 2π phase retardation up to 1064 nm

For more information regarding PLUTO-2 or other systems from HOLOEYE, 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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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.


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.


Next week, we’re exhibiting at Magnetism 2017 and SU2P

April is lining up to be a very busy month for Elliot Scientific as we are exhibiting at four events.

Magnetism 2017: 3rd and 4th April
Next Monday and Tuesday, we will be at the University of York for Magnetism 2017 for a mixture of invited talkers and submitted contributions exploring the breadth of magnetism research in the UK and Republic of Ireland.  Subjects will include spintronics, domain walls, dynamics, vortices, skyrmions, spin ice, biological and organic magnetism, superconductors, magnetocalorics and more.

SU2P: 5th and 6th April
Then on Wednesday and Thursday we are at Heriot Watt University for SU2P where world class speakers will present and challenge the delegates on innovation, research and exploitation over a wide range of photonics-related topics.

Later in April we are abroad, in Japan for OPIE,  and then the Republic of Ireland for INTERMAG.


Three new PLUTO SLMs get dielectric mirror coating for increased power handling

LCOS_HeadHOLOEYE now offers new dielectric mirror coated versions of their popular PLUTO phase only Spatial Light Modulators (SLMs). Based on reflective LCOS microdisplays delivering 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution with an 8 µm pixel pitch, the latest models in the PLUTO range enable use with higher incident power lasers due to the coating’s reduction of absorption.

Three models are currently available: the PLUTO-UV-043, PLUTO-VIS-056 and PLUTO-NIR-049 for use in the UV, visible and IR respectively. All PLUTO SLMs are plug & play, offer fast full digital addressing, and can be programmed with phase functions via a standard graphics card as an extended monitor device using the supplied software.

Please contact us for more details.

 


February 2017 Newsletter Out Now

February 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific February newsletter is now available. In this issue, we look at all the new products we are now offering – Prizmatix’s UHP-M DuaLED UV-Visible light source for microscopy, dielectric mirrored Spatial Light Modulators from HOLOEYE, a measurement system from Gamma Scientific for Near Eye Displays,  and the latest from Energetiq – a tunable broadband plasma light source.

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New High Brightness Tunable Broadband Light Source

Energetiq‘s new Laser-Driven Tunable Light Source (LDTLS™) is a compact, fully integrated and highly stable tunable broadband light source based on their proven Laser-Driven Light Source (LDLS™) technology. The LDTLS™ utilises the EQ-77 LDLS™ source and features the highest brightness and output flux available in a tunable broadband product.

The water-cooled LDTLS™ offers an extremely long lifetime (approximately 9000 hours between bulb changes) for low cost of ownership. It has high stability, very low noise, and is coupled with a precision high-performance monochromator for accurate wavelength selection and repeatable light output across the range of 300 to 1100 nm.

The spectral resolution can be customised for application specific purposes and ranges in bandwidth from 1 to 10 nm. The fibre coupled output is both flexible and convenient for delivering wavelength selected light to precisely where it is needed. OEMs, please contact us for more information.

ldtls-originalApplications

  • Optical Testing
  • Process Monitoring and Control
  • VIS/NIR Spectroscopy
  • Scientific Research
  • Thin-Film Measurements
  • Materials Characterization