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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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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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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.


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.


New IPG fibre lasers available to researchers through Elliot Scientific

A broader range of IPG Photonics‘ reliable diode-pumped lasers and amplifiers using doped optical fibres as gain media are now available to researchers through Elliot Scientific, including the newly introduced Raman series of orange and red lasers.

The four groups of laser systems, encompassing dozens of individual models, offer a choice in terms of power output, polarisation mode, pulsed or continuous wave, plus single or multimode, and single frequency options. Choose from:RFL-sq

  • 1.0 micron Ytterbium-doped fibre lasers & amplifiers
    Continuous wave (CW), Q-switched and single frequency diode-pumped solid-state fibre lasers, as well as diode-pumped fibre amplifiers, for coherent or spectral beam combining, sensors, He3 pumping, optical tweezers and SHG applications
  • 1.5 micron Erbium-doped fibre lasers, amplifiers & broadband sources
    Around 1500 nm, only IPG Photonics offers the widest range of devices in a variety of powers and configurations for a multitude of scientific uses
  • 2.0 micron Thulium-doped fibre lasers
    Medical and other research applications abound for these compact, high-power, wavelength-selectable, single-mode CW or pulsed sources operating in the 1900 to 2400 nm spectral region
  • Raman lasers: Orange or Red wavelengths
    Up to 20 W from a super-compact lightweight optical head linked to a small air-cooled control module makes these lasers ideal for adaptive optics and guide star applications, flow cytometry, holography and spectroscopy

For more information, please contact us.


May 2015 Newsletter Out Now

May 2015 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific May newsletter is now available. In this issue we announce our new E1100 3-channel piezo actuator controller, look at Gamma Scientific’s high volume Thin Film Measurement Systems, get a taste of Vescent’s ICE laser controllers, pump up the diodes with IPG Photonics fibre amplifiers and lasers, and more…

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New 3-Channel Piezo Controller from Elliot Scientific

E1100_1001The all new E1100 Piezo Controller is an open loop, three channel amplifier suitable for driving low voltage (up to 150 V) piezo actuators and stacks. The E1100 as been especially designed to incorporate the latest technologies, and combines low noise and outstanding stability with a high power output. This makes it ideal for open loop, high resolution control of piezoelectric devices, in particular, the Elliot|Martock MDE123 and MDE125 Piezo-driven Flexure Stages.

Key features

  • Voltage control by BNC, potentiometer, or USB interface
  • Output noise: < 50 µVRMS
  • Output stability: <0.01% over 16 hours
  • Includes software drivers, LabVIEW examples & tutorial, and C# GUI
  • Rack mounting option

Please contact us for full specifications and pricing information.


rainbow™2 – sub-6 fs Oscillator with CEP4 option

FEMTOLASERS rainbow2_smallhas launched its new rainbow™ 2 ultrafast oscillator to offer the ultimate performance and reliability in a sealed, industrial-grade package with state of the art output parameters:

  • sub-6 fs
  • 500 mW
  • > 300 nm spectral bandwidth

This outstanding ‘plug & play’ femtosecond laser is billed as the most advanced commercial ultrafast oscillator to date. Paired with the FEMTOLASERS patented CEP4 technology, the new hands-free rainbow™ 2 should be the oscillator of choice when it comes to demanding experiments requiring highest quality and long term reliability for CE Phase stabilisation.

The rainbow™ 2 is ideal for ultrafast spectroscopy, amplifier/OPCPA seeding, CARS and attosecond science. Please contact us for more information.


June 2014 Newsletter Out Now

June 2014 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific June newsletter is now available. In this issue we announce lots of exciting new products. From FEMTOLASERS we have the rainbow 2 oscillator and latest FEMTOPOWER amplifier plus the WIZZMO beam characterisation and compression unit. Vescent Photonics has released its ICE Cube electronics system, and Lake Shore is delivering their new Model 372 AC Resistance Bridge/Temperature Controllers. Plus ultrathin polarisers from CODIXX and the Photonex Roadshow reaches Cambridge.

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FEMTOLASERS selected for prestigious project

INTEGRAL elementFEMTOLASERS has been awarded a significant contract to develop and build the “front-end” source to generate ultrafast, high stability, ultra-low noise pulses for the prestigious pan-European High Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System in the Czech Republic. The systems they will be supplying are:

HAPLS is being assembled by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for the ELI-Beamlines facility in Prague. This new facility will deliver pulses lasting less than 30 femtoseconds at a repetition rate of 10 Hz, with peak powers greater than one Petawatt.

FemtolasersFEMTOLASERS was selected by LLNL and the ELI-Beamlines team as only they could fulfil the technical requirements and meet the strict timescales required for construction of the facility.

HAPLS is being designed to significantly advance the state-of-the-art for high power lasers, allowing international scientific research in areas as diverse as medical imaging, particle acceleration, biophysics, chemistry, and quantum physics.

For more about FEMTOLASERS’ products, contact us now.


New Ti:S Amplifier datasheet defines the range

FEMTOPOWER X PRO CEP

FEMTOPOWER X PRO CEPAustrian ultrafast laser specialist FEMTOLASER Produktions have just released their latest datasheet for the FEMTOPOWER™ range of high-power multipass Ti:Sapphire amplifiers.

These are designed to be the optimal light source for the most demanding of applications as the FEMTOPOWER™ is the only amplifier that can provide outstanding CE-Phase stability over the longest period of time.

There a 6 basic models of the FEMTOPOWER™ and, with various options and configurations regarding peak power, pulse duration, pulse energy, repetition rates and CE-phase stabilisation available, this leads to more than 30 different systems to choose from. So, for detailed specifications, you can download the FEMTOPOWER™ datasheet here, or contact us for more information.