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Laser World of Photonics next week – Automated Alignment, Optical Tweezers, Flexure Stages and more

E1100_1001Messe München will be hosting next week’s Laser World of Photonics exhibition and conference from June 26th for 4 days, and Elliot Scientific will be on Stand 232 in Hall B3.

We will be showing our new DAli 3 Device Automatic Alignment Systems with USB interface, demonstrating live particle trapping using our popular Optical Tweezers system, and giving visitors the opportunity to experience first-hand the quality and precision of our Elliot|Martock range.Laser Tweezer System for Optical Trapping So come and see XYZ Flexure Stages, smooth miniature positioning slides, and more!

Our extensive portfolio of precision opto-mechanical components, custom design solutions, and a myriad other products that we distribute in the UK and Ireland can also be discussed with our knowledgeable and friendly team.

Laser World of Photonics: Munich
Elliot Scientific is on Stand 232 in Hall B3


Next week we are at Photon16: The University of Leeds

Next week Elliot Scientific will be exhibiting at Photon16, the largest optics and photonics conference in the UK and the eighth in the series of these biennial events.

This year Photon16 will be held at the University of Leeds, and includes a Women in Optics workshop, an Industry and Technology Programme (ITP) and dozens of speakers at various conferences taking place at the event.

Elliot Scientific is located on Table 34 from September 6th and 7th throughout the exhibition days of the conference.


Laser World of Photonics next week – Piezo Control, Optical Tweezers, Flexures and more

E1100_1001Messe München will be hosting next week’s Laser World of Photonics exhibition and conference from June 22nd for 4 days, and Elliot Scientific will be on Stand 260 in Hall B3.

We will be showing our new E1100 3-Channel Piezo Actuator Controllers, demonstrating live particle trapping using our popular E3500 Optical Tweezers system, and giving visitors the opportunity to experience first-hand the quality and precision of our Elliot|Martock range.Laser Tweezer System for Optical Trapping So come and see XYZ Flexure Stages, smooth miniature positioning slides, and screw adjuster sets with up to 508 TPI !

Our extensive portfolio of precision opto-mechanical components, custom design solutions, and a myriad other products that we distribute in the UK and Ireland can also be discussed with our knowledgeable and friendly team.

Laser World of Photonics: Munich
Elliot Scientific is on Stand 260 in Hall B3


Next week: Photon 14 at Imperial College

Next week Elliot Scientific will be exhibiting at Photon 14, the largest optics and photonics conference in the UK and the seventh in the series of these biennial events.

This year Photon14 will be held at Imperial College London, and includes Optics and Photonics 2014 and QEP-21 conferences.

Imperial College

Photo courtesy of Amanda Slater

Topics covered at the conference will include:

  • Active and adaptive optics
  • Advances in imaging and displays
  • Advances in lasers
  • Advances in THz technology
  • Biophotonics
  • Computational photonics
  • Fibre optic sensors
  • Fibre optics and waveguides
  • Lighting design
  • Manufacturing of optics
  • Metamaterials
  • Nanophotonics and plasmonics
  • Nonlinear photonics
  • Optical and quantum metrology
  • Optical diagnostic in engineering
  • Optical environmental sensing
  • Optical vortices, polarization, coherence and non-Gaussian beams
  • Photonic energy harvesting
  • Photonic systems
  • Quantum coherent control
  • Quantum dots, nanocrystals, and low dimensional materials
  • Quantum information
  • Quantum optics
  • Silicon and carbon photonics
  • Structured optical materials and biomimetics
  • Trapping and manipulation
  • Ultrafast and attosecond optics

Elliot Scientific can be found on Stand 10 from September 1st to 4th.

Photon 14: 1st – 4th September, Imperial College, London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 2014 Newsletter Out Now

August 2014 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific August newsletter is now available. In this issue Vescent’s videos show lock robustness, Mad City Labs aid microscopists along with Optical Tweezers from Elliot Scientific, and Lake Shore still has some Option Cards for its Model 340. Plus a whole lot more.

To view it in a browser, click here.

To read it magazine-style online, click here.

To download it as a PDF, click here.


ICE Box™: Integrated Control Electronics from Vescent Photonics

ICE_Angle_1-371x264Vescent Photonics has introduced ICE, a compact suite of digitally controlled electronics that will precisely drive and stabilise a broad range of semiconductor lasers and associated photonics tools.

The ICE system is based on the same high-performance D2 Series electronics that have established Vescent Photonics as the leader in laser control and stabilisation. It is fully compatible with all Vescent D2 modules and can be used to drive and control a complete stabilised-laser system; overseeing frequency and temperature, offset lock DBR, DFB, or External Cavity lasers.

Each ICE control board is commanded via a USB Virtual Communication Port programmed in a language such as LabVIEW™, MATLAB™, Python, Java, et al. An intuitive GUI can also be used to issue commands and control the experiment or, if installed in the ‘ICE Box’- a chassis that provides power and interface connections – a front-panel control is included.

For more information about this new product, or any other from Vescent Photonics, please contact us.


Laser Servo gets positive feedback from users

Elliot Scientific has had commendations from laser scientists around the UK after trials with the D2-125 laser servo from Vescent Photonics.

Designed for low-noise servo control of lasers and other experimental systems, the reconfigurable servo is equipped with a PI2D loop filter (with two-stage integral feedback) that provides tight locking to cavities and atomic/molecular transitions.

The D2-125 provides full control over the loop-filter parameters, enabling servo-loop optimisation for a wide variety of systems such as acousto and electro-optic actuators, voice coils, piezo actuators, and so on.

Auto relocking is available for the D2-125 Laser Servo as an option. Lock Guard™ detects when the servo loop filter has gone out of lock and automatically recaptures it.  Lock Guard™ control parameters are all user adjustable for maximum flexibility and optimal performance.

Key research areas for Vescent products are:

  • Magneto-Optical Traps (MOT) for laser-cooling of atoms
  • Coherent atom sources
  • Sensors for gravitometry and magnetometry
  • Focused ion beams
  • Ultrasensitive trace-isotope analysis
  • Quantum computing and cryptography

For more information about Vescent Photonics, their electro-opticwaveguide, and laser technology products, please contact us.


Energetiq EQ-99 Manager – The Smart Controller for LDLS™

Energetiq’s EQ-99 Manager offers enhanced control of the EQ-99 series Laser-Driven Light Source (LDLS™), adding valuable functionality to the brightest, longest lasting, broadband light source available today.

  • USB Computer Interface
    • Connects to a computer via USB, allowing for easy control and monitoring of the LDLS™
  • Status Monitoring
    • Bulb operation hours and other data can be monitored on a computer, or by the bright LED front-panel display
  • Advanced Shutter Control
    • The EQ-99 Manager offers a variety of advanced control modes and a programmable shutter speed
  • Optional Shutter
    • This device can be mounted to the window of the EQ-99 or directly to an optical bench
  • Shutter Performance
    • 100 ms minimum exposure time | 2 Hz maximum cycle rate
  • Universal Power Supply
    • A single universal PSU for worldwide operation is included, dispensing with the need for multiple power sources

Please contact us for more information about products from Energetiq.


Ultra-high Resolution Raman Spectroscopy from CRAIC Technologies’ Artemis™ System

Craic Technologies ArtemisUltra-high resolution Raman microspectroscopy is now available throughout the UK and Ireland as Elliot Scientific introduces the CRAIC Artemis™ Raman Spectrometer – available as an add-on for modern research grade microscopes, or as an option for CRAIC’s existing range of UV-Vis-NIR Microspectrophotometers.

Perfect for research, metrology and quality control, the CRAIC Artemis™ Raman system has been designed specifically for microscopic sample. Its patented virtual slit technology dramatically increases the sensitivity of the spectrometer, offers an extraordinarily large spectral range, yet maintains the high speeds and spectral resolution for which CRAIC microspectrometers are known.

The Artemis™ modules are available in many different laser wavelengths and two can be combined for the ultimate in experimental flexibility. Easy to use and economical to own and operate, they enable rapid sample analysis within life sciences, materials science, chemistry and physics.

Each module includes a choice of diode laser, imaging and microscope optical interface, durable solid-state Raman spectrometer, and software from CRAIC – the experts in microspectroscopy.

For more information about the Artemis™ Raman Spectrometer and other CRAIC systems, please contact us.


Raman Spectroscopy performance peaks using the CRAIC Apollo™ system

Fast and easy Raman spectroscopy of microscopic sampling areas is now available to researchers in the UK and Ireland as Elliot Scientific introduces the CRAIC Apollo™ Raman Spectrometer – available as an add-on for modern research grade microscopes, or as an option for CRAIC’s existing range of UV-Vis-NIR Microspectrophotometers.

Perfect for research, metrology and quality control, the CRAIC Apollo™ Raman system has been designed specifically for microscopic sample analysis by employing optimised optics, software and hardware throughout its modular design.

The highly sensitive Apollo™ modules are available in different laser wavelengths and can be combined for the ultimate in experimental flexibility. Easy to use and economical to own and operate, they enable rapid sample analysis within life sciences, materials science, chemistry and physics.

Each module includes a choice of diode laser – from 405 to 830 nm, imaging and microscope optical interface, cooled CCD detector, durable solid-state Raman spectrometer, and software from CRAIC – the experts in microspectroscopy.

For more information about the Apollo™ Raman Spectrometer and other CRAIC systems, please contact us.


Elliot Scientific Sponsors QuAMP 2011: Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford

QuAMP 2011 takes place at the University of Oxford in September

QuAMP 2011 takes place at the University of Oxford in SeptemberMid-September sees the return of the biennial conference on Quantum, Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Physics. This year, the event runs from September 18th to 22nd at the University of Oxford Physics Department (Clarendon  Laboratory), and at Balliol College, Oxford.

Elliot Scientific will be attending as a sponsor on Monday, September 19th and we will be demonstrating a range of equipment that will be of interest to the delegates with backgrounds in atomic, molecular, optical and plasma physics.

The Clarendon Laboratory will also welcome visitors interested in physics who are not attending the conference.  So, if you are in the area, please drop by to say hello.

This international conference will cover a range of AMOP physics including:

  • Ultracold Matter
  • Quantum Information and Computing
  • Ultrafast Phenomena
  • Coherent Control
  • Metrology
  • Plasma Physics
  • Atomic & Molecular Interactions

For more information, visit the QuAMP website.