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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.

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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

UHP-T-MP: Excellent for Optogenetics/fluorescence excitation in microplate applications

batch5-057The UHP-T-MP series of Ultra High Power LEDs, by Prizmatix, feature a powerful rectangular (3:4) homogeneous collimated beam useful in many demanding applications such as direct microplate illumination without a light guide, fluorescence microscopy and machine vision.

Optimal illumination of standard 96 well microplates from a working distance of about 40 cm is realised by its aspheric optics, and the USB-equipped LED controller supports CW or pulsed operation via a TTL trigger. LED intensity can be set via a pot or external analogue voltage input.

The UHP-T-MP is available in blue – 455 nm, green – 528 nm or red – 630 nm wavelengths, and can be used coupled to an optical fibre or liquid light guide, or just as a collimated light source.

Key features

  • Single chip Ultra High Brightness LED
  • Precisely adjustable, stable power
  • 3:4 aspect ratio
  • CW or pulsed operation
  • USB interface
  • Long life (no consumable parts)

For more information, please contact us.


OZPEN – A carbon dioxide cleaning system for optical components

The OZPEN – from leading fibre specialist OZ Optics – is a versatile small surface area precision cleaning system for fibre optics and other components. The OZPEN produces an adjustable spray of clean dry air or nitrogen containing small carbon dioxide ‘dry ice’ particles to efficiently remove foreign matter from a surface.

The composite spray cleaning technique is a patented process using the chemically active, dry COspray for efficient and effective removal of inorganic and organic surface contamination from substrate surfaces.

The cleaning unit delivers a precisely controlled accelerated stream of solid carbon dioxide particles at high velocity. This snow is created from the conversion of liquid CO2 to solid CO2 particles and CO2 gas at the spray nozzle. The nozzle, propellant pressure, and temperature are adjusted for optimal cleaning process.

Thin film organic contamination can also be removed by snow cleaning  providing it is soluble in liquid CO2. Typical light oils are good candidates for CO2 cleaning.

As the solid CO2 spray within the plume is at a temperature of around -78 °C, the cooling properties of  can be used to remove contaminants with high water content, first by freezing, then by fracturing it from the underlying substrate.

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For more information on the product and its uses, please contact Elliot Scientific or see the video here.


OZPEN – a dry ice cleaning system for optical components

The OZPEN – from OZ Optics – is a versatile small surface area precision cleaning system for fibre optics and other components. It produces an adjustable spray of clean dry air or nitrogen containing small carbon dioxide ‘dry ice’ particles to efficiently remove foreign matter from a surface.

The composite spray cleaning technique is a patented process using the chemically active, dry COspray for efficient and effective removal of inorganic and organic surface contamination from substrate surfaces.

The cleaning unit delivers a precisely controlled accelerated stream of solid carbon dioxide particles at high velocity. This snow is created from the conversion of liquid CO2 to solid CO2 particles and CO2 gas at the spray nozzle. The nozzle, propellant pressure, and temperature are adjusted for optimal cleaning process.

Thin film organic contamination can also be removed by snow cleaning  providing it is soluble in liquid CO2. Typical light oils are good candidates for CO2 cleaning.

As the solid CO2 spray within the plume is at a temperature of around -78 °C, the cooling properties of  can be used to remove contaminants with high water content, first by freezing, then by fracturing it from the underlying substrate.

For more information on the OZPEN and its uses, please contact us or see the video here.


March 2014 Newsletter Out Now

March 2014 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific March newsletter is now available. In this issue we announce the arrival of the astounding 508 TPI adjuster screw sets by Kozak Micro, applaud FEMTOLASERS award from HAPLS, affirm the availability of Lake Shore’s affordable THz-based materials characterisation system, advance science with equipment from Vescent Photonics, and look forward to analytica in Munich and SU2P in Glasgow.

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January 2014 Newsletter Out Now

January 2014 NewsletterThe new 2014-style Elliot Scientific January newsletter is now available. In this issue we welcome Integrated Optics and their ultra-compact high-performance MatchBox series of lasers, cover the Mercury package that enables higher powers from some Photodigm laser diodes, see how FEMTOOPTICS help the ultrafast laser community, bring you Elliot Scientific’s own special catalogue for EXFO R&D telecom test products, and look forward to Photonics West next month..

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New High-power Variable Ratio Beamsplitter or Attenuator from Spectral Optics

Spectral Optics has developed a completely new and innovative type of broadband variable Beamsplitter / Attenuator (VBSA) for high-power laser applications.

This unique VBSA offers the user continuous adjustment of the Reflection/Transmission (R/T) split ratio over a set bandwidth determined by the choice of beamsplitter material.  These allow operation in and around the deep UV at 193 nm, the visible and near infrared, or the far infrared. Substrates currently available are:

  • BK7
  • Standard UV fused silica
  • ArF-grade UV fused silica
  • UV-grade CaF2
  • IR-grade CaF2
  • ZnSe

Both uncoated and coated versions are available for any laser wavelength and any polarisation.

  • Continuous adjustment of R & T split ratio
  • Uncoated option for high power laser applications
  • Transmission range 20 to 80% typically, or over 99% if coated
  • Apertures up to 12.5 mm (½”) as standard. 50 mm (2″) on request

Contact us to find out how your optical application could benefit from a VBSA.


OZPEN – A carbon dioxide cleaning system for optical components

Now available through Elliot Scientific, the OZPEN – from leading fibre specialist OZ Optics – is a versatile small surface area precision cleaning system for fibre optics and other components. The OZPEN produces an adjustable spray of clean dry air or nitrogen containing small carbon dioxide ‘dry ice’ particles to efficiently remove foreign matter from a surface.

The composite spray cleaning technique is a patented process using the chemically active, dry COspray for efficient and effective removal of inorganic and organic surface contamination from substrate surfaces.

The cleaning unit delivers a precisely controlled accelerated stream of solid carbon dioxide particles at high velocity. This snow is created from the conversion of liquid CO2 to solid CO2 particles and CO2 gas at the spray nozzle. The nozzle, propellant pressure, and temperature are adjusted for optimal cleaning process.

Thin film organic contamination can also be removed by snow cleaning  providing it is soluble in liquid CO2. Typical light oils are good candidates for CO2 cleaning.

As the solid CO2 spray within the plume is at a temperature of around -78 °C, the cooling properties of  can be used to remove contaminants with high water content, first by freezing, then by fracturing it from the underlying substrate.

For more information on the product and its uses, please contact us or see the video here.


New Single and Multi-Channel Laser Modules from AKELA

AKELA Laser Corp. are now offering single and multi-channel laser diode modules in a variety of wavelengths from 635 to 1950 nm. These new modules offer integrated cooling and drive electronics for plug-and-play use, and can be configured using either a USB port or by external voltages.

Specifically designed for 100 micron, 0.22NA fibres and providing pulsed or CW up to 2 Watts per channel, they offer several different emergency shut-off options and are eminently suitable for both R&D and OEM applications.

Higher power levels will shortly become available as well as modules designed for the medical market with built-in accessories such as photodetectors, aiming beams, blast shields, and fibre sensors.

The laser modules are available in the following configurations: single channel; multi-channel with independently addressable outputs; and multiple outputs controlled by a single driver.

Please contact us for further information.

For more information please visit our Akela Laser pages or contact us for specifications and pricing.


AKELA Laser Corporation introduces new Configurable Modules plus powerful Red, NIR, and IR Diodes

AKELA Laser Corporation has released single and multi-channel laser diode modules in wavelengths from 635 to 1950 nm, part of a phased introduction of a new range for 2013.

The laser diode modules, designed for 0.22 na 100, 200 and 400 micron fibres – or free space use – and providing up to 25 Watts CW power, are ideal for research and development.

Equipped with integrated cooling and drive electronics for plug-and-play use, the modules are available in the following configurations: single channel; multi-channel with independently addressable outputs; and multiple outputs controlled by a single driver.

Configurable Laser Module

This new unit from AKELA is the most versatile and configurable diode laser module on the market today. With its individually addressable emitters, the module can operate at up to five wavelengths from one fibre, making it convenient for use in R&D settings. It fits standard high-power thermoelectric  systems, making integration easier, and meets stringent industrial and medical requirements.

Further development of these new modules will offer increasingly higher power levels as well as built-in accessories such as photodetectors, aiming beams, blast shields, and fibre sensors.

For more information please visit our Akela Laser pages or contact us for specifications and pricing.


Discrete Mode Laser Diodes from Eblana

Eblana Photonics Discrete Mode Laser Diode technology improves the wavelength performance of these devices and Elliot Scientific is able to offer the following models:

  • Narrow Linewidth Lasers – 400 kHz, 200 kHz, and under 100 kHz at 1550 nm
  • Dual Mode Laser – Simultaneous emission at two different wavelengths
  • Single Wavelength Lasers – 690, 780, 1392, 1653 nm
  • Single Wavelength Lasers  – 2.0 and 3.3 micron
  • High Power Single Transverse Mode Laser – Up to 100 mW power output at 1550nm

For more information on these products, visit our Eblana Photonics page, or contact us.