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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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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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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)

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New SpectralLED Tunable LED Light Source from Gamma Scientific

The new SpectralLED™ tunable light source from Gamma Scientific combines the output of 30 discrete LEDs – each having a different centre wavelength – to produce output that can be programmed to closely match virtually any illuminant source or the spectrum of any illuminant reflected by a target.

SpectralLED™ can sweep through wavelengths to simulate a scanning monochromator, but with the advantage of no moving parts. In addition to superior spectral resolution and accuracy, the SpectralLED™ also offers about 10x higher brightness than any competitive product. This allows measurements over a much larger, linear dynamic range, and is sufficient to illuminate virtually any detector at levels up to saturation.

A combination of DC constant current drivers, optical feedback, and thermoelectric cooling maintains the source’s high luminance accuracy in real time, allowing brightness to be varied directly (through drive current), rather than by pulse width modulation (PWM). This eliminates any flicker.

SpectralLED-Transparent-Trimetric-Rendering-Final-500x500The SpectralLED™ will allow sensor, camera and system manufacturers to perform a wide variety of calibration and testing functions with a single instrument. Applications include smartphones and tablets, DSLR cameras, cinematography camcorders, diagnostic medical imaging, technical and industrial photography, or any OEM camera, sensor or detector application. White balance, spatial uniformity, defects, linearity, dynamic range, signal-to-noise, responsivity and ISO speed are specific tests the SpectralLED™ is ideally suited for carrying out.

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EQ-99X from Energetiq®: The Laser Driven Light Source

EQ99XFC_SQEnergetiq‘s range of LDLS laser-driven light sources benefit from ultraclean construction to give superb long-term stability and operating life. In addition, the fibre-coupled EQ-99XFC model of LDLS features Fiber-Protection Technology™, a new technique that improves long-term deep ultraviolet output by a significant amount.

These revolutionary award-winning lamps, with focusable high brightness, broad spectral range, high stability, long life, and low cost of ownership, have set new standards in the available illumination technologies for scientists. Typical applications are:

  • HPLC & high performance spectroscopy
  • Advanced imaging & microscope illumination
  • Environmental analysis & monitoring
  • Materials characterisation & sample testing
  • Gas phase measurements

If you have an application that requires stable and very bright illumination, please contact us, as we have the solution.


Aviator’s Night Vision Imaging System (ANVIS) Test Equipment? Ask Elliot Scientific

NVIS_HiRes_SQElliot Scientific is now offering the GS-1290-NVIS, an advanced high-speed spectroradiometer from Gamma Scientific, that is specifically configured for ANVIS testing of cockpit displays and lighting.

Combining the leading-edge sensitivity of a backside-thinned CCD detector with Gamma Scientific’s industry-renowned RadOMA opto-electrical platform, the GS-1290-NVIS exceeds all requirements outlined in MIL-L-85762A and MIL-STD-3009 for the characterisation of night vision compatible interface lighting in aircraft.

The GS-1290-NVIS represents the state-of-the-art in speed and accuracy in a commercially available spectroradiometer. Measurements that required a few minutes in the past with scanning grating spectroradiometer systems can now be performed in a matter of seconds.

For full performance and in-depth specification details, availability and price, contact us now.


Next Generation Energetiq® LDLS now available

EQ99XFC_SQEnergetiq has introduced a new EQ-99X-Series of LDLS – laser-driven light sources – that benefit from ultraclean construction to give greater long-term stability and an extended operating life. In addition, the fibre-coupled EQ-99XFC LDLS features Fiber-Protection Technology™, a new technique that improves long-term deep ultraviolet output by a significant amount.

These revolutionary award-winning lamps, with focusable high brightness, broad spectral range, high stability, long life, and low cost of ownership, have set a new standard in the available illumination technologies for scientists. Typical applications are:

  • HPLC & high performance spectroscopy
  • Advanced imaging & microscope illumination
  • Environmental analysis & monitoring
  • Materials characterisation & sample testing
  • Gas phase measurements
  • New datasheets are already available for download

If you have an application that requires stable and very bright illumination, please contact us as we have the solution.


April 2012 Newsletter Now Online

April 2012 E-LetterThe Elliot Scientific April newsletter is now available as a PDF. In this issue we highlight the Energetiq EQ-99 Laser Driven Light Source, our Optical Tweezer Kits, the new Scanning Probe Microscope Kits from Mad City Labs, just released BPF THz and IR Band Pass Filters by Lake Shore Cryotronics, the upcoming CLEO 2012, SU2P and Photonex London events, and more…

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Blue, Green and Red laser light from Cyto-Lite™

Cyto-Lite Multi-wavelength Laser Engine for Life Science ResearchCyto-Lite is an exciting new laser illumination source, from Mad City Labs for life science and other researchers, that outputs three colours through a single fibre. The key wavelengths are:

  • 405 nm
  • 532 nm
  • 640 nm

The characteristics of each laser line can be controlled independently via the Cyto-Lite™ software’s streamlined user interface, making it a very flexible instrument for use in bioscience facilities and academic research laboratories.

For more information on this and other  Mad City Labs‘ products, please contact us.


March 2012 Newsletter Now Online

March 2012 E-LetterThe Elliot Scientific March newsletter is now available as a PDF. In this issue we highlight the new Lake Shore Cryogenic Probe Stations, MEMS Optical Switches released for the EXFO IQS-600, the new laser illumination engine and microscope table from Mad City Labs, a DVI splitter from HOLOEYE, plus the SU2P and Photonex London events, and more…

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Elliot Scientific & Energetiq to attend Chiroptical Spectroscopy (CD 2011) conference

EQ-99 LDLS Lamp Unit


The International Conference on Circular Dichroism has been given a new name as it incorporates the emerging techniques of Chiroptical Spectroscopy such as vibrational CD, Raman Optical Activity and associated applications into the field.

EQ-99 LDLS Lamp UnitElliot Scientific will be joined by innovative illumination company Energetiq at the exhibition to demonstrate the EQ-99 laser-driven plasma-based light source that’s been specifically designed for spectroscopic and microscopy applications.  The revolutionary technology used in this lamp, called LDLS™, enables extreme high brightness over a broad spectral range, from 170 nm through to visible and beyond, combined with lifetimes an order of magnitude longer than traditional bulbs.

To see the EQ-99 in action, join us at CD2011 in Oxford from Monday 25th to Wednesday 27th July 2011. Alternatively, please contact us for more info.