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May 2018 Newsletter Out Now

May 2018 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific May newsletter is now available. In this issue we appreciate the optogenetic products manufactured by Prizmatix, cover the intense broadband light sources designed by Energetiq, summarise linear translation stages from Siskiyou, and follow up on Fibrecryst and their high power laser systems. Plus the International Day of Light and SU2P Symposium

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March 2018 Newsletter Out Now

March 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific March newsletter is now available. In this issue we introduce the Hyperchromator from Mountain Photonics as an efficient tuneable broadband light source, Siskiyou Go Large with bigger IXF mounts in a choice of materials, Gamma Scientific push into the near infra-red with their latest RS-7 SpectralLED light source, and EXFO expand their range of benchtop test and measurement equipment. Plus Magnetism 2018 and Photonex London

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New high output tuneable light source… The Hyperchromator

An efficient monochromator utilising the high-brightness Energetiq EQ-99X LDLS Laser Driven Light Source (right) has been developed by Mountain Photonics, and was recently demonstrated on our booth at Photonics West.

The Hyperchromator uses an off-axis parabolic mirror to focus the broadband light generated by the small plasma spot of the LDLS™ directly onto a diffraction grating, and then off a second mirror to an exit port.

As no entrance slit is used, the optical efficiency of the system is very high – typically f/1.5 or f/2, depending on the required resolution or throughput. A white light bypass output is also available.

The output port has been designed to allow for a multitude of illumination or light coupling options. By using standard catalogue components, the Hyperchromator can be easily integrated into an application.

The Hyperchromator is controlled via USB/RS-232 and an intuitive GUI, with LabVIEW™ and other software libraries supported.

Existing owners of an Energetiq EQ-99X LDLS™ can add tuneability by purchasing the Hyperchromator unit alone.

Please contact us for further details, or download the datasheet.


New tuneable NIR LED source from Gamma Scientific

A new near infra-red tuneable light source has been developed by Gamma Scientific from their existing digitally programmable SpectralLED RS-7 LED system.

The RS-7-SWIR incorporates 9 shortwave infrared wavelengths for synthesis of commercially available light sources or a spectra of your own design.

The platform is easily adaptable for automated test systems and production line integration, with integrated optical feedback and temperature control to ensure rock-solid stability and consistent results.

For more information about this or other light sources and instrumentation Gamma Scientific manufacture, please contact us.


New UV laser source for CRAIC Technologies’ 20/30 PV™ Microspectrophotometer

The introduction of new UV laser sources will dramatically enhance the capabilities of the 20/30 PV™ microspectrophotometer from CRAIC Technologies in terms of both fluorescence and photoluminescence microspectroscopy.

The major application will be to serve as an intense excitation source for fluorescence and photoluminescence (PL) microspectroscopy. This will broaden the range of materials that can be caused to emit photons via a luminescent process.

The 20/30 PV™ microspectrophotometer combines the latest technologies to allow the user to see and measure UV-visible-NIR range transmission, absorbance, reflectance, emission and fluorescence spectra of sample areas smaller than a micron across. Thin film thickness and colour spaces can also be determined.

Scientists in the UK and Ireland involved in forensics, geology, gemology, biochemistry and spectroscopy among others, contact us now to discuss specifications and pricing.


September 2017 Newsletter Out Now

September 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific September newsletter is now available. In this issue we looked forward to seeing Gamma Scientific’s tunable LED light source in a webinar demo, go through Andeen-Hagerling’s list of applications where capacitance measurement enables precision metrology, announce that Lake Shore’s temperature sensor data is now online, and see how diffraction limited circular beams are a Micro Laser Systems’ priority, plus Photonics Ireland, Photonex and more…

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Gamma Scientific’s tunable LED light source in webinar demo on September 12th

Gamma Scientifics' RS-7 SpectralLEd light sourceGamma Scientific, in conjunction with Laser Focus World magazine, are delivering an exciting Webinar presentation on Tuesday, September 12th that will provide in-depth product information, typical applications, and visual demonstrations of the flexible software and production interface capabilities that give the RS-7 SpectralLED™ Tunable LED Light Source so many advantages over traditional halogen and other LED light sources.

Register for the Webinar here.

The RS-7 SpectralLED™ delivers superior spectral resolution and accuracy with higher brightness and a broader colour gamut than any other currently available halogen or LED-based source for camera and image sensor calibration.

The RS-7 features 35 discrete LED channels, each having 16-bit resolution in intensity settings enabling it to be programmed to produce a uniform output that closely matches virtually any illuminant source in a single compact and versatile instrument.

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.

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Image sensor tests to benefit from new drop-in tuneable LED source

A new turnkey, drop-in calibrated light source for custom and commercially available wafer level testing of CCD and CMOS sensors has been developed by Gamma Scientific from their existing digitally programmable, colour tuneable, RS-7 LED light source.

The new RS-7-4 can deliver virtually any arbitrary spectral power distribution of visible light over a wide range of output luminance. This makes it ideal for accurately characterising a detector’s dynamic range, uniformity, linearity and spectral responsivity.

The RS-7-4 outperforms rival systems due to highly stable DC drive current circuitry that varies the output luminance of manifold discrete LED channels, rather than using pulse width modulation (PWM). This is critical when testing high speed silicon detectors, which can easily time resolve PWM signals and thus give measurement errors.

For more information about this or other light sources and instrumentation Gamma Scientific manufacture, please contact us.


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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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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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