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Latest miniature spectrometers from Spectral Products are packed with great features

Spectral Products is a leading designer and manufacturer of sophisticated instruments such as spectrometers, monochromators, light sources and related equipment.

Their SM miniature spectrometers deliver numerous features and high performance within a small footprint. The series is based on a crossed Czerny-Turner configuration and also uses unique linear variable long pass filters to give broadband simultaneous wavelength coverage that is free of higher order interference.

A wide selection of UV/VIS/NIR (regular and back-thinned/TE-cooled CCD) and NIR/MIR (InGaAs, PbS, and PbSe) detectors enable Spectral Products to offer more than a dozen models to suit applications found in science and industry. For example:SM245 Spectrometer

  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Colour/LED measurement
  • Luminescence spectroscopy
  • Laser breakdown spectroscopy
  • Arc, spark & plasma spectroscopy
  • Picosecond laser analysis & ratiometry
  • Spectrophotometry & spectroradiometry
  • Process control, diagnostics & calibration
  • Emission & excitation fluorescence spectroscopy

All detectors are thermo-electrically cooled for optimal operational stability, and ruled or holographic gratings are fitted depending on the chosen wavelength range. In addition, different slit sizes are available to alter the spectrometer’s resolution. Please contact us for further details.


EQ-400 Laser-Driven Light Source from Energetiq sparks OEM interest

Energetiq’s newly introduced EQ-400 high power, ultra-bright Laser-Driven Light Source (LDLS™) is beginning to garner interest among semicon OEMs in the UK and Ireland.

Based on the existing and highly successful LDLS™ series, the EQ-400 offers the highest radiance and irradiance available in a true broadband white light source. The EQ-400 features a compact lamp housing built with clean construction techniques to ensure long lamp life and stability. With a 170-2100 nm wavelength range, and a choice of dual-beam output or higher power single-beam output with retro-reflector, the EQ-400 is suitable for a wide variety of applications.

  • High spectral radiance: > 100 mW/mm2.sr.nm from 100 µm aperture
  • Spectral power: > 10 mW/nm from a 500 µm aperture
  • Very low noise: < 0.02%
  • Small plasma: 300 x 800 µm FWHM

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


More eye protection from lasers: NoIR LaserShields expands range in UK

With the news of multiple high-profile incidents involving laser pens being pointed at passenger aircraft; Elliot Scientific welcomes the recent addition of four more CE-certified laser filters and several new stylish frames to our existing NoIR LaserShields® range. The filters are:female-31

AG4 – blocks UV and 532 nm green light sources

YG5 – blocks IR lasers operating around 1064 nm

RT1 & RT2  – attenuate UV, 532 nm green and near-IR from about 800 to 1064 nm, making them ideal for visual alignment applications or laser pointer protection

Eyes can be permanently damaged by direct or reflected exposure to lasers, high-power LEDs and plasmas – arc welding for example.

NoIR safety eyewear is designed to absorb specific light energies, and must be selected by considering source wavelength(s) and peak irradiance, required optical density (OD), visual light transmittance, field of view, effects on natural colour rendition and frame comfort.

A number of frame styles are now also available in white, while an extra small model has been introduced for petite faces, adolescents and pre-teens. This will allow paediatric, medical and dental services involving laser treatments to offer better eye protection for children.

Your eyesight is important! Please contact us if you work with, or might be affected by, lasers or any other intense light source.

Retinal injury occurs from exposure to visible, such as the possible Blue Light Hazard effect, or near IR energy (400-1400 nm), while corneal or lens damage results from UV (190-400 nm) and IR (1400-11000 nm) exposure.

 

 


New OEM LDLS is the latest ultra-bright performer from Energetiq

EQ400Energetiq introduced the new EQ-400 high power, ultra-bright Laser-Driven Light Source (LDLS™) at the recent Laser World of Photonics in Munich.

Based on the existing highly successful LDLS™ series, the EQ-400 offers the highest radiance and irradiance available in a true broadband white light source. The EQ-400 features a compact lamp housing built with clean construction techniques to ensure long lamp life and stability. With a 170-2100 nm wavelength range, and a choice of dual-beam output or a single-beam output with retro-reflector, the EQ-400 is suitable for a wide variety of applications.

  • High spectral radiance: > 100 mW/mm2.sr.nm from 100 µm aperture
  • Spectral power: > 10 mW/nm from a 500 µm aperture
  • Very low noise: < 0.02%
  • Small plasma: 300 x 800 µm FWHM

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


Two new catalogues of CODIXX colorPol® polarisers out now

CODIXX colorPol® polarizers

The CODIXX range of tough,  dichroic glass-based colorPol® polarisers pass or stop polarised light, modulate or reduce brightness, diminish noise and lots more. With over two dozen standard colorPol® versions available for use throughout the UV, VIS, NIR and mid-IR wavelength ranges, CODIXX have released two catalogues to help you choose the right polariser for your application.

CODIXX colorPol® polarisersCODIXX_NewPhoto2015  deliver:

  • High contrast ratios
  • High transmittance values
  • Large acceptance angles
  • Resistance to UV radiation and chemicals
  • Resistance to temperatures up to +400 °C

The main colorPol® catalogue is complemented with a HT (high transmission) brochure especially for the optical telecoms industry.

CODIXX products are available in the UK and Ireland through Elliot Scientific. Please contact us for technical specifications, and details about standard and custom options.


TimePro™ and FilmPro™ introduced by CRAIC

CRAIC Technologies has developed software to measure time-dependent changes of microscopic samples in full UV-VIS-NIR reflectance, absorbance and emission spectra.

The new CRAIC TimePro™ Kinetic Spectroscopy package is designed to be used with Lambdafire™ software equipped CRAIC Technology microspectrophotometers. CRAIC TimePro™ allows the user to monitor changes in the spectra over time, providing a unique and valuable tool for chemists and biological researchers.

CRAIC FilmPro™ is a film thickness measurement software package developed for CRAIC microspectrophotometres equipped with the Lambdafire™ software. It allows the user to rapidly measure the thickness of thin films and analyse many materials on both transparent and opaque substrates. It is ideal for determining the thin film thickness on semiconductors, MEMS devices, disk drives, flat panel displays, and more. This powerful and flexible software can be used in many different fields and in everything from research to industrial settings.

Contact us for more information about these products.


Detection Across The Spectrum: UV to IR sensors available from Elliot Scientific

IR Sensors

A range of photodiodes and photoconductors are available through Elliot Scientific from US-based Electro-Optical Systems (EOS). Manufactured from a broad portfolio of materials, their Receiver Modules and Detector Components provide the widest selection of spectral responses in the industry. Covering three major IR wavelength regions, and special categories that also include NIR Position Sensors, 2-Colour Detectors and Quadrant Components, EOS has a solution for your requirement.

Options on offer include integral filters, custom packages and multi-wavelength assemblies. EOS detectors are used around the world by leading defence contractors, industrial research laboratories, academics, and OEMs.

For more information on the standard and customised EOS detector ranges from Elliot Scientific, please contact us.

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December 2013 Newsletter Out Now

December 2013 E-LetterThe Elliot Scientific December newsletter is now available. In this issue we cover Micro Laser Systems’ new green diode laser for microscopy, look at polarising optics and waveplates from OptiSource, discover rugged diode-pumped fibre amplifiers and lasers from IPG Photonics, and learn how physics and the biological sciences can benefit from sensitive magnetometry systems by Tristan Technologies.

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November 2013 Newsletter Out Now

November 2013 E-LetterThe Elliot Scientific November newsletter is now available. In this issue we welcome new equipment from Spectral Optics – the Variable Beam Splitter Attenuator (VBSA), Lake Shore Cryotronics – the low-cost PS-100 Probe Station, and CRAIC Technologies – the latest 508 PV microspectrophotometer add-on for legacy microscopes. We also celebrate the tenth anniversary of mechOnics and look at the range of UV, Visible, and IR products offered by Lambda Research Optics.

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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.


New CRAIC 20/30 PV™ – Seamless Fluorescence & Raman Microspectroscopy from UV to NIR

Elliot Scientific is now offering the new 20/30 PV™ microspectrophotometer from CRAIC Technologies to scientists in the UK and Ireland. As the latest product of the company, the 20/30 PV™ microspectrophotometer excels in non-destructive rapid analysis of many types of sub-micron or larger samples from the deep ultraviolet to the near infrared using multiple techniques that include:

  • Absorbance
  • Reflectance
  • Raman
  • Luminescence
  • Fluorescence

The flagship system can also be used to image microscopic samples in the UV, visible, and NIR via its research grade optics. Applications are numerous and include materials science research, forensic analysis of trace evidence and documents, spectral analysis of minerals, measurement of protein crystals, contamination analysis on hard drives and thin film measurement on patterned semiconductors.

Dr. Paul Martin, President of CRAIC Technologies, told Elliot Scientific that the cutting-edge 20/30 PV™ microspectrophotometer offers more power and capabilities than any previous CRAIC instrument and has “up to twice the sensitivity of previous models, an extended spectral range and all new software”.

Touch screen controls, sophisticated software, calibrated variable apertures and other innovations all point to a new level of sophistication for microanalysis that makes the 20/30 PV™ more than just a scientific instrument… it is the solution to your analytical challenges.

Visit our website for more information on this and other CRAIC Technologies’ instruments, or contact us for pricing and detailed specifications.


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.