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Siskiyou launch a new range of ‘industry first’ diffraction grating mounts

A new range of diffraction grating mounts with a large clear aperture also combine independent and precision rotational adjustment of square components in all three axes – an industry first from Siskiyou Corp.

Siskiyou GMx series mounts can hold 12½ mm, 25 mm and 50 mm square reflective or transmissive optics of any thickness greater than 2 mm, and offer up to 8° of total rotation in each axis, with a resolution as low as 3.2 arcseconds.

All adjustments are accessed from the top of the mount to enable use in space restricted environments, and they can be either table or post mounted for maximum flexibility.

A typical application for GMx mounts would be in the construction of the stretchers and compressors used to manipulate chirped ultrafast laser pulses in laboratory setups, or as OEM components in instruments such as monochromators and spectrometers.

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August 2016 Newsletter Out Now

August 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific August newsletter is now available. In this issue we announce several new products. We begin with Lake Shore’s new 240 Series distributed cryogenic temperature monitoring system for “Big physics” projects, Micro Laser Systems further expansion of their laser collimator portfolio, an extended range Z-axis nanopositioner for microscopists from Mad City Labs, and EXFO‘s latest benchtop optical power meter. Plus details of events coming in September.

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Long-range Z-axis nanopositioning stage is especially designed to hold multiwell plates

The Mad City Labs‘ Nano-ZL Series are long range, Z-axis nanopositioners specifically designed to hold multiwell plates used in biomedical research. High-throughput single cell fluorescence microscopy and high speed, high resolution confocal imaging can be accomplished while simultaneously adjusting the Z-axis position to remove the effects of multiwell plate irregularities.

The Nano-ZL Series has true flexure guided motion and contains internal position sensing for a resolution of better than 1 nm over the full 500 µm travel range, and sub-nanometer for the shorter 100 µm travel range. In addition to high resolution spatial imaging, the Nano-ZL step response allows entire Z-section acquisitions with minimal photo bleaching. For more information, please contact us.


New stepper motor driven micropositioning stages from Mad City Labs

Mad City Labs has started shipping their new MMP Series of precision, stepper motor driven, micropositioning stages that offer excellent repeatability.

Engineered for high precision positioning in a variety of applications, these high resolution long range linear positioning units are available in one, two or three axis configurations.

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X, XY, and XYZ MMP Series micropositioners

The dedicated Micro-Drive™ intelligent control system, designed by Mad City Labs, delivers exceptional stability with a high native precision. Complex motion profiles can be programmed with sophisticated control parameters, such as automatic acceleration and deceleration. This makes the MMP Series the ideal choice for demanding motion control applications.

High resolution (50 nm) linear encoders for users requiring real-time feedback of the actual stage position, and wireless control, are available options.

For more information about this micropositioning system, its controller or other products from Mad City Labs, contact us now.


July 2014 Newsletter Out Now

July 2014 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific July newsletter is now available. In this issue we announce the arrival of two new lasers from Integrated Optics, reveal Energetiq’s new X-series of LDLS illumination systems, cover safety eyewear from NoIR Lasershields, look at Elliot Martock precision slides and stages, and capture the mood of the SPIE International Year of Light 2015 photography competition.

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May 2014 Newsletter Out Now

May 2014 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific May newsletter is now available. In this latest issue Raman spectroscopy is significantly enhanced by new SERS/SEF substrates, piezo-stage specialists mechOnics reveal their new DSP50 Multiphase Linear Stage, in-house instrument verification and automated connector testing is enabled by EXFO’s TKS-CAL, CRAIC Technologies offer new software for microspectroscopists, and we look forward to CLEO and the Photonex Roadshows next month.

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New Systems in mechOnics Micropositioning Range

mechOnics, a specialist in micropositioning systems using piezo inertial drives, has expanded their range of stages. In addition to a comprehensive portfolio of X, XY, and XYZ miniature translation stages, Elliot Scientific is now able to offer a Monomode Coupler and an XYZ Positioner with up 10 mm travel. Stages utilise a directly driven slip/stick rod method that maintains position without power, and ensures zero backlash or rotation.

The MX 35 XYZ Positioner is a compact miniature translation stage system that offers up to 10 mm in all axes with a step resolution of approximately 10 nm depending on choice of controller. The stage can position itself at speeds up to 1.2 mm/s with an accuracy of 50 nm. A vacuum-ready version is available along with a smaller sibling in the MX 25 model that offers 2 mm of travel in all axes.

The MK 25 Monomode Coupler focusses a free-space laser beam onto an optical fibre by means of a compact piezo-driven aspheric lens equipped assembly. This allows for remote focusing and alignment of systems where traditional hand adjustment would be impractical.

Full technical specifications of these products and details of other systems from mechOnics can be found in their current catalogue. Alternatively, please contact us for more information.


New Opto-Mechanics Catalogue for 2013

A new Elliot Scientific Opto-Mechanics Catalogue has been released for 2013. With more than 450 pages, the comprehensive 14Mb PDF is downloadable from links on the Elliot Scientific website or can be read online at Issuu. The catalogue includes details and drawings of all our Mounts, Flexures, Stages, and Slides,  plus information on accessories, hardware for optical tables, custom designs and specialist systems.

Also released are four updated ‘mini-catalogues’ extracted from the main publication that detail the XYZ Flexure Stages, Miniature Positioners, Fibre Launch Systems and Lab Essentials ranges. These can also be downloaded from their relevant pages by clicking on the links above, or from various pages dotted around our website or read online at Issuu along with our other publications.

And if you missed any of our e-newsletters last year, we have compiled them into a handy annual (with built-in web links) that you can also download or read online at Issuu.

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Seven Nanopositioning Elements from Mad City Labs

Elliot Scientific has expanded its coverage of Mad City Labs equipment available through the company by adding a dedicated webpage for the Nano-F series of focusing elements. The new page details Mad City Labs’ offerings for microscopists involved in 4Pi microscopy, STORM, PALM, confocal and fluorescence imaging, super resolution (SR) microscopy, high speed Z stack imaging and other applications requiring high speed focus adjustment:

  • Nano-F Series – Objective lens focusing elements with 100 µm or 200 µm of travel
  • Nano-F25HS – A high speed nanopositioner focusing element with 25 µm travel
  • Nano-F3D  – An objective lens nanopositioner with 3-axis (XYZ) motion up to 100 µm per axis
  • Nano-F450  – The longest travel range piezo focusing element available for research microscopy with 450 µm travel

These elements can be used as stand-alone systems, or in conjunction with other Mad City Labs nanopositioning stages, and feature quick mount threaded adapters for RMS and metric lens threads.

In addition, we have also added the following nanopositioning stages to existing pages within the dedicated Mad City Labs section of their website:

  • Nano-MTA Series – A range of mirror tip/tilt actuators for rapid scanning of laser beams with sub-microradian resolution
  • Nano-OPH Series – A large central aperture nanopositioning stage with ranges of motion from 30 up to 100 µm
  • Nano-SPM200 – A compact nanopositioning system with 200 µm travel

For more information on these and the other piezo-driven stages Mad City Labs offer, please contact us or download the Mad City Labs 2012 Catalogue here.


May 2012 Newsletter Now Online

April 2012 E-LetterThe Elliot Scientific May newsletter is now available as a PDF. In this issue we report on new lasers from FEMTOLASERS including the latest CEP4 oscillator, new collimators from Micro Laser Systems, new micropositioners from mechOnics, and Andeen-Hagerling’s capacitance bridge equipment.

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Expanded Catalogues Released for 2012

The Elliot Scientific Opto-Mechanics Catalogue has been revised and expanded for 2012. Over 450 pages now make up the comprehensive 15Mb PDF that’s downloadable using the link above, from links on the Elliot Scientific website or can be read online at Issuu. The catalogue includes details and drawings of all our Flexures, Stages and Slides,  plus information on accessories, hardware for optical tables, custom designs and specialist systems.

Also released are three ‘mini-catalogues’ extracted from the main publication that detail the XYZ Flexure Stage, Miniature Positioner and Lab Essentials ranges. These can also be downloaded from their relevant pages by clicking on the links above, or from various pages dotted around our website or read online at Issuu along with our other publications.

Alternatively, contact us and we can email you the catalogue of choice.

 


Nano Meets Spectroscopy at NPL in September will feature Elliot Scientific

Single Molecule Spectroscopy at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, USDE

Single Molecule Spectroscopy at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, USDE

September 15th sees the start of the two day conference Nano Meets Spectroscopy at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in Teddington, a leafy suburb of London.

Elliot Scientific is attending along with our Optical Tweezer system and demonstration equipment from M Squared Lasers, nano-positioners from Mad City Labs, a fibre laser by IPG Phontonics and an EQ-99 laser-driven light source from Energetiq.

Nano Meets Spectroscopy is a multidisciplinary event centred on the biosciences. It will bring together leading experts in the fields of fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy who have common aims in the science and technology of molecular measurements.

Topics covered include:

  • Surface plasmons
  • Single molecules
  • Nanoparticles
  • Imaging
  • Biomolecules
  • Nanomedicine

Also, key areas of research involving super-resolution microscopy, metal enhanced fluorescence, protein aggregation, single-wall carbon nanotubes and metabolic sensing will be discussed.

Photo: Single Molecule Spectroscopy at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Courtesy of the USDE.