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August 2017 Newsletter Out Now

August 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific August newsletter is now available. In this issue we cover a new high incident power handling NIR PLUTO SLM panel from HOLOEYE and new Probe Station option kits from Lake Shore Cryotronics, reveal additional plug-in modules for EXFO’s latest LTB-8 fibre network test instrument and have a quick look at Kinetic Systems‘ anti-vibration equipment, plus QuAMP, Photonics Ireland, and more…

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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.


July 2017 Newsletter Out Now

July 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific July newsletter is now available. In this issue we cover the new products announced at LASER World of Photonics last month by our principals. Gamma Scientific: two new spectroradiometers. HOLOEYE: the new PLUTO-2 driver for Spatial Light Modulators. Fibercryst: higher power from the new FEMTO-30 laser. CryoSpectra: A new 1 kW cooling capacity cryorefrigerator. NoIR LaserShields: New frames added to their range. Plus photos from the trade show and more…

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Three new PLUTO SLMs get dielectric mirror coating for increased power handling

LCOS_HeadHOLOEYE now offers new dielectric mirror coated versions of their popular PLUTO phase only Spatial Light Modulators (SLMs). Based on reflective LCOS microdisplays delivering 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution with an 8 µm pixel pitch, the latest models in the PLUTO range enable use with higher incident power lasers due to the coating’s reduction of absorption.

Three models are currently available: the PLUTO-UV-043, PLUTO-VIS-056 and PLUTO-NIR-049 for use in the UV, visible and IR respectively. All PLUTO SLMs are plug & play, offer fast full digital addressing, and can be programmed with phase functions via a standard graphics card as an extended monitor device using the supplied software.

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May 2016 Newsletter Out Now

May 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific May newsletter is now available. In this issue we are amazed by HOLOEYE’s latest Ultra High Definition 10 Megapixel SLM panels, admire the new super low profile three-axis nanopositioning stage from Mad City Labs, marvel at the range of Prizmatix LEDs for Optogeneticists, and relish OZ Optics’ additions to their fibre optic component range, plus OPIE’16, the Photonex Scotland Roadshow, and in Edinburgh, SPIE’s Astronomical Telescopes & Instrumentation Expo

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10 megapixel SLM delivers 4k of super-resolution: New Ultra HD device from HOLOEYE

HOLOEYE Photonics has just released a 4094 x 2464 pixel resolution Spatial Light Modulator (SLM) with the introduction of the GAEA range.

Available in three models: TELCO (IR), NIR and VIS(ible), they will consist of a driver unit with HDMI digital video interface and a phase only LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) standard microdisplay 10 megapixel (4K) panel with a 0.7″ active area as measured diagonally. The very small 3.74 µm pixel pitch will enable high diffraction angles.

In addition, HOLOEYE’s PLUTO range of 1920 x 1080 pixel panels have recently been expanded with 8 models optimised for wavelength bands in the visible, infrared, or both.


August 2015 Newsletter Out Now

August 2015 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific August newsletter is now available. In this issue we explore PlutoHOLOEYE‘s Spatial Light Modulator range, love the 508 tpi baby screw adjusters by Kozak, look to the future with Mad City Labs’ RM21 microscope platform, shoulder the load with Kinetic Systems’ optical tables, plus the International Year of Light and more…

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November 2014 Newsletter Out Now

November 2014 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific November newsletter is now available. In this issue we examine the revised PLUTO range of Spatial Light Modulators (SLMs) from HOLOEYE Photonics, gaze at the new high power KALEIDOSCOPE Hollow Fibre Compressor from FEMTOLASERS, cast our eye over the various modules from Vescent Photonics for Cold Atom Science applications, and look at fields of view in relation to molecular tracking by Mad City Labs’ Nano-Cyte imaging system.

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Countdown to Photonex 2014 – only 4 weeks to go!

Photonex2013_1Next month sees the opening of Photonex 2014 – the showcase light and imaging exhibition and conference. Coventry City’s Ricoh Arena is once again the venue, and Elliot Scientific will be there on Stand B10.

We will be displaying the Mad City Labs nanopositioning range, our own portfolio of Elliot|Martock micropositioning systems and accessories, and other piezo-driven systems from mechOnics.

Lasers from IPG Photonics, Integrated Optics, and FEMTOLASERS will be on show, along with Honeywell Sperian and NoIR Laser protective eyewear. In addition, the latest version of the popular laser-driven plasma light source from Energetiq will be demonstrated alongside Spatial Light Modulators and diffractive optics from Holoeye.

We look forward to welcoming you to our stand on October 15th or 16th, where you will also discover an exciting new range of products we are introducing.

For information about the Show, visit the Photonex website.


Photonex UK and InterOpto Japan open this week: Elliot Scientific attending both

Wednesday sees the opening of the 22nd Photonex, the UK’s showcase light and imaging exhibition and conference. Coventry City’s Ricoh Arena is once again the venue for the show and Elliot Scientific will be there on Stand B10.

Photonex 2013We will be demonstrating our Elliot|Martock range of precision micropositioning stages, fibre launch, and waveguide alignment systems, plus the piezo-driven nanopositioning systems of Mad City Labs . Experience the amazing super-fine and super-smooth 254 TPI precision screw adjusters of Kozak Micro, and the controlability of the mechOnics‘ piezo inertial drives.

The ground-breaking laser-driven plasma light source from Energetiq is present, while lasers from IPG Photonics and Femtolasers will be shown alongside our ranges of protective laser eyewear.  The popular Spatial Light Modulator range from Holoeye, is also being put through its paces .

On the same day, InterOpto, a major Far East photonics exhibition, opens. It is taking place in Yokohama, Japan and Elliot Scientific will be there, joining our Japanese distributor Autex in Booth I-057 to demonstrate our Flexure StagesMiniature Slides and a full working Optical Tweezers System.

We look forward to welcoming you to our stands from October 16th to demonstrate these products and more.

For information about these shows, visit the Photonex and InterOpto websites.


March 2013 Newsletter Out Now

March 2013 E-LetterThe Elliot Scientific March newsletter is now available. In this issue we we cover HOLOEYE’s newly introduced high-performance Spatial Light Modulators, ultrafine adjuster screw sets from precision manufacturer Kozak Micro, Energetiq’s new LDLS contoller – the EQ-99 Manager, and look at the Nano-Cyte® microscope image stabilisation system from Mad City Labs, plus news about Photonex London.

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HOLOEYE Spatial Light Modulator Range Revamped – New models introduced

This month has seen the introduction of several new Spatial Light Modulators from HOLOEYE. The latest developments include:

New HDTV Resolution High Retardance Panels
Two new phase only panels, the PLUTO-VIS-HR and PLUTO-BB-HR, show a considerably higher phase retardation compared to standard panels. This enables mod 4π or even mod 6π phase functions to be addressed which can be beneficial for wave front functions due to higher slopes and reduced transition points in the addressed function compared to mod 2 Pi encoding.

New LETO Phase Only Reflective SLM
The LETO is based on a full HD (1920 x 1080 pixel) LCOS microdisplay with a pixel pitch of only 6.4 µm and a small interpixel gap of 0.2 µm. The SLM provides a high fill factor of 93% with a corresponding high light efficiency, and is usable in the 400-1100 nm range with a phase shift of 2π up to 850 nm. With a reflectivity of ~ 75% and a low cross talk between pixels, the device offers diffraction efficiencies of more than 80% (16 level blazed grating) which leads to a total light efficiency of approximately 60%.

New LC 2012 Transmissive SLM
The LC 2012 is based on a transmissive liquid crystal microdisplay with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution. It is addressed using a standard HDMI interface and advanced calibration can be performed via USB. The SLM provides a phase shift of 2π at 532 nm and around 1π at 800 nm. The microdisplay and drive electronics are packaged into a compact box for easy integration into optical setups via a mounting ring which fits standard laboratory posts and holders.

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