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November 2017 Newsletter Out Now

November 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific November newsletter is now available. In this issue this issue we reveal that: HOLOEYE has made their new driver standard across the PLUTO range of SLMs, EXFO has announced a new batch of test and measurement (T&M) instruments for the optical communications laboratory, OZ Optics is a great choice for economical high-quality fibre optic components, and Gamma Scientific has a new video demonstrating the capabilities of their SpectralLED light source.

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New benchtop T&M instruments from EXFO

EXFO offer a comprehensive range of benchtop and portable test instruments, delivering top performance and pinpoint accuracy for the optical communications laboratory. The range has recently been expanded with the addition of several new instruments:

 OSA High Performance Optical Spectrum Analyser
  • Wavelength range of 1250-1700 nm
  • Resolution: 20 pm (native) & adjustable over 50-2000 pm
  • Sweep speed up to 2000 nm/s
  • Accuracy: ±10 pm over 1500-1640 nm & ±25 pm over 1250-1700 nm
  • Power level accuracy of ±0.4 dB
  • Built-in calibration source
  • Intuitive user interface with 12″ touchscreen
  • 8 application-oriented analysis modes and a full suite of analysis tools

EXFO OSA High Performance Optical Spectrum Analyser

OSA

 XT Series Automatic/Manual Tuneable Filters with Fixed or Adjustable Bandwidth
XTA-50 Automatic Tuneable Filter with Adjustable Bandwidth

XTA-50 / XFA

  • Adjustable bandwidth flat-top filter
  • Ultra-sharp filter edges
  • High isolation
  • 200 nm wavelength range
  • High accuracy and repeatability
  • Narrowest filter – highest selectivity
  • Three models: Standard, Ultrafine & Wide
  • Manual (XTM-50) & Fixed Bandwidth (XFA) versions also available
 T100S-HP High Power Tuneable Laser Source
  • Power > +10 dBm for Essential & > +8 dBm for Extended Range models
  • Dynamic range of 100 dB & tuning range of up to 200 nm
  • 6 models cover 1240 to 1680 nm
  • Wavelength accuracy < ± 20 pm
  • Sweeping & Stepping operations
EXFO T100S-HP High Power Tuneable Laser Source

T100S-HP

For more information about these or other EXFO products we offer, please contact us.


More modules for EXFO’s LTB-8 Test Platform

EXFO has expanded the number of plug-in modules for their next-generation test platform, the LTB-8. This compact unit, equipped with an ultra-powerful processor and highly intuitive interface, gives the lab user an optimised instrument to run dedicated test applications simply and efficiently for technologies such as Ethernet, OTN, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH and more.

The current module range comprises:

  • FTBx-1750 Power Meter Module
  • FTBx-5245 Optical Spectrum Analyser
  • FTBx-88×0 10G Multiservice module
  • FTBx-88200 100G Multiservice module
  • FTBx-9150 Optical Switch
  • FTBx-9160 MEMS Optical Switch
  • FTBx-9600 Utility Module

An upgrade path for existing users of the IQS-600 modular test platform, enabling migration from the old to the new, has been mapped out by EXFO so please contact us for details and trade-in offers.


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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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.


New modular test system for networks from EXFO

EXFO has released their next-generation modular test system in the form of the LTB-8 Rackmount Platform (with video), a versatile solution that addresses the many testing requirements found within today’s data networks.

The LTB-8’s small format, ultra-powerful processor and highly intuitive interface gives the lab user an optimised instrument to run dedicated test applications simply and efficiently for technologies such as Ethernet, OTN, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH and more.

  • In-rack or tabletop
  • 8 hot-swappable modules
  • RAID data storage
  • USB, LAN, Sync and AMT ports
  • High performance on-board computer
  • Multi-user and remote access capability

An upgrade path for existing users of the IQS-600 modular test platform, enabling migration from the old to the new, has been mapped out by EXFO so please contact us for details and trade-in offers.


New products from Gamma Scientific are deLUXe

rs7-1-1000The recently introduced SpectralLED™ tunable light source from Gamma Scientific combines the light of dozens of 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.

Now new SpectralLED™ models are available with either fibre-optic outputs for awkward to reach places requiring illumination, or as a 1 m integrating sphere system offering ultra-uniform output from a 300 mm diameter port.

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Gamma Scientific has also introduced new display measurement instrumentation equipped with powerful spectral data acquisition and analysis software that makes them ideal for calibrating any type of display…ned-with-bt-cropped

  • LEDs, LCDs & Plasmas
  • Near eye systems
  • VR headsets & helmet-mounted optics
  • Video walls
  • Projection screens, HUDs
  • …and more

For more details, visit our Gamma Scientific product pages or contact us for specific information.

 


OZ Optics introduces new Variable Bandwidth Tunable Filter

OZ Optics has introduced a new tunable filter that has the ability to tune both the centre wavelength and the transmission bandwidth.

Two independently adjustable thin-film filters allow the setting of the lower and upper edges of the pass-band region. With this method, the pass-band can be tuned from 1 to 18 nm FWHM and the centre wavelength shifted by over 40 nm.

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The transmission band features a flat-top profile, providing uniformly low losses and low PDL across the pass-band region, and high rejection ratios outside the pass-band. Devices can be custom made for wavelength regions of interest and can use either singlemode or polarisation maintaining fibres.

Two manual controllers to set the upper and lower pass-band regions, with an electrically controlled model due later this year. Applications include WDM testing, spectral filtering, spectral imaging or microscopy, and others.

For more information, please contact us.


EXFO’s new LTK-1 delivers a high-performance benchtop optical power meter solution to all

EXFO LTB-1EXFO’s new LTK-1 Benchtop Optical Power Meter offers:

  • High-performance optical power meter
  • 85 dB range
  • Choice of 1, 2 or 4 detectors
  • Up to 5 kHz continuous sampling rate
  • Easy-to-use web-based interface
  • Optional FIP-400B fibre inspection probe
  • IVI compliant drivers for automated test systems

Combining the FTB-1750 power meter module with the new LTB-1 platform, the LTK-1 delivers a high-performance benchtop power meter solution to the lab engineer, or the production manager looking for a small, cost-effective easily automated solution.

EXFO designed the LTK-1 for performance, giving it an 85 dB range, fast stabilisation times, and the ability to simultaneously measure high and low signals on up to four channels. This new power meter kit is the only one on the market to offer touchscreen display and optional industry-leading FIP-400B inspection probe.

The LTB-1 platform is Windows-based, and offers maximum efficiency and flexibility through its Ethernet remote control port and powerful processor. It comes with a web-based user interface and powerful remote control capabilities via built-in Ethernet port and IVI compliant instrument drivers.

Please contact us for more information.

 


April 2016 Newsletter Out Now

April 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific April newsletter is now available. In this issue we are illuminated by Gamma Scientific’s new SpectralLED light source, magnetically attracted to Lake Shore’s 7400 Series VSM, introduced to benchtop test and measurement systems from OZ Optics, feel the 75 Kelvin chill with CryoSpectra’s latest compressor and cold head combo, and mention the recent Photonex London Roadshow.

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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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EXFO makes optical fibre inspection smarter

A dirty and/or damaged optical fibre is a common and avoidable problem, and EXFO’s intelligent fibre inspection solutions are designed to simplify and speed this task. Proper connector inspection is an essential best practice.

The solution comprises an inspection probe linked to a display platform. The former provides a crisp magnified digital image of connector endfaces, over a WiFi or USB connection, to a handheld test set with display for combined applications, a modular platform for advanced multitesting, a PC or laptop for labs, or even an Android™ smartphone or tablet for even more flexibility. Special analysis software helps ensure connectors and adaptors are clean and free of any defect, removing the risk of misinterpretation.

The EXFO FIP-400 series probes deliver a variety of functions depending on model chosen and display platform used. For more information on options and specifications, please contact us.

EXFO also offer Power Meters, Variable Attenuators, and Light Sources within their Handheld and Benchtop Instrument Ranges.