Optics and lasers

Optical components and measurement systems, as well as different types of lasers for a full range of research and commercial applications.



OWIS® new catalogue available – with numerous new products weblink

OWIS GmbH 3 May 2016

The new OWIS® catalogue, edition GK 11, is available since the second quarter 2016. This includes on more than 700 pages the complete OWIS® programme of optical beam handling and positioning systems. In addition a separate chapter presents customer-specific options in the field of customized solutions.

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Tech focus – multi-photon microscopy weblink

Laser Lines Ltd 1 Apr 2016

Laser Lines’ Steve Knight takes a look at an ever-developing technique, multi photon microscopy.

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UV-Visible-NIR Polarization Spectroscopy of Microscopic Samples weblink

CRAIC Technologies, Inc. 30 Mar 2016

CRAIC Technologies announces the addition of UV-visible-NIR transmission and reflectance polarization spectroscopy and imaging to CRAIC Technologies microspectrophotometers.

NYFORS introduces the MINICLEAVER™ weblink

Nyfors Teknologi AB 22 Mar 2016

NYFORS TEKNOLOGI AB (publ) introduces its new portable optical fiber cleaver – the MINICLEAVERTM. The battery-operated cleaver is perfect for field splicing or in environments with limited space. It is compatible with most common factory and field splicers and produces cleave angles typically below 0.5 degrees.


Voice-Coil Direct Drive with Integrated Linear Encoder: Highly Dynamic Linear Stage for Scanning Applications

Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. KG 22 Mar 2016

Magnetic direct drives have advantages over the classical motorized, spindle-based solutions in particular with respect to wear and dynamics. Since direct drives largely dispense with moving parts in the drivetrain, there is less friction and play, and therefore more precision.

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iseg Communication Server 2 - next level control weblink

iseg Spezialelektronik GmbH 21 Mar 2016

Together with the announcement of the new MMS - Crate Controller Series CC2x and the hardware control box iCSmini2, iseg now releases the new version of the embedded server hardware and operating system. This brings unified control and configuration ability to almost every iseg power supply hardware. 

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New Kowa 1“ HC-V Anti-Shock and Vibration Lens Series

Alrad Instruments Ltd 17 Mar 2016

Alrad Imaging is pleased to announce that Kowa has added a new ruggedized 1” lens series to its portfolio. The new HC-V Series 4MP lens series allows measurements without pixel deviation even in high vibration and shock environments and when the lenses are tilted.


Laser Quantum launches taccor comb

Laser Quantum Ltd 16 Mar 2016

Laser Quantum launch a complete 1GHz mode spaced frequency comb

Voice coil linear actuators in new designs

Position and Force Control with High Resolution: Voice Coil Linear Actuators in New Designs

Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. KG 10 Mar 2016

Magnetic direct drives have advantages when compared to classical spindle-based solutions, especially with respect to wear and dynamics. Since they largely dispense with mechanical components, there is hardly any friction, less play and therefore more precision.

The SMARTSPLICER™ – NYFORS’s novel, advanced laser splicing and glassshaping system presented at Photonics West (Booth 5355)

Nyfors Teknologi AB 3 Mar 2016

At Photonics West 2016 in San Francisco, CA, NYFORS TEKNOLOGI AB (publ) is proud to present the SMARTSPLICER™ – a novel, advanced glass processing and optical fiber splicing platform for development and manufacturing of sensitive high power laser, sensor and telecommunication fiber components.



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Ultrafast optical sampling oscilloscope download

Laser Quantum Ltd 3 May 2016

Want improved resolution, speed, accuracy and precision? Read on to find out about the key benefits of ASOPS

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Physics World May 2016

IOP Publishing 29 Apr 2016

Zombie physics: When statistical analysis meets the undead


ESO’s latest facility upgrade features four new TOPTICA guide star lasers on Cerro Paranal

TOPTICA Photonics AG 29 Apr 2016

On April 26th, the impressive Four-Laser Guide Star Facility (4LGSF) was fully operational for the first time at the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT) of the Paranal Observatory in Chile.

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Measurement of two-photon excitation spectra of fluorescence proteins with nonlinear Fourier-transform spectroscopy weblink

Laser Quantum Ltd 25 Apr 2016

Work published by Hashimoto et al., from Riken Advanced Science Institute, Japan, makes use of our venteon ultra laser (formally Known as Venteon OS) from Laser Quantum as part of their work into ‘Measurement of two-photon excitation spectra of fluorescence proteins with nonlinear Fourier-transform spectroscopy.’


TOPTICA supports PIX4life project to miniaturize lasers for life sciences

TOPTICA Photonics AG 25 Apr 2016

In February 2016 the European commission approved funding for the new project PIX4life as part of the EU’s “Photonics21” program. TOPTICA is proud to support this unique program which pledges € 8.5 million to a consortium of several partners from academia and industry.

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Stresstech and DECTRIS team up to Deliver HPC Technology for Stress Applications weblink

DECTRIS Ltd. 13 Apr 2016

Stresstech Oy and DECTRIS Ltd. announce an agreement for the supply of Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) strip detectors for Stresstech’s X-ray equipment.

Revolutionary Park System SmartScan Automatizes the Atomic Force Microscope Imaging Process–High Quality Images at Click of a Button video

Park Systems 13 Apr 2016

Park Systems, a leader in Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) since 1997 is now shipping Park SmartScan, powerful and first of a kind AFM nanoscopic tool that drastically boosts productivity by creating point and click reliable nanoscale images.

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Continuously Variable Bandpass Filters for Hyperspectral Imaging

Delta Optical Thin Film A/S 11 Apr 2016

See the new Continuously Variable Bandpass Filters for Hyperspectral Imaging at SDCS and The Vision Show!

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Physics World April 2016

IOP Publishing 1 Apr 2016

Big daddies: The power of Rydberg atoms

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DECTRIS - TEO Partnership

DECTRIS Ltd. 16 Mar 2016

DECTRIS is pleased to announce the partnership with Titan Electro-Optics Co., Ltd. (TEO) as one of our main distributor for sales and support in China.

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