Optics and lasers

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


Zaber's New Motorized Filter Wheels with Built-in Controllers and Motor Encoders weblink

Zaber Technologies 2 Jun 2016

Zaber’s new filter wheel (X-FWR-E) has a built-in controller, a low-profile, high speed filter changes of 57 ms, and holds 7 or 10 optics.

Synopsys Announces Release 2016.03 of the RSoft Photonic Component Design Suite weblink

Synopsys 31 May 2016

Latest Release Enables Advanced Design of LEDs, OLEDs and Displays

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Laser Lines provides “excellent service” to glass industry leader video weblink

Laser Lines Ltd 16 May 2016

N & C Glass, one of the leading manufacturers of glass and glazing products in the UK, is part of the wider Nicholls & Clarke Group, made up of businesses dedicated to the manufacture, distribution ...


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.

iCS2 Hardware

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.




Allectra manufacture water circuits for new DMM at Diamond Light Source weblink

Allectra Ltd. 23 Jun 2016

Allectra Ltd recently supplied some water-cooled masks, scatter guard and cooling circuits for the new I02 Versatile Macromolecular X-tallography in-situ (VMXi) beamline under construction at the Diamond Light Source.

NKT Photonics acquired Fianium

NKT Photonics A/S 7 Jun 2016

Fianium is now NKT PhotonicsMeet us at CLEO:2016 booth 2321In March, NKT Photonics acquired UK fiber laser manufacturer Fianium and we are now working hard on bringing you even better service and, of course, new exciting fiber laser products. 

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Ray Optics Simulations with COMSOL Multiphysics® webinar

COMSOL 25 May 2016

Webinar presented by: Edmund Dickinson 

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Give our Hyperspectral Imaging filter a name and win it! weblink

Delta Optical Thin Film A/S 23 May 2016

Today I am writing to ask for your help. Our filters for Hyperspectral Imaging are a great success but their name is long and awkward. Send your ideas for a new name to info@deltaopticalthinfilm.com and win one of these unique filters! The competition closes on June 30 2016.

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Reliable Gas Leak Detection in Biogas Facilities

FLIR Systems 19 May 2016

A new application note from FLIR Systems describes how their GF320 optical gas imaging camera is being used by IBS GmbH (Bremen, Germany) for inspecting Biogas facilities and finding hidden gas leaks before they can cause significant harm.

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Thermal Imaging Software Tutorial for R&D / Science Users weblink

FLIR Systems 19 May 2016

FLIR Systems ResearchIR 4.2 thermal imaging software provides researchers and scientists with a state-of-the-art tool for viewing, acquiring, analyzing, and sharing thermal data.

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Laser Lines installs 10,000th Cobolt laser weblink

Laser Lines Ltd 16 May 2016

Celebrations were seen here and in Sweden recently as the Laser Lines team installed the 10,000th laser from Cobolt, the Swedish manufacturer of high performance lasers for the analytical instrument market.

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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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