Nov. 08, 2012
Craic Technologies has announced the addition of lasers with peak wavelengths ranging from 405 nm through the 830 nm to the Craic Apollo Raman microspectrometer.
Craic Apollo enables scientists and engineers to measure the Raman spectra from microscopic samples or microscope sampling areas of large samples. The microspectrometer can even be added to a microspectrophotometer adding Raman microspectroscopy to UV-visible-NIR absorbance, reflectance and fluorescence microspectroscopy and imaging.
moreOct. 09, 2012
Cobolt has recently introduced four new high power laser models on the 05-01 platform for high power single-frequency DPSS lasers.
The Cobolt Zouk 355 nm is now available with an output power up to 20mW, the Cobolt Samba 532 nm up to 1.5W, the Cobolt Flamenco 660 nm up to 0.5W and the Cobolt Rumba at 1064nm up to 3W.
moreOct. 09, 2012
Spectra-Physics, a Newport Corporation brand, has introduced the Excelsior One continuous-wave (CW) lasers series.
The new line of ultraviolet (UV), visible, and near-infrared (NIR) CW lasers integrate laser head and controller into a single, compact package. Available as free-space and fiber-coupled laser configurations, the plug-and-play Excelsior One series includes eleven different wavelengths and delivers up to 500 mW of average power.
moreSep. 21, 2012
Using ultra-low input power densities, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated for the first time how low-power "optical nanotweezers" can be used to trap, manipulate, and probe nanoparticles, including fragile biological samples.
moreSep. 20, 2012
Researchers from the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), in collaboration with scientists from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid have developed a new laser material which improves the use of light in biophotonics, making it more efficient and longer lasting by incorporating dye molecules.
moreSep. 04, 2012
A new optical technique, capable of producing laser beams with unusual modes of electric field, has been developed by scientists at the University of Liverpool. The new technique could have a major impact on laser micro-machining, by increasing process efficiency and quality through the use of different modes of ‘polarisation' or electric fields. These are unusual states of light and difficult to produce.
moreAug. 24, 2012
Advances in STED nanoscopy and fluorescence labelling allow researchers to perform nanoscale imaging and single-molecule detection using compact and low-noise CW DPSS lasers, which significantly reduces system complexity and cost.
moreJun. 25, 2012
For the first time, researchers have produced a coherent, laser-like, directed beam of light that simultaneously streams ultraviolet light, X-rays and all wavelengths in between (see video). One of the few light sources to successfully produce a coherent beam that includes X-rays, this new technology is the first to do so using a setup that fits on a laboratory table.
moreJun. 12, 2012
Spectra-Physics, a Newport Corporation brand, has introduced alphaScan, a compact integrated optical-parametric oscillator (OPO) and pump laser that outputs high energies in the near-infrared (NIR) for photoacoustic imaging.
moreMay. 16, 2012
The LSM 7 Series from Carl Zeiss now permit the simultaneous use of two NLO lasers or one laser with an optical parametric oscillator (OPO). Both components are fully integrated and expand the functionality of the multiphoton systems.