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September, 2012

Imaging Spectrograph with Aberration-free Performance

Princeton Instruments has released IsoPlane, a next-generation imaging spectrograph which produces sharply focused images or spectra across the entire 27mm x 8mm focal plane. Isoplane improves on traditional Czerny-Turner spectrographs by eliminating astigmatism and greatly reducing coma. The result is sharper images and sharper spectral lines with constant width across the focal plane. For spectroscopy, this means that more photons end up at the peak, thus improving signal to noise ratio.

The results have to be seen to be appreciated so please visit Princeton Instruments website to see sample images and videos illustrating the performance of this unique new instrument.

High Performance Camera for Near-infrared Imaging

Princeton Instruments has released NIRvana, a deep-cooled, scientific-grade InGaAs camera. The camera is specifically designed to give the highest sensitivity for low light, near infrared (NIR) imaging and spectroscopy applications in the range 900nm – 1700nm. NIRvana uses the latest generation InGaAs sensor with 640 x 512 resolution. Peak quantum efficiency of 80% provides exceptional sensitivity in the NIR range where standard Silicon CCD and CMOS detectors have low or no sensitivity. The camera is thermoelectrically cooled to -90°C to provide low dark charge without the inconvenience of liquid nitrogen. Gigabit Ethernet interface allows remote operation and the camera is fully supported by Princeton’s new LightField data acquisition software.

Applications include nanotube fluorescence, solar cell inspection, singlet oxygen detection and any application involving highly sensitive imaging in the NIR.

Semrock Releases Femtosecond Laser Mirrors

Two 45° turning mirrors have been released in the soon-to-be-expanded line of PulseLineTM femtosecond laser optics. These mirrors are IBS-coated for maximum durability and feature high reflectivity R>99%, low dispersion and a high laser damage threshold over a broad wavelength range. They are ideal for applications where femtosecond laser beams need to be guided from the output of the laser head to the sample, and are especially useful in femtosecond laser spectroscopy.

BeamMaster USB Knife-Edge Based Beam Profilers

BeamMaster is a high-precision multiple-knife-edge scanning laser beam profiler, which can be configured to sample, measure and display cross-sectional profiles and/or 2D and 3D image plots in real time up to 5 Hz. Selectable averaging of 1-20 samples provides noise reduction and maximises measurement accuracy. It is now available with a USB interface, and updated software. Existing systems with the PCI card can be upgraded.

Used Ultrafast Laser for Sale at Bargain Price

We have available a used Mira 900F ultrafast oscillator that was recently traded by an Australian university. The Mira 900F is a highly flexible modelocked Ti:Sapphire oscillator producing pulses of ~130fs duration, tunable over the range 700nm to 1000nm. It may be pumped with any of Coherent’s Verdi series of solidstate green lasers.

A wide range of accessories are available for the Mira 900. These include a pulse-picker for operation at lower repetition rate, a cavity dumper for operation at higher pulse energy, harmonic generators and optical parametric oscillators for operation at shorter or longer wavelengths.

Please contact us for more information.

Nikon Measuring Microscope; Measurement Accuracy, Convenience and Speed

The Measurement Microscopes from Nikon are robust and reliable tools for measuring fabricated parts in research and QC environments. The MM-200 is a compact, cost effective solution for precision routine daily inspection and is well suited for general laboratory and QC applications. For larger capacity and additional measurement capability, the MM-400 and MM-800 series provide advanced features such as large stroke stages (to 300x200x200mm), non-contact z-height measurement with motorisation and automation, fast (0.5sec) through the lens (TTL) laser autofocus and split-prism focus aid.

All MM series microscopes are compatible with Nikon Digital Sight cameras and EMAX measurement and automation software.

Benchtop CNC Video Measuring System

Nikon’s iNEXIV VMA-2520 is a lightweight and compact multi-sensor benchtop measuring system. The CNC video system provides fast, fully automated, high accuracy 3D-measurements of surface features and is ideally suited to a wide variety of industrial measuring, inspection and quality control applications.

Nikon’s iNEXIV is a multi-modal measuring system that includes both non-contact optical and touch probe measurement capability with integrated imaging processing software, a 10x optical zoom system and laser auto focus.

Applications for the Nikon iNEXIV system include 3D measurement of metal and injection moulded mechanical parts, dies and molds, electronic and medical devices.


Dr Paul Wardill
(08) 8150 5279 (0419) 810 220 Email
Jeshua Graham
(08) 8150 5254 (0488) 177 540 Email
Andrew Masters
(0439) 819 095 Email

Coherent Scientific Pty. Ltd., Inc. in South Australia, Established in 1989, ABN 20 008 265 969

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