Lab equipment > Polarimetry & optical

Laser vision thanks to flexible films

03 May, 2018

Ocular lasers, or lasers on the eyes, may now be possible with the development of an ultrathin membrane laser using organic semiconductors.


Omicron LightHUB+ Plug&Play Laser Light Engines

11 April, 2018

Omicron has released a range of LightHUB+ Plug&Play Laser Light Engines, equipped with up to six user-upgradable wavelengths in a compact and rugged design.


Star Wars superlaser steps out of sci-fi

01 May, 2017

Macquarie University researchers have proven a method for multiplying laser power using diamond, demonstrating that the superlaser from film franchise Star Wars may not remain in the realm of science fiction for much longer.


Omicron Laserage SOLE laser light engines

06 April, 2017

The SOLE laser light engines from Omicron Laserage combine up to six wavelengths in a compact and rugged design. Wavelengths between 355 and 2090 nm and optical output powers up to 2500 mW per laser line are possible.


Imaging microstructures at the speed of light

21 March, 2017

Over the last few years, researchers at the University of Rochester have altered materials to make them repel water, attract water and absorb great amounts of light — all through the use of irradiated laser pulses.


Thorlabs SC4500 Mid Infrared (MIR) Supercontinuum Source

31 January, 2017

The Thorlabs SC4500 Mid Infrared (MIR) Supercontinuum Source is claimed to be the first femtosecond-pumped supercontinuum source on the market.


High-quality holograms achieved

24 January, 2017

Physicists from ANU have invented a tiny device that creates the highest quality holographic images ever achieved.


A clear view of alien planets

07 December, 2016

Australian scientists have developed an optical chip for telescopes, allowing astronomers for the first time to take clear images of planets that may support life.


Thorlabs EXULUS-HD1 reflective two-dimensional spatial light modulator

08 November, 2016

Thorlabs has announced its EXULUS-HD1 reflective two-dimensional spatial light modulator (SLM) based on liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) technology.


Thorlabs XR-Series manual translation stages

03 October, 2016

Thorlabs has released the XR-Series cross roller bearing, aluminium-bodied translation stages. The initial release includes both rear- and side-actuated 1″ travel stages and all components needed to have left- or right-handed X, XY, XZ, YZ and XYZ configurations.


Use the Force — scientists halt light in quantum computing experiment

28 September, 2016

Physicists from The Australian National University have halted light, bringing the prospect of optical quantum computing one step closer to reality.


A diamond-based approach to ultrapure lasers

04 August, 2016

Researchers have found a way to make ultrapure-frequency lasers based on diamond, avoiding the problems responsible for destabilising and broadening a laser's frequency.


Scitech to distribute CrestOptics confocal instruments

20 July, 2016

Instrumentation supplier Scitech has been appointed the authorised distributor for the CrestOptics range of products in Australia and New Zealand.


Impurities improve the performance of nanolasers

05 July, 2016

Scientists have improved the performance of tiny lasers by adding impurities, leading to a 100-fold improvement in the amount of light emitted from the lasers.


Improving infrared technology

26 May, 2016

Australian researchers have discovered a way to make infrared technology easy to use and cheap, potentially saving millions of dollars in areas using sensing devices.


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