Lab equipment > Polarimetry & optical

Tiny optical device brings atoms to a standstill

26 January, 2021

US scientists have miniaturised the optical components required to cool atoms down to a few thousandths of a degree Celsius above absolute zero.

World record for laser transmission through the atmosphere

25 January, 2021

Australian and French scientists have set a world record for the most stable transmission of a laser signal through the atmosphere.

Thorlabs SL10 series MEMS-VCSEL Swept-Wavelength Laser Sources

12 November, 2019

Thorlabs has released the SL10 series of its MEMS-VCSEL Swept-Wavelength Laser Sources. The light sources feature a high coherence length of over 100 mm and include an active power control that maintains constant output power over the lifetime of the laser.

Lonza Lucetta 2 Luminometer

20 March, 2019

The Lucetta 2 Luminometer is a single-tube system designed to simplify and accelerate mycoplasma detection in cell cultures.

Researchers activate drugs using infrared light

07 March, 2019

Scientists have successfully activated molecules located inside cell tissues using two-photon excitation from infrared light lasers, with an efficiency of almost 100%.

Chromacity 520 ultrafast laser system

06 March, 2019

The Chromacity 520 ultrafast laser system provides more than 500 mW in the visible region. The product features an air-cooled, compact, ultrafast ytterbium fibre-based laser delivering high performance with turnkey operation.

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.

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