Hamamatsu Photonics’ G12430 series of InGaAs photodiode arrays is designed for NIR spectroscopic analysis with three array sizes.
The Shamrock 193i from Andor Technology is a modular spectrograph that uses their Adaptive Focus Technology allowing automated access to the best spectral resolution in any grating, camera or wavelength range combination.
Laser 2000 have introduced the ProMetric Y family of photometers and radiometers for production line testing of flat screens, displays and any type of cosmetic inspection.
Edinburgh Instruments has released a 310-nm picosecond pulsed LED with a sub-800 ps typical pulse width. This is the first of a number of new product releases with this small pulse width and is optimised for time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC).
SpectraPhysis has introduced the InSight DS+, a widely tunable ultrafast laser system.
The 1.3-m focal length McPherson Model 209 spectrometer with new micro-step drive can make wavelength steps as small as 0.1 pm.
Horiba Scientific has launched their Syncerity back-illuminated, deep-cooled CCD camera with an NIR-enhanced 2048 × 70 sensor; it is designed for companies requiring an affordable OEM camera for vis-NIR spectroscopy applications.
Ocean Optics has introduced the STS Developers Kit, which brings together their STS spectrometer, a Raspberry Pi microcomputer, customisable software and wireless capabilities for integrating spectral sensing quickly and easily.
Wavelength References have introduced two fibre-coupled gas flow cells covering the wavelength range from 9 µm.
Shimadzu has launched the new compact and robust “hybrid-bearing” TMP-B300 turbo molecular vacuum pump.
Cyto-Lite, from Mad City Labs and distributed by Elliot Scientific, is a new illumination source that outputs blue, green and red laser light through a single fibre. The key wavelengths are 405 nm, 532 nm and 640 nm with the system providing complete control over each laser line via a single USB interface and the supplied software. The controller and software streamlines the user interface and allows the characteristics of each laser line to be independently controlled in constant current feedback or constant optical power feedback modes. The on-board DDS sine wave generator and internal 16-bit DAC allow for the modulation and amplitude of each laser line waveform. Low noise operation is achieved by three independent linear regulator power supplies and filtering on each laser line further minimises electronic noise. Robust and safe operation is achieved through multiple layers of laser line protection. Watchdog circuitry maintains stable power supply operation and each laser line has overcurrent protection circuitry.
The new Spirit from Spectra Physics is a compact, industrial grade, ultrafast amplifier with software-adjustable repetition rates up to 1 MHz. The ultrafast laser provides high average power and fully-automated adjustability over a wide range of repetition rates from 50 kHz to 1 MHz. Featuring a rugged one-box design, the laser delivers ultrashort 400 fs pulse widths with high energy of 20 µJ per pulse.
Laser Components has introduced the LabSource series of benchtop laser sources manufactured by PD-LD with Volume Bragg Grating stabilised laser diodes to its list of products. Two models are available, the LS-1 with a single volume Bragg grating laser diode and LS-2 featuring two stabilised sources. The dual wavelength functionality of the LS-2 enables use in a variety of tasks including SERDS, which involves two Raman spectra formed from closely matching but different excitation wavelengths allowing the offset of background fluorescence, resulting in improvement in the identification and measurement of organic and biological samples and in security industries where fluorescence is widespread.
RM21 is a precision aligned microscope platform designed for improved user accessibility by Mad City Labs and distributed by Elliot Scientific. It offers microscopists the opportunity to develop flexible configuration instruments with ease. It is precision manufactured to allow easy alignment of microscopy and optical components within its three-dimensional space and all posts and fixturing points are referenced to a known datum. With a robust design, precision manufacturing and assembly, it is a suitable platform for a range of microscopy applications including super resolution microscopy, fluorescence microscopy and TIRF. It includes a precision platform and an axial motorised Z-axis suitable for lens positioning. An encoder option is also available.
Markes International is launching a new instrument, the CIA Advantage, for the analysis of volatile organic compounds in air and gas that is sampled using canisters, allowing chemists to analyse a wide range of analyte concentrations without the need for dilution, saving time and meeting an industry need for more flexible solutions. Due to the in-built sorbent tube functionality, the instrument has the capacity to analyse an extended range of compounds while improving workflow productivity. The system is fully compliant with the US Environmental Protection Agency Method TO-15, allowing users to have confidence in results. With cryogen-free operation, the instrument avoids the cost of liquid cryogen while the heated internal lines and purge steps combine to avoid the problem of carry-over, even with less volatile analytes. This negligible carry-over means that canister analysis can be undertaken on samples of unknown concentration, facilitating automation and increasing productivity. It is equipped to prevent ice formation, creating a robust system and minimising downtime.
The Millennia Edge from Spectra Physics is a single frequency CW 532 nm lasers featuring low optical noise, high beam quality and pointing stability in a compact package. Equipped with a robust sealed optical cavity, long life laser diodes and being fully computer-controlled, the laser ensures true turnkey day-to-day operation to meet the most demanding noise-sensitive applications. Wth its single frequency output, the system complements the company’s Millennia Prime family of high power CW green lasers.
A cyroprobe that delivers a boost in sensitivity at an affordable price. The broadband probe uses nitrogen-cooled RF coils and preamplifiers to deliver enhanced sensitivity for X-nuclei from 15N to 31P. It is available at 400 MHz, 500 MHz and 600 MHz.
Fully dedicated LC/MS and GC/MS benches which are compatible with all MS manufacturers. For easy access to the rear of the instruments, and for ease of movement to other instruments, the benches are all on casters. Space is saved as no service corridor is needed.
A completely portable multi-fuel analyser for gasoline, diesel and biodiesel blends. The analyser uses more than 12,000 data points from the IR spectrum to determine the concentration of molecules in a sample, yielding a fingerprint of more than 40 fuel properties. It comes fully configured and ready for fuel testing, is adaptable and can add unlimited new parameters at the push of a button.
A USB to Ethernet converter device which enables the line of Avaspec USB controlled spectrometers to plug into an Ethernet connection. It provides instrument control and data acquisition and, via USB hub, can handle connection to between one and 16 spectrometers. A web-based configuration utility is provided.