Deceptively Simple SCAPE 4D Microscope brings Major Innovation to Live Cell and Whole Animal Imaging
Deceptively Simple SCAPE 4D Microscope brings Major Innovation to Live Cell and Whole Animal Imaging
Advances in confocal, two-photon and light-sheet microscopy have rapidly advanced our understanding of cellular and subcellular structures and processes. However, live cell and whole animal imaging could be on the verge of even more breakthroughs following the...

October 10, 2017
Identifying Illicit Drugs using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
Identifying Illicit Drugs using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) is an extension of Raman spectroscopy in which gold or silver nanoparticles amplify the Raman signals. The technique works via an electromagnetic effect where molecules come into proximity with gold or silver particles. When incident laser light strikes...

September 26, 2017
PI Cerami Piezoelectric Tubes in Miniature Format for Actuator Applications
PI Cerami Piezoelectric Tubes in Miniature Format for Actuator Applications
PI Ceramic manufactures piezoelectric tubes in miniature format. The tubes are suitable for the finest actuator applications and are used for example, in medicine technology.The piezoelectric tubes are available immediately with the new geometries. The new variants are available in...

August 22, 2017
Superior, Intelligent Spectrograph for Life and Physical Science – Kymera 328i
Superior, Intelligent Spectrograph for Life and Physical Science – Kymera 328i
Andor Technology Ltd., an Oxford Instruments company and world leader in scientific imaging and spectroscopy solutions, announced the launch of the Kymera 328i imaging spectrograph. This highly modular spectrograph features patented Adaptive Focus, quadruple on-axis grating turret and TruResTM...

August 14, 2017
Drive Technology for the World’s Largest Telescope by Physik Instrumente
Drive Technology for the World’s Largest Telescope by Physik Instrumente
The European - Extremely Large Telescope, in short ELT, of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has a segmented main reflector with a diameter of 39 m, a light collecting area of almost 1,000 m², and is the largest telescope for scientific evaluation of electromagnetic radiation in the visible...

July 25, 2017
Andor Launches the World’s First Super-Resolution Microscopy Camera
Andor Launches the World’s First Super-Resolution Microscopy Camera
Andor Technology (Andor), an Oxford Instruments company and world leader in scientific imaging and spectroscopy solutions, today announced the launch of a new super-resolution microscopy technology, available on single photon sensitive iXon EMCCD cameras. ‘SRRF-Stream’ unlocks real time super...

July 12, 2017
Ocean Optics Referral Program – Receive a Gift Card Valued at up to $500!
Ocean Optics Referral Program – Receive a Gift Card Valued at up to $500!
The highest compliment for Ocean Optics is for you to recommend our spectrometers and accessories to a friend or colleague. It’s simple: Recommend Ocean Optics spectrometers and accessories. If that referral becomes a customer, you will earn a reward - gift card worth up to $500!

June 19, 2017
Position Fiber and Optical Components in up to Six Degrees of Freedom
Position Fiber and Optical Components in up to Six Degrees of Freedom
During production and inspection of components with optical data transmission, it is important to align fibers or fiber arrays for optimum connection with the highest possible accuracy. Position tolerances way under 50 nm are usual and multi-channel inputs require alignment in...

June 12, 2017
High Speed Applications in Home Lighting with Ocean FX Spectrometer
High Speed Applications in Home Lighting with Ocean FX Spectrometer
Unbeknownst to us, most of the light sources we use for general home illumination have some “flicker” associated with them, due primarily to the AC nature of the current provided for power. While this occurs at rates faster than the typical human eye can see, it can nonetheless have an impact on...

April 25, 2017
Noninvasive Tissue Monitoring Using UV-Vis and NIR Spectroscopy
Noninvasive Tissue Monitoring Using UV-Vis and NIR Spectroscopy
Obtaining accurate, repeatable assessments of dermal characteristics is the key to many studies into the efficacy and impact of ingested and topical drugs affecting pigmentation. Spectral reflectance measurements offer an objective way to measure skin throughout dermatological studies, providing...

February 27, 2017
Andor Launches Ultrafast Spectroscopy-Enabled sCMOS Detectors
Andor Launches Ultrafast Spectroscopy-Enabled sCMOS Detectors
Andor Technology Ltd., an Oxford Instruments company and world leader in scientific imaging and spectroscopy solutions, today announced the launch of an ultrafast Spectroscopy Mode on its market leading high speed and low noise Zyla and iStar scientific CMOS platforms.

January 30, 2017
“Open Readings 2017” – International Conference On March 14-17th, Vilnius, Lithuania
“Open Readings 2017” – International Conference On March 14-17th, Vilnius, Lithuania
Monospektra is proud to be a sponsor of the 60th international conference for students of physics and natural sciences "Open Readings 2017". The conference will be held from the 14th to the 17th of March in Vilnius, Lithuania so make sure to mark your calendars...

January 23, 2017
The Smallest Parallel-Kinematic Piezo System
The Smallest Parallel-Kinematic Piezo System
The new P-616 NanoCube® from PI (Physik Instrumente) is extremely compact and offers identical dynamics, precision and velocity on all three motion axes with loads of up to 50 grams. This makes it suitable for example, for use in fiber alignment, microscopy or in precision manufacturing...

November 14, 2016
Probes in Tricky Places
Probes in Tricky Places
One of the greatest strengths of a compact, modular spectrometer is its ability to be deployed in environments outside the traditional lab. When combined with fiber optic probes that extend the spectrometer’s reach, the possibilities expand further. The flexibility of optical fiber cables permits...

November 7, 2016
N-565 Linear Stage Series With Piezomotor
N-565 Linear Stage Series With Piezomotor
PI uses piezoelectric stepping drives in the N-565 linear stage series. The drive principle enables repeatability in the range of a few nanometers, high guiding accuracy, and high force in a single compact unit. The linear stages therefore fulfill important positioning requirements...

September 19, 2016
Upgrade Your Setup Today!
Upgrade Your Setup Today!
Now available is a special offer on the highest performance miniature spectrometer in its class! The QE Pro spectrometer is a versatile, high-sensitivity instrument ideal for applications including absorbance, fluorescence and Raman analysis. Buy any QE Pro spectrometer and we'll include...

September 16, 2016
VIDEO: The Development Story of Andor Dragonfly
VIDEO: The Development Story of Andor Dragonfly
Dragonfly is a high-speed confocal imaging platform that is up to twenty times faster than conventional confocal microscopes. Dragonfly integrates Andor’s industry-leading cameras with patented illumination technologies, and optimized optical design, to deliver the most powerful platform of...

August 8, 2016
New SERS substrates from Ocean Optics!
New SERS substrates from Ocean Optics!
SERS amplifies the Raman effect by creating a plasmon resonance field. Using precisely controlled gold nanoparticles, Ocean Optics SERS substrates can amplify very weak Raman signals by many orders of magnitude, which is critical for trace level detection. Unlike many existing SERS products on...

July 27, 2016
Andor Dragonfly – the Most Complete Imaging Solution Ever
Andor Dragonfly – the Most Complete Imaging Solution Ever
Andor Technology, an Oxford Instruments company, has launched the Dragonfly, a high-speed confocal imaging platform supporting multiple high-contrast imaging techniques. Dragonfly integrates Andor’s industry-leading cameras with patented illumination technologies, and optimized optical design...

July 20, 2016
VIDEO: Spectroscopy in the Great Outdoors
VIDEO: Spectroscopy in the Great Outdoors
Florida’s Honeymoon Island State Park is a great place to tackle interesting applications of modular spectroscopy in a natural environment. Watch as we configure systems to measure different characteristics of this barrier island’s unique ecosystem...

July 4, 2016
High Precision on Travel Ranges to 52 mm
High Precision on Travel Ranges to 52 mm
PI uses piezoelectric stepping drives in the N-565 linear stage series. The drive principle enables repeatability in the range of a few nanometers, high guiding accuracy, and high force in a single compact unit. The linear stages therefore fulfill important positioning requirements, for...

June 20, 2016
iStar sCMOS – New Superfast Detector From Andor
iStar sCMOS – New Superfast Detector From Andor
Andor Technology Ltd., a world leader in scientific imaging and spectroscopy solutions, announced the launch of its new iStar sCMOS platform featuring the latest in high speed and low noise scientific CMOS (sCMOS) technology. Extracting the very best from intensified CCD and sCMOS imaging sensor...

June 8, 2016
Exposing Low-Cost Dental Curing Lights
Exposing Low-Cost Dental Curing Lights
Recent studies have shown the light output irradiance profiles from some LCUs to be highly inhomogeneous, with hot and cold spots of irradiance across their light tip. This has a direct impact on the polymerization process in the RBC, affecting how well the filling is cured at the surface...

May 24, 2016
Compact and Robust Linear Stages at an Affordable Price!
Compact and Robust Linear Stages at an Affordable Price!
The new linear stages in the L-406 series from PI (Physik Instrumente) offer very good performance data on compact installation space: Despite the narrow width of only 65 mm, travel accuracies up to only 0.5 µm are possible over a travel range of 25 mm. PI is able to supply inexpensive...

May 5, 2016
Electrically-driven Optical Antennas demonstrated
Electrically-driven Optical Antennas demonstrated
Electrically-driven Optical Antennas demonstrated for the first time. Antennas are essential components of all our daily lives, used in radios, mobile phones, Wi-Fi networks, Bluetooth devices, RFID tags, baby monitors and garage door openers amongst other commonplace items. They work by...

April 13, 2016
Andor camera at the heart of new developments
Andor camera at the heart of new developments
Andor Neo 5.5 sCMOS camera once again at the heart of new Light Sheet Microscopy developments. An innovative microfabrication technique used to produce a mirror array that both directs the excitation beam and holds the sample may revolutionise the field of 3D super-resolution microscopy...

April 7, 2016
VIDEO: Guiding The Next Generation Scientists
VIDEO: Guiding The Next Generation Scientists
At Ocean Optics, we want to help you inspire your students and show them what spectroscopy can do. That’s why we’ve been offering a line of educational systems and curricula from the beginning, featuring robust, easy to use, modular products that can be reconfigured to teach the principles...

March 23, 2016
Voice Coil Linear Actuators in New Designs
Voice Coil Linear Actuators in New Designs
Magnetic direct drives have advantages when compared to classical spindle-based solutions, especially with respect to wear and dynamics. Since they largely dispense with mechanical components, there is hardly any friction, less play and therefore more precision. At the same time, costs are lower...

March 20, 2016
VIDEO: Flame-NIR Spectrometer
VIDEO: Flame-NIR Spectrometer
With a cost about one-fourth that of a benchtop NIR system, Flame-NIR pairs an uncooled InGaAs array detector with a small optical bench for spectral response from 950-1650 nm. Watch our video demo of key Flame-NIR features including its replaceable slit design, compatibility with NIR accessories.

March 20, 2016
iKon-XL Very Large Area CCD Platform
iKon-XL Very Large Area CCD Platform
Andor’s NEW iKon-XL is a TE-cooled, very large area CCD camera platform, accommodating big field of view sensors that are ideally suited to long exposure astronomy applications. Patent-pending ColdSpace™ technology cools a back-illuminated 16.8 Megapixel sensor (e2v) down to -100 °C.

March 20, 2016
Monospektra Welcomes New Partner – Andor Technology Ltd.
Monospektra Welcomes New Partner – Andor Technology Ltd.
Monospektra is proud to announce that from now on it is an official distributor of Ocean Optics products in the Baltic states. Andor Technology Ltd. is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and operates at the high-value end of the global scientific digital camera market. Andor was setup in 1989...

March 16, 2016
PI Small Ultrasonic Rotation Stages
PI Small Ultrasonic Rotation Stages
Compact, fast rotation stage are needed in industry and research, for example, for testing material, for beam guidance in microscopes or Beamlines, as well as for positioning measuring heads or eccentric pumps. Ultrasonic piezomotors are often the best choice of drive, because they are small...

March 8, 2016
Ocean Optics introduces Flame-NIR Spectrometer
Ocean Optics introduces Flame-NIR Spectrometer
Ocean Optics introduces new Flame-NIR Spectrometer - a compact modular NIR instrument. Combining the small size of the Flame optical bench with a new uncooled InGaAs detector, the Flame-NIR opens a new frontier in NIR spectroscopy. Without thermoelectric cooling, the Flame-NIR’s power...

February 15, 2016
Monospektra Welcomes New Partner – Ocean Optics Inc.
Monospektra Welcomes New Partner – Ocean Optics Inc.
Monospektra is proud to announce that from now on it is an official distributor of Ocean Optics products in the Baltic states. This will allow us to offer diverse solutions for applications from optical sensing in medical and biological research to production and process control.

February 12, 2016
Silicon Photonics, Simultaneous Testing of Optical Components
Silicon Photonics, Simultaneous Testing of Optical Components
In a demonstration setup, PI (Physik Instrumente) shows how fast and precise XYZ stages are able to achieve parallel fiber alignment on the input and output side. Silicon photonics creates new challenges both for the production of components as well as testing them prior to wafer dicing...

January 18, 2016
The All-Rounder Among the Digital Controllers
The All-Rounder Among the Digital Controllers
Piezo-based nanopositioning systems are known for their high precision. However, this is not self-evident since the motion characteristics of piezo actuators are by no means linear. This must be compensated by suitable control. In this case, digital controllers are usually the best choice...

January 18, 2016
PI Ceramic Expands its PICMA® Chip Product Range
PI Ceramic Expands its PICMA® Chip Product Range
PICMA® Chip miniature multilayer piezo actuators with up to 16 mm diameter for dynamic applications in the fields of laser tuning, micro dispensing and life science. PI Ceramic now manufactures two new ring chips in multilayer technology with 12 mm outer diameter, 6 mm inner diameter...

January 18, 2016
Motion Controller for all Ultrasonic Piezo Motors and Stages
Motion Controller for all Ultrasonic Piezo Motors and Stages
Piezo-based ultrasonic drives ensure high dynamics and compact dimensions in positioning systems. An integral part of the philosophy behind the PILine® drives from PI (Physik Instrumente) is the flexibility to respond to user requirements. In this context, the range of motion controllers has now...

January 18, 2016
Compact L-509 Linear Stage Series With Optional DC or Stepper Motor
Compact L-509 Linear Stage Series With Optional DC or Stepper Motor
PI is introducing a new linear stage series with optional DC motor or stepper motor onto the market. The L-509 is distinguished by its compact design and a load capacity up to 100 N, the stages are available for travel ranges up to 102 mm. The stress-relieved aluminum base ensures high stability.

January 18, 2016
Fast Linear Stage with Nanometer Resolution
Fast Linear Stage with Nanometer Resolution
Magnetic direct drives have advantages over the classical motorized, spindle-based solutions in particular with respect to wear and dynamics. Since direct drives largely dispense with mechanical components in the drivetrain, there is less friction and play and therefore more precision.

November 10, 2015
New Version of the Q-Motion Rotation Stages
New Version of the Q-Motion Rotation Stages
PI miCos expands its range of rotation stages in the Q-Motion product line: The Q-632 has a width of only 32 mm, a height of 10 mm and is ideal for set-ups with limited space. The application spectrum ranges from, microscopy, micromanipulation, biotechnology, and medical technology up to automation.

October 30, 2015
Air Bearings and Positioning Systems
Air Bearings and Positioning Systems
Together with magnetic direct drives, PI is expanding its technological basis for developing and manufacturing precision positioning systems for automation supplementing its existing piezo nanopositioning, motorized micropositioning and Hexapod robotics product lines.

October 11, 2015

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