Precision XY Stages for High Travel Accuracy and Stability
Precision XY Stages for High Travel Accuracy and Stability
Optical inspection, laser cutting or marking, but also industrial measuring technology and microscopy require positioning systems which offer high travel accuracy and stability and that are as fast as possible in order to achieve high throughput. To be able to offer solutions to the most diverse app

October 18, 2019
Andor Launches Balor Camera for Astronomy
Andor Launches Balor Camera for Astronomy
Andor Technology (Andor), an Oxford Instruments company and world leader in scientific imaging and spectroscopy solutions, today announced the launch of the new ultra-sensitive Balor, a very large area sCMOS camera for ground-based astronomy applications. Combining a 16.9 Megapixel, 70mm sensor with

September 5, 2019
Andor cameras help detect source of laser beam attacks on aircraft
Andor cameras help detect source of laser beam attacks on aircraft
Laser beam strikes on aircraft have long been a concern for aviation authorities across the world. In 2017, the Federal Aviation Administration in the United States received 6,754 individual reports of lasers being purposely aimed at their pilots, and in past week, five aircraft were targeted as the

August 16, 2019
Automating perishable fruit sorting, to increase food quality, safety and customer satisfaction
Automating perishable fruit sorting, to increase food quality, safety and customer satisfaction
Traditional food sorting methods rely on the expertise of workers to make quality assessments based on the human eye. Lugo sought to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of the sorting process using Ocean Insight’s optical sensing hardware and machine learning, aiming to improve customer trust

July 25, 2019
Ocean Optics Announces Name Change and Rebranding to Ocean Insight!
Ocean Optics Announces Name Change and Rebranding to Ocean Insight!
Ocean Optics is evolving. As Ocean Insight, it will bring application-specific expertise, services and solutions to define and solve important challenges across multiple industries and disciplines. Ocean Insight reflects the evolution from one of many suppliers of spectroscopy products to a singular

July 24, 2019
Ocean HDX Extended-Range Spectrometer
Ocean HDX Extended-Range Spectrometer
The high performance, high definition Ocean HDX spectrometer is now available in an extended-range (-XR) version that covers the UV-NIR. The Ocean HDX-XR has a 10 µm slit and extended-range grating responsive from 200-1100 nm. It delivers exceptional spectral performance, with high throughput, low

July 14, 2019
Decoding Dangerous Drinks with a Spectral Sensor
Decoding Dangerous Drinks with a Spectral Sensor
During the Prohibition era in the U.S., it was not the home-distilled liquors that were dangerous. To increase profits, cheap and poisonous industrial alcohols were added to spirits, often leading to blindness and death. Similar practices exist today, with estimates that 30 percent of the alcoholic

July 1, 2019
Active Alignment – the Answer to Ever Rising Requirements in the Assembly of Delicate Optical Systems
Active Alignment – the Answer to Ever Rising Requirements in the Assembly of Delicate Optical Systems
Conventional assembly automation techniques cannot provide the continuous improvement in cost and yield necessary for today's environment. PI's groundbreaking parallel gradient search allows simultaneous...

March 15, 2019
Optical Sensing Techniques for Quality Control of Catheter
Optical Sensing Techniques for Quality Control of Catheter
Implanted medical devices are everywhere, with central lines or catheters used in chemotherapy, blood transfusions, intravenous (IV) fluid administration, dialysis and IV antibiotics. Preventative measures are the most effective way to avoid device-related infection, but are not enough...

January 29, 2019
Andor Zyla sCMOS Astronomy cameras capture lunar impacts
Andor Zyla sCMOS Astronomy cameras capture lunar impacts
Impacts from Near-Earth Objects (NEOs), such as meteoroids, asteroids, or comets, can be a threat to Earth, artificial satellites, and spacecraft. It is therefore important to determine their size and assess how numerous they are. A technique to investigate the size-frequency distribution of NEOs...

January 17, 2019
Monitoring Lighting to Meet WELL Building Standards
Monitoring Lighting to Meet WELL Building Standards
Arup, a global engineering and consulting firm, requires accurate, easy to use tools to monitor lighting for its customers interested in constructing and maintaining healthy building environments. WaveGo is a simple, smartphone-connected device for characterizing light. When paired with its smart...

November 30, 2018
Precision Linear Stages for Industrial Mechanical Engineering
Precision Linear Stages for Industrial Mechanical Engineering
Special covers, for example, reliably prevent the intrusion of dirt or hot particles into the drive; purge connections are also provided which, in combination with the cover, can generate overpressure inside the housing. Industrial connectors with bayonet locks facilitate the assembly. The linear...

September 27, 2018
Volume Fraction Determination of Ethanol in Fuel Mixture
Volume Fraction Determination of Ethanol in Fuel Mixture
While electric vehicles are becoming more mainstream and are on the roadmap (if not production line) of every major car manufacturer, the use of traditional gasoline engines will have a place in society for decades to come. Two recurring concerns of using fossil fuels are cleanliness and efficiency;

September 14, 2018
Andor Launches Marana
Andor Launches Marana
Andor Technology (Andor), an Oxford Instruments company and world leader in scientific imaging and spectroscopy solutions, today announced the launch of the new ultrasensitive ‘Marana 4.2B-11’ back-illuminated camera platform for physical sciences. Featuring 95% Quantum Efficiency and market...

August 17, 2018
Why Choose Mid-IR Spectroscopy?
Why Choose Mid-IR Spectroscopy?
The power of spectroscopy stems from its ability to provide detailed information by measuring the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with a sample. The absorption/transmission, emission and scattering of electromagnetic radiation provide a wealth of information for ...

July 4, 2018
Sun, Sand and Spectra! Beach Towel Promotion by Ocean Optics
Sun, Sand and Spectra! Beach Towel Promotion by Ocean Optics
Kick off the summer in style with a new offer from Ocean Optics. Place a spectrometer order valued at USD 5000/EUR 4000/GBP 3500 or more and we’ll include a FREE “Research” beach towel and OceanViewspectroscopy software. Act now — this offer expires Aug. 31, 2018. Ocean Optics miniature...

June 29, 2018
High Resolution and Easy Integration: Robust and Reliable Linear Stages for the Industry
High Resolution and Easy Integration: Robust and Reliable Linear Stages for the Industry
Laser processing, electronics production, optical inspection, and many more automation solutions require dynamic, precise and at the same time reliable positioning systems that can be easily integrated into machines. PI (Physik Instrumente) has therefore extended...

June 26, 2018
Exploring Bioluminescent Proteins in Arctic Waters (Under The Pole Expedition)
Exploring Bioluminescent Proteins in Arctic Waters (Under The Pole Expedition)
Marcel Koken (MK): My research tries to isolate and characterize bioluminescent and fluorescent protein families that are complementary or even better than the well-known GFP (Green Fluorescent Protein) and GFP-like proteins. The idea is to understand the mechanisms of these molecules and how...

May 9, 2018
Career Opportunity
Career Opportunity
UAB „Monospektra“ yra mokslinės įrangos ir profesionalių industrinių sprendimų tiekėja Baltijos šalyse. Įmonė specializuojasi spektroskopijos, vaizdinimo, precizinio pozicionavimo srityse ir dirba su lyderiaujančiais pasaulyje gamintojais. Mes plečiame savo veiklos geografiją ir ieškome pardavimų...

January 29, 2018
From Predator to Prey: Identifying Non-native Python Species using NIR Reflection
From Predator to Prey: Identifying Non-native Python Species using NIR Reflection
How do you measure reflectance from a 10-foot long live python? Very carefully and at a safe distance! That’s one of the insights gleaned by Carl Arvidson of Extended Reality Systems (New Smyrna Beach, Fla.) and a team of researchers while using sensing technologies to identify non-native snake...

November 30, 2017
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