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Space Telescope Lens Tests

It’s not often we discover how well Philtec sensors perform for customers. The Euclid Satellite project is a good example of their sensors being used with excellent results in cryogenic conditions. A technical paper published in 2012  describes how Philtec’s high precision sensors were successfully used at 150°K to verify the distortion of lens holders to … Continue reading

April 14, 2019 Blog, Detectors

New Technique Combining Expansion Microscopy and Lattice Light-Sheet Microscopy

A recent article in optics.org highlights the combination of expansion microscopy with lattice light-sheet microscopy. This new technique allows researchers to visualise spatial relationships between proteins across millimetre-scale dimensions. It counteracts many of the limitations of optical microscopy, electron microscopy, and super-resolution microscopy and is making incredible inroads into understanding the complexity of the brain. The research … Continue reading

April 14, 2019 Blog, Lasers

Herzan’s Spring Sale Returns

Herzan is excited to announce the return of its Spring Sale Program! This program allows researchers to save big on Herzan’s most popular products (up to 30%), available to new and existing customers for a limited time: 6/30/2019. Don’t delay and start saving today! Existing Customers: Receive a free upgrade to the latest version of the WaveCatcher software, with … Continue reading

April 10, 2019 Blog, Optomechanics

Using Resonance Scanners and Ultrafast Laser in FT-CARS

A published paper by Hashimoto et al. (2018), entitled “Ultra-broadband rapid-scan Fourier-transform CARS spectroscopy with sub-10-fs optical pulses”, leverages the benefits of products from Novanta. The experimental set-up contains a venteon ultra from Laser Quantum and a resonant scanner, CRS12 kHz, from Cambridge Technology. The paper demonstrates ultra-broadband Fourier-Transform Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (FT-CARS) spectroscopy. … Continue reading

March 28, 2019 Blog, Lasers

Light Conversion Appoints New CEO

There has been a change in management at Light Conversion, a manufacturer of lasers and laser systems. After 25 years of running the company, Dr. Algirdas Juozapavičius is assigning the helm to Dr. Martynas Barkauskas. Dr. Algirdas Juozapavičius will continue as adviser to the company’s management. Dr. Algirdas Juozapavičius has been the head of the … Continue reading

March 26, 2019 Blog, General, Lasers

Tailor Laser Intensity Distribution for Specific Processes

Typically a raw laser beam used for industrial purposes is not the optimal shape for the necessary welding, brazing, soldering or other similar process. The white paper “Adjustable-Function Beam Shaping Methods” explains how a single diffractive optical element combined with manual or automated translation/rotation stages can convert a limited laser machine to a versatile solution … Continue reading

March 19, 2019 Blog, Optics