Advancements in Nanoparticles

A recent paper in nature communications by Kim et al, (2018) ‘Photonic crystal cavities from hexagonal boron nitride’ uses the gem 532 laser from Laser Quantum as the excitation laser for the broadband emission in hexagonal boron nitride and single emitters. The paper examines the development of a scalable quantum photonic technique. It utilises hexagonal … Continue reading

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New Paper about Using ventus 532 for RICS of Gold Nanoparticles

In a paper by Nieves et al. titled “Photothermal Raster Image Correlation Spectroscopy of Gold Nanoparticles in Solution and on Live Cells” (published by Royal Society Publishing), the ventus 532 is used as the excitation laser within the photothermal confocal microscope set-up. In the experiment, the technique used, Raster image correlation spectroscopy (RICS), enables observation … Continue reading

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New Technique Combining Expansion Microscopy and Lattice Light-Sheet Microscopy

A recent article in 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

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Gerard Mourou Visits Light Conversion and Israel

Light Conversion received a visit from the Nobel Prize winner, French scientist and professor Gérard Mourou. Professor Mourou received the Nobel Prize in 2018 for the Chirped Pulse Amplification (CPA) technology. CPA technology is used for lasers produced in the Lithuanian industry, for example, in PHAROS and CARBIDE lasers manufactured by Light Conversion. Professor Mourou … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Two New Ultrafast, CW Lasers from Laser Quantum

Laser Quantum is introducing two innovative new continuous wave and ultrafast laser solutions: helixx – A femtosecond laser with a unique 250 MHz repetition rate, producing superior results in two photon microscopy. The helixx is well suited to maximise the decay times of typical fluorophores, reducing photobleaching and phototoxicity. axiom 532 – A new addition … Continue reading

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CNI Lasers for LiDAR Applications

Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) is a method of measuring distance, by irradiating a target with a pulse laser and then measuring the reflected pulse with a sensor. Different laser return time and wavelength can be used to make a digital 3D representation of the target. LiDAR is sometimes called 3D laser scanning, which is a … Continue reading

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Laser Quantum Introduces axiom 660 Integrated, High Power CW Laser

Laser Quantum’s new axiom 660 laser has a new architecture that delivers high CW power whilst incorporating all of the active optics within the laser lead. The axiom lends itself to easy integration into equipment due to its ultra-compact power supply unit, without the complexities associated with fibre delivery. The axiom 660 is ideally suited to a range of applications including … Continue reading

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