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March 2017  

The Elliot Scientific March 2017 Newsletter: In this issue we announce a web page dedicated to Lake Shore's range of cryogenic temperature sensors, reveal Laser Focus World's in-depth article on Fibercryst's Taranis single crystal fibre laser technology, look at NoIR LaserShields' flip-frame protective eyewear, and cover CRAIC Technologies' 508 PV microspectrophotometer add-on for microscopes, plus news of four events we are attending in April...

Lake Shore's Cryogenic Temperature Sensors get their own page on

Cryogenic Temperature Sensors
Temperature Measurement & Control Instruments

Lake Shore also offer a wide range of temperature controllers and monitors

Lake Shore offer four types of sensor for cryogenic temperature measurement: diodes, resistors, capacitors and thermocouples. Each has its own particular features, and these can be easily seen at-a-glance via our new Cryogenic Temperature Sensors page.

For example: Of the three most common NTC resistor materials, sputter-deposited zirconium oxy-nitride aka Cernox - the others being Germanium and Ruthenium Oxide (Rox™) - is the most versatile. Cernox™ thin film resistors are only manufactured by Lake Shore Cryotronics, and incorporated into robust sensor packages.

Cernox™ works over a broad temperature range, is not constrained by a standard curve response, has sensitivity below 1 K, and is highly resistant to ionising radiation and magnetic field-induced errors. These features can be instantly seen on the page via our colourful graphics:

♨  0.1 to 420 ⌒  ✘ ❆  ✔ ☢  ✔ ⋐  ★★★ (1 K +)

In all, nine different temperature sensor materials are detailed and an informative datasheet is available to download. However, Elliot Scientific still recommends contacting us for expert advice on sensor choice for your application.

Single Crystal Fiber Lasers are in the news: Taranis covered by Laser Focus World

Fibercyst FEMTO Laser

  • Pulse widths under 900 fs
  • Tunable repetition rate from 0.1 to 2 MHz
  • Excellent beam quality M2 < 1.3
  • Peak power up to 100 MW

Fibercryst logo

The Fibercyst FEMTO is a powerful industrial femtosecond pulse width laser for high quality micromachining, offering output powers up to 25 W for high throughput.

Typical applications include: cutting and drilling of hard materials, cold machining polymers or composites, and micromachining / structuring of surfaces, especially glass, ceramics and sapphire.

A key feature of this laser is the ability to easily and quickly change the repetition rate to favour the average power or the energy per pulse.

Taranis SCF Technology
Fibercryst's ultra-fast lasers utilise their revolutionary Taranis Single Crystal Fibre (SCF) amplifier modules to enable higher energy per pulse, higher average power, and easy to use flexibility between energy and repetition rate, and better beam qualities from small footprint devices.

LFW Fibercryst articleIn the February issue of Laser Focus World magazine, an informative article about Fibercryst's innovative Single Crystal Fiber amplification technology has been published. You can read Single crystal fibers amplify power in ultrashort-pulse lasers here.

Further details about this, Fibercryst's Amplifier, or their other products can be obtained by contacting us.

Flip frame eye protection delivers practical benefits for laser operators

Frame 40 spectacle
NoIR LaserShields logo

NoIR LaserShields are now shipping the CE-certified Frame 40 spectacle. With its novel flip mechanism, which allows for a secondary filter to be brought into play in certain applications, users can benefit in situations where a modification of the passband of the fixed filter is required.

Frame 40 spectacle with FG1 and AXX filters

In this example, the fixed filter is clear FG1 mineral glass for IR sources above 900 nm, and the secondary filter is the pink AXX which blocks IR in between 700 and 900 nm. Please contact us for more details.

CRAIC Technologies' 508 PV™ adds advanced spectroscopy to your microscope

CRAIC Technologies 508 PV

The CRAIC Technologies' 508 PV UV-visible-NIR spectrophotometer is designed to be added to a microscope's open photoport or a probe station for high-resolution colour image capture and non-destructive analysis of the spectra of many types of microscopic samples.

The 508 PV™ features CRAIC's cutting edge Lightblades™ spectrophotometers which can acquire spectra from microscopic sample areas by absorbance, reflectance, polarisation, luminescence and fluorescence. Typical applications include:

  • MEMS devices
  • Material characterisation
  • FPD colour masks, OLEDs and LEDs
  • Surface plasmon resonance
  • Mineralogy and vitrinite coal reflectometry
  • Photoreceptors and semiconductors
  • Optical thin film thickness
  • Process contamination analysis

Please contact us for more details about this or any other CRAIC Technologies products.

Next month, meet Elliot Scientific at...

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SU2P 2017 logo
OPIE 2017 logo
INTERMAG 2017 logo

Magnetism 2017
3rd and 4th April 2017
University of York

5th and 6th April 2017
Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh

OPIE'17: OPTICS & PHOTONICS International Exhibition
19th to 21st April 2017
Yokohama, Japan
   We can be found in the Autex booth

24th to 28th April 2017
Dublin, Ireland
   We can be found on the Lake Shore Cryotronics stand

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