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  • EssentOptics shows its PHOTON RT at coming PhotonicsWest 2017

    EssentOptics has prepared its trend-setting PHOTON RT scanning spectrophotometer for display at coming PhotonicsWest 2017 Show (German Pavilion, booth #4629. January 31 – February 2, 2017, Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA).

    PHOTON RT spectrophotometers are the only instruments on the market designed for coating experts. The feature-rich instrument is focused on the one and only application – measurement of thin film optics. No “biochem” software features are inside. No bulky fixtures or attachments are needed any more. And no more days-long measurements. Each software and hardware element is carefully tailored for fast and accurate measurement of transmittance or absolute specular reflectance of thin films, seamlessly from UV to Mid-wave Infrared, from 0 to 75 degrees angle of incidence, and from S to P polarisation. This is what PHOTON RT instruments are all about - boldly offering capabilities no one has ever had before to enable groundbreaking coatings.

    Visit EssentOptics at PhotonicsWest. Let’s talk your coatings!

    Click here for further PHOTON RT information


  • Phenom-World introduces unique 6-axes Eucentric Sample Holder for desktop SEM

    Phenom-World announces a Eucentric Sample Holder with a 6-axes sub-stage for eucentric tilting and compucentric rotation. The stage is designed for use in the Phenom XL Desktop SEM and allows users to move samples around easily without losing sight of the sample detail.

    eucentricsampleholderA eucentric stage is typically an expensive option on large ‘floor model’ SEMs. This product changes all of that,” explains Emile Asselbergs, CEO of Phenom-World. “It’s easy to operate, it offers good value-for money, and you do not need a 1-week upgrade. Also, safety is guaranteed by a clever design and state-of-the-art algorithms instead of the traditional optical cameras and touch-sensors.”

    Exceptional stage performance

    The sub-stage is fully integrated into a regular Phenom XL sample holder, so it can be simply loaded or unloaded within 1 minute. The Eucentric Sample Holder features 4 motorised axes that allow the user to freely tilt, rotate and shift the sample, in combination with the 2 motorised axes on the main stage. The stage performance is also exceptional; samples can be tilted up to angles of 90 degrees and then still be shifted, a feature never seen before on a desktop SEM.

    The stage in the Eucentric Sample Holder is controlled via a state-of-the-art user-interface that features a real-time 3D visualisation module. It shows the actual sample position and orientation at all times, from any position the user chooses. The software also includes fully integrated anti-collision algorithms that allow worry-free operation of the stage by keeping both sample and SEM safe.

    Emile Asselbergs is delighted that Phenom-World has been able to satisfy demand for this ground-breaking solution. “This new holder clearly shows our commitment to innovation. Innovation that makes our customer’s jobs easier so they can achieve their goals faster. It also demonstrates that desktop SEMs are ever more becoming high-end equipment.”

    pdficonEucentric Sample Holder Datasheet




  • New partnership with Xiton Photonics GmbH

    Datenblatt-Impress224.cdrLambda Photometrics are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership to promote Xiton Photonics GmbH products in the UK & Ireland. For more than 10 years Xiton Photonics GmbH has been producing high-quality, DPSS lasers with a core expertise in nonlinear optical conversion that has enabled Xiton to develop lasers with deep ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths of 224, 213 & 193nm with ultra-low maintenance costs. In addition, Xiton also offer nanosecond & picoseond pulsewidth lasers with unique wavelengths of 1342, 671 & 447nm for applications such as flat panel display repair and thin film patterning. Xiton also manufacture the SLM series, which are single longitudinal mode, solid state lasers with the deep UV wavelength and long coherence length ideally suited to fibre Bragg grating (FBG) fabrication.

    xiton_uv_slm Xiton Photonics Laser Systems. Tailored to satisfy your needs.

    The considerable knowledge at Xiton in laser manufacture and non-linear harmonic conversion is well-aligned with Lambda’s expertise in UV technologies with products including the Xenon Corp pulsed light sources, LASOS CW UV lasers, Opotek tunable wavelength OPO’s, B&W Tek xenon light sources and SRS nitrogen lasers. This appointment maintains Lambda Photometrics’ position as the leading supplier of deep UV lasers and light sources in the UK & Ireland.

    Click here for more information or to speak with a Sales & Applications Engineer please call 01582 764334 or click here to email.

    This appointment consolidates Lambda Photometrics Ltd. position as the leading UK Distributor of Characterisation, Measurement and Analysis solutions with particular expertise in Instrumentation, Laser and Light based products, Optics, Electro-optic Testing, Spectroscopy, Machine Vision, Optical Metrology, Fibre Optics, Microscopy and Pulsed Xenon Light Systems.

    Lambda Photometrics – the deep UV specialists.

  • GLDM-520 OEM Green Laser Diode Modules

    Laserex announces a significant advance in laser technology to produce green laser diode beams (GLDM) at a wavelength of 520nm. The GLDM series produce light that is more sensitive to the human eye than red lasers, making them ideal for use where a bright, crisp, clear green spot or line is required for an OEM or industrial application. The GLDM-4V and GLDM-5 series are a very cost effective solution for OEM applications requiring a compact, PCB mountable, variable focus laser module, ideal for use in confined spaces and is available with pins as standard or with wire connections. The GLDM-4V and GLDM-5 series provides excellent beam collimation with additional options including line beam generating optics with output powers in the range of 1-15mW.

    Microsoft Word - GLDM press release

    Key features of the GLDM-4V & GLDM-5 series include:

    • The GLDM operates with a stable wavelength across a wide operating temperature range of –15°C to +60°C.
    • The GLDM-520 has a stable output power of 1-15mW and instant start up eliminating the inefficiencies associated with green lasers using crystal based technology.
    • Rugged and robust, the GLDM series has excellent mechanical stability and is resilient to vibration.
    • The GLDM-5 series comes with a beam divergence of <0.3mrad with a circular spot, making it ideal for long range targeting and pointing applications where pinpoint accuracy is required.
    • The GLDM-4 has a <0.75mrad beam divergence and comes with an elliptical beam and with plastic or glass optical lenses.
    • Both the GLDM-4V and GLDM-5 come with variable focus adjustment to fit your application needs.
    • With a well collimated laser light source including the provision for laser line generators (standards as well as Uniform Intensity) the GLDM-520 series of green laser diode modules are very versatile.
    • Designed and manufactured in Australia, the GLDM-520 series come with a 12 month warranty.

    All these benefits have led the GLDM-4V & GLDM-5 series to be the laser module of choice for numerous applications including: position sensing, metrology, targeting, automation, robotics and visual alignment.

    Click here for further information.

    To speak with a Sales & Applications engineer please call 01582 764334 or click here to email.

    This product introduction consolidates Lambda Photometrics’ position as the leading UK Distributor of Characterisation, Measurement and Analysis solutions with particular expertise in Instrumentation, Laser and Light based products, Optics, Electro-optic Testing, Spectroscopy, Machine Vision, Optical Metrology, Fibre Optics, Microscopy and Pulsed Xenon Light Systems.

    At the forefront of the laser industry, Laserex is an Australian Owned company located in Adelaide, South Australia, designing and manufacturing and premier industrial OEM lasers and custom-built laser technologies. Laserex has a reputation built on supplying high quality lasers and laser-affiliated products worldwide with 30 years of leading experience in this field of advanced technology design and manufacture. Laserex continues to supply clients with the highest quality workmanship, first-rate service and a dedication to remaining the best in our field.

  • New world-record wavelength range configurations for Photon RT

    EssentOptics, a leading producer of UV-VIS-MWIR spectrophotometers for optical coaters, sets a new benchmark for the effective wavelength range of this type of spectrophotometer instrument and announces the expanded Mid Wave IR (MWIR) range configurations for its Photon RT spectrophotometers.

    By Mid-wave Infrared (MWIR) we are referring to the 3 to 5 µm atmospheric window which is typically covered by detectors made of Indium Antimonide (InSb), Mercury Cadmium Telluride (HgCdTe, MCT) and Lead Selenide (PbSe).

    The newly approved infrared source was developed and tested to meet growing customers' need for low-noise and repeatable optical measurements in Mid Wave IR. The tests results confirm its clear advantage over the traditional halogen lamp for 3.2-5.2 µm wavelength range measurement applications as it demonstrates both high signal stability and high illumination density. The signal-to-noise ratio is improved by a factor of greater 2 compared with the halogen lamp for the 3.4-4.2 µm wavelength range, and by greater than 5 times for the 4.5–5.2 µm wavelength range.

    A team of EssentOptics experts analysed the IR signal quality of the spectrophotometer's baseline and performed test measurements for typical thin film coatings – a MWIR narrow bandpass filter and an aluminium mirror.

    Baseline of the Spectrophotometer:


    Test Measurements - Aluminium Mirror:


    Test Measurements - Narrow Bandpass Filter, 4.85 µm.


    The baselines measured with the new IR source demonstrate significantly higher stability and lower noise thus ensuring much better accuracy of measurements. Improved signal quality is also confirmed for variable angle and S/P polarisation-dependent measurements up to 5.2 µm, which is unattainable for any other instruments on the market.

    Due to successful tests, the wavelength range of the PHOTON RT spectrophotometer will be expanded from 3.1 µm up to 3.5 µm, and from 4.9 µm up to 5.2 µm for the respective configurations of the instrument. The advanced configurations are offered to our customers without any price increase.

    To speak with one of our Sales Engineers call 01582 764334 or to email click here.

  • DSG800 Series RF Signal Generator from Rigol Technologies

    dsg815pr_250The new DSG800 Series RF Signal Generator from Rigol Technologies further enhances Lambda Photometrics’ portfolio of RF Test & Measurement products. For IoT and RF applications from design to debug, the DSG800 series provides uncompromised RF signal generation capabilities at unprecedented value.

    Key specifications include:

    • Models covering output frequencies from 9 kHz to 3.0GHz
    • Maximum output power up to +20 dBm
    • Low SSB phase noise of -105 dBc/Hz
    • Amplitude accuracy of +/- 0.5dB
    • Frequency resolution 0.01 Hz at any frequency
    • Oven-controlled crystal oscillator (OCXO) time-base with <5 ppb temperature stability and < 30 ppb/year aging stability – the most accurate and stable available in this class
    • Conventional sweep functions (step, list, logarithmic, and linear) as well as analogue modulation functions including amplitude (AM), frequency (FM), phase (ØM) and pulse modulation
    • Optional pulse train generation capability for translating serial data onto an RF Link

    Engineers implementing WiFi, Bluetooth, and other RF interfaces into their embedded systems are always looking for more powerful and more affordable test solutions. The DSG800 delivers a highly capable RF Generator in a bench space saving compact form factor. With prices starting at just £1,383 ex VAT, the DSG redefines customer value in this product category.

    For further specification information, please click here.

    To speak with a Sales or Applications Engineer please call 01582 764334 or click here to email.

  • Download the NEW brochures for Schott Microscopy Lighting

    kl_series_2015_08_31.pdfThe latest microscopy lighting range brochures from Schott are now available to download. Each Series has its own brochure to enable you to find the relevant information very quickly. They include updated system diagrams, which explain the interconnection of light sources, light guide and accessories.

    pdficonDownload: KL SeriesVisiLED SeriesEasyLED Series  brochure

  • European Master Distributor for Spectrum Illumination

    poytec_logo_RGBWe are pleased to announce that Spectrum Illumination have appointed Polytec GmbH as the European Master Distributor for their complete portfolio of LED machine vision lighting products. Lambda Photometrics Ltd is a subsidiary of Polytec, meaning that Lambda is the official UK distributors for the Spectrum Illumination product range.




    Please click the links below for specification sheets on the Monster range of products:  

    Back Lights

    Dome Lights

    Linear Lights

    Ring Lights

    Spot Lights

    Wash Down Lights

    ... and so much more


    A range of high intensity illumination systems designed for large working distances and large objects. For example, Dome lights in standard diameters are available up to 1 metre. Different designs, illumination wavelengths, lenses and diffusers as well as custom designs covers are readily available in the UK – from Lambda Photometrics.

    Our customers will benefit from expert lighting advice available from Lambda/Polytec engineers and a high level of supply chain reliability through generous stocking levels to ensure short delivery times.

    Lambda/Polytec have a well equipped Service Department in the UK for all service, support and integration issues, ensuring quick response times without time consuming overseas shipping.  For more information please  click here.

    Lambda offers a full range of components for all your machine vision needs including: cameras, frame grabbers, software and lenses, in addition to fully integrated systems.

    For further information please contact one of our Machine Vision sales/applications engineers on 01582 764334 or click here to email.






  • Baumer Introduces VisualApplets

    VisualAppletsIn an exciting new development Baumer have released insight into its first camera models of the LX series with integrated, application-specific image preprocessing. These will be available from the end of 2015. Integration of CMOSIS sensors with 4, 12 and 20 MP with a single GigE interface is planned. The functionality can be defined by the customer in a flexible manner. The FPGA programming is both  comfortable and efficient. Based on the development environment VisualApplets by Silicon Software.

    What does this mean? High resolution images can be taken for inspection during high speed inline processing. The VisualApplets allows data to be minimalised whilst retaining high quality examination of parts.

    A video is available on the Baumer YouTube channel. The official introduction is planned for the SPS Show in November 2015.

    For further information please contact one of our Machine Vision sales/applications engineers on 01582 764334 or click here to email.

  • New Software Update for Parametric Test System Reduces Test Times By 25 Percent

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    BEAVERTON, Ore., Sept. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, today announced the release of a major system software update (KTE version 5.6) for the Keithley S530 Parametric Test System that can reduce measurement speed by as much as 25 percent. This translates into increased wafer-level test throughput and directly improves the S530's cost of ownership (COO) for semiconductor production and R&D departments. For more information on how to achieve maximum throughput, download the S530 MaxThroughput AppNote.

    Lower manufacturing costs and increased yields are key goals for semiconductor production companies who must also deal with evolving materials and device structures. In-line parametric test throughput and overall COO are directly related to the time it takes to complete all necessary measurements across semiconductor wafers.  This new release of the Keithley Test Environment (KTE) software for the popular S530 steps up to these demands by delivering a significant improvement in test performance.

    "When it comes to manufacturing and testing modern IC devices, driving down the cost-of-ownership is the name of the game," said Mike Flaherty, General Manager, Keithley product line at Tektronix. "With this latest release, we've taken the parametric test system with the best COO and reduced measurement time even further for improved in-line wafer test throughput. This will help our customers improve the bottom line and stay competitive in a fast-moving industry."

    The software upgrade for the S530 includes enhancements to system SMUs that reduce settling time associated with low current measurements. Faster current measurements result in faster overall system measurement speeds. New system measurement settings and streamlined software execution further improve system speed. The upgrade also includes integration of Tektronix' newest Keithley digital multimeter (DMM) for faster low voltage and low resistance measurements.

    S530 Applications
    S530 systems are optimized for use in production parametric test environments that typically accommodate a broad mix of products or wherever wide application flexibility and fast test plan development are critical. In addition to the 200V system configuration that is typically used for standard CMOS, bipolar, MEMS, and other relatively low voltage semiconductor processes, Keithley offers a unique 1kV version optimized for the difficult breakdown and leakage tests that GaN, SiC, and Si LDMOS power devices demand.

    KTE version 5.6 and the new system DMM will begin shipping worldwide with S530s in October 2015.

    Call us on 01582 764334 to speak to an Application Engineer. Alternatively take a look at the full Semiconductor Test & Measurement range on our website.

    About Tektronix
    Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix delivers innovative, precise and easy-to-operate test, measurement and monitoring solutions that solve problems, unlock insights and drive discovery. Tektronix has been at the forefront of the digital age for over 65 years. In 2010, Keithley Instruments joined Tektronix as part of its test and measurement portfolio.

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