Lightigo brings you the LIBS – quick, flexible and resource-efficient technology for elemental analysis in the heart of our analytical instruments.
What is new?
We are growing!
What do we think about the future of LIBS? We decided to broaden our own horizons and focus on things where we see great added value. It is a pleasure to introduce you to the two new subsidiaries, Lightigo SPACE and Lightigo DEVELOPMENT.
Discover with us the true magic of electronics or analyze the unknown in space.
PRODUCTS | LIBS systems
Workhorse for the LIBS analysis.
FireFly is an analytical instrument for rapid multi-elemental analysis and chemical imaging. It utilizes the Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) – one of today’s most promising technique of elemental analysis.
With FireFly, you can easily apply the key benefits of LIBS technology in your elemental analysis application.
- Motorized 3-axis stage
- Microscopy sample view unit
- Motorized laser spot size changer
- Gas purge and extraction
- *100 Hz repetition rate
- DPSS laser
- Fast elemental imaging (mapping) feature
*) Key components are configurable, so you can tune the system to the higher level.
PRODUCTS | Digital Delay Generator
5-channel Digital Delay Generator
Precise analysis requires precise synchronization of individual components. With the SyncRay, our compact Digital Pulse (Delay) Generator, you can synchronize up to 5 instruments with nanosecond precision.
- 4 SMB Output + 1 SMB Input/Output Channel
- Input as Trig/Gate/External ARM
- Resolution 10 ns, precision 5 ns
- Switchable output level 3.3 / 5 V
Time base sources
- Internal (0-5 MHz), External / Triggered (0-5 MHz)
Pulse generation modes
- Normal, Single shot, Burst or Duty cycle
- Changeable Sync source, Channel multiplexing
- Wait count, Gated mode
- USB or Ethernet connection
- *Aluminum box, W×H×D 130×75×190 mm; weight 1 kg
*) Can be supplied as an Eurocard 100 × 160 mm, 8HP
PRODUCTS | Stages
Micrometer precision and automated features
Do not waste your time with the manual sample manipulation, which is slow, inaccurate, and hardly repeatable.
- Travel range: X × Y × Z: 100 × 100 × 70 mm
- Step resolution: <1 μm
- Bi-directional repeatability (RMS): ±0.40 μm
- C++ control libraries for OEM integration
- Relative / absolute movement to a coordinate
- Automated movement based on the series of coordinates for the mapping (chemical imaging)
- Batch import / export coordinates
- Wait time and Trigger-out after reaching set coordinate
PRODUCTS | LIBS systems
Custom designed systems
Where quick elemental analysis is desired, the LIBS technique can save time, money and material resources.
Wide spectrum of industrial fields can benefit from the LIBS technology. From laboratory LIBS systems, in-situ compact LIBS instruments or stand-off systems capable of material analysis at the distance of units of meters.
- Depth profiling of multilayer materials
- Quality control of input / output materials
- Chemical mapping of heterogenic materials
- Detection of metallic / heavy / toxic elements
- Material sorting
R&D team of Lightigo, in close cooperation with Laboratory of Laser Spectroscopy on CEITEC BUT is capable of custom development of the LIBS systems based on customer’s needs.
Do not hesitate to contact us concerning your analytical problem, development request or grant proposal!
We are open to all kind of cooperation still searching for the new LIBS challenges and applications.
TECHNOLOGY | Principles of LIBS
Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy
Pulsed laser is used as an excitation energy carrier. Laser irradiance value of more than hundreds of GW per square cm evaporates* and ionizes small amount of target material.
Microplasma is created …
Atomic Emission Spectroscopy
Cooling microplasma radiates spectrum of wavelengths (atomic emission lines), which are characteristic for each individual chemical element present.
Quantitative and qualitative analysis is performed.
*) Stands for nanosecond laser pulses. In a case of ultrashort laser pulses (ps and fs), a non-thermal (cold) ablation occurs.
TECHNOLOGY | Principles of LIBS
Measurement rate can reach up to kHz scale. You can get the results of the analysis in the fraction of second.
No third party chemicals required. Only reasonable power consumption.
Most of the chemical elements can be detected, including the light ones (Be, Li, C, Na, Mg, …).
Chemical map of Lead distribution in Galena stone
Small spot of the analysis enables chemical mapping with the spatial resolution of 10-100μm.
Flexibility of the LIBS enables to built small portable systems or systems with tens of meters remote detection capability.
Simultanous detection of all present elements with detection limits in order of 1-100 ppm.
Who is Lightigo?
Lightigo s.r.o. is a start-up company focused on the development and production of the analytical instruments for the Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, one of today’s most promising technique of elemental analysis.
Lightigo was founded in August 2019 by the researchers and hardware developers who have the long-term experience with the R&D in the field of LIBS.
“Our Mission is to introduce the benefits of LIBS to the market in the form of analytical instruments designed with the accent on the high performance, stability and user experience.“
Central European Institute of Technology
„The excellent science carried out in this research center is an inspiration for us. We are proud to work closely with our alma mater.“
Czech Plastic Cluster
„Thanks to this valuable cooperation, we are able to better understand and meet the needs of the plastic industry.“
How to reach us?
Renneská třída 329/13
639 00 Brno
Offices – correspondence address
+420 728 768 164
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