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  1. Application Notes & Common Configurations

    application bundles & common configurations Our application specialists have worked with our engineers to design packages of options specifically for popular techniques. These configurations will get you up and running quickly with the essentia...
  2. Selecting a Closed-Cycle Optical Cryostat

    Selecting the proper closed-cycle cryostat for your needs should be straightforward. At Montana Instruments, we continuously work to provide solutions for your application and experimental requirements.  Option A: Application Bundles ...
  3. Custom Window Options

    The window ports can be further customized for unique optical experiments. Custom tilted window holder can be incorporated to eliminate fringe patterns and avoid unwanted cavity feedback. Modifications for additional optical ports, such as a bottom ...
  4. Optical Options

    The Cryostation base platforms  offer optical access to the sample space through window ports no the sides and top of the sample housing. The number of available optical ports is dependent on the base platform (see specifications ).  ...
  5. Window Materials

    Both the outer vacuum housing (warm) and inner radiation shield (cold) windows may be easily replaced by the user within minutes. A variety of optical materials are available for different wavelengths and applications. The standard option is a VIS-N...
  6. Spintronics: Magneto-Optical Kerr Effect (MOKE)

    Background The Magneto-Optical Kerr Effect (MOKE) and the Faraday effect describe the change in polarization of incident light as it is reflected (or transmitted) by a magnetic material. These effects can be used for modulating the amplitude of lig...
  7. Quantum Computing in Cryogenic Systems

    Background Quantum computing promises to deliver major advances in a wide variety of fields including simulations of the natural world, virtual quantum experiments, quantum cryptography, data communication systems, and new pharmaceutical drug searc...
  8. Four Frequently Made Mistakes to Avoid

    These simple mistakes can drastically affect the performance of the Cryostation, but they are easy to avoid. Make sure you are following these few basic rules when setting up and using your system.  #1 - Unplugging Wiring:  As a ...
  9. Diamond NV Centers in Cryogenic Systems

    Background Nitrogen-vacancy (NV) defect centers in diamond have recently exploded onto the scientific research scene. NV centers are extremely stable and have unique optical properties that enable a wide range of applications. In the field of quant...
  10. How to Diagnose Incoming Heat Loads

    If you are experiencing a high base temperature, it is important to understand where the heat load is coming from. Knowing the Stage 1, Stage 2, Platform, and Sample temperatures is critical for diagnosing the source of the heat load. IDENTIFYING T...