High resolution NIR spectrometer by Ocean Optics

July 26, 2012
Supplier of instruments for optical sensing, Ocean Optics (Dunedin, FL), has added another option to its small-footprint near-infrared spectrometer line with the NIRQuest512-1.9.

Supplier of instruments for optical sensing, Ocean Optics (Dunedin, FL), has added another option to its small-footprint near-infrared spectrometer line with the NIRQuest512-1.9. With response from 1100-1900 nm, this spectrometer line is well suited for applications ranging from monitoring changes in food production and chemical processing, to characterizing lasers for semiconductor assembly and medical treatment. This instrument has a high-stability, 512-element Hamamatsu Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs)-array detector and is available with multiple grating and optical bench options. The standard model comes with a 150 lines/mm grating, 25 micron entrance slit and a non-fluorescing longpass filter that transmits >1000 nm. Spectrometer operation is controlled using SpectraSuite software - a modular, Java-based spectroscopy platform.

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Ocean Optics High Resolution Near-Infrared Spectrometer Covers 1100-1900 nm

NIRQuest512-1.9 extends wavelength range

Dunedin, FL (July 18, 2012) – Ocean Optics (www.OceanOptics.com) has added another option to its small-footprint near-infrared spectrometer line with the NIRQuest512-1.9. A high-resolution device with response from 1100-1900 nm, NIRQuest512-1.9 is well suited for applications ranging from monitoring changes in food production and chemical processing to characterizing lasers for semiconductor assembly and medical treatment.

NIRQuest512-1.9 has a high-stability, 512-element Hamamatsu Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs)-array detector and is available with multiple grating and optical bench options for optimizing performance between 1100-1900 nm. The standard NIRQuest512-1.9 comes with a 150 lines/mm grating, 25 micron entrance slit and a non-fluorescing longpass filter that transmits >1000 nm. The filter helps to mitigate second-order effects.

NIRQuest512-1.9 has external hardware triggering functions that allow users to capture data when an external event occurs, or to trigger an event after data acquisition. Spectrometer operation is controlled using SpectraSuite software, a modular, Java-based spectroscopy platform.

The low dark noise characteristics of the NIRQuest make it possible to integrate the spectrometer (or expose the detector in the spectrometer to light) for longer durations, which is useful in low light level environments. Signal to noise ratio at full signal is >15000:1 at 100 millisecond integration time. High gain mode operation is available for applications where sensitivity is paramount.

To learn more about the NIRQuest512-1.9, as well as the company’s full range of NIR spectrometers, visit www.OceanOptics.com, or call +1 727-733-2447.

About Ocean Optics:
Headquartered in Dunedin, Fla., Ocean Optics is a leading supplier of solutions for optical sensing – fundamental methods of measuring and interpreting the interaction of light with matter. With locations in Asia and Europe, the company has sold more than 200,000 spectrometers worldwide since 1992. Ocean Optics’ extensive line of complementary technologies includes chemical sensors, analytical instrumentation, OEM components and sub-systems, optical fibers, metrology products and optics. The company is a subsidiary of Halma p.l.c., an international market leader in safety, health and sensor technology.

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