Spectrometer from Ocean Optics suits laser characterization

Jan. 21, 2011
The NIRQuest512-2.5 is a small-footprint NIR spectrometer.

The NIRQuest512-2.5 is a small-footprint NIR spectrometer. The device provides a response from 900 to 2500 nm and is suited for laser characterization and applications requiring longer integration times. A 512-element InGaAs array detector doubles the number of pixels previously available in the 900 to 2500 nm range, increasing optical resolution. Depending on configuration, optical resolution of 4.1 to 6.3 nm (FWHM) is possible.
Ocean Optics
Dunedin, FL


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High Resolution Near-Infrared Spectrometer with Spectral Response from 900-2500 nm

Ocean Optics’ NIRQuest512-2.5 extends wavelength range without sacrificing optical resolution

Dunedin, FL (October 13, 2010) – Ocean Optics (www.OceanOptics.com), has expanded the capabilities of its small-footprint near-infrared spectrometers with the introduction of NIRQuest512-2.5. A high-resolution device with response from 900-2500 nm, NIRQuest512-2.5 is well suited to laser characterization and applications requiring longer integration times.

A high-stability, 512-element Hamamatsu Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs)-array detector doubles the amount of pixels previously available in the 900-2500 nm range, significantly increasing optical resolution. Depending on the user-selected configuration of grating options and optical bench entrance slit size, optical resolution as good as 4.1 nm-6.3 nm (FWHM) is possible. The lower overall dark noise of the system enables longer integration times, which is especially useful in low light level environments.

Users are able to capture data when an external event occurs, or to trigger an event after data acquisition, with the spectrometer’s external hardware triggering functions. Spectrometer operation is controlled using SpectraSuite software, a modular, Java-based spectroscopy platform. In addition, NIRQuest512-2.5 can be bundled with the Remora Network Adapter from Ocean Optics to turn the system into a multi-user spectral data server over Ethernet or existing Wi-Fi connection.

To learn more about the NIRQuest512-2.5, as well as the company’s full range of NIR spectrometers, visit www.OceanOptics.com, phone +1 727-733-2447, or e-mail [email protected].

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 150,000 spectrometers worldwide since 1992. Ocean Optics’ extensive line of complementary technologies includes chemical sensors, analytical instrumentation, 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.


Posted by Lee Mather

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