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Ocean Optics is offering a small-footprint near-infrared (NIR) spectrometer for applications such as moisture detection, chemical analysis and high-resolution laser and optical-fibre characterisation.

The NIRQuest512-2.2 is a high-performance unit with response from 900nm to 2,200nm.

It uses a high-stability, 512-element Hamamatsu Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) array detector in a compact optical bench with a two-stage thermoelectric cooler and low-noise electronics.

Depending on the configuration – half a dozen grating options and five sizes of optical bench entrance slits are available – optical resolution of ~0.5 nm to 5.0nm (FWHM) is possible.

Higher-resolution setups are said to be particularly useful for characterising lasers.

External hardware-triggering functions allow users to capture data when an external event occurs or to trigger an event after data acquisition.

This capability can be useful for capturing data from automated processes or from devices such as solar simulators that flash synchronously.

The Spectrasuite operating software used by the spectrometer is a modular, Java-based spectroscopy platform that operates in Windows, Mac OS and Linux operating systems.

In addition, NIRQuest512-2.2 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 an existing Wi-Fi connection.

With the addition of the NIRQuest512-2.2, the company now offers NIR spectrometer options with spectral response from 900nm to 1,700nm, 900nm to 2,050nm, 900nm to 2,200nm and 900nm to 2,500nm.

Multiple grating, optical bench and accessory options make it possible to configure a NIRQuest system for a variety of applications in medical diagnostics, food and beverage monitoring, pharmaceuticals analysis, environmental monitoring and process control.

Ocean Optics – Inventor of Miniature Fibre Optic Spectrometers

Interpreting the interaction with light

Ocean Optics is a diversified electro-optics technology company and a global leader in solutions for optical sensing – fundamental methods of measuring and interpreting the interaction of light with matter.

Worldwide sales and support

With locations in the United States, Europe and Asia, the company serves a wide range of markets and enabled diverse applications in medical and biological research, environmental monitoring, life science, science education, and process and quality control.

Our extensive product line

With the nearly 1,500 unique products in our portfolio, we are able to assist you with virtually any optical sensing need. Our line of products include spectrometers, optical sensors, metrology instrumentation, light sources, sampling accessories, fibres and probes.

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Do you have a great idea for a commercial product that uses optics? Build on our success and bring your unique product to volume markets. Our specialised OEM engineering team will work closely together with your engineering team to ensure the best set-up for your demands.

Our success

Recognized as the inventor of miniature fibre optic spectroscopy, we’ve sold more than 150,000 spectrometers worldwide since 1989. As a result of the dramatic reduction in size and cost, applications once deemed too costly or impractical using conventional spectrometers were not only feasible, but practical. Nowadays our spectrometers can be found anywhere: on treetops in jungles, on oil rigs at sea, on rocket ships in space and even inside the human body.

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