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Ocean Optics has introduced Raysphere, a portable optical measurement system designed to make absolute irradiance measurements of solar simulators and other radiant sources, over different spectral ranges from the UV to the NIR.

Raysphere measures and analyses the performance and stability of solar flashers, which are used within the photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing process for the binning of cells according to spectral response.

The device includes two thermo-electrically cooled detectors that are claimed to provide highly repeatable and accurate spectral analysis of solar flashers, from 380Nm to 1,700Nm, while a second version contains a single cooled detector for measurement to 1,100Nm. 

According to Ocean Optics, the quick measurement times of Raysphere enable the detection of a complete spectrum during a flash, or even during a portion of a flash.

Key features

  • Provides irradiance measurements from 380–1,700Nm
  • Validated by an accredited certification lab, to provide evaluation according to the IEC60904-9 (2007) norm
  • Includes software interface
  • Measurement can be triggered by a fast-response photodiode, which reacts on the increasing intensity of the flashlight

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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