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NIRQuest from Ocean Optics is a fibre-optic near-infrared spectrometer that is adaptable for online process-control measurements from 900-2500nm.

A range of applications includes moisture detection in grains and meats, materials characterisation of semiconductor components, bacterial detection in food and beverage production and chemical analysis of pharmaceuticals.

NIRQuest represents the next generation of optical sensing technologies that are moving from the lab to the process line.

Flexible detectors, light sources and sampling optics result in instruments more easily implemented into the process stream.

The modular approach of systems such as NIRQuest makes multiple-point sampling and redundant sensing accessible for online applications, and versatile system setups enable less costly adaptation to changing process line needs.

NIRQuest uses a high-performance Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs)-array detector in a compact, optical bench with thermoelectric cooler and low-noise electronics.

The spectrometer couples to a PC and can operate via USB 2.0 or RS-232.

In addition, NIRQuest can be bundled with the Ocean Optics Remora Network Adapter to turn the system into a networked spectral data server over Ethernet or an existing Wi-Fi connection.

The 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 used to capture data from automated processes or from devices such as solar simulators that flash synchronously.

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.

Our OEM capabilities

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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