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Posted: July 9, 2010

New Near-Infrared Spectrometer Has Spectral Response from 900-2200 nm

(Nanowerk News) Ocean Optics has expanded its offering of small-footprint near-infrared spectrometers with the introduction of NIRQuest512-2.2, a high-performance unit with response from 900-2200 nm. NIRQuest512-2.2 is ideal for applications ranging from moisture detection and chemical analysis to high-resolution laser and optical fiber characterization.
NIRQuest512-2.2 uses a high-stability, 512-element Hamamatsu Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs)-array detector in a compact optical bench with two-stage thermoelectric cooler and low-noise electronics. Depending on the configuration a half-dozen grating options and five sizes of optical bench entrance slits are available optical resolution of ~0.5 nm-5.0 nm (FWHM) is possible. Higher-resolution setups are especially useful for characterizing 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 especially 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 your existing Wi-Fi connection.
With the addition of the NIRQuest512-2.2, Ocean Optics now offers NIR spectrometer options with spectral response from 900-1700 nm, 900-2050 nm, 900-2200 nm and 900-2500 nm. 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, process control and more.
To learn more about the NIRQuest512-2.2, as well as the company's full range of NIR spectrometers, visit, e-mail, or phone +1 727-733-2447.
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. Its Ocean OEM engineering team provides expert integration support to optimize and expedite OEM commercialization efforts. With locations in Asia and Europe, the company has sold more than 120,000 spectrometers worldwide since 1992. The Ocean Optics line of complementary technologies includes chemical sensors, analytical instrumentation, optical fibers, thin films and optics. The company is part of the Halma group of safety and detection companies.
Source: Ocean Optics (press release)
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