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Posted: Feb 29, 2012

New Broadband Visible Light Source Produces Balanced Output

(Nanowerk News) Ocean Optics' (www.oceanoptics.com), BluLoop Light Source is a compact, LED-based source with balanced spectral output across the visible (400-700 nm) range. When coupled to a miniature spectrometer, optical fibers and sampling accessories, BluLoop is ideal for color and reflectance measurements and general-purpose VIS-NIR spectroscopy.
BluLoop Light Source
BluLoop Light Source
BluLoop's four LEDs are packaged in a rugged, small-footprint housing. Each LED is individually tunable for optimum balancing of the spectral output. Unlike tungsten halogen sources, BluLoop produces "flatter" spectral output in the visible range for more predictable response, especially for color analysis. In addition, BluLoop provides a more constant spectral distribution and strongly reduced instrumental stray light. Its power output is comparable to standard tungsten halogen sources.

To learn more about Ocean Optics light sources and products, visit www.oceanoptics.com, call Ocean Optics World Headquarters at +1 727-733-2447, or e-mail info@oceanoptics.com.

About Ocean Optics

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 180,000 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.

Source: Ocean Optics (press release)
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