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Posted: July 21, 2008

Ocean Optics Introduces Optical Transmittance Spectrometer

(Nanowerk News) For accurate, repeatable real-time transmittance measurement of optical lenses and other optical components, Ocean Optics has introduced the Optical Transmittance Spectrometer (OTS). The compact system measures tint color, photopic transmittance and UV cutoff of ophthalmic lenses, optical coatings, windows and filters, as well as characterizing photochromic, electrochromic and sun lens materials.
The OTS is built on a high-resolution miniature linear CCD-array spectrometer configured for the 380-780 nm wavelength range. The system accepts samples from 10-76 mm diameter and 15 mm thickness for use in lab applications where transmittance accuracy (to +/- 1.0%) and precision (+/- 0.1%) are critical.
A high-power, 20-watt tungsten halogen light source provides stable, continuous output. High resolution optics provide beam collimation. The sample fixture (z-stage) holds the sample in place and excludes ambient light.
Windows-based software calculates %T, color, and other critical optical measurements to meet CE, UL, RoHS, WEEE requirements. Ocean Optics Applications Engineers are available to customize the software with the modules required for application needs.
For more information, phone +1 727.545.0741 or visit
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. The company’s extensive line of complementary technologies including chemical sensors, analytical instrumentation, optical fibers, thin films and optics is used for diverse applications in medical and biological research, environmental monitoring, science education, process monitoring and entertainment lighting and display. Part of the global Halma group of safety and detection companies, with offices in Asia and Europe, Ocean Optics has sold more than 110,000 spectrometers worldwide since 1992.
Source: Ocean Optics
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