Fastest spectrometer yet from Ocean Optics

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 23 May 2008



(2008), "Fastest spectrometer yet from Ocean Optics", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 55 No. 3.



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Fastest spectrometer yet from Ocean Optics

Article Type: Methods From: Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Volume 55, Issue 3.

For applications that monitor high- speed chemical and biochemical reactions, Ocean Optics has produced its fastest spectrometer ever. The USB2000þ miniature fibre optics spectrometer can transfer 1,000 scans per second into memory when connected to a computer via the high- speed USB 2.0 port. The spectrometer can measure optical properties within a wavelength band of 200-1,100nm.

Operating the USB2000 + spectrometer is easy, says the company. The user simply installs the user interface SpectraSuite software, and connects the spectrometer to the computer via the USB cable. No other power source is required.

SpectraSuite is completely modular, Java-based spectroscopy software that operates on Windows, Macintosh and Linux. The USB2000 + features a programmable microcontroller that allows flexibility in controlling the spectrometer through its digital and analogue GPIO inputs and outputs. It can be used in various trigger modes.

The internal EEprom stores the wavelength calibration which will automatically be used by the operating software. Users work with Ocean Optics applications scientists to build an optimal system for their application choosing among 14 gratings, six slits and hundreds of fibre optic accessories.

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