Ocean Optics produces its fastest spectrometer yet

Microelectronics International

ISSN: 1356-5362

Article publication date: 18 April 2008


(2008), "Ocean Optics produces its fastest spectrometer yet", Microelectronics International, Vol. 25 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/mi.2008.21825bad.005



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Ocean Optics produces its fastest spectrometer yet

Article Type: New products From: Microelectronics International, Volume 25, Issue 2.

For applications that monitor high-speed chemical and biochemical reactions, Ocean Optics has produced its fastest spectrometer ever. The USB2000+ Miniature Fibre Optics Spectrometer can transfer 1,000scans/s 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. It can be equipped with a custom selected fixed grating which disperses the light to the 2,048-element CCD array detector, producing results at a resolution to 0.35nm (FWHM)*.

Operating the USB2000+ Spectrometer is easy. 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 analog 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, 6 slits and hundreds of fibre optic accessories. For more information about the USB2000+ and other products in the Ocean Optics range, please visit the company web site at www.oceanoptics.eu