Appendix III: Components

May 1, 2013

Additional information from the components section of the Pittcon Review article.

Manufacturer: Amptek Inc.

amtek.com

Product name: "C" Series Windows for XRF

New this year: X-ray windows\ made of Silicon Nitride (Si3N4) with aluminum coating

Dimensions: Standard TO-8 package

Special Features: C1: laboratory, benchtop, and hand-held (light tight - can be used in normal ambient room light), C2: vacuum and SEM (not light tight)

Suggested applications: X-Ray Fluorescence, Ideal for SEM-EDS, Vacuum use, Research

Primary benefits: Standard TO-8 form-factor is a direct replacement for current systems, extends the low energy response Carbon (C), provides an alternative to the Beryllium (Be) or polymer window.

Unique features: The C series windows offer lower attenuation than the Be windows for X-ray energies below 1.5 keV (for elements below Al), a factor of 2 more efficient for Na than Be window (8 μm).

Manufacturer: Amptek Inc.

amtek.com

Product name: Fast SDD

Spectrometer component

New this year: The Fast SDD provides 10 times the throughput of a standard SDD.

Typical resolution of 125 eV FWHM at 8 μs peaking time, or 155 eV FWHM at 0.2 μs and 1,000,000 counts per second.

Dimensions: Standard TO-8 package as

Suggested applications: X-Ray Fluorescence, SEM, RoHS/WEE compliance XRF, OEM & Special Applications, Process Control, Research

Primary benefits: Fast, accurate real-time results

Unique features: Fastest SDD in the market

Manufacturer: Andor Technology plc

andor.com

Product name: iDus 416

Back-Illuminated, Deep-Depletion 'AIMO' CCD detector

New this year: New high-resolution, NIR-optimized sensor technology with ultra-low dark noise and increased simultaneous spectral band-pass acquisition capabilities

Used for: Lab, Process analysis

Measurement Mode: All, depending on the equipment it's installed in Software available as separate product: GUI-based Solis acquisition software for the Research community, Software Development Kit (SDK) for advanced Research experiments and Industrial instruments integration

Not cGMP compliant, but is compliant with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 May be used in other equipment, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Non-invasive medical screening, new material research, light harvesting complexes by Plasmonics Spectroscopy, broadband Absorption Spectroscopy.

Primary benefits: Low dark noise back-illuminated, deep-depletion sensor for ultra-sensitive NIR spectroscopy

Unique features: 95% peak Quantum Efficiency in the NIR, 30 mm wide sensor, 15 μm pixel size, Thermo-Electric cooling to -90o C, USB 2.0 connectivity

Manufacturer: Hamamatsu Corporation

hamamatsu.com

Product name: MEMS FTIR spectrometer chip and module

spectrometer chip

New this year: MEMS-based FTIR spectrometer

Description: Built on a small silicon chip using MEMS (microelectromechanical system) fabrication techniques, Hamamatsu's MEMS FTIR spectrometer chip features a Michelson interferometer design and a photodiode that detects 1100-1700 nm wavelengths. The chip measures approximately 10 × 10 × 1.3 mm, making it suitable for integration into portable FTIR spectrometers. A MEMS FTIR spectrometer module that includes the spectrometer chip and a controller board is under development.

Used for: handheld /portable instrumentation

Dimensions: 10 × 10 × 1.3 mm

FTIR optics and detection system integrated into a small silicon chip

Measurement Mode: FTIR

Special Features: Miniature size for integration into portable FTIR spectrometers

Available as separate product, May be used in other equipment, Compatible with other manufacturers' equipment

Suggested applications: Handheld/portable FTIR spectrometers for component analysis and general IR spectroscopy (1100-1700 nm)

Primary benefits: Even smaller handheld/portable FTIR spectrometers can be developed by instrument manufacturers.

Unique features: The MEMS FTIR spectrometer chip's miniature size allows the development of compact and portable FTIR spectrometers.

Manufacturer: Hamamatsu Corporation

hamamatsu.com

Product name: C10988MA-01 ultracompact mini-spectrometer

Component

New this year: The C10988MA-01 is a miniature spectrometer complete with a light-receiving slit, a nanoimprinted grating, and a CMOS image sensor all enclosed within an ultracompact housing (27.6 × 16.8 × 13 mm). The image sensor's spectral sensitivity has been significantly improved for more sensitive measurements within the 340-750 nm UV/VIS region. Designed for installation into mobile UV/VIS measurement equipment, the C10988MA-01 features compact size, high UV/VIS sensitivity, and 14 nm spectral resolution.

Used for: handheld /portable operation

Dimensions: 27.6 × 16.8 × 13 mm

All-in-one optics and detector system for UV/VIS measurements

Measurement Mode: Transmission or reflection

Special Features: Ultracompact size, high UV/VIS sensitivity (340-750 nm), and 14 nm spectral resolution May be used in other equipment, Compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: mobile UV/VIS measurement equipment

Primary benefits: By integrating the C10988MA-01, mobile UV/VIS measurement equipment can be made smaller because the optics and detector are contained into a single compact package.

Unique features: UV/VIS spectrometer optics and detector system

Manufacturer: Heraeus Noblelight

heraeus.com

Product name: High Power FiberLight

UV/Vis light source

New this year: A new model, 10W, High Power FiberLight version, offering double UV light output and similar compact size.

Used for: Lab, Process, handheld /portable applications

Dimensions: 161 × 58 × 51.5 mm

Special Features: Small size, double the UV intensity.

Available as separate product, may be used in other equipment,

Suggested applications: HPLC, Spectroscopy, Calibration, Light Source, Process Control

Primary benefits: Higher power, giving shorter integration time, faster response, lower detection limits; with still small size.

Unique features: A 10W High Power FiberLight version is now available, offering double UV light output and similar compact size.

Manufacturer: Iridian Spectral Technologies

iridian.ca

Product name: NanoEdge(<20cm-1)

Optical hard dielectric filter

New this year: Filter steepness, cut off <20cm-1 for a Raman edge-pass filter

Used for: Lab, process, handheld applications

Dimensions: ½" size ringed, fits in filter wheel

Suggested applications: Raman Spectroscopy

Primary benefits: More signal that can be analyzed. No loss of wavelengths close to the excitation line.

Unique features: Filters have hard dielectric coating, high transmittance and very sharp edge features.

Manufacturer: Ocean Optics

oceanoptics.com

Product name: ecoVis

Krypton light source

New this year: Compact krypton source is versatile enough for absorbance, fluorescence spectroscopy; no fan needed for heat removal

Used for: Lab analysis

Accessory/component: Vis-NIR light source (400-2500 nm)

Measurement Mode: Absorbance and fluorescence

Suggested applications: absorbance and fluorescence measurements in university labs and basic research, environmental and quality control labs

Primary benefits: 400-2500 nm wavelength response covers Vis-NIR, Compact size — at just 95 mm × 50 mm (3.75 " × 1.97") and 265 g (0.58 lb.)

Unique features: Solid alloy housing helps to dissipate heat, Built-in 1 cm pathlength cuvette holder, chromium-plated reflective insert with three uses: increasing sample output for fluorescence, holding the cuvette in place and blocking the light path for dark measurements

Manufacturer: Ocean Optics

oceanoptics.com

Product name: HPX-2000-HP-DUV

Xenon Light Source

New this year: 75 watt bulb

Used for: Lab analysis

UV-Vis-NIR light source (185-2000 nm)

Measurement Mode: Absorbance, fluorescence, reflectance, transmission

Special Features: Field-replaceable bulb assembly

Suggested applications: Fiber-based spectroscopy measurements (especially in UV-Vis) where high intensity output is necessary

Primary benefits: Spectral output up to 4x higher compared with standard xenon sources

Unique features: Integrated shutter controllable via front-panel switch or TTL signal, Low drift of <0.04% per hour, Optimized for fiber-based spectroscopy measurements

Manufacturer: OPCO Laboratory Inc.

opcolab.com

Product name: Replicated mirrors

New this year: Replicated Mirrors

Features: Replicated mirrors are lightweight, low cost, solutions for use in various analytical instruments.

Description: Replicated mirrors can be provided in a variety of configurations including flat, spherical, toroidal, parabolic, off-axis parabolic, elliptical, and aspheric.

Special Features: Replicated mirrors can be made on various substrate materials including glass, metals, ceramics, and plastics

Suggested applications: Replace existing high cost conventionally manufactured mirrors with replicated mirrors and achieve equivalent or improved performance.

Primary benefits: Primary benefits include cost and weight savings and possible performance improvements.

Unique features: The mirrors can be supplied with aluminum, silver, or gold coatings

Manufacturer: Oxxius SA

rpmclasers.com

Product name: LBX-405S-25-CIR-PP

Single frequency laser

New this year: Circular TEM00, enhanced beam quality

Used for: Lab analysis

Available as separate product

Suggested applications: Raman spectroscopy, Photoluminescence, interferometry

Primary benefits: beam quality, more photons at the sample.

Manufacturer: PD-LD, Inc.

pd-ld.com

Product name: LML-530-GB Green Laser Module

Single Frequency 530nm Laser Source with fully integrated driver electronics in a compact OEM style package

Used for: Lab, process analysis

New this year: The GB-530 is a completely new product launch for Pittcon 2013.

Software available as separate product, used in other equipment

Suggested applications: Raman spectroscopy, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, metrology and interferometry

Primary benefits: Ultra-stable single frequency 530nm laser in a small compact package and affordable price. It is a stable, affordable OEM solution for Raman excitation, flow cytometry and confocal microscopy for short-wavelength Raman use.

Unique features: Stable 50mW output from single mode PM fiber, 530 nm center wavelength with a line width of <100MHz, compact OEM module requires only 5 V and 2.5 A to operate.

Manufacturer: Pie Photonics Ltd.

piephotonics.com

Product name: Pie-in-a-Box

Interferometers for Spectrometry Applications.

New this year: An entirely new line of interferometer products. Pieinabox measures spectra. Pie Photonics shared third place in the Editor's Award competition for the most innovative products at Pittcon 2013.

Used for: Lab, process, handheld, and portable applications

Dimensions: 165 mm × 110 mm × 45 mm

Measurement Mode: Fiber coupled

Description: Pie-in-a-Box measures spectra and is available with a 400 nm wide spectrum within the 400 nm to 1000 nm range. It is particularly suitable for single-mode applications including laser characterization and fiber sensor interrogation. Collection efficiencies are improved for multimode applications with the PieBoxProbe, a customized patchcord probe for increased collection efficiency.

Special Features: Portable, no-moving parts, no scanning elements, mobile interferometer, USB powered, FC/PC or SMA connectors

Software: Proprietary software provided Available as separate product, may be used in other equipment, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Broadband (400nm), high resolution (0.5nm) spectral analysis, light source analysis and sensor interrogation, High accuracy measurement of single line / narrow line spectral sources and sensors, High resolution measurement of sensor-induced delay change (temperature, strain, force) mirror surface analysis, thin film measurement.

Primary benefits: High resolution across broad spectrum in a single unit. Dual Input for active referencing. Low-sensitivity to dead / damaged pixels.

Unique features: Access to spectral and temporal phase information as well as frequency and amplitude information.

Manufacturer: Pie Photonics Ltd.

piephotonics.com

Product name: PieDelta

Interferometers for Metrology Applications

New this year: An entirely new line of interferometer products. PieDelta measures optical path delay.

Used for: Lab, process, handheld /portable operation

Dimensions: 165mm × 110mm × 45mm

Component: USBpowered and data transfer, FC/PC or SMA connectors

Measurement Mode: Fiber coupled

Specialty accessory description: MintPie is a remote measurement interferometer that is used in conjunction with PieDelta to measure combined delay and color remotely.

Special Features: Same as Pieinabox plus, PieDelta is an optical path delay measurement technology that achieves femtosecond delay resolution across delay ranges of up to 5000 fs. Collection efficiencies are be improved for multimode applications with the PieBoxProbe, a patchcord probe for increased collection efficiency.

Software: Proprietary software included Available as separate product, May be used in other equipment, Compatible with other manufacturers' equipment In some cases.

Suggested applications: High resolution measurement of sensor-induced delay change, e.g. temperature, strain, force, mirror surface analysis, thin film measurement. PieDelta is particularly suitable for measuring delay-induced change in single-mode applications including fiber sensors.

Primary benefits: Same as Pieinabox, above

Unique features: Same as Pieinabox, above

Manufacturer: Pie Photonics Ltd.

piephotonics.com

Product name: PieWave

Interferometers for Metrology Applications

New this year: An entirely new line of interferometer products. PieWave is a wavelength meter.

Used for: Lab, process , handheld /portable operation

Dimensions: 165mm × 110mm × 45mm

Specialty accessory description: Same as PieDelta, above

Special Features: Same as PieDelta above plus, PieWave is a wavelength meter that operates over a 200nm bandwidth within the 400nm to 1000nm range in a single unit. PieWave measures the mean wavelength of a single, narrowband laser source within its spectral operating range.

Software: Proprietary software included Available as separate product, May be used in other equipment, Compatible with other manufacturers' equipment In some cases.

Suggested applications: High accuracy measurement of single line / narrow line spectral sources and sensors.

Primary benefits: Access to information as well as frequency and amplitude information.

Unique features: Phase information as well as frequency and amplitude information.

Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc (SETi)

s-et.com

Product name: UVCLEAN Lamps

Component for UV/Vis spectrometer

UVTOP UV LEDs and UVCLEAN LED Lamps provide a narrow bandwidth light source with continual spectral coverage from 240nm to 360nm. SETi offers single and multi-wavelength light sources that are easily integrated, small and precise. The UVCLEAN multi-wavelength lamp can be fully application customizable and can be either a broadband light source or the user can individually control each wavelength.

Used for: Lab, handheld, and portable applications

Measurement Mode: Transmission, fluorescence, and ATR

Special Features: Miniature, Robust, Digital, Instant on/off, Low voltage, Flexible light design, No hazardous waste, Emission pattern allows for easy alignment, Instant on / off, Fixed wavelength: highly sensitive, User-friendly: starts at the push of a button, Low temperature: no heating of the flow cell, May be used in other equipment, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment

Suggested applications: Protein detection and analysis, fluorescence detection, chromatography, UV spectroscopy, ozone monitoring, DNA sequencing, End point analysis

Primary benefits: UV LEDs provide ease of use, simplified integration, no warm up time, and precise measurements.

Unique features: SETi provides the only LED solution that can deliver a broadband and narrow light source in the same product. UVCLEAN Multi- Wavelength Lamps can be individually driven or powered simultaneously for a broadband light source and allows for customer to select wavelengths for a fully customizable solution. They provide fast switching (~2 nanoseconds) time due to their ability to turn on and off instantly, which eliminates the need for choppers. They are easily integrated, due to their small footprint and robust packaging. They are ideal for portable systems.

Manufacturer: WITec GmbH

WITec.de

Product name: StrobeLock

Component for time-resolved measurements (e.g. FLIM, TLM, RFS)

New this year: StrobeLock can be perfectly linked to conventional Raman, SNOM, or AFM imaging.

Used for: Lab Applications

Component: StrobeLock is comprised of a pulsed laser and a time-correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) detector for time-resolved measurements.

Measurement Mode: Most Measurement modes known from alpha Microscope series are available.

Description: TCSPC for Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM), time-resolved Luminescence Microscopy (TLM), and Raman Fluorescence Separation (RFS)

Software: proprietary software for Control, Measurement and Analyzing software May be used in other equipment

Suggested applications: Materials Science

Primary benefits: StrobeLock facilitates the acquisition of hidden material contrasts and links them with Raman, SNOM, or AFM imaging.

Unique features: StrobeLock Raman Fluorescence Separation (RFS) enables detection of Raman signal isolated from fluorescence.