Appendix III: Components

May 1, 2015

Spectroscopy

Volume 30, Issue 5

 

Manufacturer: Andor Technology
Product name: Shamrock 193i
Motorized and modular Czerny-Turner spectrograph
For: Laboratory analysis, process applications
Weight: 7.5 kg
Measurement mode: Transmission, absorption, reflection, scattering
Unique features: 193-mm focal length, adaptive focus, dual-grating turret with RFID technology, astigmatism-corrected optical design, dual detector outputs, USB interface, silver-protected coated optics option; pre-aligned, pre-calibrated instrument; seamless connection to microscopes; µManager software integration.
Suggested applications: Microspectroscopy, Raman (stimulated, resonance, CARS, SERS, SORS, TERS), fluoresence–luminesence, single-molecule spectroscopy, plasma studies and LIBS, plasmonics, absorption, transmission, reflection.

 

Manufacturer: Andor Technology
Product name: iXon Ultra 888
Motorized spectrograph
For: Laboratory analysis
Weight: 3.7 kg
Measurement mode: Absorption, scattering
Unique features: Largest field of view EMCCD, combined with highest frame and spectral rates, available. 26 full frame per second, ideal for multitrack spectral acquisition or microspectroscopy. Up to 11,990 spectra per second, ideal for fast transient phenomena analysis.
Suggested applications: Microspectroscopy, Ultrafast multitrack spectroscopy, pump-probe spectroscopy, transient absorption spectroscopy.

 

Manufacturer: Andor Technology
Product name: Zyla HF
Motorized spectrograph
For: Laboratory analysis, process applications
Weight: 1.25 kg
Measurement mode: Transmission, absorption, reflection, scattering, and diffraction
Unique features: 100 fps full frame sustained, high resolution fiber-optic plate coupling, 5.5-megapixel sensor format with high resolution and 6.5-µm pixels, 1.2 e¯ read noise, so lower detection limit than any CCD. Compact and light, ideal for integration into space restrictive setups; rolling and global shutter, modular input interface, choice of high resolution–high throughput scintillators and beryllium filters; integrated in EPICS control software.
Suggested applications: Indirect X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray plasma spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluoresence, high harmonic generation.

 

Manufacturer: Attodyne Lasers
Product name: APL Series
Picosecond lasers
Unique features: <10-ps pulses, up to 4 W with over 150 μJ of pulse energy, long-term power stability <1% noise, high beam quality with M2 < 1.3, trigger 0–1 Mhz, serial interface, compact optical head, fully detachable control unit, up to 10 m umbilical, air cooling, >20,000 h lifetime. Available in 1064-, 532-, 355-nm versions.
Suggested applications: Micromachining, CARS, "cold" material processing, wafer dicing and scribing, high-precision laser marking, manufacturing of microfluidics.

 

 

Manufacturer: Avantes
Product name: AvaLight-HAL-S-Mini
Halogen light source
For: Handheld or portable use
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 150 x 78 x 37 mm
Unique features: Compact stable halogen light source for visible to near-infrared applications. It's a compact, stabilized halogen light source, with adjustable focusing of the fiber connection to maximize output power. It also has adjustable output power to provide extra power or longer bulb life.
New this year: It is now possible to more easily change the light bulb yourself. Reproducible results are guaranteed since the new design and cooling system stabilize the output. Glued optics replace mechanical optics, giving better temperature stability. Size has been reduced. High powerand long life output settings selectable by spectrometer software or dongle.
Suggested applications: In combinations with all AvaSpec spectrometers.

 

Manufacturer: Avantes
Product name: FX (Fixated)
Fiber-optic jacketing, form holding
Unique features: Nonelastic, maintains its bent form. Manufactured with a cotton yarn, which makes the tube waterproof. Excellent absorption of vibrations. Can be plated, painted or covered with PVC sheathing.
New this year: New addition to the jacketing range. The FX is not flexible but rigid and maintains its form when formed or positioned, enhancing stable and robust setups.
Suggested applications: Industrial, sensitive setups, specials.

 

Manufacturer: BaySpec, Inc.
Product name: RamSpec OEM
Raman engine
Accessories: Sample cell or holder, automatic sample handler, controllers, cameras, sample preparation
For: Laboratory analysis, process applications, handheld or portable use
Measurement mode: Raman scattering: 355-, 405-, 488-, 532-, 632-, 785-, and 1064-nm lasers available
Software name: Spec 2020
Software features: Available as separate product. May be used with other equipment. Compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.
Unique features: Flexible and customizable to different specs.
New this year: Automatic plate reader, small microscope retrofit.
Suggested applications: OEM, system integration, research labs.

 

Manufacturer: Cobolt AB
Product name: Cobolt MLD
633-nm laser
For: Laboratory analysis, process applications
Measurement mode: 633 nm, up to 80 mW, TEM00
Unique features: All Cobolt MLD lasers feature direct intensity modulation capability and can be modulated up to 150 MHz with up to 10,000,000:1 extinction ratio. Manufactured to ensure reliability and robustness. The 06-01 Series offers a standardized compact form factor and a wide wavelength span in a plug-and-play format.
New this year: This laser is a new wavelength available on the 06-01 Series.
Suggested applications: Fluoresence spectroscopy, confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, raman spectroscopy, holography, interferometry and general laboratory use

 

Manufacturer: Cobolt AB
Product name: Cobolt MLD
647-nm laser
For: Laboratory analysis, process applications
Measurement mode: 647 nm, up to 120 mw, TEM00
Unique features: Same as above
New this y ear: The Cobolt MLD 647-nm laser is a new wavelength available on the 06-01 Series.
Suggested applications: Same as above.

 

 

Manufacturer: Cobolt AB
Product name: Cobolt Flamenco
660-nm laser
For: Laboratory analysis, process applications
Measurement mode: 660 nm, TEM00
Unique features: Same as above.
New thes year: The Cobolt Flamenco 660 nm is a new wavelength on the 04-01 series, with an output power of up to 100 mW.
Suggested applications: Same as above.

 

Manufacturer: Cobolt AB
Product name: Cobolt Jive
561-nm laser
For: Laboratory analysis, process applications
Measurement mode: 561 nm, TEM00
Unique features: Same as above.
New this year: The Cobolt Jive 560 nm is a new wavelength on the 04-01 series, with an output power of up to 200 mW.
Suggested applications: Same as above.

Manufacturer: Cobolt AB
Product name: Cobolt SambaM
532-nm laser
For: Laboratory analysis, process applications
Measurement mode: 532 nm, TEM00
Unique features: Same as above
New this year: The Cobolt Jive 532 nm is a new wavelength on the 04-01 series, with an output power of up to 400 mW.
Suggested applications: Same as above.

 

Manufacturer: JM Science, Inc.
Product name: Lamps
For: Laboratory analysis
Measurement Mode: Atomic, UV–vis spectroscopy
Unique features: The lamps from JM Science are manufactured in Japan using a new manufacturing process that results in lower prices and extended lifetimes including shelf life. These very high quality lamps are available for several different instrument manufacturers.

 

Manufacturer: McPherson
Product name: Tunable UV Raman Filter
Tunable UV Raman filter
For: Laboratory analysis
Measurement mode: Stand-off detection
Unique features: Enables deep UV Raman spectroscopy and to excite samples with shorter wavelengths of light. UV excitation at 193, 213 or 244 nm increases sensitivity, suppresses fluorescence, and provides resonance coupling. These each improve signal-to-noise ratios in the measurement for faster detection of trace materials.
New this year: Provides adjustable Rayleigh edge-rejection and new bandpass selection capability. Diffraction gratings with aberration correction and good efficiency from 190 nm UV are available.
Suggested applications: Standoff Raman spectroscopy to detect and identify chemical, biological and explosive activity.

 

Manufacturer: Newport Corporation
Product name: MIR8035
Modular near-IR, mid-IR, terahertz spectrometer
For: Laboratory analysis
Software name: MIRMat
Unique features: A modular design that provides spectral coverage from 14,000 to 350 cm-1 and resolution up to 0.5 cm-1. A variety of easily interchangeable sources and detectors connect to the scanner. An optional accessory compartment holds other components, such as an ATR accessory, a gas cell, and more, at the correct optical height. The MIR8035 includes a laptop computer with MIRMat software for instrument control, data acquisition and processing.
New this year: The MIR8035 now features an analog output connector, providing a voltage signal of the interferogram. A trigger output feature times the A/D converter for sampling the analog signal. When timing the data acquisition process of a pulsed light source, the source is synchronized with the trigger output.
Suggested applications: The flexible modular design of the MIR8035 makes it configurable for a very wide variety of applications. It is particularly suitable where measurement needs change on a regular basis, as field service is not required to change the source, detector and accessories. Applications include ATR, gas composition monitoring and broadband laser spectral characterization.

 

Manufacturer: Newport Corporation
Product name: OPS series
Light source power supply
For: Laboratory analysis
Unique features: These power supplies are designed to meet the precise requirements for proper operation of QTH or arc lamps. They can operate in constant power, constant current, and intensity modes, when used with the appropriate lamp, lamp housing, and if necessary, socket adapter. Light intensity, shutter control, and timer features integrated with power supply.
New this year: Large LCD for easy setup and monitoring. RS-232 and USB interfaces located on rear panel for remote lamp operation and monitoring. USB interface located on front panel for firmware updates. Integrated temperature controller for TE-cooled LIK-LMP light intensity controller kit
Suggested applications: Spectroscopy light sources to measure absorbance, reflectance and transmission. Excitation and illumination; fluorescence, phosphorescence, and luminescence; imaging of biomaterials; microscopy; photolithography; radiometry; tunable light source systems with calibrated detection systems.

 

 

Manufacturer: Newport Corporation
Product name: Tunable Light Source (TLS)
Light intensity controller
For: Laboratory analysis
Unique features: Newport's TLS Series wavelength-tunable sources deliver up to 0.7-nm resolution of monochromatic light from 250 nm to 2400 nm. These are designed for researchers who need the flexibility of a modular design with the simplicity of an integrated system. The tunable source requires no setup. Simple and the size compact design to ensure an economical price.
New this year: TLS is fully integrated, compact, economical, and simple-to-operate. Broad tunable range: UV to NIR (250 nm to 2400 nm). Collimated beam output to allow easy use of various optics.
Suggested applications: Spectroscopy light sources to measure absorbance, reflectance and transmission; excitation and illumination; fluorescence, phosphorescence, and luminescence; imaging of biomaterials; microscopy; photolithography; radiometry; tunable light source systems with calibrated detection systems.

 

Manufacturer: RPMC Lasers Inc.
Product name: "LUV" series
266–280 nm CW laser sources
For: Laboratory and process analysis
Unique features: The LUV series is the most compact deep UV source on the market. Based on proprietary monolithic cavities technology, the LUV is inherently stable and robust to vibrations.
New this year: Available wavelengths: 266 nm and 280 nm. 10 mW of continuous wave optical power for the 280-nm LUV. Up to 20 mW of continuous wave optical power for the 266-nm LUV. Compact laser head, 200 x 150 x 75 mm; single-mode collimated beam; power adjustment over 0–100%; USB computer interface; Multimode fiber coupling option, beam diameters available: 0.3 mm, 0.6 mm or 0.8 mm.

 

Manufacturer: RPMC Lasers Inc.
Product name: Lapa-80
DPSS laser
For: Laboratory analysis, process applications, handheld or portable use
Weight: 4 kg
Dimensions: 290 x 109 x 132 mm
Unique features: The Lapa (Firefly) is an actively q-switched, compact, air cooled DPSS laser that provides up to 80 mJ of pulse energy in the IR (1064 nm) with pulse widths of 10 ns and operation up to 20 Hz. The Lapa is available with 532-, 355- and 266-nm options. Battery-powered operation is also available. The Lapa utilizes a sealed, dust-proof, rugged design that is suitable for outdoor applications.
Suggested applications: MALDI-TOF MS, photoacoustic tomography, portable LIBS, mobile LIDAR, LCD repair.

 

Manufacturer: Teledyne Judson Technologies
Product name: Enhanced Detector
For: Laboratory analysis, process applications, handheld or portable use
Unique features: An enhanced-performance product platform based on a highly integrated lensed detector. Detector includes an integrated LWIR HgCdTe detector/lens, a TE cooler for operation at -85 °C, a broadband AR-coated Ge window in a TO-3 hermetically sealed package. D* performance: 24x for Lambertian beam source and 10x for focused beam source. Other IR detector options available are Ge, InGaAs, X-InGaAs, InAs, PbS, PbSe, and SLS.
New this year: The enhanced detector is a highly integrated lensed detector. The benefits are larger linearity range, faster response speed, enhanced performance over broad spectral range, larger equivalent detector size than non-lensed detector, and offers trade-off between TE cooler power and detector performance.
Suggested applications: Gas sensing application at the long-wave infrared band for a variety of gases such as hydrogen sulfide, sulfuric acid, ethylene, ammonia, and sulfur hexafluoride where infrared detector convenience, portability, and cost affordability are required. No need for liquid nitrogen cooling or costly closed cycle coolers.

 

Manufacturer: Texas Instruments (TI)
Product name: DLP2010NIR
Digital micromirror device (DMD)
For: Laboratory analysis, process applications, handheld or portable use
Unique features: The DLP2010NIR DMD is a DLP chip, designed for a variety of handheld near-infrared (NIR) sensing applications. It is a fully programmable MEMS chipset that empowers ultramobile embedded NIR analysis. The 2D micromirror array combined with a single point detector provides lower cost and greater signal capture than linear array systems. A wide NIR-window transmittance of 700–2500 nm enables accurate spectral analysis and the measurement of a variety of materials.

 

Manufacturer: Texas Instruments (TI)
Product name: DLP NIRscan Nano evaluation module (EVM)
Out-of-box development tool for prototyping
For: Laboratory analysis, process applications, handheld or portable use
Weight: Less than 0.1 lb.
Dimensions: 62x 58 x 32 mm
Unique features: A high-resolution wavelength range of 900–1700 nm in a pocket-sized form factor (90 cm3) complements its high-resolution predecessor, the DLP NIRscan EVM. Bluetooth and Bluetooth low energy functionality of the embedded TI dual-mode Bluetooth CC2564 wireless network processor module, which provides iOS and Android app developers the ability to create apps to wirelessly connect to the EVM platform. Designers can easily prototype portable analyzers to accelerate the development or ultramobile spectrometers.
New this year: The NIRscan Nano EVM is optimized for 900–1700 nm wavelength range and has Bluetooth and Bluetooth low energy functionality for wireless connectivity. Finally, it has low-power consumption with option for battery charging.
Suggested applications: The NIRscan Nano EVM can be used to assess the DLP2010NIR digital micromirror device in a variety of handheld NIR sensing application areas, including spectrometers and chemical analyzers. Application areas include farming, food and drink, petrochemical, health, and skin care industries.

 

Manufacturer: VUV Analytics, Inc.
Product Name: VGA-100
Gas chromatography detector
Principal features: The VGA-100 is a vacuum ultraviolet absorption spectroscopy detector capable of both qualitative and quantitative data. The instrument is a universal mass-sensitive detector that provides unique spectral fingerprints for most gas-phase molecules, including isomers.
Suggested applications: Petrochemical, environmental, forensics, flavors and fragrances, specialty gas, agrochemical, food and beverage safety.