Wasatch Photonics

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Spectroscopy, Spectroscopy-12-01-2016, Volume 31, Issue 12

Company Description

Wasatch Photonics designs and manufactures high throughput fiber-coupled and free space spectrometers and systems, delivering the best price to performance on the market, particularly for applications requiring high speed and sensitivity. The Wasatch Advantage is our high efficiency spectrometer design-an innovative, very low f/# optical bench built around our proprietary Volume Phase Holographic Grating technology. The resultant increase in throughput, sensitivity, and speed dramatically broadens the potential of promising optical spectroscopy techniques like Raman and spectral domain OCT. The Wasatch Difference lies in how we collaborate with our research and OEM customers to unlock and deliver that potential.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported


  • Raman and variants (SERS, SORS, CARS)

  • Absorbance, Transmission, & Reflectance

  • Fluorescence/Photoluminescence

  • Optical Coherence Tomography

  • Hyperspectral Mapping/Spectral Line Scanning

Markets Served


  • Research & development

  • Biomedical, Chemical, & Pharmaceutical

  • Chemical analysis

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Process monitoring & Quality control

  • Homeland security & Anti-counterfeiting

  • Environmental monitoring & NDT

  • Semiconductor & materials science

  • OEM manufacturing

Major Products/Services

Raman: Fiber coupled and free-space spectrometers and systems for more excitation wavelengths than anywhere else: 405, 532, 638, 785, 830, 1064, and 1550 nm. Let our expertise and testing determine the optimal wavelength for your sample.

VIS and NIR: High efficiency spectrometers spanning 400-2500 nm, ideal for low light applications. Our systems enable high data collection rates for kinetics monitoring and high-throughput quality control.

Fluorescence: Spectrometers and systems designed to capture and keep more photons for better S:N at the sample, resulting in incredibly low limits of detection for biological studies, photoluminescence, and NIR studies.


Wasatch Photonics Systems Division facility serving the Spectroscopy and OCT markets is located in Durham, NC, while our proprietary VPH gratings are developed and manufactured in Logan, Utah.

Wasatch Photonics

Systems Division

4022 Stirrup Creek Drive Suite 311

Durham, NC 27703


(919) 544-7785