News | February 4, 2013

New High-Throughput Spectrometers From Ocean Optics

Source: Ocean Optics, Inc.

Ventana’s optical design and components maximize throughput for superior sensitivity

Ocean Optics has expanded its Elite Series of high-performance modular spectrometers with the introduction of the Ventana line of high throughput spectrometers. Ventana spectrometers combine an optical bench configuration with very high collection efficiency and a high-efficiency volume phase holographic (VPH) grating to provide unprecedented throughput and sensitivity for low light level applications. Preconfigured spectrometers for both 532 nm and 785 nm excitation wavelength Raman and general-purpose visible to near-IR fluorescence applications are available.

With its high sensitivity performance and compact size, Ventana is ideal for researchers, OEMs and system integrators seeking a cost-effective alternative to traditional integrated systems. Ventana is well suited for applications in life sciences, pharmaceuticals, materials analysis and more. The 785 nm Ventana system has a bandwidth of 250-2000 cm-1 and resolution of 10 cm-1; the 532 nm version covers 35-4300 cm-1 with resolution of 20 cm-1. The VIS-NIR Ventana spectrometer is configured for fluorescence measurements from 430-1100 nm with a resolution of 4.0 nm (FWHM). Also, the 785 nm Raman Ventana spectrometer can be configured with an integrated laser with free space collection optics for the highest throughput possible. Additionally, complete Raman sampling systems including laser, probe, sample holder and software are available.

“There are many new optical technologies emerging for miniaturized spectroscopy and Ocean Optics continues to demonstrate its leadership in the market by incorporating the volume phase holographic grating technology in an exceptionally efficient spectrometer,” said Michael Allen, Director of Marketing and Product Development. “Adding the Ventana instruments to our high-performance Elite series allows us to offer our customers a selection of spectrometers and meet the needs of their most demanding applications.”

The launch of the Ventana spectrometer line strengthens the ongoing partnership of sophisticated, industry-leading technical innovation and the flexible, modular and applications-based approach pioneered by Ocean Optics. Joining technology with application expertise enables Ocean Optics customers to solve problems and find answers to their most challenging research questions.

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About Ocean Optics
Headquartered in Dunedin, Fla., Ocean Optics is a leading supplier of solutions for optical sensing – fundamental methods of measuring and interpreting the interaction of light with matter.  With locations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, the company has sold more than 200,000 spectrometers worldwide since 1992. Ocean Optics’ extensive line of complementary technologies includes chemical sensors, analytical instrumentation, optical fibers, metrology products and optics. The company is a subsidiary of Halma p.l.c., an international market leader in safety, health and sensor technology.

SOURCE: Ocean Optics, Inc.