BaySpec, Inc., founded in 1999 with 100% manufacturing in the USA (San Jose, California), is a vertically integrated spectral sensing company. The company designs, manufactures and markets advanced spectral instruments, including UV-VIS-NIR-SWIR spectrometers, benchtop and portable NIR/SWIR and Raman analyzers, hyperspectral imagers, mass spectrometers, and OEM spectral engines and components, for the R&D, biomedical, pharmaceuticals, chemical, food, semiconductor, health monitoring, human & animal medical devices, and the optical telecommunications industries.


Transportable Mass Spectrometers Transportable Mass Spectrometers

BaySpec presents two new transportable mass spectrometers (MS) ideally suited for a variety of bulk or trace detection applications involving counter-terrorism, drug analysis, forensics, biomedical, environmental, industrial, and military, police, and homeland security. With a compact design and intuitive user software, the MS is small enough to be carried by one person and is compatible with in situ, ambient analysis techniques.

Hyperspectral Imaging Cameras: OCI™-F Series Hyperspectral Imaging Cameras: OCI™-F Series

The new OCI™-F Series from BaySpec is made up of miniature push-broom hyperspectral imaging cameras covering the VNIR (400 - 1000 nm) and SWIR (900 - 1700 nm) wavelength ranges. The ultra-compact designs, simple operation, and intuitive software make these cameras ideal for many spectroscopy applications, including remote sensing, biomedical diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, and counterfeit detection.

SuperGamut<sup>TM</sup> SWIR Imaging Spectrographs SuperGamutTM SWIR Imaging Spectrographs

BaySpec offers a SuperGamutTM series of dispersive SWIR imaging spectrographs designed to cover the 900 nm to 1700 nm wavelength range. These spectral engines employ a highly efficient Volume Phase Grating (VPG®) as the spectral dispersion element, and an ultra-sensitive InGaAs array detector as the detection element. This allows the spectrograph to provide high-speed parallel processing and continuous spectrum measurements.

Aerial Hyperspectral Imaging Camera: OCI<sup>TM</sup>-UAV Aerial Hyperspectral Imaging Camera: OCITM-UAV

The OCITM-UAV from BaySpec is an aerial hyperspectral imaging camera designed to acquire VIS-NIR hyperspectral data with continuous spectral and spatial coverage. This series of cameras is meant specifically for use in unmanned aerial vehicles/systems (UAV/UAS), or remotely operated vehicles (ROV). Operation is automatic and requires minimal human intervention, making this imager ideal for many applications including precision agriculture, remote sensing, environmental studies, and security and defense.

Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers (EDFAs) Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers (EDFAs)

BaySpec offers a complete line of IntelliGain® erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFA). These EDFA modules feature fast transient response time, gain flatness, very low noise, and low power consumption. They also have a typical noise figure of less than 5.0 dB across the entire 1530 nm to 1562 nm wavelength range, and meet the Bellcore GR-1312-Core requirements.

Fiber-Coupled Wideband Light Sources Fiber-Coupled Wideband Light Sources

BaySpec offers a MiniLite® Series of fiber-coupled wideband light sources designed to operate in the 650 – 1690 nm wavelength range. These light sources are intended to enhance Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), medical imaging, fiber optic sensing, analytical spectroscopy, and test and measurement capabilities.

IntelliGain<sup>®</sup> Broadband ASE Light Sources IntelliGain® Broadband ASE Light Sources

BaySpec offers a series of broadband ASE Light Sources based on amplified spontaneous emission in erbium-doped fibers. These light sources provide superior optical output to conventional LED sources over the 1525 – 1605 nm spectral range, and are developed using BaySpec’s EDFA technology.

FBGA Interrogation Systems FBGA Interrogation Systems

BaySpec offers a high speed FBGA Interrogator System with an integrated light source designed to monitor multiple wavelengths that are distributed over 4 channels. These systems have a high end of life (EOL) wavelength accuracy with a high frequency response time to make precise FBG measurements at excellent wavelength resolution.

High Speed FBGA Interrogation Analyzer: WaveCapture<sup>®</sup> FBGA Series High Speed FBGA Interrogation Analyzer: WaveCapture® FBGA Series

The WaveCapture® FBGA Interrogation analyzer from BaySpec is an integrated spectral engine simultaneously covering multiple wavelengths for precise Rapid Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensor system measurements at fast response rates and outstanding wavelength resolution. Features include a rugged mechanical design with no moving parts for high reliability, USB 2.0 communications for high speed input/output, and an ultra-fast response time up to 5 kHz.

Handheld Hyperspectral Imagers: OCI™-1000 & OCI™-2000 Handheld Hyperspectral Imagers: OCI™-1000 & OCI™-2000

The OCI™-1000 & OCI™-2000 from BaySpec are the new handheld hyperspectral imagers. These devices are the first hyperspectral imaging systems in handheld form factors that weigh less than 1.0 lb. They are designed to acquire full and continuous visible-near infrared (VNIR) hyperspectral/multispectral data for a variety of applications requiring fast acquisition speeds.

DeepView<sup>®</sup> OCT Series Spectrometer Engines DeepView® OCT Series Spectrometer Engines

The DeepView® OCT series comprises both Shortwave-Infrared (SWIR) and Near-Infrared (NIR) spectrometer engines that utilize optical coherence tomography (OCT), white light interferometry (WLI), or infrared spectroscopy. This medical optics technology offers real-time, high-resolution transverse images for a variety of biomedical and industrial imaging applications. The all new DeepView® Fourier or Spectral-Domain (SD) Spectral Engines offers twice the resolution, and ~ 100X image-acquisition speeds than time-domain technologies.

US-VIS-NIR Accessories: SPEC-CONNECT<sup>TM</sup> Series US-VIS-NIR Accessories: SPEC-CONNECTTM Series

BaySpec offers SPEC-CONNECTTM assemblies, a series of accessories to help integrate UV-VIS-NIR systems to desired applications. The series of custom fiber and probe assemblies are designed to easily connect or manipulate fibers for a wide variety of applications including experiments, OEM, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, cosmetics, water quality, food safety, law enforcement, and homeland security.

SuperGamut<sup>TM</sup> Benchtop SuperGamutTM Benchtop

The SuperGamutTM Benchtop is a turn-key system incorporating spectrometers, light sources, and sampling optics, and designed to cover the 190-2500 nm wavelength range. With highly efficient holographic Volume Phase Gratings (VPG®) as the spectral dispersion element, and an ultra-sensitive InGaAs detector, these spectral engines are able to provide high-speed parallel processing and continuous spectral measurements.

SuperGamut<sup>TM</sup> NIR-SWIR Spectrometer SuperGamutTM NIR-SWIR Spectrometer

The SuperGamutTM near-infrared shortwave-infrared (NIR-SWIR) spectrometer is designed to cover the 900-1700 nm, 1100-2200 nm, and 1250-2500 nm (or custom) wavelength ranges. With highly efficient holographic Volume Phase Gratings (VPG®) as the spectral dispersion element, and an ultra-sensitive InGaAs detector, these spectral engines are able to provide high-speed parallel processing and continuous spectral measurements.

SuperGamut™ Spectrometer Series SuperGamut™ Spectrometer Series

The SuperGamut™ Spectrometers are part of the Silicon CCD spectrometer series covering the VIS-NIR (400 nm to 1100 nm) wavelength range, and the UV-NIR (190 nm to 1080 nm) wavelength range. These spectrometers utilize a highly efficient Volume Phase Grating (VPG®) as the spectral dispersion element, and employ an ultra-sensitive CCD array detector as the detection element. With these elements, the spectral engines are able to provide high-speed parallel processing and continuous spectral measurements.

Cooled SuperGamut<sup>TM</sup> NIR Spectrometer Cooled SuperGamutTM NIR Spectrometer

SuperGamutTM near-infrared (NIR) spectrometers are capable of wavelength detection ranges covering 900-1700 nm, with extended cut-offs at 1950 nm, 2050 nm, 2250 nm, or 2550 nm. The improved wavelength coverage and an ultra-low noise operation provide up to six times higher signal/noise improvement over traditional Czerny-Turner reflective grating based designs. The InGaAs detector arrays can be selected with single or two-stage TEC cooling, deep cooled -55°C, or water cooled down to -90°C for excellent low light sensitivity in a variety of applications.

NirSpector<sup>TM</sup> Transportable VIS-NIR Analyzer NirSpectorTM Transportable VIS-NIR Analyzer

The NirSpectorTM is a transportable benchtop VIS-NIR spectrometer comprised of an active-trigger probe, light source and a computer. This battery-powered turn-key system covers wavelength ranges from 400-1700 nm, and offers real-time spectral data acquisition with fast millisecond response time for chemical analysis in the field.

SuperGamut UV-SWIR Spectrometer SuperGamut UV-SWIR Spectrometer

The SuperGamutTM UV-SWIR spectrometer is designed to provide high resolution spectral data through the 190-2500 nm spectral range, while maintaining excellent signal-to-noise ratio. The UV-SWIR spectrometer features a ruggedized, compact size, low-cost, field proven components, and has no moving parts for high efficiency and reliability.

MiniLite<sup>TM</sup> Wideband Light Sources MiniLiteTM Wideband Light Sources

The MiniLiteTM Light Source series from BaySpec is composed of fiber-coupled wideband light sources. These devices are designed to enhance spectral domain Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), fiber optic sensing, analytical spectroscopy, and test & measurement capabilities within the 650 nm – 1690 nm wavelength range.

MiniLite<sup>TM</sup> Lasers MiniLiteTM Lasers

The MiniLiteTM series features 5 models of narrowband lasers designed for different wavelength regions to enhance analytical Raman spectroscopy and test & measurement capabilities. Features include a solid state light source for reliable operation in harsh environments, a compact size for OEM integration, and an operating temperature range covering -5 to +55°C.


BaySpec Inc.

1101 McKay Dr

San Jose, CA 95131


Phone: 408-512-5928

Fax: 408-512-5929

Contact: Greg Staples


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