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.


BaySpec introduces Breeze-L™, the world’s smartest palm-held spectrometer in the Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR), with the longest wavelength coverage up to 2500 nm. Featuring proprietary miniaturized optics, the Breeze-L™ with its extended wavelength range of 1350-2500 nm, is highly efficient for maximum sensitivity with ultrafast acquisitions. For the first time, a smart spectrometer delivers close to laboratory performance in a palm-held form.

BaySpec offers the GoldenEye camera as the only snapshot hyperspectral imager covering VIS/NIR/SWIR (400 to 1100 nm) wavelengths. With FT-PI proprietary technology, this high-sensitivity imager is ideal for low-light applications.

BaySpec introduces Breeze, the world’s smartest palm spectrometer for 400 to 2500 nm with a simple one-button operation. Featuring proprietary miniaturized optics, Breeze is highly efficient for maximum sensitivity with ultrafast acquisition. 

BaySpec’s OCI-M is a multispectral imager designed for aerial imaging in precision agriculture, remote sensing, security, material detection, and geological survey. The aerial imager has 8 selective bands covering the range from 400-1000 nm.

The new OCI-F Series from BaySpec is made up of miniature push-broom hyperspectral imaging cameras covering the VNIR (400 - 1000 nm) wavelength ranges. The ultra-compact designs, simple operation, and intuitive software make these cameras ideal for many spectroscopy applications.

BaySpec offers the OCI-FSWIR dispersive SWIR imaging spectrograph designed to cover the 900 nm to 1700 nm wavelength range. This spectral engine is a "true push-broom" imager, enabling a hand to move the imager or sample to finish the scan.

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.

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.

BaySpec offers fiber-coupled wideband light sources designed to operate in the 650 to 1690 nm wavelength range. These light sources are intended to enhance Spectral Domain OCT, medical imaging, fiber optic sensing, analytical spectroscopy, and test and measurement capabilities.

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.

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.

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.

The OCI™-2000 from BaySpec is a new handheld hyperspectral imager. This device is the first hyperspectral imaging system in a handheld form factor that weighs less than 1.0 lb. It is designed to acquire full and continuous visible-near infrared (VNIR) hyperspectral/multispectral data for a variety of applications requiring fast acquisition speeds.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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Contact: Chase Wang


  • Everywhere first responders operate, they risk exposure to such substances, from fentanyl and synthetic cannabinoids to phosphorous and other chemicals. BaySpec’s Breeze Smart Palm Spectrometer provides first responders a viable handheld solution to quickly identify unknown substances.

  • Spectral imaging benefits from a well-calibrated instrument, an intuitive user interface, and pinpoint accuracy. BaySpec has combined all these attributes in one package.

  • BaySpec’s snapshot hyperspectral imager, GoldenEye™, breaks tradition of the cumbersome imaging instrumentation, and is made for durability and reliability in a compact, lightweight, and easy one-shot operation design. BaySpec’s GoldenEye™ takes its name from the extraordinary vision of ducks whose golden eyes have a field vision of nearly 360 degrees and can see both near and far simultaneously, far beyond the vision of humans.

  • BaySpec offers the GoldenEye™ camera as the only snapshot hyperspectral imager covering VIS/NIR/SWIR (400 – 1100 nm) wavelengths. With FT-PI proprietary technology, this high sensitivity imager is ideal for low light level applications.

  • Handheld optical spectroscopy’s newest tool features an expanded wavelength detection range, tougher packaging, and the power to streamline countless recycling, food, and industrial applications.

  • Today, Recycling issues surrounding environmental sustainability has gained world-wide importance. As developing countries refuse to take in waste, more plastics and other recyclable materials are ending up in landfills, incinerators, or simply littering the environment. The rising costs to haul away recyclable materials increasingly render the practice unprofitable, as well it is aggravating the burden on local department.

  • BaySpec introduces BreezeTM the world’s smartest palm spectrometer for 400-2500nm with a simple one button operation. Featuring proprietary miniaturized optics, BreezeTM is highly efficient for maximum sensitivity with ultrafast acquisition.

  • BaySpec’s OCI-UAV hyperspectral imagers are designed for use on small UAVs to monitor the details of spatial, temporal, and spectral representation of ground objects. This app note discusses benefits of these imagers offer and delivers example images for multiple topography analysis.

  •  In the past, Raman spectroscopy was not useful for forensics because most "real-world" samples have a vivid color, whose fluorescence could overwhelm Raman signals. This issue is resolved by BaySpec’s1064 nm excitation dispersive Raman systems that offer maximum reduction in fluorescence interference.

  • Raman Spectroscopy is an ideal analysis technique for the analysis of these polymorphs with its vibrational spectroscopy, no need for sample preparation, and its non-destructive approach. 

  • Characterization of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and its distribution and physical properties in commercial medicine is necessary in drug research and development. Raman spectroscopy is gaining popularity as nondestructive, non-invasive, fast spectrum acquisition, and high reproducibility. 

  • Polymorphism is crucial in the pharmaceutical industry because different polymorphs have different physical and chemical properties, such as chemical reactivity, solubility, stability, dissolution rate, and excipient compatibility in the formulation of medicines. Due to its importance, the screening of polymorph becomes necessary for drug research and development. In this application note, 1064 nm dispersive Raman is demonstrated as a viable, nondestructive method to identify polymorph and enable further component analysis on pharmaceutical tablets.

  • While traditional near-infrared Raman systems at 785 nm may allow automated, non-contact identification of several explosive substances, they are still prone to interfering fluorescence. The 1064 nm dispersive Raman system offers reduced interference and higher prediction accuracy, while preserving the rugged, field-proven architecture of conventional near-infrared Raman systems. This application note presents a study of explosive materials and subsidiary compounds analyzed using BaySpec’s 785 nm and 1064 nm dispersive Raman systems.

  • Transition metal oxides are compounds composed of oxygen bound to transition metals used in various applications such as heterogeneous catalysts. To study the mechanism of the catalytic process as well as monitor and optimize the reaction conditions, multiple analytical methods such as XAS, NMR, and Raman spectroscopy have been investigated. Raman spectroscopy has been widely utilized in in-situ catalytic process monitoring with metal oxides, even achieved multi-technique characterization by combining with other instrumentations.

  • The BaySpec Nomadic™, a large-format Raman microscope, is an ideal tool for automatic wafer inspection, characterization, and Raman chemical imaging on large samples with a spatial resolution up to 1 µm, and it can accommodate large samples with a size up to 12 inches. In this application note, Raman spectroscopy used as a solution to identify and characterize graphine, with a direct analysis on its structural information.

  • This application note introduces BaySpec’s transportable Agility product line featuring dispersive multi-wavelength Raman spectroscopy technology. Now liquid fuels’ measurements and analysis are simple tasks done in a few seconds, without sample contact or preparation.

  • Despite advances, it remains a struggle to extract useful Raman spectra from fluorescent and luminescent samples. This app note discusses a non-destructive red wine measurement with dispersive 1064 nm Raman spectroscopy to determine its composition and contamination levels.

  • Raman spectroscopy is a non-invasive, highly sensitive technology that quantitatively probes and analyzes chemical compositions and structures without the need for sample preparation. In the past, this technology was not useful for petroleum and petroleum-based products due to their high levels of high level of photoluminescence that can overwhelm Raman signals in all visible wavelengths. This issue is now resolved by BaySpec’s line of 1064 nm excitation dispersive Raman systems that offer maximum reduction in fluorescence interference.

  • In the past, raman spectroscopy was not useful for plant-based samples due to their high levels of photosynthetic pigments as the fluorescent backgrounds can overwhelm Raman signals in all visible wavelengths. This issue is resolved by BaySpec’s line of 1064 nm excitation dispersive Raman systems.

  • The combination of improved Raman technology and the technique’s molecular sensitivity have led to a rise in Raman usage for a variety of applications including pharmaceutical, biomedical, industrial, and forensics. There remains, however, a struggle to extract useful Raman spectra from fluorescent and luminescent samples. For those users who require longer wavelengths such as 1064 nm, the only available option has been FT-Raman. Now, BaySpec’s new dispersive 1064 nm Raman spectrometers offer users a turn-key solution that combines the speed, sensitivity, and rugged design of traditional dispersive Raman instruments with the fluorescence avoidance of traditional FT-Raman instruments.


  • At Photonics West 2017, Greg Staples focused on selecting different wavelengths for specific applications. Watch the video for wavelength selection guidance for precision agriculture, food sorting, mining, pharmaceutical quality control, and more.

  • Hyperspectral imaging technology has advanced significantly in the last 50 years, and Greg Staples with Bayspec talked with us for a few minutes at the 2016 SPIE DCS exhibition about how it has changed.