SPECTROSCOPY WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

Frictionless Precision Motion Control Based On Air Bearing Stages - Key Element In Coordinate Measuring And Surface Metrology Applications The performance of precision metrology equipment such as coordinate measuring machines (CMM) depends on highly accurate, repeatable, and controllable motion systems and position sensors. Air bearings have played a critical role in the development and construction of CMMs and other metrology tools. They are inherently frictionless, highly stable, and feature geometric precision straightness and flatness for linear bearings.  Continue Reading...
Minimizing Trade-Offs Between Spectral Smoothing And Resolution
Minimizing Trade-Offs Between Spectral Smoothing And Resolution Boxcar smoothing is a convenient way to smooth out noise in a spectrum, enabling peaks of interest to be more easily viewed, defined and characterized for properties like peak intensity, center wavelength, and FWHM (full width half maximum). It is a convenient complement to spectral averaging, particularly to minimize acquisition times, but must be used judiciously to avoid impacting the spectral resolution of the data acquired.  Continue Reading...
Noise In Spectrometers: Part 2
Noise In Spectrometers: Part 2 Noise is an undesirable signal that is completely lacking in information or structure, and potentially takes away from the desired signal’s quality and accuracy. Part one of this two-part series discussed the sources of noise from a spectrometer and its experimental methods. This second part of the series takes the information gleaned in part one and uses it to measure low concentrations of sports drinks in a pool, develop a calibration...  Continue Reading...
Noise In Spectrometers: Part 1
Noise In Spectrometers: Part 1 This application note is the first part in a series discussing the noise within spectroscopy systems used for ordinary applications, such as making sure the pool is clean after a large family gathering.  Continue Reading...
CCD Cameras And Imaging Spectrographs Facilitate Acquisition Of Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy Data Characterizing surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) biosensors, or fluorescent dye molecules for in vivo bioanalyte detection, can be difficult due to the overwhelming isoenergetic fluorescence signal that makes it challenging to measure resonance Raman cross-sections for molecules. As a solution, etalon-based femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy (FSRS) has been used to acquire a stimulated Raman signal without strong fluorescence or...  Continue Reading...
Medical Research With FLIR Thermal Imaging Cameras
Medical Research With FLIR Thermal Imaging Cameras Tissue autofluorescence spectroscopy, or the measurement of intrinsic light emissions from biological agents upon excitation, is utilized in a variety of biomedical research for differentiating between diseased and normal tissues. Researchers interested in the correlation between temperature and tissue autofluorescence spectroscopy during surgery are finding their answers with the help of thermal imaging. FLIR offers a scientific camera with the ...  Continue Reading...
NIR Spectroscopy Unbound
NIR Spectroscopy Unbound Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy covers the wavelength space between ultraviolet-visible and infrared absorbance. With enormous potential for a variety of applications, NIR spectroscopy is much more accessible due to the availability of compact, high-value NIR spectrometers. This application note provides a brief introduction to NIR spectroscopy, and introduces the breakthrough Flame-NIR spectrometer from Ocean Optics for handheld and portable...  Continue Reading...
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SPECTROSCOPY PRODUCTS

SWIR InGaAs Detectors Using Flip-Chip (FC) Type Hybridization SWIR InGaAs Detectors Using Flip-Chip (FC) Type Hybridization

The XLIN-FC Series from Xenics comprises the latest line scan SWIR InGaAs detectors utilizing flip-chip (FC) type hybridization. These detectors are available in two high-speed detector types with 512-, 1024-, or 2048-pixel resolution. 

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 Imagers Hyperspectral Imagers

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.

Compact sCMOS Camera Compact sCMOS Camera

The new pco.panda is a sCMOS sensor camera system designed to provide high quantum efficiency with the lowest dark noise for applications including single molecule detection, bio- and chemi-luminescence, GSDIM, PALM, STORM, SPIM, and more. It also is housed in a compact, 65 x 65 x 65 mm3 package.

X-Ray Camera Solutions X-Ray Camera Solutions

Raptor Photonics offers a series of camera platforms with either direct or indirect detection capabilities for use in X-Ray detection applications. The platforms can incorporate a variety of different sensors to enable photon detection ranging from VUV through hard X-Ray, which addresses both imaging and spectroscopy applications.

Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectral Sensor For Spectroscopy: NeoSpectra™ Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectral Sensor For Spectroscopy: NeoSpectra™

The NeoSpectra™ from Si-Ware Systems is a small, low-cost Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectral Sensor designed especially for use in quantifying, qualifying, or identifying materials in spectroscopy applications. This finely tuned sensor module is meant to create mobile devices that can instantly analyze a wide variety of materials including oil, gas, pharmaceuticals, food, and soil. By using this instrument, end-users have the ability to immediately quantify composition, determine any impurities, and define its quality within minutes and without the need for offsite lab verification.

Digital Linescan Camera: LineCAM12 Digital Linescan Camera: LineCAM12

The new LineCAM12 from Princeton Infrared Technologies is an InGaAs linescan camera designed to operate in the shortwave infrared (SWIR) and visible spectrum, from 0.4 to 1.7 µm. This camera utilizes a 1024 x 1 state of the art InGaAs linear array imager on 12.5μm pitch. It is currently available in a 250 mm tall pixel model for spectroscopy, and 12.5 mm square pixel model for machine vision applications.

PixelSensor™ Multispectral Sensor PixelSensor™ Multispectral Sensor

Multispectral photodiodes by PIXELTEQ benefit from a micro-patterned optical filter technology that shrinks spectral sensors into a 45.72 mm x 21.34 mm footprint. The new PixelSensor from PIXELTEQ is partnered with a new OEM electronics board, and offers a cost-effective alternative to traditional sensor technology. This device is designed for simple integration into customers’ analytical equipment, providing a faster time to market.

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SPECTROSCOPY NEWS

  • Fastest Attosecond Laser Spectroscopy Sees Electrons In Slow Motion
    Fastest Attosecond Laser Spectroscopy Sees Electrons In Slow Motion

    Researchers at ETH Zurich have generated the world's shortest X-ray laser pulse with a duration of only 43 attoseconds – fast enough to observe electrons in slow motion during chemical reactions.

  • Terahertz Spectroscopy Now Possible At The Nanoscale
    Terahertz Spectroscopy Now Possible At The Nanoscale

    Researchers at Brown University have developed a modified method of laser terahertz emission microscopy (LTEM) to image, for the first time, individual nanostructures of materials being analyzed.

  • Mid- And Near-IR Spectroscopy For Medical Diagnosis Project Develops New Range Of Diagnostic Tools
    Mid- And Near-IR Spectroscopy For Medical Diagnosis Project Develops New Range Of Diagnostic Tools

    G&H announces the FP7 project MINERVA has now been completed. MINERVA (MId- to NEaR infrared spectroscopy for improVed medical diAgnostics) was funded by the European Commission through its Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). Co-ordinated by Gooch & Housego, the project brought together thirteen partners from across Europe with the common objective of developing mid-infrared (mid-IR) technology based on supercontinuum sources (SCSs) to improve the early diagnosis of cancer.

  • Light-Trapping Sensor Improves Spectroscopy By Leaps And Bounds
    Light-Trapping Sensor Improves Spectroscopy By Leaps And Bounds

    A new light-trapping sensor fabricated by engineers at the University at Buffalo has been demonstrated to be capable of up to 1,000 times greater resolution than existing spectroscopy devices that detect minute amounts of substances.

  • New Imaging Technique Fast Enough To Watch Molecular Dynamics Involved In Neurodegenerative Diseases
    New Imaging Technique Fast Enough To Watch Molecular Dynamics Involved In Neurodegenerative Diseases

    Researchers have developed a fast and practical molecular-scale imaging technique that could let scientists view never-before-seen dynamics of biological processes involved in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis.

  • Xenics at Laser World of Photonics

    Xenics, Europe's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors, cameras and customized imaging solutions from the SWIR to the LWIR realm, comes to Laser World of Photonics 2017 with its latest developments.

  • NASA Readies World's First Spaceborne Sodium LIDAR System
    NASA Readies World's First Spaceborne Sodium LIDAR System

    Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center are developing the world's first space-based sodium LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) instrument to study the nature and dynamics of the mesosphere, the poorly understood middle layer of the Earth's atmosphere, which lies 40-100 miles above Earth’s surface and separates the planet from the vacuum of space.

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