Edmund - IR Spectroscopy
Using IR Spectroscopy For Counterfeit Drug Detection
Spectroscopy technology using diamond-turned mirrors, beamsplitters, and other optical components is especially helpful for the detection of harmful chemical compounds that may be found in counterfeit opioids and other pharmaceutical drugs.  Continue Reading..
HUBNER - Brillouin Light Scattering
Narrow Linewidth Lasers For Brillouin Light Scattering Spectroscopy
As magnetic materials gain increased importance for information technology, Brillouin light scattering spectroscopy (BLS) is the perfect technique to investigate the magnetic properties of such materials.  Continue Reading..
Avantes WP
Improving The Future Of Smart Agriculture With Spectroscopy
Climate change and population expansion have a direct impact on agriculture, which has lead to an increased number of people needing to be fed. However, due to changing weather patterns causing complete crops to fail, farms are forced to produce more with less.  Continue Reading..
XUV, Soft X-Ray, And EUV Spectroscopy
McPherson Instruments designs precision analytical tools that help scientists and researchers to investigate molecular and atomic spectra from the infrared into the soft x-ray and short ultraviolet wavelength regions.   Continue Reading..
Iridian Spectral Technologies
Wavelength Budgeting For Optical Filters
Considerations when specifying transition pass bands, blocking bands, and transition widths include filter manufacturing tolerances, thermal tolerances, and source/detector variations. These factors must be taken into account properly and completely to achieve optimal spectral performance.  Continue Reading..


OCI-1000 series VIS-NIR hyperspectral imaging cameras are extremely compact, light, and rugged. They cover visible – near-infrared (VIS - NIR) spectral range from 470 – 1000 nm.

The OPAL-Luxe is a compact, multi-channel spectrometer capable of simultaneous multi-wavelength spectral measurements over a wide wavelength range with extremely high dynamic range, and is particularly effective when strong and weak signals are present simultaneously.

The innovative Optran® UV NSS is a solarization-resistant optical fiber with a hermetic carbon layer ideal for spectroscopy, medical diagnostics, and laser delivery systems.

Raptor offers a full suite of cameras and detectors suitable for Raman and HSI applications, including a choice of CCD and InGaAs sensors in various resolutions and pixel pitches, optimized for specific wavelengths, with cooling options.

Opto Diode presents a new two-stage, cooled, lead selenide (PbSe) detector that operates in the mid-infrared (IR) spectral region with peak sensitivity between 4.3 and 4.5µm. The cooler on the BXT2S-28T allows the detector element to operate as low as -45 °C to maximize detectivity (D*).

The IR Detectors (B Series) from Opto Diode are high-performance lead selenide (PbSe) single-channel, cooled, and uncooled devices. Applications for these detectors include gas analysis, emissions monitoring, spectroscopy, thermal imaging, defense, security, and process control systems. 

G&H offers a range of distributed feedback lasers (DFB) that provide smooth, tunable wavelength control and the narrow spectral width required for precise fiber optics. Applications for these products include spectroscopy and fiber optic communications.

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.


  • Biophotonics, when applied to medical imaging or robotic surgery, significantly advances healthcare by offering a multifaceted approach to diagnosis, treatment, and surgery while improving patient care and outcomes.

  • The history of photonics began in 1960 with the invention of the laser. Two years later the first laser echoes reflected off the moon. Thus began the field of space photonics, enhancing on-board data handling, high-resolution measurement systems, processing units, and more.

  • ​Spectroscopy has played a part in several recent discoveries over the past couple of months, from discovering new, exotic states of matter to revealing the invisible. Let’s take a look at seven of these breakthroughs that are in the news.

  • Spectroscopy began when Isaac Newton split light with a prism and today is used in countless ways in medicine, physics, chemistry, and astronomy. Here, we look at Raman spectroscopy and how it is being used in new and unique ways.

  • Hamamatsu Corporation has succeeded in developing a new spectrometer having an extremely high dynamic range * of 2,500,000 to 1 in the spectral range from 200 nm to 900 nm that allows simultaneous measurement of both strong and weak signals.