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 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...
NIR Spectroscopy Aids In The Diagnosis Of Neonatal Brain Injury An extensive set of spectroscopy-based methods have been developed over the past few years in order to facilitate more rapid and accurate detection and diagnosis of disease and injury. A British research group has recently designed and tested an NIRS system to assist in the diagnosis of neonatal brain injury. This new system measures the changes in tissue oxygenation and hemodynamics by estimating the changes in hemoglobin concentration. This...  Continue Reading...
More Raman Wavelengths, More Choices: The Utility Of Raman Spectroscopy Raman spectroscopy plays a huge part in the analysis of materials such as explosives in the field, pharmaceutical ingredients in the lab, and changes in genetic material, proteins, and lipids in clinical settings. Utilizing non-elastic scattering of laser light from a molecule to probe the molecular structure and create a vibrational transition in the sample, a molecular fingerprint is gradually built up. There are multiple wavelength analysis...  Continue Reading...
Raman Spectroscopy Of Pigmented Human Tissue In The Shortwave Infrared The researchers at Erasmus MC University Medical Center in the Netherlands have developed a method of Raman spectroscopy that will substantially further and accelerate the diagnosis of melanoma. This innovative method applies shortwave-infrared Raman spectroscopy at a wavelength above 1 µm to the examination of darkly pigmented human tissue, and it significantly subdues any spectral disturbances from fluorescence effects in the visible...  Continue Reading...
Low Frequency Raman Spectroscopy
Low Frequency Raman Spectroscopy The B&W Tek BAC102 series E-grade probe is able to access frequency modes as low as 65cm-1. Access to lower frequencies provides key information for applications involving protein characterization, polymorph detection and identification, and material phase and structure determination. This article discusses how the low frequency E-grade probe can be a valuable asset in many applications including studying semiconductor lattices, carbon...  Continue Reading...
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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.

Compact sCMOS Camera: pco.panda Compact sCMOS Camera: pco.panda

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

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.

IR-Enhanced CCD Image Sensors for Raman Spectroscopy IR-Enhanced CCD Image Sensors for Raman Spectroscopy

Hamamatsu’s S11500-1007 and S11510 series are back-thinned CCDs with improved NIR sensitivity, and they are ideal as detectors in Raman Spectroscopy. Our unique technology in laser processing was used to form a MEMS structure on the back side of the CCD. This improved the CCD’s sensitivity in the NIR region, which is particularly beneficial for detecting long-wavelength Raman emissions.

EMCCD Camera for Scientific Imaging and Spectroscopy EMCCD Camera for Scientific Imaging and Spectroscopy

Princeton Instrument’s ProEM-HS is an EMCCD camera that provides enhanced QE and fringe suppression when compared to standard back-illuminated sensors. Its 20 MHz speed and >60 fps EM mode makes it an ideal imaging solution for the capture of low light and fast kinetics, while a slow scan CCD mode with a very low readout noise lends itself well to precision photometry applications.

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  • Excelitas Technologies Introduces NIR-Optimized Single Photon Counting Module
    Excelitas Technologies Introduces NIR-Optimized Single Photon Counting Module

    Excelitas Technologies® recently introduced the SPCM-NIR, a Single Photon Counting Module specifically selected and performance-optimized for the near-infrared (NIR) wavelength spectrum. This NIR-spectrum enhanced device is designed to support long-range LIDAR, quantum communication and microscopy applications, as well as many others.

  • MIT's Low-Cost Microscope Images Micron-Sized Particles
    MIT's Low-Cost Microscope Images Micron-Sized Particles

    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have built a portable yet powerful microscope capable of chemically identifying individual micron-sized particles.

  • Airborne Mapping Spectroscopy At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    Airborne Mapping Spectroscopy At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    NASA's Airborne Visible / Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) work comes at a time when remote imaging technologies, more and more, are helping scientists understand the global distribution and major sources of air pollution. 

  • KATRIN Spectrometer Experiment Attempts To Measure Precise Mass Of Neutrinos
    KATRIN Spectrometer Experiment Attempts To Measure Precise Mass Of Neutrinos

    Physicists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany have switched on a 220-ton, 60 million euro ($66 million) apparatus that will attempt in the next five years to pin down the absolute mass of neutrinos – the so-called ghost particles of cosmology believed to hold vital clues to the origin and fate of the universe.

  • Tornado Spectral Systems’ Raman Spectroscopy System Gains CE Mark

    Tornado Spectral Systems Inc., a leading manufacturer of dispersive optical Raman spectrometers is pleased to announce that it has met all the legal requirements for the CE mark to its new HyperFlux PRO Plus Raman spectroscopy system, making it now available to customers in the European Economic Area.

  •  “Smart” Contact Lens Uses Optical Biosensing To Detect Glucose
    “Smart” Contact Lens Uses Optical Biosensing To Detect Glucose

    Scientists at the University of Houston (UH) have developed a new approach to glucose-sensing contact lenses by integrating an optical sensor. Though the correlation between glucose levels in tear samples and traditional blood samples is not yet established, the researchers said that their “smart” contact lens prototype demonstrates the versatility of their biosensing technology and a possible non-invasive alternative to existing glucose monitors.

  • Ultra-Compact Pulsed 1064 Nm Laser For Hand-Held LIBS
    Ultra-Compact Pulsed 1064 Nm Laser For Hand-Held LIBS

    Cobolt AB, Swedish manufacturer of high performance DPSS lasers, is proud to introduce the Cobolt Tor™ XS, a high performance Q-switched laser at 1064nm. The Cobolt Tor™ XS is designed for OEM integration into hand-held or portable instruments targeting LIBS applications.

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