Ocean Insight Modular Spectrometers

  • Ocean Insight: Special Offer on Preconfigured HR Series Spectrometers

    Ocean Insight: Special Offer on Preconfigured HR Series Spectrometers

    Ocean Insight HR spectrometers are small-footprint, high-resolution spectrometers for applications such as wavelength characterization of lasers and LEDs, monitoring of gases and monochromatic light sources, and determination of elemental atomic emission lines. Depending on spectrometer configuration, optical resolution <0.1 nm (FWHM) is possible. New HR4Pro preconfigured spectrometers are compact, high-resolution options distinguished by low stray light performance and great thermal stability for applications in lab, field and process environments. With a robust optical bench design and optimized components, the HR4Pro provides up to 10x improvement in thermal stability compared with similar small-bench spectrometers. Models are available for UV-Vis (200-875 nm), Vis-NIR (350-1025 nm) and extended-range (200-1100 nm) measurements.

  • Ocean Insight Special Offer: 15% Discount on Compact NanoQuest Spectral Sensor

    Ocean Insight Special Offer: 15% Discount on Compact NanoQuest Spectral Sensor

    For a limited time, enjoy a 15% discount on the NanoQuest spectral sensor. NanoQuest is a compact FT-IR device for qualification and quantification of materials from 1350-2500 nm. Its performance is comparable to laboratory spectrometers, but at dramatically smaller size and lower cost.

    NanoQuest is based on Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) technology, which is often favored in laboratory spectrometers because it collects spectral data over a wide range. The sensor’s patented micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology allows for a continuous-wave Michelson interferometer to be created monolithically on a MEMS chip. This enables detection of all wavelengths simultaneously, and mitigates the effects of motion on sensor stability.

    From now through March 26, 2021, purchase a NanoQuest spectral sensor at a 15% discount on standard pricing. Your NanoQuest (item NANOQ-2.5) purchase includes a model-specific 400 µm optical fiber and spectroscopy software.

    NanoQuest is small enough to fit in your hand, is a fraction of the cost of similar instruments (and even more affordable with the discount), and is ideal for applications including soil and agricultural analysis, product identification and authentication, and materials qualification.

    Applications note: Identifying Textiles with Extended-range FT-NIR Spectroscopy

    Advantages

    • Covers wider spectral range (1350-2500 nm), at lower cost, than other shortwave IR instrumentation
    • Ultra-compact size (smaller than a deck of playing cards) frees up bench space and makes scalability simpler
    • User-selectable optical resolution (8 nm or 16 nm FWHM) and scan rate provide experiment flexibility
    • Versatile setup options enable absorbance/transmission or reflectance measurements
    • Wider range and lower cost make access to shortwave IR measurements more manageable for a greater number of researchers

    Example Applications

    • Authentication – identification of counterfeit textiles, polymers
    • Biomedical and Life Sciences – analysis of bodily fluids, hair samples
    • Food and Agriculture – soybean screening; measurement of sugar content in cereals; raw milk analysis; monitoring nutrients in soil, feed and leaves
  • Ocean Insight: Spectroscopy for Viral Detection

    Ocean Insight: Spectroscopy for Viral Detection

    In this overview, we explore the optical sensing tools and techniques available from Ocean Insight for virus detection. Our focus? Rapid testing and screening for viruses including COVID-19.

    No matter what type of fight is being fought, one of the first items to assess is the arsenal of tools at one’s disposal. Thanks to COVID-19, 2020 has placed us all in a unique fight, not against a physical army or intangible idea, but against a novel virus that attacks people of all nations, especially our most vulnerable citizens. But we have multiple avenues to fight back, including:

  • Ocean Insight NIRQuest+ Near Infrared Spectrometer: Expert insights and case studies

    Ocean Insight NIRQuest+ Near Infrared Spectrometer: Expert insights and case studies

    In these videos and podcasts, Ocean Insight’s Yvette Mattley reviews key features of the new NIRQuest+ spectrometer.

    “We are seeing a 2.5x increase in sensitivity into the bench,” explains Mattley of the NIRQuest+ performance improvement. “And the best way to get more accurate results is to get more light into the system.”

    Watch the video here:

    Listen to the podcast here:

    The Applied Spectral Knowledge podcast by Ocean Insight

    More information on the Ocean Insight NIRQuest+ spectrometer available here

     

     

  • Ocean Insight Nanoquest NIR Spectrometer

    Ocean Insight Nanoquest NIR Spectrometer

    Ocean Insight are pleased to announce the release of the Nanoquest NIR Spectrometer.

    NanoQuest is based on Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) technology, which is often favored in laboratory spectrometers because it collects spectral data over a wide range. The sensor’s patented micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology allows for a continuous-wave Michelson interferometer to be created monolithically on a MEMS chip. This enables detection of all wavelengths simultaneously, and mitigates the effects of motion on sensor stability.

    Overview

    • Covers wider spectral range (1350-2500 nm), at lower cost, than other shortwave IR instrumentation
    • Ultra-compact size (smaller than a deck of playing cards) frees up bench space and makes scalability simpler
    • User-selectable optical resolution (8 nm or 16 nm FWHM) and scan rate provide experiment flexibility
    • Versatile setup options enable absorbance/transmission or reflectance measurements
    • Wider range and lower cost make access to shortwave IR measurements more manageable for a greater number of researchers
    • NANOQ-FIBER-400-VIS-NIR is included when you order the NanoQuest
  • Ocean Insight Flame-NIR Spectrometer

    Ocean Insight Flame-NIR Spectrometer

    Combining the small size of the Flame optical bench with a new uncooled InGaAs detector, the Ocean Insight  Flame-NIR opens a new frontier in NIR spectroscopy. Without thermoelectric cooling, the Flame-NIR’s power consumption needs are ultra-low and make the Flame-NIR ideal for integration into handheld and portable systems.

    The Flame-NIR benefits from all the advantages of the Flame product line, including interchangeable slits and low unit to unit variability. The Flame-NIR is an ideal choice for many NIR applications including moisture measurement, grain and feed quality, measurement of fats and oils and pharmaceutical ingredients blending.

  • New from Ocean Insight: Ocean MZ5 ATR-MIR Spectrometer Rapid, Accurate Mid-Infrared Analysis

    New from Ocean Insight: Ocean MZ5 ATR-MIR Spectrometer Rapid, Accurate Mid-Infrared Analysis

    The Ocean Insight Ocean MZ5 is a miniature ATR spectrometer with measurement capabilities from 1818-909 cm-1  (5.5-11 µm). This fully self-contained instrument — including sample interface, light sources and detector — provides a compact, fast and scalable alternative to traditional FTIR spectroscopy. Applications include chemical discrimination, food and flavorings analysis, environmental testing and scientific research.

    Ocean MZ5 is ready to go out of the box and does not require any external equipment such as light sources or fibers. Ocean Mirror, the software that comes with the system, is designed for measuring absorbance and transmittance of liquids placed on the instrument’s crystal surface.

  • Ocean Insight Ocean HDX. The New Spectrometer for High Quality Results.

    Ocean Insight Ocean HDX. The New Spectrometer for High Quality Results.

    Large-bench Optical Performance in a Compact Bench

    Make the newest spectrometer part of your recipe for success. Ocean Insight Ocean HDX is anchored by High Definition Optics for high throughput, low stray light and great thermal stability. Its X-Platform Electronics include powerful onboard processing and communications including Gigabit Ethernet, SPI and Wi-Fi. The Ocean HDX is compact, robust and ideal for integrated, industrial and research applications. 

  • Ocean FX Spectrometers for High Speed Acquisition

    Ocean FX Spectrometers for High Speed Acquisition

    Capture up to 3,000 Scans per Second

    The newest Ocean Insight spectrometer, Ocean FX, is distinguished by features such as a high-sensitivity CMOS detector, onboard spectral buffering and Ethernet communications. But perhaps most exciting is the spectrometer’s remarkable acquisition speed – up to 3,000 scans per second, depending on the performance of its operating software and  the operating system and computer to which it is connected.

  • New improvements to the Ocean Insight NIRQuest: A Small-footprint Spectrometer for Near-Infrared Measurements

    New improvements to the Ocean Insight NIRQuest: A Small-footprint Spectrometer for Near-Infrared Measurements

    The Ocean Insight NIRQuest is a versatile NIR spectrometer for applications ranging from moisture detection and chemical analysis to high-resolution laser and optical fiber characterization. NIRQuest spectrometers cover the wavelength range from 900-2500 nm. This year 2016 Coean Optics have refreshed the NIRQuest with a new replaceable slit design, and an optional internal shutter.

  • Flame: Next Generation Miniature Spectrometer from Ocean Insight

    Flame: Next Generation Miniature Spectrometer from Ocean Insight

    Flame builds on 20 years of expertise from the producers of the first miniature spectrometer

    Ocean Insight has launched Flame, a spectrometer line that combines decades of miniature spectrometer design expertise with industry-leading manufacturing techniques. The Flame spectrometer delivers high thermal stability and low unit to unit variation without compromising the flexibility and configurability that are the hallmark of modular, miniature spectrometers. Features such as interchangeable slits, indicator LEDs and simpler device connectors provide great flexibility for a wide range of UV-Vis applications including OEM integration and lab, industrial and field use.

    The Flame is fully configurable across the 190-1100 nm wavelength range for use in absorbance, transmission, reflectance, irradiance and color applications. Spectrometers come preconfigured or custom configured, with interchangeable slits that enable users to adjust resolution and throughput on demand. For example, the user can reconfigure the same spectrometer from high resolution for absorbance to high throughput for fluorescence in seconds. To further increase measurement power, the Flame works seamlessly with the Ocean Insight range of light sources, optical fibers, sampling accessories and software.

  • Ocean Insight STS Microspectrometer

    Ocean Insight STS Microspectrometer

    The new Ocean Insight STS Microspectrometer is a remarkably small CMOS-based unit that is less than 50 mm square and weighs just over 2 ounces. This ultra-compact spectrometer is ideal for OEM devices and provides full spectral analysis with low stray light and high signal-to-noise ratio. STS boasts optical resolution of ~1.5 nm (FWHM) and is particularly suited for high-intensity applications such as LED characterization and absorbance/transmission measurements. STS meets or exceeds optical resolution, stability, sensitivity and other performance criteria associated with larger, more expensive spectrometers. Plus, its built-in shutter makes taking dark measurements more convenient. STS is available with a 25 cm fiber that has a 400 µm core diameter and can be configured with a 25 µm or 100 µm slit. Choose STS-VIS for 350-800 nm wavelengths or STS-NIR for 650-1100 nm.

  • Ocean Insight Maya2000 Pro (Custom) High Sensitivity Spectrometer

    Ocean Insight Maya2000 Pro (Custom) High Sensitivity Spectrometer

    Ocean Insight Maya2000 Pro Spectrometers offer high sensitivity in configurations that cover a range of ~165-1100 nm. They are perfect for deep-UV (vacuum UV), UV-Vis and Vis-NIR measurements.

    At the heart of each Maya2000 Pro spectrometer is a back-thinned 2D FFT-CCD detector in a robust, configurable optical bench with low-noise electronics. Choose from a wide range of accessories and bench options to optimize your system. Our Application Sales Engineers will help you select the correct configuration for your measurement.

  • Ocean Insight  HR2000+ High-resolution Spectrometer

    Ocean Insight HR2000+ High-resolution Spectrometer

    The HR2000+ Spectrometer integrates a high-resolution optical bench, a powerful 2-MHz analog-to-digital (A/D) converter, programmable electronics, a 2048-element CCD-array detector, and a high-speed USB 2.0 port. This innovative combination produces and extremely fast spectrometer and provides resolution to 0.035 nm (FWHM). The HR2000+ allows users to capture and store a full spectrum into memory every millisecond (that's 1,000 full spectra every second) when the spectrometer is interfaced to a computer via a USB 2.0 port. The HR2000+ is perfect for chemical, biochemical and other applications where fast reactions need to be monitored and fine spectral features need to be resolved.

  • Ocean Insight USB2000+ Miniature Fiber Optic Spectrometer

    Ocean Insight USB2000+ Miniature Fiber Optic Spectrometer

    The USB2000+ Miniature Fiber Optic Spectrometer is a unique combination of technologies a powerful 2-MHz analog-to-digital (A/D) converter, programmable electronics, a 2048-element CCD-array detector, and a high-speed USB 2.0 port. This innovative combination produces our fastest spectrometer yet and provides resolution to 0.35 nm (FWHM). The USB2000+ allows users to capture and store a full spectrum into memory every millisecond (that's 1,000 full spectra every second) when the spectrometer is interfaced to a computer via a USB 2.0 port. The USB2000+ is perfect for chemical, biochemical and other applications where fast reactions need to be monitored.