Fibre Optic Spectrometers
Optical spectroscopy is a technique for measuring light intensity in the UV, VIS, NIR and IR region, and a spectrometer is typically the device used to do this. Spectroscopic measurements are being used in many different applications, such as colour measurement, concentration determination of chemical components or electromagnetic radiation analysis to name just a few. Traditionally, it was typically necessary to take a sample of what ever medium you wanted to measure and measure it with a spectrometer in the lab. These days, progress in optical fibre technologies has revolutonised the spectroscopy business, and their use allow us to go right to the object being measured. Devices that make use of this technology are firstly spectrometers, but more specifically, they're fibre optic spectrometers. Using this technique enables a truly unlimited number of applications in both the lab and field, with new applications being discovered everyday. For more elaborate and typical application information and setups, please click on the Applications link in upper menu bar.
Our spectrometers can be divided into four main types, named individually in order to try to simplify the selection process. They are....
AvaSpec StarLine (Standard)
The AvaSpec StarLine family of instruments is comprised of high performance spectrometers which exceed the demands of most general spectroscopy applications. The StarLine includes high speed instruments for process control (AvaSpec-128 and AvaSpec-FAST-series), high resolution instruments for demanding measurements such as atomic emission (AvaSpec-ULS3648) and versatile instruments for common applications such as irradiance and absorbance chemistry (AvaSpec-ULS2048 & AvaSpec-ULS2048L).
AvaSpec SensLine (Premium/Lab Grade)
The AvaSpec SensLine family of products is Avantes response to customers who require higher performance for really demanding spectroscopy applications such as fluorescence, luminescence and Raman. The AvaSpec SensLine product line includes five high sensitivity, low noise spectrometers. Three of the instruments are based on back-thinned detector technology, of which two feature high performance thermo-electrically cooled detectors.
AvaSpec NIRLine (Near Infra-red)
The AvaSpec NIRLine instruments are high performance, near-infrared spectrometers that are optimised for the demands of measuring long wavelengths. This line provides leading edge performance for dispersive NIR instruments with toroidal focusing mirrors and dynamic dark correction for enhanced stability.
AvaSpec CompactLine (Ultra Small footprint)
CompactLine spectrometers are miniature spectroscopy redefined. These devices offer wide wavelength ranges, good resolution all contained in a tiny package, typically around the size of a deck of cards but can be as small as a matchbox! The new generation AvaSpec-Mini is definitely one of the smallest spectrometers at the market today.