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Ocean Optics Spectrometers at a Glance

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Here’s an overview of Ocean Optics spectrometers, and a few tips to help you choose the best option for your application. Our Application Sales Engineers provide additional insight, and ecommerce offers convenience.

Having choices is great but can sometimes be overwhelming. Here are a few pointers to help you sort through Ocean Optics spectrometer options, plus tables summarizing several popular models.

Spectrometers Overview

Model/Family Wavelength Range Key Features  Applications 

NEW! Ocean SR Series
~185-1100 nm (setups available within this range depend on SR model and configuration)

Rapid acquisition and high SNR LED/laser characterization
SR2, SR4 and SR6 models Measurements requiring varying levels of rapid spectral acquisition, high SNR and great UV response
Software developers kit included Plasma monitoring, OEM integration
Ocean FX 200-1100 nm High-speed spectral acquisition Flicker in lighting
Onboard spectral averaging and buffering High-speed process monitoring
Reaction monitoring
NEW! Ocean ST Preconfigured options for the UV (185-650 nm), Vis (350-810 nm) and NIR (645-1085 nm) Compact size and light weight

Laser characterization

Color measurements

Ideal for integration and scalability Low-concentration absorbance


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Quick Tips

1. Help is available. For a personal consultation, reach out to a Sales Engineer via chat, email or phone. Also, we offer technical information and FAQs in the Support and Technical Hub sections of our website.

2. Understand the terminology. We refer to our spectrometers preconfigured, meaning we've created various models with the grating and slit width preselected. So, you still have multiple options, but there's less itemization of spectrometer components necessary.

3. Spectrometer specifications are readily available. Each spectrometer page comprises a description, available models, specifications and, where applicable, supporting materials including application notes, product sheets, manuals and mechanical drawings. 

Model/Family Wavelength Range Key Features Applications 
NEW! Ocean HR Series ~200-1100 nm (configurations available within this range) High resolution (<1.0 nm FWHM) Plasma monitoring
HR2, HR4 and HR6 models High resolution measurements requiring varying levels of acquisition speed, low stray light and good thermal stability
Low stray light Protein concentration measurements and pharmaceuticals characterization
Thermal stability Semiconductor and industrial monitoring 
Maya2000 Pro 165-1100  nm Excellent UV response Differential optical absorption spectroscopy
High sensitivity Low light-level analysis of biological samples
UV analysis of gases, plasmas
Ocean HDX 200-1100 nm High throughput with low stray light High OD absorbance
Peak symmetry Low light-level applications
Thermal stability Unified color measurement
QE Pro 200-1100 nm High sensitivity DNA sequencing
Onboard spectral buffering Fluorescence of biologicals
Thermal stability w/TEC Raman analysis
Model/Family Wavelength Range Key Features Applications 
NIRQuest+ 900-2500 nm Enhanced design for lower LOD Differential optical absorption spectroscopy
High sensitivity Chemical concentration
Moisture content in foods
Thermal stability to -20 °C Plastics recycling
Model/Family Wavelength Range Key Features Applications 
Ocean HDX-Raman 150 cm-1 - 3400 cm-1 Accessible pricing Authentication applications
Configured for 785 nm Raman Polymer characterization
Selection of 25 µm or 50  µm slits Teaching lab use
QE Pro-Raman+ 0 cm-1 - 4000 cm-1 Configured for 532 nm, 638 nm or 785 nm Raman analysis

Analysis of pharmaceuticals

High sensitivity Identification of illicit drugs
Thermal stability over long integration times SERS applications

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