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Shining a Light on Photons

  • Laser & Photonics
  • Absorbance
Abstract photo of a photon shape.

From their creation as particles to their journey through Ocean Optics spectrometers, photons travel a well-ordered path to becoming spectra. Explore what photons are up to inside our spectrometers.

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