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Spectrometer Comparison Guide

Not sure where to start when choosing a modular spectrometer? This chart compares our spectrometer models and key features. Specifications may vary according to spectrometer configuration. For further guidance, consult an Application Sales Engineer.

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Note: Our newest spectrometer - the Ocean SR2 - is not shown on this chart. Ocean SR2 configurations are available within the 185-1100 nm wavelength range.LightSpectrum_SpectrometerChart_NOSTS.jpg

  Ocean SR2 STS Flame Ocean FX
Key Features:

High-speed spectral  acquisition 

Superior signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)

Smallest of our spectrometers 

Attractive for integration and scalability

Low unit-to-unit variation

Thermal stability

Fast acquisition speed

Onboard spectral averaging and buffering

Options Available within this Wavelength Range: 185-1100 nm 650-1100 nm 200-1100 nm 200-1100 nm

Optical Resolution (FWHM): 

1.08 nm (w/25 micron slit) 1.0-6.0 nm 1.34 nm (typical) 1.33 nm (typical)
Preconfigured Models:

UV, Vis, NIR, UV-Vis, Vis-NIR

NIR

UV-Vis, Vis-NIR, Extended Range

UV-Vis, Vis-NIR

Custom Configurations: Yes - various slit width options Yes - various slit width options Yes Yes
Applications:

Low-concentration absorbance 

Molecular diagnostics

OEM integration

Plasma monitoring

 

 

General absorbance measurements

High intensity laser characterization

OEM integration

All-purpose lab use

Irradiance measurements

Life sciences measurements

High-speed process monitoring

Flicker in lighting

Reaction monitoring

Compatibility with Accessories: Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dimensions (mm): 89 x 63.5 x 31.3 40 x 42 x 24 89.1 x 63.3 x 34.4 88.9 x 63.5 x 52.4
Price:  $ $ $$ $$

 

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  HR4Pro Ocean HDX Maya2000 Pro QE Pro
Key Features:

High resolution

Thermal stability

Low stray light 

Excellent peak symmetry

High throughput and low stray light

Thermal stability

High sensitivity

Excellent UV response

High sensitivity

Great thermal stability w/TEC

Onboard spectral buffering

Options Available within this Wavelength Range: 190-1100 nm 200-1100 nm ~165-1100 nm 200-1100 nm

Optical Resolution (FWHM): 

~0.47-0.90 nm 0.70-1.10 nm (typical) ~0.18-1.5 nm
(typical)
1.6-7.7 nm
Preconfigured Models:

UV-Vis, Vis-NIR, Extended Range

UV-Vis, Vis-NIR, Extended Range, Raman

Deep UV

UV-Vis, Vis-NIR, Extended Range, Absorbance, Fluorescence, Raman

Custom Configurations: No – except slit width options No Yes Yes
Applications:

Industrial and integration applications

Laser characterization

Plasma monitoring

Low light level fluorescence and phosphorescence

High optical density absorbance

Plasma monitoring

Unified color measurements

Low light level analysis of biological samples

UV analysis of semiconductor gases

Fluorescence of biological samples

DNA sequencing

Raman analysis

Compatibility with Accessories: Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dimensions (mm): 148.6 x 104.8 x 45.1 88.9 x 63.5 x 52.4 148.6 x 109.2 x 49.3 182 x 110 x 47
Price:  $$ $$ $$$ $$$$

Note: Optical resolution (FWHM) varies by wavelength range and the size of the entrance aperture (slit width or optical fiber diameter). We define "typical" resolution as the best resolution possible over the broadest wavelength range. We recommend consulting an Application Engineer for guidance on the best approach for your application.

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  NIRQuest+ Flame-NIR+
Key Features:

Enhanced optical bench and aperture design

High SNR over a short integration period, ideal for samples moving quickly on a process line

Low power consumption

Replaceable slits

Minimal unit-to-unit variability

Options Available within this Wavelength Range: 950-2500 nm 970-1700 nm

Optical Resolution (FWHM): 

~3.1-7.6 nm  10.0 nm (typical)
Preconfigured Models:

900-1700 nm

900-2200 nm

900-2500 nm

Standard version

Custom Configurations: Yes No
Applications:

Moisture content for fruit sorting

Plastics recycling

Chemical concentration measurements

Identification of pharma ingredients

Monitoring of hydrocarbon extraction

Fat content in edible oils

Compatibility with Accessories: Yes Yes
Dimensions (mm): 182 x 110 x 47 89.1 x 63.3 x 31.9
Price:  $$$$ $$$

 

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