Raman imaging spectrographs from SPECIM

Spectral Imaging Ltd.'s (SPECIM, Oulu, Finland) ImSpector Enhanced high-resolution imaging Raman spectrographs promise high light throughput, distortion free performance, and polarization-free optical design--along with a small device footprint, good image quality, and high spectral resolution.

In combination with a sensitive CCD camera, optimized objective lens, and required excitation line-laser, the spectrographs enable true imaging Raman measurement systems. The spectrographs are available for several standard wavelength ranges from 500 nm to 1000 nm for use with different types of excitation lasers.

For further information see SPECIM'S website.


original news release from SPECIM

For immediate release


Oulu, Finland ∙ May 8th, 2009

SPECIM, Spectral Imaging Ltd., the world-leading manufacturer of hyperspectral imaging components and systems, responds to continuous market requests by extending its ImSpector Enhanced series of imaging spectrographs with high resolution imaging Raman spectrographs.

The drive for the development of the Raman imaging spectrograph came from the need for combining high light throughput, distortion free performance, and polarization free optical design. All these main requirements together with small footprint of the device, good image quality, and high spectral resolution were possible to achieve with fully transmissive optical design used in the SPECIM ImSpector series of imaging spectrographs. By combining the Raman ImSpector with a sensitive CCD camera, optimised objective lens, and required excitation line-laser, SPECIM customers are finally able to construct a truly imaging Raman measurement system. The imaging Raman spectrographs are available for several standard wavelength ranges from 500 nm up to 1000 nm for use with different types of excitation lasers.

The outstanding performance-to-cost ratio has made SPECIM's ImSpector products the market leading series of Hyperspectral imaging spectrographs for both industrial OEM customers and scientists who integrate their own Hyperspectral imaging solutions. ImSpector imaging spectrograph is a component that can be integrated with an area monochrome camera to form a complete spectral imaging device that captures line images of a target and disperses each line image pixel into spectrum. Consequently, ImSpector allows diverse opportunities to analyse accurately the spatial distribution of target properties based on its spectral features.

Fore further information, SPECIM welcomes you to visit the booth no. B1.621 at the LASER World of Photonics exhibition in Munich, Germany where the new Raman imaging spectrographs will be displayed. Alternatively, please contact SPECIM, Spectral Imaging Ltd., tel: +358 10 4244 400, fax: +358 8 388 580, email: info@specim.fi.

About SPECIM, Spectral Imaging Ltd:

SPECIM is a world leading company for hyperspectral imaging instrumentation covering the electromagnetic spectrum all the way from UV through VNIR and SWIR up to LWIR region.

SPECIM provides ImSpector imaging spectrographs, Spectral Cameras and full hyperspectral imaging solutions to a rapidly expanding number of industrial OEM customers and research organizations around the world. SPECIM's SISU family provides turnkey Chemical Imaging solutions for pharmaceutical, food and agriculture, and mining industries. SPECIM's AISA family of airborne hyperspectral sensors provides market leading solutions for remote sensing, from small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems to full featured commercial, research and defense instruments.

SPECIM's hyperspectral products are known for the highest performance, accuracy and cost-effectiveness. They are increasingly used in a wide range of applications such as non-contact precision color measurement, process analytical technology (PAT), biological and geological sciences, oil and gas exploration, chemical imaging, as well as airborne and terrestrial defense and security applications.

Posted by Barbara G. Goode, barbarag@pennwell.com, for BioOptics World.

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