Affordable, high-resolution NIR spectrometer from Ocean Optics

Ocean Optics (Dunedin, FL) says its NIRQuest is the less costly, less complex alternative to FT-IR and comparable technologies for those who use near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy for research, process or diagnostics. NIRQuest builds on the modularity and small footprint of Ocean Optics' previous NIR products by adding improved grating options and sensitivity.

Ocean Optics (Dunedin, FL) says its NIRQuest is the less costly, less complex alternative to FT-IR and comparable technologies for those who use near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy for research, process or diagnostics. NIRQuest builds on the modularity and small footprint of Ocean Optics' previous NIR products by adding improved grating options and sensitivity.

NIRQuest delivers a high-performance optical bench with low-noise electronics and more grating options. It is a compact, plug-and-play spectrometer available in versions for 900-1700 nm, 900-2100 nm, and 900-2500 nm. A high-gain modeoption improves system sensitivity by a factor of five for low light-level applications and low-concentration absorbance measurements.

NIRQuest's modular design enables customization for a wide variety of applications in medical, pharmaceutical, environmental and commercial process. For instance, the product can be used for analysis of blood and tissue, bacterial detection in food and beverage production, and nitrogen content monitoring of plants and soils.

NIRQuest spectrometers have SMA 905 connectors and are fully compatible with Ocean Optics' line of fiber optic accessories, including optical fibers, cuvette holders, and probes.

Find more information about the three versions of NIRQuest on Ocean Optics' website. See also information on Ocean Optics' other spectrometers, including the stackable, modular and autonomous components that make up the flexible Jaz system, and the Maya 2000 and 2000 Pro of high-sensitivity back-thinned 2D FFT-CCD spectrometers for low light-level, UV-sensitive and other scientific applications.

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

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