FX spectrometer offers higher acquisition speed for light measurement
22 Dec 2017
The Ocean FX spectrometer now offers acquisition speeds of up to 4,500 scans per second, alongside high-sensitivity CMOS detector performance and integration times as low as 10 μs.
Ocean Optics, a company grounded in the possibilities offered by new optical measurement technologies, have upgraded their Ocean FX miniature spectrometer.
Depending on the performance of the operating system to which it is connected, improved specifications mean that the Ocean FX spectrometer can now offer acquisition speeds of up to 4,500 scans per second.
This means the Ocean FX can collect more spectral information over shorter periods of time, giving better results and allowing the capture of rapidly occurring modulation of light output, such as flicker in LEDs and similar sources. Plus, the powerful onboard processor that holds up to 50,000 spectra in its memory the Ocean FX spectrometer can perform averaging of up to 5,000 spectra, significantly speeding up transfer times and reducing bandwidth requirements.
A high-sensitivity CMOS detector anchors the Ocean FX spectrometer. It is responsive from 200-1,100 nm and to account for varying light intensity, its adjustable integration time ranges from 10 seconds down to 10 μs. This allows the Ocean FX to integrate over much briefer periods – microseconds instead of milliseconds, which avoids detector saturation.
Operators can use the Ocean FX via Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi, USB or SPI communication protocols making it highly suitable for high-intensity LED and light source measurement, laser characterisation, spectral analysis of rapid events and plasma monitoring.