The 20/20 Perfect Vision microspectrophotometer now includes Raman microspectroscopy capabilities.
Users of the 20/20 PV now have the ability to acquire Raman spectra, with lasers from the blue to the near infrared, in addition to UV-visible-NIR absorbance, reflectance, fluorescence and emission microspectra.
The 20/20 PV is able to acquire all these spectra from the same area because it features CRAIC Technologies proprietary optical aperturing technology.
Additionally, the 20/20 PV features the ability to acquire images of these same microscopic samples in the UV, visible and NIR regions.
The applications for such a multi-purpose instrument, according to the company, are numerous.
For example, the 20/20 PV is used to develop the latest advanced materials, such as nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes, to studying various types of biological samples, including vision research, to the analysis of forensic samples and the measurement of thin film thickness in the semiconductor and optics industries.
The system includes:
UV-visible-NIR light sources solid state lasers
True UV-visible-NIR microscopy
Sensitive UV-visible-NIR range spectrometers
MINERVA spectral software
Raman microspectroscopy is added with the Apollo Raman microspectroscopy packages. Each Apollo is a self contained package including laser, spectrometer and hardware and multiple Apollo(tm) units with different lasers may be combined on the 20/20 PV.