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Super-Fast Spectrometer (Ocean FX)

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Super-fast spectrometer with acquisition speed and enhanced communications

The Ocean FX is a versatile and fast spectrometer with acquisition speed up to 4,500 scans per second, onboard processing for improved SNR and reduced data transfer time, and robust communications via USB, SPI, Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi. Ocean FX is an excellent choice for high-speed process applications, measurement of fast events, and reaction monitoring.

This super-fast spectrometer (Ocean FX) is available in application-ready, custom and OEM spectrometer configurations. The spectrometer can be integrated into other devices as a component, subassembly or turnkey solution.

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  • High-sensitivity CMOS detector
  • Fast  acquisition : 4,500 spectra per second
  • Buffering and timestamping : 50,000 spectra
  • Onboard averaging: 5,000 spectra
  • Easy connection to other devices
  • Operates via Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi, SPI and USB
  • Food and agriculture
  • Food sorting and processing
  • Protein fluorescence kinetics
  • Other kinetics monitoring applications
  • Biomedical sciences
  • Laser characterization
  • Absorbance measurements
  • Rapid events measurements
  • Flicker and fast color cycling in LEDs
  • LED measurement
  • Security and authenticity
  • Environnemental monitoring
  • Cavity-ringdown spectroscopy
  • Color measurement in industrial settings
  • Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy
  • Process monitoring and control
  • Thin film thickness measurements
Spectral response range200-1100 nm (configurable within this range)
Optical resolutionDepends on configuration; 0.8 nm (FWHM)
Signal-to-noise ratio (single scan)290:1
Dynamic range (single scan)5000:1
Integration time10 μs-10 seconds
Scan rate (maximum)4,500 scans/second
Onboard averagingUp to 5,000 spectra
Thermal stability0.11 pixels/°C
Entrance slit5, 10, 25, 50, 100 or 200 µm width options
Input fiber connectorSMA 905 or FC
Buffer depth50,000 spectra
Preconfigured modelsUV-Vis (200-850 nm),
Vis-NIR (350-1000 nm)
extended-range (200-1025 nm)
with enhanced sensitivity versions of each available
FeaturesBenefitsSample applications
Hamamatsu S11639 CMOS detectorResponsive from 200-1100 nm,Biomedical applications (e.g., DNA absorbance)
with great sensitivity in the UV and NIRUV gas analysis
Fast acquisition speedAcquire and process more spectral data inFood sorting and processing
less time for faster, more reliable answers;Kinetics measurements
Onboard averagingOnboard averaging increases SNR and reducesLaser characterization
cumulative data transfer timesHigh-intensity plasma measurement
Measurements from transient events
Testing and QC in production environments
Buffering and timestampingOnboard buffer holds up to 50,000 spectraChemical kinetics such as enzyme reactions in cells
so you don’t miss a single data pointReaction kinetics for drug development
during measurements
Versatile communications moduleOperates via Gigabit Ethernet,Remote monitoring
Wi-Fi, SPI and USBPortable instrumentation
Process applications
OEM product development

Acquisition speed depends on the performance of its operating software and the operating system and computer to which it is connected.

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