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Upgraded Ocean FX spectrometer has higher acquisition speed

28 November 2017 | Product
by Ian Michael

Ocean Optics has upgraded the Ocean FX miniature spectrometer to offer an acquisition speed of up to 4500 scans per second, high-sensitivity CMOS detector performance and integration times down to 10 µs. With flexible features to manage saturation intensity, it is suitable for high-intensity LED and light source measurement, laser characterisation, spectral analysis of rapid events and plasma monitoring.

Depending on the performance of the operating system to which it is connected, Ocean FX can acquire up to 4500 scans per second. This is useful for capturing rapidly occurring modulation of light output, such as flicker in LEDs and other sources. The CMOS detector has a range of 200–1100 nm and its adjustable integration time ranges from 10 s to 10 µs. Users can operate the Ocean FX via Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi, USB and now SPI communication protocols. Ocean FX is available in versions optimised for the UV-Vis (200–850 nm), Vis-NIR (350–1000 nm) and extended (200–1025 nm) wavelength ranges. Enhanced-sensitivity, custom and OEM configurations are also available.