Sensors

New Ultrafast Scan Rate Miniature Spectrometer for High Speed Applications!

07 November 2017

Ocean FX compact, high scan rate spectrometer with onbaord processing and excellent wired and wireless connectivity. Source: Ocean Optics.Ocean FX compact, high scan rate spectrometer with onbaord processing and excellent wired and wireless connectivity. Source: Ocean Optics.The Ocean FX® from Ocean Optics is a versatile spectrometer with acquisition speeds up to 4,500 scans per second, onboard averaging of up to 5,000 spectra for improved signal to ratio (SNR x:1 =290) and minimal data transfer time. Ocean FX is an excellent choice for high-speed process applications, measurement of fast events, and reaction monitoring!

The spectrometer has robust wire and wireless communications capabilities including simultaneous USB, SPI, Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity. An onboard buffer or spectral memory holds up to 50,000 spectra and allows time-stamping in order to preserve and document all your data points.

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. Standard and enhanced sensitivity Ocean FX preconfigured models are available in FX UV-Vis (200-850 nm), Vis-NIR (350-1000 nm) and extended (200-1025 nm) spectral ranges. The resolution of the Ocean FX spectrometer is 0.1 to 10 nm and a dynamic range of 5000. The Ocean FX utilizes a Hamamatsu CMOS detector.

The video simulates a process environment to demonstrate the rapid scan rate of the Ocean FX spectrometer.

With onboard processing and Ethernet communications, Ocean FX is ideal for at-line and in-line color measurements including:

  • RaOcean FX set up for absorbance measurements. Source: Ocean OpticsOcean FX set up for absorbance measurements. Source: Ocean Opticspid events measurements – flicker and fast color cycling LEDs
  • High-speed plastics recycling – filler, pigment and polymer compound determination
  • Biomedical device inspection
  • Product security & authenticity analysis - material spectral fingerprinting
  • Agricultural measurements and monitoring
  • Air & water quality analysis
  • Chemical reaction monitoring
  • Chemical analysis - absorbance, fluorescence
  • Rapid kinetics measurement
  • Fluorescence decay
  • Food & beverage processing, sorting and quality control - UV-Vis analysis
  • Health & life sciences
  • Medical diagnostics
  • Protein & nucleic acid analysis
  • Semiconductor wafer and thin film coating analysis


The Ocean Optics website has additional details on the Ocean FX spectrometer:

Ocean FX Product Sheet

Ocean FX Brochure

To contact the author of this article, email gary.kardys@ieeeglobalspec.com


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