Avantes has released a beam splitter, which gives the possibility of combining two light signals into one spectrometer, or to split a light signal into two spectrometers with the option to switch between channels automatically.
The beam splitter/combiner gives a flexible option for using dual light sources or spectrometers. The small size of the beam splitter allows it to mount directly to the front of any AvaSpec spectrometer or AvaLight light source, eliminating the fibre interface. Another advantage is that existing systems can be upgraded easily to a two-channel system. Being highly adaptable, the beam splitter enables easy measurement of two different applications at the same time (for example, a fluorescence and an absorption measurement).
Common uses for the beam splitter include dual point measurements, in-line process control, water quality, light measurements, absorbance and fluorescence.