Ocean Optics has introduced the Maya2000 series, a group of high-sensitivity, back-thinned, 2D FFT-CCD spectrometers. The Maya2000 and Maya2000 Pro were designed to offer good value and performance for applications not requiring long integration times. Well suited to low light-level, UV-sensitive applications, such as fluorescence, DNA sequencing and Raman analysis, the Maya2000 and the Maya2000 Pro offer greater than 90 per cent quantum efficiency, high dynamic range and excellent UV response.
Both spectrometers feature a USB 2.0 interface, low-noise electronics, 14 grating options and a detector collection lens option for enhanced signal collection. Fully programmable strobe signals allow for the selection of single or continuous strobes to suit application needs. The spectrometers are controlled by Ocean Optics’ completely modular, Java-based SpectraSuite software (Windows, Mac OS and Linux compatible). While the Maya2000 and Maya2000 Pro offer similar performance for most parameters, the Maya2000 has a slightly faster readout time while the Maya2000 Pro provides a better dynamic range and signal-to-noise ratio.