Ocean Optics has introduced the QE65000, a highly-sensitive modular spectrometer, available through BFI Optilas. The QE65000 can achieve up to 90 per cent quantum efficiency with high signal-to-noise and rapid signal processing speed. The modular QE65000 features an SMA 905 connector and accepts light transmitted through an optical fibre. This flexibility enables users to make Raman measurements using their own laser and probe configuration. The user can optimise the spectrometer’s range and resolution by selecting from Ocean Optics’ 14 gratings and seven entrance slit options.

The spectrometer's operating parameters can be controlled through software. The QE65000’s high-speed electronics have been designed for considerable flexibility in connecting to various modules and external interfaces through USB 2.0 (backwards compatible to USB 1.1) or RS-232 communications. It is ideal for Raman analysis and other low-light level applications such as fluorescence, DNA sequencing, thin film reflectivity and astronomy.