Barcelona-based Radiantis, a specialist manufacturer of advanced frequency conversion systems for laser tuning and laser diagnosis instrumentation, recently launched the SeaWave, an impressively compact and rugged IR spectrometer. The product, which was the company's star performer at CLEO:2014 in California earlier this year, was specifically developed to deliver both speed (>1000 spectra/second) and convenience in the measurement of spectra across the 900 – 1700 nm range, without compromising on performance and reliability.
The SeaWave caused more than a few ripples of interest, if you’ll excuse the tenuous pun, when it was unveiled at the conference in San Jose. Particularly from representatives of the scientific, industrial, medical and food sectors who commented not only on its unique compactness, but also on its compatibility with CW, pulsed and ultrafast laser systems.
This is a high-performance instrument offering excellent resolution (3 nm, (FWHM)) and low optical loss across a broad spectral detection range in the near-IR (900 – 1700 nm). SeaWave IR has been designed for maximum compactness, demonstrating the smallest foot-print for its kind in the market today. It can be configured with other input and grating options for specific wavelength ranges and applications. Full spectral calibration of the spectrometer is performed prior to delivery.
The device includes a highly sensitive InGaAs linear image sensor and high performance 16-bit DAC capable of high speed acquisition. Data is passed to a PC via a USB 2.0 Hi-speed connection. It is also powered by the USB connection, so no external power supplier is required.
A user-friendly software package and software drivers are included with the system. The drivers use a simple but effective software architecture for maximum ease of use and speed of integration into OEM applications.
From an engineering perspective, it boasts not only the smallest footprint in the market for its class, but no moving parts. Which is a good thing when it comes to its reliability for use in OEM and scientific applications.
SeaWave IR is an ideal tool for many applications in the pharmaceutical, petrochemical and food industries where a compact and reliable spectrometer with good resolution is required. It can also be used for laser characterisation purposes in the scientific sector.
All in all, a practical spectrometer which can be used in a broad range of applications in both OEM and scientific applications that can also be customised to meet the needs of specific applications, with higher resolution values across shorter detection ranges.
Oh, and you can get it in purple. Which is nice.