Horiba Jobin Yvon has introduced two new fast Raman scanning technologies: Swift and DuoScan. Swift provides per pixel measurement times as fast as 7ms. A 50,000-pixel spectrum image can be obtained in six minutes. The product can be used with a choice of different detectors and uses either standard motorised mapping stages or piezo stages for when very small step sizes are required.
DuoScan enables the image pixel size to be chosen to match features of interest enabling optimised mapping speeds. Unlike many Raman imaging methods DuoScan retains the full confocal advantage of the Raman technique without restricting the laser wavelength.