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Ocean Optics, Inc.

830 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, FL, 34698, USA

  • 727-733-2447

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Hemchandra Sane
Phone: +91 22 67650444
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Ocean Optics, Inc.

optics & photonics, sensors, monitors & transducers, test & measuring instruments

Spectral Sensor targets high volume OEM use.

October 2, 2015

Supplied as sensor-only version, Spark-DET-VIS is suitable for integration into custom electronics of portable and Internet-enabled sensing devices. Unit measures simple absorbance, fluorescence, and emissive color. It delivers full spectral measurements over visible wavelength range of 380–700 nm and provides optical resolution of 4.5–9.0 nm. With robust optoelectronics ensuring thermal stability over -10 to 60°C operating range, sensor provides accurate analysis even in harsh environments. Read More

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Miniature Spectrometer helps ensure product and food quality.

February 18, 2015

Fully configurable across 190–1100 nm wavelength, Flame Spectrometer is suited for use in absorbance, transmission, reflectance, irradiance, and color measurement applications. Unit has thermal stability of 0.05 nm/°C from 200-850 nm. Interchangeable slits enable user to adjust resolution and throughput on demand, while indicator LEDs show continuous power and data transfer status. With 89 x 63 x 34 mm footprint, Flame offers choice of USB or RS-232 communications. Read More

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Development Kit supports industrial spectral sensing.

August 7, 2014

Measuring 42 x 42 x 24 mm, STS Developers Kit combines STS spectrometer, Raspberry Pi microcomputer, and customizable software with Ethernet and wireless capabilities, enabling spectroscopy to be deployed anywhere in plant for measurements like reflected color, irradiance, reaction endpoint control, or UV-Vis transmission. WiFi range is up to 150 m, and data is securely stored to onboard SD card. Kit offers choice of STS-UV (190-650 nm), STS-Vis (350-800 nm), or STS-NIR (650-1100 nm) models. Read More


Spectroscopy Software provides customizable interface.

June 17, 2013

Used with Ocean Optics miniature spectrometers, OceanView combines data processing capabilities with GUI. Schematic view provides visual roadmap of data flow, from spectral inputs to processed results. With flexibility of integrating temperature, voltage, and other input data, solution displays and utilizes spectral data from spectrometers. This lets users capture and visualize data from multiple sources. Persistence of settings feature recalls acquisition parameters and file locations. Read More

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Handheld Raman Spectrometer uses ROS mode for optimal quality.

June 4, 2013

Used for sample authentication as well as counterfeit detection, identification, and verification, 9.1 x 7.1 x 3.8 cm IDRaman runs on 2 replaceable AA batteries and performs Raman analyses ranging from chemical and explosive agent detection in field to QA and QC sampling routines in laboratory. Average power needed eliminates sample damage as well as possible ignition of explosive samples. In Raster Orbital Scanning (ROS) mode, most compounds can be identified in <9 sec. Read More

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Miniature Spectrometer supports process and OEM applications.

May 7, 2013

In standard configuration, EMBED includes 2048-element CCD array detector and selectable optical bench components, including entrance apertures, gratings, and order sorting filters. On-board electronics provide fundamental spectral pre-processing as well as native SPI communication for direct interface with MCUs and industrial control systems. With multichannel functionality, EMBED lets users make simultaneous or timed-gated measurements from multiple EMBED spectrometers within single system. Read More

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Spectrometers are optimized for sensitivity, throughput.

April 3, 2013

With optical bench configuration and volume phase holographic grating, Ventana spectrometers include 532 nm and 785 nm excitation wavelength Raman models and VIS-NIR model. Respectively, 785 nm and 532 versions have spectral ranges of 250&ndash;2,000 cm<sup>-1</sup> and 35&ndash;4,300 cm<sup>-1</sup> with 10 and 20 cm<sup>-1</sup> resolution; former can be configured with integrated laser with free space collection optics. VIS-NIR version is configured for fluorescence measurements from 430&ndash;1,100 nm with resolution of 4.0 nm (FWHM). Read More

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Modular Raman Spectrometer measures 3.2 x 6.6 x 10 in.

February 22, 2013

Using optical design and high-throughput virtual slit to eliminate trade-off between sensitivity and resolution, Elite Series Apex 785 is optimized for 200 µ, NA = 0.22 fiber input and features usable wavelength range of 780&ndash;1,120 nm. Resolution (FWHM) is less than 10 cm<sup>-1</sup> @ 800 nm, SNR is greater than 440:1, and straylight is less than 1% @ 800 nm. Along with SMA 905 optical input, features include dynamic range of 15,000:1 typ and USB communications. Read More


Device Driver Software facilitates spectral processing.

February 5, 2013

Providing interface for programming USB spectrometers and devices in optical sensing systems, OmniDriver v2.20 is available with optional set of spectral processing math algorithms. Java-based software also includes features for high-speed data acquisition, analysis, visualization, and transfer. With SpeedTest, users can determine max performance possible for spectrometer model on Windows OS. Algorithms for photometry and colorimetry are useful when measuring samples with sharp peaks. Read More

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Near-Infrared Spectrometer covers 1,100-1,900 nm range.

October 3, 2012

Featuring 512-element Hamamatsu InGaAs-array detector, standard NIRQuest512-1.9 comes with 150 lines/mm grating, 25 micron entrance slit, and non-fluorescing longpass filter that transmits greater than 1,000 nm and helps mitigate second-order effects. Signal to noise ratio at full signal is 15,000:1 at 100 ms integration time. With external hardware triggering functions, users can capture data when external event occurs, or trigger event after data acquisition. Read More

optics & photonics, vision systems

Thin Films Analysis Systems cover deep UV to NIR measurement.

August 31, 2012

Utilizing spectroscopic reflectometry, NanoCalc systems determine optical thin film thicknesses for semiconductor/medical/industrial applications. Systems are available for range of wavelength, sampling method, and optical layer thickness requirements, from 1.0 nm to 250 µm. There are 4 standard models from 200-1,700 nm which may be combined with software, reflection probes, optical fibers, and various accessories. Preconfigured systems are also available for 400-850 or 250-1,050 nm ranges. Read More

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Colorimeter measures to human eye standard.

September 3, 2008

Offering 5,500 color measurements/sec and 18,000 luminance measurements/sec in burst mode, Brontes Colorimeter measures color using photodiode sensors and XYZ interference filter. It features 8 selectable luminance ranges with lowest luminance level of 0.05 cd/m² and USBTMC class. Supported color spaces include XYZ, Yxy, L*a*b*, Y'u'v', and LCH along with color temperature and dominant wavelength measurements. Device interfaces with PC using USB 2.0 or RS232. Read More

optics & photonics, sensors, monitors & transducers, test & measuring instruments

Handheld Device provides full spectral analysis of light.

July 16, 2008

Featuring CCD-array spectrometer and microprocessor with onboard display, Jaz enables handheld radiometric analysis of LEDs, flat panel displays, lamps, and other radiant sources. Modular optical-sensing instrument allows users to capture, process, and store full spectra without need for any PC. Spectral data can be transferred to laptop or desktop PC for additional post-acquisition processing, such as calculating color temperature, spectral intensity, and color space values. Read More

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CYMG Hexachromic Color Changer features manual zoom.

January 24, 2007

SeaChanger Wash Color Engine turns ETC Source Four Ellipsoidals into dichroic wash lights for various installations. Featuring user-adjustable field of view from 20° to 70°, self-contained product consists of 4-filter CYMG color engine and one Fresnel lens barrel. Color transitions from 0-100% saturation in less than 1 sec are possible, and dichroic filter technology lends to stable, reproducible colors that will not shift or fade with time or temperature. Read More

electrical equipment & systems, optics & photonics, vision systems

Color Engine produces architectural lighting effects.

June 24, 2005

SeaChanger Color Engine uses dichroic filter technology to create palette of stable, reproducible colors that do not shift or fade. Utilizing cyan, yellow, magenta, and neutral density patterned filters, users can control color, intensity, and saturation of up to 4 billion color combinations. Self-contained with internal power supply, unit features 6-channel DMX controller and can be programmed for stand-alone operation. Engine measures 18 x 29 cm and weighs less than 5.5 kg. Read More

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Spectrometer System detects most elements in periodic table.

April 12, 2005

Laser-induced LIBS-ELITE provides real-time spectral analysis of elements in variety of materials. It covers 200-980 nm spectral range at 0.1 nm in single laser pulse. System includes 1,064 nm Nd:YAG laser, sample mapping and targeting functions, X-Y sample positioning, laser spot diameter control from 20 µm to 1,200 µm, sample magnification, and sample chamber with gas purge. Open-architecture housing accommodates sample sizes up to 4 in. in dia. Read More

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Spectrometer achieves optical resolution to 0.035 nm.

March 11, 2005

Model HR2000+ generates up to 1,000 full spectral scans every second. It integrates 2 MHz A/D converter, programmable electronics, 2,048-element CCD array detector, and USB 2.0 port into high-resolution optical bench with 101.6 mm focal length and symmetrical crossed Czerny-Turner optical design. Users can select from 14 gratings and 6 slit sizes. System captures and stores full spectral scan every millisecond when spectrometer is interfaced to PC via USB port. Read More

optics & photonics, test & measuring instruments, vision systems

Mercury-Argon Source produces drift-free results.

March 10, 2005

Measuring 125.7 x 70 x 25.8 mm, HG-1 enables users to perform wavelength calibrations of diode-array spectrophotometers and post-dispersive monochromators. Handheld unit produces fixed, low-pressure mercury and argon atomic emission lines from 253-1,700 nm (mercury less than 600 nm and argon greater than 600 nm). It has 3,500 hr lifetime bulb and produces stable intensity in ~1 min. Source comes with 12 Vdc power supply and can operate with 9 Vdc battery. Read More

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Spectrometer targets low-light level applications.

February 18, 2005

QE65000 detector has 1044 x 64 pixel arrangement responsive from 200-1,100 nm. Columns are binned prior to readout process to minimize noise, and detector can be cooled to -10°C with onboard cooler to reduce dark noise. Low-noise detector and 16-bit ADC deliver dynamic range of 25,000:1 and signal-to-noise ratio greater than 1,000:1. Onboard module has 10 programmable digital I/O lines for interfacing to other equipment and pulse generator for triggering other devices. Read More

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Spectrometer achieves sub-angstrom optical resolution.

January 20, 2005

Equipped with Toshiba 3,648-element CCD-array detector, HR4000 achieves optical resolution to 0.2 E (FWHM) with 4 in. focal length. Spectrometer, responsive from 200-1,100 nm, offers 13 selectable diffraction gratings and 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, or 200 micron wide entrance slit. Signal-to-noise ratio is 2500:1 for single integration period, integration time is 10 µsec, and integrated onboard module has 10 user-programmable digital I/O lines. Read More

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