Modular Raman Spectrometer measures 3.2 x 6.6 x 10 in.

Press Release Summary:

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 780–1,120 nm. Resolution (FWHM) is less than 10 cm-1 @ 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.

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Small Footprint, Modular Raman Spectrometer from Ocean Optics

MUMBAI -- Apex 785 First in the Company's New Elite Series

Ocean Optics has introduced the Apex 785 Raman Spectrometer - the first in the Elite Series of high-performance spectrometers, light sources and accessories ( ). Apex is a modular, small-footprint spectrometer that rivals bench-top instruments. Apex provides maximum resolution and exceptional sensitivity that combine to create superior performance.

Apex eliminates the compromise typically made to achieve either high sensitivity or maximum resolution. Using a unique optical design and high throughput virtual slit, licensed from Tornado Spectral Systems, the Apex spectrometer eliminates this trade-off between sensitivity and resolution. The result is a powerful tool for low light applications such as Raman spectroscopy.

Apex's higher resolution enables better resolved peaks and observation of spectral features not seen previously. Its high sensitivity affords shorter integration times for faster measurements and lower excitation power to minimise sample degradation.

"Since we launched our first miniature spectrometer over 20 years ago, Ocean Optics has been the world leader in modular spectroscopy solutions," said Richard Pollard, President of Ocean Optics Inc. "The Apex spectrometer and the creation of our new Elite series demonstrate our commitment to innovation necessary to maintain leadership in the industry."

The launch of the Apex spectrometer represents the perfect partnership of sophisticated, industry-leading technical innovation and the flexible, modular and applications-based approach, pioneered by Ocean Optics. Joining technology with application support enables Ocean Optics customers to better solve problems and find answers to challenging research questions.

About Ocean Optics

Ocean Optics [ ] is a leading supplier of solutions for optical sensing - fundamental methods of measuring and interpreting the interaction of light with matter. With locations in Asia and Europe, the company has sold more than 100,000 spectrometers worldwide since 1992. Ocean Optics' extensive line of complementary technologies includes chemical sensors, analytical instrumentation, optical fibres, thin films and optics. The company is a subsidiary of Halma p.l.c.

For more information please contact: Hemchandra Sane, India Sales Manager (Ocean Optics), Tel: +91-22-67650444, Fax: +91-22-67650405, Mobile: +91-9819301256 E-mail:


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