Spectral Sensor targets high volume OEM use.

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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.



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Detector-Only Version Added to Low Cost Spectral Sensing Line for High Volume OEM Use



Ocean Optics Spark-DET-VIS tiny, low-cost sensor ideal for OEM integration



Dunedin, Florida, USA – Ocean Optics has expanded its Spark spectral sensor range with the addition of the Spark-DET-VIS. The most versatile of the Spark line of spectral sensors, the tiny sensor-only version weighs less than 1g, making it the smallest spectral device on the market. While optical technology advances have shrunk instrument size, the Spark-DET-VIS still delivers full spectral measurements over the visible wavelength range of 380-700 nm.



The low-cost Spark-DET-VIS measures simple absorbance, fluorescence and emissive color. Its ultra-compact size is ideal for high volume integration into the custom electronics of a wide range of portable and Internet-enabled sensing devices for environmental, food, agriculture, biomedical and quality control applications. The Spark-DET-VIS requires custom electronics and complete integration, with expert support from Ocean Optics’ OEM engineering team. A USB version is available for initial application development.



The Spark-DET-VIS is the first Ocean Optics spectral device to replace traditional diffraction gratings with a solid-state optical encoder. The resulting unit size and cost are comparable to that of a less robust RGB filter diode detector, but with the ability to take full spectral measurements.



Spark has remarkable performance for a spectral sensor of its kind. Its aperture design optimizes light throughput. Robust optoelectronics ensure thermal stability over a -10° – 60° C operating range, for accurate analysis even in harsh environments. Unlike comparable devices, Spark delivers optical resolution of 4.5-9.0 nm (FWHM), making it viable for a wide range of applications.



To learn more about the Spark-DET-VIS, please contact an Ocean Optics Applications Scientist at info@oceanoptics.com, visit the website at www.OceanOptics.com or call Ocean Optics World Headquarters at +1 727-733-2447.



About Ocean Optics:

Headquartered in Dunedin, Fla., Ocean Optics is a leading supplier of spectral solutions for optical sensing – fundamental methods of measuring and interpreting the interaction of light with matter. With locations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, the company has sold more than 220,000 spectrometers worldwide since 1992. Ocean Optics’ extensive line of complementary technologies includes chemical sensors, analytical instrumentation, optical fibers and optics. The company is a subsidiary of Halma plc, an international market leader in safety, health and sensor technology.



Company Contact:

Ocean Optics Inc.

830 Douglas Avenue

Dunedin, FL 34698

Tel:+1 727.733.2447 X238

Fax: +1 727.733.3692

Email: info@oceanoptics.com

Website: oceanoptics.com

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