Spectrometer achieves optical resolution to 0.035 nm.

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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.

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All-new HR2000+ Generates up to 1,000 Full Spectral Scans Every Second and Achieves Optical Resolution to 0.035 nm (FWHM)

Dunedin, Fla., March 2005 - Ocean Optics introduces the HR2000+, a remarkably fast, high-resolution spectrometer that generates up to 1,000 full spectral scans every second and can achieve optical resolution to 0.035 nm (FWHM). The HR2000+ is perfect for chemical, biochemical and other applications where fast reactions need to be monitored and fine spectral features need to be resolved.

Available for just $3,999, the HR2000+ integrates into a high-resolution optical bench a powerful 2-MHz A/D converter, programmable electronics, a 2048-element CCD-array detector, and a USB 2.0 port. This innovative combination allows users to capture and store a full spectral scan into memory every millisecond when the spectrometer is interfaced to a PC via the USB port.

The HR2000+ features an onboard programmable microcontroller that provides considerable flexibility in controlling the spectrometer and accessories. The module has 10 user-programmable digital I/O lines for interfacing to other equipment, and a pulse generator for triggering other devices. Users can use the I/Os to flash a lamp, stop/start a process, and send a message/alarm during the spectrometer's integration period.

The spectrometer's operating parameters can be controlled through software. Wavelength calibration coefficients unique to each spectrometer are programmed into a memory chip right on the spectrometer.

The exceptional 0.035 nm optical resolution of the HR2000+ is achieved by using the Ocean Optics High-resolution Optical Bench - a 25.4-mm diameter, 101.6-mm focal length, symmetrical crossed Czerny-Turner optical design. The HR2000+ is responsive from 200-1100 nm, but its specific range and resolution depend on a user's grating and entrance slit selections. Users can select from 14 gratings and 6 slit sizes. Ocean Optics offers hundreds of accessories allowing users to configure application-specific systems.

For more information, contact Ocean Optics, Inc., 830 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, FL 34698, 727.733.2447, fax 727.733.3962, [email protected]. Or visit our Web site at OceanOptics.com.

Ocean Optics is a leading supplier of solutions for optical sensing - fundamental methods of measuring and interpreting the interaction of light with matter. We enable diverse applications in medical and biological research, environmental monitoring, science education, and entertainment lighting and display. Our extensive line of complementary technologies includes spectrometers, chemical sensors, metrology instrumentation, optical fibers, and thin films and optics. Recognized as the inventor of miniature fiber optic spectroscopy, we've sold more than 50,000 spectrometers worldwide since 1989. Ocean Optics is part of the Halma Group of safety and detection companies, a United Kingdom-based multinational corporation with 2003 sales of nearly $550 million.

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