Ocean Optics to Introduce Optical Transmittance Spectrometer at Photonics West

Simple, Elegant System for Measurements of Optical Fibers, Glass and Ophthalmic Lenses to be Featured in Booth# 927


January 17, 2008 – Dunedin, FL – Ocean Optics (www.oceanoptics.com), the industry leader in miniature spectrometers will be introducing its new technology in Optical Transmittance Spectroscopy at this year’s Photonics West in Booth# 927.

The Optical Transmittance Spectrometer (OTS) is a compact system designed for accurate, repeatable real-time transmittance measurement of optical lenses and other optical components. The OTS is particularly useful for measuring tint color, photopic transmittance and UV cutoff of ophthalmic lenses and for characterizing photochromic, eletrochromic and sun lens materials.

The OTS covers the 380-1000 nm wavelength range and accepts samples from 10-76 mm diameter and 25.4 mm thickness. The system comprises several components:

– High-resolution miniature linear CCD-array spectrometer configured for 380-1000 nm

– High-power, 20-watt tungsten halogen light source

– Fiber optic integrating sphere for collecting signal transmitted through the sample

– Optics for improved beam collimation and spectral sensitivity distribution

– Sample fixture (z-stage) to hold sample in place and exclude ambient light

– Short optical fiber to channel signal from the integrating sphere to the spectrometer

The Ocean Optics team will be introducing this new technology and performing experiments for booth visitors. Additionally, the company will provide on-site quotes and technical support for the full range of products throughout the entire conference.

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