B&W Tek has unveiled the latest Quest series of compact fiber optic spectrometers that provide quicker readout speed of more than 2 MHz and have a low thermal drift spectrum.
The rapid readout speed makes the devices ideal for LED sorting and binning applications. The systems come with a RS-232 communication interface as an option for easy incorporation into bigger systems.
The fiber optic spectrometer uses both Czerny Turner spectrograph (Quest U) that reduces stray light in the ultraviolet region as well as conventional crossed Czerny Turner spectrograph (Quest X). They feature an externally synchronized trigger, an integrated 16-bit digitizer and a 2048-element linear CCD array. The spectrometer with Quest X non-cooled linear CCD array features a plug-and-play USB 2.0 interface, external trigger input and external event synchronization.
The Quest U is also uncooled and developed for visible and ultraviolet applications. It features a USB 2.0 interface, a supplementary port for external trigger and external event synchronization and a low-stray-light optical bench. It comes with two regular spectral setups such as 200 to 850 nm, and 200 to 400 nm and can be customized for OEM uses.
The Quest spectrometer, with the B&W Tek’s regular spectral setups commencing at 200 nm to a maximum of 1050 nm, is ideal for majority of the near-infrared (NIR), visible and ultraviolet applications. The resolutions between the wavelength range of 0.5 and 3 nm can be attained by using various slit options. The spectrometer’s least incorporation time is 1 ms and readout speed is 500 kHz.