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508PV™ Microscope Spectrophotometer: spectroscopy and imaging with your microscope

The integration of spectroscopy and digital color imaging with the 508PVTM microscope spectrophotometer enhances the capabilities of optical microscopes or probe stations. This versatile instrument not only augments existing setups but also serves as an effective upgrade for outdated optics, electronics, and software in older microspectrometers.

When paired with an appropriate microscope, users can utilize the 508PV™ to collect transmission, reflectance, polarization, fluorescence, and luminescence spectra from microscopic samples by connecting them to an open photoport.

Incorporating CRAIC's Lightblades™ spectrophotometer technology, the 508PV™ offers a valuable spectral range spanning from ultraviolet to near-infrared. This spectrophotometer enables users to swiftly, effortlessly, and non-destructively acquire high-quality spectra from even sub-micron samples.

The 508PV™ microscope spectrophotometer is an ideal solution for various applications, such as colorimetry of pixels on flat panel displays, reflectometry of vitrinite coal and petroleum source rock, and thin film thickness measurements of semiconductors and optics. It also offers an affordable option for upgrading outdated microspectrometers to the most recent hardware and software.

It is possible to set up the 508PV™ Microscope Spectrophotometer to record spectra in the deep ultraviolet to near infrared range. It can be used with a microscope to obtain absorbance, reflectance, and fluorescence spectra and images.

508PV Spectrometer For Your Microscope

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Key Features

To measure micro spot film thickness, colorimetry, and spectroscopy, attach the 508 PV™ to any microscope or probe station.

  • Featuring Lightblades™ spectrophotometers that are made for microspectroscopy
  • Thermoelectric cooling is available to improve signal-to-noise ratios and long-term stability.
  • Featured with Lambdafire™ spectroscopy and imaging control and analysis software. Lambdafire™ also includes touchscreen control.
  • User-selected spectral range from deep UV to NIR
  • 250 to 2100 nm available spectral range
  • From the experts in microspectroscopy
  • Calibrated, variable measurement areas even smaller than a micron
  • Fluorescence microspectroscopy
  • Specialized software including statistical analysis, spectral databasing, image analysis, and more
  • Permanently calibrated, variable measurement areas even below a micron
  • Incorporates high-resolution, color digital imaging. Up to 6 megapixels are available
  • Transmission microspectroscopy
  • Reflectance microspectroscopy
  • Polarization microspectroscopy
  • Photoluminescence microspectroscopy
  • Refractive index measurements with the rIQ™ package
  • Easy to use and maintain
  • Thin film thickness measurements
  • Colorimetry of microscopic samples
  • Manual or fully automated operation
  • Precision temperature control of samples
  • NIST traceable microspectrometer standards

UV-vis-NIR Microspectroscopy

Adding Spectroscopy to The Microscope™

Designed as a spectrophotometer with a built-in imaging system, the 508PV™ is made to seamlessly integrate with any microscope or probe station featuring a photoport. This powerful instrument extends its capabilities across a spectrum of wavelengths, ranging from deep ultraviolet to visible and near-infrared, introducing new functionalities such as colorimetry and film thickness measurements to systems.

Leveraging Lightblades™ technology, the 508PV™ enables the measurement of transmission, reflectance, polarization, and photoluminescence spectra for materials as small as sub-microns.

508 PV™ Microscope Spectrophotometer for Acquiring Spectra From the Deep Ultraviolet

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Cutting Edge Fluorescence and Luminescence

It is possible to set up the 508PV™ for luminescence and fluorescence spectroscopy of even sub-micron samples.  The 508PV™, equipped with Lightblades™ technology, is an effective instrument for photoluminescence analysis in various fields such as materials sciences, biology, geology, and more. It can measure fluorescence and luminescence from the UV to the NIR.

508 PV™ Microscope Spectrophotometer for Acquiring Spectra From the Deep Ultraviolet

Image Credit: CRAIC Technologies


Polarization Microspectroscopy

The 508PV™ can be set up to record the polarization spectrum of microscopic samples. The 508PV™ polarization microspectroscopy capabilities, which are equipped with Lightblades™ technology, make it simple and quick to obtain spectra of birefringent and other sample types. 

508 PV™ Microscope Spectrophotometer for Acquiring Spectra From the Deep Ultraviolet

Image Credit: CRAIC Technologies

Spectral Surface Mapping

5D Spectral Surface Mapping™

The integration of hardware and software in this system facilitates microscopic spatial resolution 5D mapping of samples, coupled with automated spectrum analysis. Users can generate comprehensive 5D maps that encompass a sample's absorbance, transmission, reflectance, fluorescence, emission, and Raman spectra.

508 PV™ Microscope Spectrophotometer for Acquiring Spectra From the Deep Ultraviolet

Image Credit: CRAIC Technologies

Imaging and Microscopy

High-Resolution Color Digital Imaging

With advanced software, the 508PV™ offers color digital imaging with high resolution. It enables the user to view the sample and the spectrophotometer entrance aperture simultaneously. This facilitates full-color image capture under all measurement conditions and sample alignment for measurements.

508 PV™ Microscope Spectrophotometer for Acquiring Spectra From the Deep Ultraviolet

Image Credit: CRAIC Technologies


  • Colorimetry of LCD and OLED displays
  • Add spectroscopy to a microscope
  • Upgrade an older microspectrophotometer
  • Biotechnology research
  • Add thin film thickness measurements to a probe station
  • Vitrinite reflectance of coal, coke, and petroleum source rock

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