Compact, High Resolution Spectrometer with Rapid Acquisition Speed

Ocean Optics, a brand of Ocean Insight, introduces Ocean HR series compact, high-resolution spectrometers for applications from LED characterization to plasma monitoring.

Orlando, Florida, USA – Ocean Optics, a brand of Ocean Insight, introduces Ocean HR series compact, high-resolution spectrometers for applications from LED characterization to plasma monitoring. HR spectrometers offer rapid acquisition speed, low stray light and great thermal wavelength stability, ensuring reliable performance even in demanding environments.

HR spectrometer users have three different models to meet their specific measurement requirements:

  • the HR2 for rapid acquisition speed and high signal to noise ratio (SNR) performance, making it ideal for laser and LED characterization;
  • the HR4 for high optical resolution requirements, such as identifying narrow-band emission peaks in plasmas; and
  • the HR6 for its high resolution and great UV response, which enable precise UV absorbance measurements of solutions and gases.

Ocean HR spectrometers are compatible with Ocean Optics light sources, accessories and software, providing users with setup flexibility and convenience. Also, HR spectrometers come with OceanDirect, a cross-platform Software Developers Kit with an Application Programming Interface. OceanDirect allows users to optimize spectrometer performance, access critical data for analysis, and enable High Speed Averaging Mode, a hardware-accelerated signal averaging function that dramatically improves spectrometer SNR performance.


Ocean HR Series Spectrometers at a Glance

Ocean HR series spectrometers are high-resolution devices characterized by their spectral acquisition speed and thermal wavelength stability. Each product line offers slightly different performance strengths, which you can use to optimize setups for your specific measurement requirements: HR2 for speed and SNR and HR4 for highest optical resolution performance.

HR2 HR4 HR6 
Key features: Rapid acquisition speed and high resolution

High signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) performance

Highest optical resolution (FWHM)

Robust electronics platform

High sensitivity with high resolution

Excellent SNR performance

Active detector elements: 2048 3648 2048
Integration time: 1 μs-5 s 3.8 ms-10 s 7.2 ms-5 s
Optical resolution w/25 µm slit (FWHM)*: 0.14-1.18 nm 0.13-1.20 nm <1.0 nm
SNR (per second w/High Speed Averaging Mode) 25800:1 3000:1 3500:1
Thermal wavelength stability: 0.02 nm/° C 0.02 nm/° C 0.02 nm/° C
Example applications: Identification of atomic emission lines

Absorbance of pharma formulations

Optical emission spectroscopy applications including plasma monitoring

Laser characterization

Absorbance of proteins

Semiconductor process monitoring

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