New Integrated Laser models for Raman There’s a fine balance between integration, flexibility, and convenience when designing a Raman spectroscopy system. That was the motivation behind the newest customer-inspired additions to the Wasatch Raman spectrometer series. They now offer three models of our most popular Raman spectrometer wavelengths, including two integrated laser options with direct powering and software control of the laser via the spectrometer’s own USB and power supply. Each model is available in multiple wavelengths with configuration options for resolution, range, optical coupling, and detector cooling, delivering the same optical specifications and sensitivity as our standalone spectrometers.
A classic becomes the ultimate hybrid Spectrometer with onboard laser for flexible, semi-integrated Raman systems
Building on the strengths and superior sensitivity of our compact modular spectrometers, Wasatch has created an integrated laser & spectrometer duo in a single compact footprint. This onboard laser model includes a multimode laser with 350 mW of power mounted in a slightly raised lid above the spectrometer, allowing you to connect both legs of your Raman probe or sampling accessory directly to a single unit. The upper, FC/PC connector provides laser light for excitation, while an SMA connector below acts as spectrometer input for detection of Raman signal. The streamlined design of this duo economizes on space and hardware cost, and maximizes value without sacrificing flexibility.
Availability: 785 nm, 830 nm
A fully integrated Raman system just gets better Spectrometer with integrated laser, filters, and sampling optics
Wasatch doesn’t believe in limitations. That’s why they introducing a higher power multimode laser excitation option in our fully integrated -L models. For a very modest increase in height, these units will integrate a 350 mW multimode laser, high sensitivity Raman spectrometer, filtering optics, and a 25 mm focal length sample coupling lens into a single, compact package for direct excitation and measurement of Raman signal. At 3.5x more excitation power than our standard fully integrated model and 10x more sensitivity than a conventional compact f/4 spectrometer, that gives you access to 35x more range when working with power-tolerant samples.
Availability: 785 nm, 830 nm, 1064 nm (350 mW multimode laser); 633 nm, 785 nm, 830 nm (100 mW singlemode laser)
Safety and quality by design
One aspect of our OEM-ready by design philosophy is to deliver products that embody safety, quality, and convenience. Each integrated laser model can be easily and directly controlled via the free ENLIGHTEN™ software and drivers, from single-click on/off to precise adjustment of laser power. The FDA-compliant laser safety interlock and key design offers safeguards against accidental laser exposure, while LED indicators provide a quick visual to signal when the laser key is switched on/off, and when the laser is firing.
You spoke and Wasatch has listened – finding new ways to simplify the size, footprint, and operation of the most popular Raman spectrometer series without sacrificing signal. Whether you’re looking for the flexibility of a probe-based system with the convenience and footprint of an integrated laser, or simply more power in the same compact integrated system, the new options help enable solutions to real world problems through the power of Raman spectroscopy.
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