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BLUE-Wave Miniature Spectrometer


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Spectrometer Features  Onlineshop

  • Measurements in the 200-1150nm wavelength regions
  • For process, lab, field and OEM applications
  • signal: noise = 1000:1
  • High-speed 16-bit electronics for fast data acquisition
  • 1x3x5 inch enclosure allows for eXtreme portablity
  • New! low power consumption for 2x longer lifetime on tablets/laptops
    energy save
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BLUE-Wave compact spectrometer just 1x3x5 inches!! Compare the size with the BLACK-Comet

Range 200-1150nm
The StellarNet BLUE-Wave miniature spectrometers are fiber optically coupled instruments with a wide selection of models for measurements in 200-1150nm wavelength ranges. Each unit contains a USB interface with a snap shot memory to provide instantaneous spectral image from the highly sensitive CCD with 2048. Various models provide a choice of grating range and slit resolutions. New and improved electronic
s with a high speed 16-bit digitizer allows for fast data acquisition and a signal to noise of 1000:1! Up to 8 units can be daisy chained together and are able to run simultaneously. Additionally the new BLUE-Wave miniature spectrometers can be powered directly from your PC USB-2 port. A single strand fiber optic cable or probe assembly delivers input via standard SMA 905 fiber optic connector with a choice of cable lengths. The spectrograph optics are exceptionally robust in a vibration tolerant modular design, with no moving parts.


The detachable spectrograph assembly and control electronics are protected inside a rugged metal enclosure, suitable for portable, process, and labapplications. Several units may be daisy-chained using a standard USB hub allowing simple configurations for dual and multi-beam applications in chemistry, spectroradiometry, and PORTA-LIBS.

Additional BLUE-Wave measurement applications include emission wavelength monitoring /characterization of tunable lasers or LED’s and other sources such as elemental emissions from plasma & Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy. Also Bragg grating technology enables optical sensing of many parameters including temperature and pressure. Thin film thickness measurements can be made using sample specular reflectance. The small size and weight makes the BLUE-Wavecompact spectrometers just perfect for portable and OEM applications.

BLUE-Wave Spectrometer Configs     2048 pixel CCD/PDA detectors         Predicted Slit Resolving Resolutions
Model WavelengthRange  (nm) Grating g/mm Slit-200 nm res. Slit-100 nm res. Slit-50 nm res. Slit-25 nm res. Slit-14 nm res.
UV 200-600 1200 3.0 1.6 0.8 0.50 0.40
UV2 200-400 2400 1.5 0.8 0.4 0.25 0.20
UV3 220-350 3600 1.0 0.5 0.25 0.16 0.13
UVIS 300-1100 600 6.0 3.2 1.6 1.00 0.80
VIS 350-1150  600 6.0 3.2 1.6 1.00 0.80
VIS2 380-780 1200 3.0 1.6 0.8 0.50 0.40
NIR 500-1150 600 6.0 3.2 1.6 1.00 0.80
NIR2 600-1000 1200 3.0 1.6 0.8 0.50 0.40
NIR2b 785-1150 1200 3.0 1.6 0.8 0.50 0.40
NIR3 550-840 1800 2.2 1.2 0.6 0.35 0.28
NIR3b 680-935 1800 2.2 1.2 0.6 0.35 0.28
NIR4 500-700 2400 1.5 0.8 0.4 0.25 0.20
NIR4b 600-800 2400 1.5 0.8 0.4 0.25 0.20
UVN 250-1100 600 6.0 3.2 1.6 1.00 0.80
UVNb 200-1050 600 6.0 3.2 1.6 1.00 0.80
Specifications                                                      BLUE-Wave   Spectrometers from  $2,700
Dynamic range:              2000:1 with 6 decades Dimensions:                    1x3x5 inch = 25x75x125mm
Optical resolution:          see model table – to 0.2nm Weight:                            14 ounces
Detector type:                CCD, 2k/3k pixels Power consumption:      < 100 mA via USB port
Detector range:             200-1100nm (<$350 extra) Interface:                         USB or USB Hub
Pixel size:                       14 x 200um or 7 x 200um Detector Integration:      1ms to 65s
Diffraction Gratings:      Holographic & Ruled Slit size options:             14, 25, 50, 100, 200um
Grating g/mm:               300, 600,1200,1800, 2400 Stray light:                       <.1% at 435nm;<.05% at 600nm
Spectrograph:                f/4,  SymX-Czerny–Turner Fiber optic input:            SMA905 0.22na single fiber
Order sorting filters:      Integrated & High Pass Operating systems:        Windows XP/Vista/7
Signal to noise:              1000:1 Software included:          SpectraWiz program & apps
Digitizer:                         16-bit Also free programs for:  LabView, Excel+VBA, Delphi

The SpectraWiz software is included to accurately measure wavelength emissions, reflectance, transmission, absorption,

BLUE-Wave Sample Spectra

BLUE-Wave-VIS color reflectance spectrum

BLUE-Wave-UVN spectrum of sunlight

BLUE-Wave-UVN spectra of mercury argon gas emission

BLUE-Wave-VIS thin film filter transmission

Free SpectraWiz Softwaresoftware

The powerful SpectraWiz® spectrometer software is provided free of charge with every spectrometer instrument. This includes drivers and customizable software for Windows. The SpectraWiz software is considered the “Swiss Army Knife of Spectroscopy” and may be used to accurately measure wavelength emissions, reflectance, transmission, absorption, concentrations, and absolute intensities. In addition to real-time spectroscopy, SpectraWiz® has built-in applications for SpectroRadiometry, SpectroColorimetry, ChemWiz chemistry lab concentration analyzer, and UV level monitors.

Download SpectraWiz Software FREE

Detector Collection Lens
Above is a detector collection lens (DLENS) which can be added to the detector window in any BLUE-Wave model spectrometer. When used with larger diameter fibers (600um and 1000um) the DLENS can increase the light collecting efficiency by up to 3 times! This detector upgrade is great for low light application such as fluorescence, reflectance, or any application where increased light collection and data acquisition speed are important.
DLENS upgrade =$150

JACK 1-In Trigger
TTL input trigger to enable spectrometer scan $100

Detector Upgrades
UV detector upgrade (UDET) =$158 , UVN detector upgrade=$500

Optional Configurations
Units may be daisy chained via USB-2 hub allowing simple configurations for dual and multi-beam process applications. 8 BLUE-Wave spectrometers can be operated at once!

Interfaceusb 2.0
The system includes a high speed plug & play interface using USB-2 connection.


Highlighted Application SpectroRadiometry- Measuring the light emission from Sparklers!

BLUE-Wave spectrometers can be configured for a complete spectrum of applications such as SpectroRadiometry (measurements of LEDs, solar, lasers, displays, plasma, etc.), SpectroChemistry (absorbance, reflectance, & low light fluorescence), Optical Metrology, Raman, and much more!


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