- Measurements in the 200-1150nm wavelength regions
- 15 standard models with options for customized wavelength ranges
- For process, lab, and field 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
- Great for OEM applications with SDK included FREE
The StellarNet BLUE-Wave miniature spectrometers are fiber optically coupled instruments with a wide selection of models for measurements in 200-1150nm wavelength ranges.
Various models provide a choice of grating range and slit resolutions. New and improved electronics with a high speed 16-bit digitizer allows for fast data acquisition and a signal to noise of 1000:1!
Ruggedized– The detachable spectrograph assembly and control electronics are protected inside a rugged metal enclosure, suitable for portable, process, lab, and field applications.
Multi-unit connection (up to 8) can be daisy chained together and are able to run simultaneously.
USB Powered – 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.
Onboard Memory with pre-set calibrations and spectrometer settings and snap shot memory to provide instantaneous spectral image from the highly sensitive CCD with 2048.
High Speed Electronic Interface can be attached directly to a computers USB port for high speed data transfer.
Many Options & Upgrades– The BLUE-Wave spectrometer platform supports a variety of options and upgrades such as detector amplification lens upgrades, TTL triggering options, zAP 1 &2 electronics upgrades for increased dynamic range, burst acquisition, and onboard CPU with Wifi communication. See more information below under BLUE-Wave options. ContactUs@StellarNet.us for more info.
|BLUE-Wave Models CCD/PDA Detectors – Typical Response Predicted Slit Resolving Resolutions|
|Model||Wavelength Range (nm)||Grating g/mm||Slit-200 nm res.||Slit-100 nm res.||Slit-50 nm res.||Slit-25 nm res.||Slit-14 nm res.|
Deuterium Lamp Spectra Tungsten Halogen Lamp spectrum Grating Efficiency Curve
* StellarNet technical staff is currently updating available web database. Send us an email at ContactUs@StellarNet.us if you want a specific spectrum that hasn’t been posted yet
|Specifications BLUE-Wave Spectrometers from $2,700|
|Dynamic range: 2000:1 with 6 decades||Dimensions: 1x3x5″|
|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 (New! 8 minutes exposures)|
|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|
BLUE-Wave Sample Spectra
Detector Collection Lens
A detector amplification lens (DLENS) can be added to the spectrometer’s detector window to increase system sensitivity. 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 $175
UV detector upgrade (UDET) =$158 , UVN detector upgrade=$500
zAP1 Electronics Upgrade
zAutomation Processor 1 upgrade provides auto and user controllable spectral baseline and gain for maximized dynamic range and burst mode for high speed consecutive spectral capture. $350 (available currently on new spectrometers)
zAP2 Electronics Upgrade
zAutomation Processor 2 upgrade provides an integrated wireless cpu with Wifi access to spectrometer and/or control of application from smart phone. Programmable memory allows customization using popular python language. zAP2 upgrade can be added to new and most old spectrometers in the field. Once added the spectrometer runs as normal receiving power from the computer’s USB; if 5VDC power is connected directly to the BLUE-Wave the zAP2 CPU initializes and wireless communication begins. $550
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!
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.
Enables PCs with WiFi to run all StellarNet spectrometers attached to the kit, which may optionally be battery powered. SCD converts USB to Ethernet that feeds high speed WiFi wireless router (not included). Works on WinXP, Win 7-32bit and Win7-64bit.
StellarNet Webserver Package
Wifi device with pre-installed StellarNet Webserver and demo LabVIEW source codes for remote computer. Includes installation support.
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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StellarNet, Inc. Tampa, Fl USA 10/15/2018 Array Detector Defects and Nonuniformities: All array detectors, both 1D and 2D, will inevitably suffer from defects and pixel-to-pixel nonuniformities due to the limitations of high-volume semiconductor manufacturing...read more