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  Spectrometers and spectrometer components

This page lists research equipment manufacturers in the field of the spectroscopic analysis of light, in particular (i) absorption and emission spectroscopy in the (UV)–visible–infrared range and (ii) for use with vibrational spectroscopy techniques (i.e., IR absorption and Raman). Note that all Raman systems are capable of recording laser-induced photoluminescence emission spectra, therefore the technique is not listed in the descriptions. Firstly, those manufacturers are listed that provide fully equipped research-grade systems. Secondly, there are some links to providers and distributors of lasers and filters.

Note that only current brand and company names are listed. We feel that listing former brand names as well would make this page appear too complicated. For example, Nicolet spectrometers are now manufactured by Thermo Electron Co. Dilor S.A., a former manufacturer of Raman spectrometers, first merged with Jobin Yvon S.A. and became later part of the Horiba group (branch renamed to Jobin Yvon Horiba; now Horiba JY).

Disclaimer: The list below contains links to external websites. We do not claim the compilation to be complete. Any corrections, suggestions, and further feedback are welcome.

   
 

1. Spectrometers

Generally speaking, spectral decomposition of electromagnetic radiation can be done in two ways. If the system employs monochromators (mostly diffraction or holographic gratings) it is called dispersive, which means the spectrum is recorded by scanning through the wavelengths by a mechanical rotation of the monochromator(s). To improve spectral resolution, two or three consequent monochromators may be used instead of just one; the major drawback of such systems is decreased light throughput. The second way of spectral decomposition is the so-called Fourier transform (FT) method, where an interferometer is used to record an interferogram and the spectrum is produced by its Fourier transform. Most Raman systems work in dispersive mode, while the standard in IR absorption spectroscopy is the FT method (therefore it is not specified in the list below).

HORIBA Jobin Yvon
luminescence, optical absorption, Raman (dispersive, including micro-Raman), and combined micro-Raman and micro-IR spectroscopy

Spectroscopy & Imaging GmbH

Bruker Optics
Raman (dispersive and FT, including micro-Raman), and infrared absorption (including micro-IR) spectroscopy

PerkinElmer
infrared absorption (including micro-IR), Raman (brand name Avalon Instruments), luminescence, and optical absorption spectroscopy

Thermo Electron
infrared absorption (including micro-IR), micro-Raman (dispersive and FT), and optical absorption spectroscopy

Renishaw
Raman (dispersive, including micro-Raman), combined micro-Raman and micro-IR spectroscopy, combined micro-Raman and CL spectroscopy

Kaiser Optical Systems
Raman (dispersive, including micro-Raman)

JASCO
Raman (dispersive and FT, including micro-Raman), infrared absorption (including micro-IR), luminescence, and optical absorption spectroscopy

Varian
Raman (FT), infrared absorption (including micro-IR), combined micro-Raman and micro-IR spectroscopy, optical absorption, and luminescence spectroscopy

DeltaNu
Raman (dispersive, including micro-Raman)

Mesophotonics
Raman (dispersive, conventional and SERS)

Applied Instrument Technologies
infrared absorption spectroscopy

WITEC
Raman (dispersive, including micro-Raman)

Princeton Istruments/Acton
Raman (dispersive, including micro-Raman)

ChemImage
Raman (dispersive, including micro-Raman), and infrared absorption (including micro-IR)

CRAIC
optical microspectroscopy

Jenway
optical absorption, and luminescence spectroscopy

Mattson Instruments
infrared absorption (including micro-IR)

Gatan
SEM CL spectroscopy

MIDAC
infrared absorption spectroscopy

Photon Technology International
luminescence spectroscopy

SCINCO
optical absorption, and luminescence spectroscopy

Beijing Rayleigh Analytical Instrument Corporation
infrared absorption, and optical absorption spectroscopy

Hitachi High Technologies America
optical absorption, and luminescence spectroscopy

Edinburgh Instruments
luminescence spectroscopy

GBC Scientific Equipment
optical absorption spectroscopy

Andor Technology
Raman (dispersive), and optical absorption spectroscopy

Newport
infrared absorption spectroscopy

Shimadzu
infrared absorption (including micro-IR), optical absorption, and luminescence spectroscopy

Smiths Detection
infrared absorption module for micro-Raman systems

Bayspec
Raman (dispersive and FT), and UV-NIR

2. Lasers

Toptica Photonics
Spectra-Physics
Coherent
EKSPLA
Edinburgh Instruments
Sacher Lasertechnik
Process Instruments
Photon Systems
JDS Uniphase
Lexel Laser
Opotek
Del Mar Photonics
LOT-Oriel
Topag
CrystaLaser
ALPHALAS
Laser 2000 (distributor)

 

3. Filters for optical systems

Omega Optical
Kaiser Optical Systems
Tydex
Semrock
Iridian
OpticsLand
CVI Laser
Barr Associates
Newport
LOT-Oriel
Glen Spectra

 

 
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