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BLUE-Wave Spectrometers

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0.88 LBS
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Product Description

The StellarNet BLUE-Wave miniature spectrometers are fiber optically coupled instruments with a wide selection of models for measurements in 200-1150nm wavelength ranges.

  • 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

 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. for more info.

Visit our main webpage for more configurations or with your application details.

BLUE-Wave Models       CCD/PDA Typical Response      Predicted Slit Resolving Resolutions

Model          Wavelength Range (nm) Grating g/mm         Slit-200nm res. Slit-100nm res. Slit-50nm res. Slit-25nm res. Slit-14nm res.
UV  uv-system-efficiencywhite-light-system-efficiency-curves 200-600 1200  effiecieny-curve-blue-wave 3.0 1.6 0.8 0.50 0.40
UV2 uv-system-efficiency 200-400 2400  effiecieny-curve-blue-wave 1.5 0.8 0.4 0.25 0.20
UV3 uv-system-efficiency 220-350 3600  effiecieny-curve-blue-wave 1.0 0.5 0.25 0.16 0.13
UVISuv-system-efficiencywhite-light-system-efficiency-curves 300-1100 600    effiecieny-curve-blue-wave 6.0 3.2 1.6 1.00 0.80
VIS    white-light-system-efficiency-curves 350-1150 600    effiecieny-curve-blue-wave 6.0 3.2 1.6 1.00 0.80
VIS2  white-light-system-efficiency-curves 380-780 1200  effiecieny-curve-blue-wave 3.0 1.6 0.8 0.50 0.40
NIR    white-light-system-efficiency-curves 500-1150 600    effiecieny-curve-blue-wave 6.0 3.2 1.6 1.00 0.80
NIR2  white-light-system-efficiency-curves 600-1000 1200  effiecieny-curve-blue-wave 3.0 1.6 0.8 0.50 0.40
NIR2bwhite-light-system-efficiency-curves 785-1150 1200  effiecieny-curve-blue-wave 3.0 1.6 0.8 0.50 0.40
NIR3  white-light-system-efficiency-curves 550-840 1800  effiecieny-curve-blue-wave 2.2 1.2 0.6 0.35 0.28
NIR3bwhite-light-system-efficiency-curves 680-935 1800  effiecieny-curve-blue-wave 2.2 1.2 0.6 0.35 0.28
NIR4  white-light-system-efficiency-curves 500-700 2400  effiecieny-curve-blue-wave 1.5 0.8 0.4 0.25 0.20
NIR4bwhite-light-system-efficiency-curves 600-800 2400  effiecieny-curve-blue-wave 1.5 0.8 0.4 0.25 0.20
UVN   white-light-system-efficiency-curves 250-1100 600    effiecieny-curve-blue-wave 6.0 3.2 1.6 1.00 0.80
UVNbwhite-light-system-efficiency-curves 200-1050 600    effiecieny-curve-blue-wave 6.0 3.2 1.6 1.00 0.80



Technical Specifications  

Dynamic range:              2000:1 with 6 decades               Dimensions:                    1x3x5″  pdf-download
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 Options:           USB-2 or Wifi2, RS2323, SPI3, 4-20mA3                                                 

Digital I/O3 or ethernet3

Pixel size:                       14 x 200um or 7 x 200um Data Transfer Speed:    30Hz or 1000Hz1
Diffraction Gratings:      Holographic & Ruled Detector Integration:      1ms to 8 minutes
Grating g/mm:               300, 600,1200,1800, 2400 Slit size options:             14, 25, 50, 100, 200um
Spectrograph:                f/4,  SymX-Czerny–Turner            Stray light:                       <.1% at 435nm;<.05% at 600nm
Order sorting filters:      Integrated & High Pass Fiber optic input:            SMA-905 0.22na single fiber
Signal to noise:              1000:1 Operating systems:        Windows and Linux2, Andriod2, iOS2
Digitizer:                         16-bit

Software included:         SpectraWiz Program, WinSDK (C,C#,VB, Delphi),

Customizable LabVIEW, VBA for Excel (CRI & LED Report)

1 zAP1 Electronics Upgrade 2 zAP2 Wifi + Applications Processor Upgrade with SpectraWiz Mobile Software3 SMART-Control InterfacDetector Collection Lens


Options and Upgrades

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


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. zAP2 comes pre-programmed with the latest StellarNet Linux Driver set. $550

zAP2 Specification Sheet zAP2 User Manual

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