Products: LS Series Lens Spectrographs
High-Throughput NIR Spectrometers
The Acton Series LS-785 is a high-throughput, lens-based spectrograph ideal for near-IR spectroscopy. It features a fast f/2 optical system with proprietary AR-coated lenses for optimum NIR transmission. At an aperture of f/2, the LS-785 is perfectly matched to .22 NA optical fibers and achieves up to 4x the throughput of a standard f/4 mirror-based spectrograph. With its fast AR-coated compound lenses from our Acton Optics group and a custom gold-coated grating, the LS-785 provides the highest throughput and best imaging commercially available for the NIR. The LS-785 also includes micrometer-controlled grating rotation, allowing users to access the NIR between 750 nm and 1100 nm.
LS 785 features include:
- Fast f/2 optics
- High-transmission, AR-coated elements
- Excellent image quality
- Micrometer-controlled grating rotation
- Micrometer focus adjustment
- Seamless integration with high-performance Princeton Instruments cameras
- Powerful, 64-bit LightField software
The LS-785 gives users a significant advantage in terms of both acquisition time and spatial integrity for demanding Raman spectroscopy applications. Combined with renowned Princeton Instruments PIXIS or PyLoN deep-depletion CCD detectors, the LS-785 delivers the highest possible throughput and performance.
Applications for the LS-785 spectrometers include
- Raman spectroscopy
- NIR absorption spectroscopy, tissue studies
- Multichannel spectroscopy
- Microspectroscopy spectroscopy
- Fluorescence spectroscopy
- Photoluminescence spectroscopy
Click to enlarge. Outstanding Spectral Resolution 5 cm-1 resolution accommodates a wide variety of NIR Raman applications
Acton LS Series Lens Spectrographs model comparison and datasheets
|Model||Focal Length||Aperture Ratio||Resolution||Dispersion||Grating|
|Acton LS 785||85 mm||f/2.0||
with 25 µm fiber
|6.13 nm/mm @ 900 nm||
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