Products: LightField Scientific Imaging and Spectroscopy Software
The Future of Imaging & Spectroscopy Software!
At Princeton Instruments, we believe true innovation comes from a deep understanding of what's important to researchers. LightField is our vision for the future of scientific imaging and spectroscopy software. Combined with our award-winning spectroscopy and imaging products, LightField is a game-changer, destined to become the benchmark for scientific software. Whether you're involved in Raman spectroscopy, fluorescence, combustion, quantum imaging, astronomy, or x-ray imaging, you'll appreciate LightField's power and flexibility.
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Powerful, yet easy to use!
No marketing hyperbole here. LightField allows complete control of Princeton Instruments cameras and spectrographs. All available readout modes are supported: frame transfer, kinetics, spectra kinetics (microsecond time resolution), and custom chip (>10 kHz frame rates).
LightField provides a cutting-edge user interface and the powerful functionality needed to set up and perform complex optical diagnostic experiments. This unique and revolutionary tool lets researchers around the world realize the true potential of their advanced Princeton Instruments low-light-level cameras and spectrographs.
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Get up and go
LightField is smart. Just connect your Princeton Instruments camera or spectrograph, launch LightField, and you're ready to start capturing data. It's that simple! LightField gives you control of key functions right from the photo-realistic graphical interface — an unparalleled user experience!
New in LF5: The improved "smart search" function quickly directs you to the controls you want as you are typing. You can even build your own custom settings dock to access frequently used settings.
Peace of mind
We understand how important your data is. LightField automatically saves every acquisition to your chosen folder and keeps track of all experiment settings in the file header. It even saves your raw data when the post-processing feature is applied.
New in LF5:
LightField can automatically export data into your favorite file format as you acquire it... TIFF, FITS, ASCII, AVI, IGOR, and Origin, just to name a few!
The power of math
New in LF5:
LightField includes a powerful built-in math engine to analyze image and spectral data in real-time. Simple math functions to complex Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) can be applied to live or post-acquisition data. The math engine even includes out-of-the-box measurements such as absorption, reflectance, and transmission, as well as an easy-to-use editor to create your own formulas.
LightField knows you
New in LF5: Often, Princeton Instruments cameras and spectrographs are used by multiple researchers in the same lab. LightField provides an easy "experiment setup" save/load function that quickly loads your experiment settings for you. Simply bring up the data file to apply the same system settings that were used previously.
Repeating experiments could not be easier!
The power of spectral calibration — IntelliCal
Utilizing NIST-traceable IntelliCal light sources, LightField provides up to 10x more accurate wavelength and intensity calibration, free of instrument/optics bias.
Traditional spectral calibration approaches can be plagued by a host of spectral artifacts. Our intensity calibration routine automatically corrects these artifacts for the broadest spectral range.
Friend of LabVIEW® and MATLAB®
New in LF5:
Does your lab rely on LabVIEW or MATLAB to control and coordinate various pieces of experiment hardware?
LightField allows seamless integration of hardware controls and direct data acquisition into National Instruments' LabVIEW and MathWorks' MATLAB. No need to master the complexity of hardware control. LightField comes with easy-to-use examples that you can utilize right away!
Intensified CCD cameras and LightField — a match made in heaven
When users first encounter LightField's ICCD camera interface — inspired by a simple "oscilloscope" display — the reaction is nothing short of amazement.
Simply drag and adjust the gating width/delay or design entire time-resolved experiments graphically.
Streams of data in many formats — even when you're not there
Thanks to its native 64-bit architecture, LightField is not only able to utilize all the memory (RAM) available on your computer, it can stream multi-gigabyte pixel data directly onto the hard drive — all without missing a beat.
New in LF5: LightField can automatically export data as you acquire into your favorite format automatically: TIFF, FITS, ASCII, AVI, IGOR, and Origin, just to name a few!
New in LF5: LightField can send you periodic email updates — very useful if you are running an unattended extended experiment.
Compare and contrast
LightField takes data review to a new level. With intuitive controls for spectral overlay, peak find, view, and playback, it is now easier than ever to look back at your data.
New in LF5: When you need to review multitudes of images or spectra, a "synchronized" view allows you to quickly compare the same region or peak in two or more datasets.
Powerful, yet easy to use
No marketing hyperbole here.
LightField allows complete control of Princeton Instruments cameras and spectrographs.
All available readout modes are supported: frame transfer, kinetics, spectra kinetics (microsecond time resolution), and custom chip (>10 kHz frame rates).
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