Right: Click to watch the video interview with Dr. Jason McClure and Dr. Brian Smith explaining the technology breakthrough of the IsoPlane SCT-320 spectrograph.
Right: Watch Melinda Rose’s interview with Brian Smith where he explains his paper co-authored with PI’s Dr. Jason McClure and Dr. Dan Heller (Sloan Kettering Institute – New York) about how the IsoPlane is being used to analyze the fluorescence of carbon nanotubes inserted into live cells to detect cancer.
NEW - MicroSpec Microscope Interface for IsoPlane Spectrographs
Deter the Blur! IsoPlane is changing the way the world sees spectroscopy!
Inspired Innovation - Imagine a spectrograph that sharply focuses data at every wavelength, allows the unrestricted use of large-format detectors, and directs photons to where they are supposed to go. Imagine a multichannel spectrograph that overcomes the limitations of traditional Czerny-Turner designs while significantly improving upon the image quality and resolution afforded by toroidal mirrors.
The spectroscopists and engineers at Princeton Instruments have not only imagined it, but built it! We invite you to see the truly remarkable results… the Princeton Instruments IsoPlane, a next-generation, aberration-free imaging spectrograph!
The exclusive, state-of-the-art optical design elements utilized in Princeton Instruments’ IsoPlane imaging spectrograph means this revolutionary instrument provides a sharply focused image across the entire focal plane.
With the IsoPlane spectrograph more photons end up in the peak, increasing the height and effective signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), rather than in the wings,
where they contribute to the background noise.
Applications for IsoPlane include:
Microspectroscopy, including Raman spectroscopy, fluorescence & photoluminescence
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) and similar high-resolution techniques
Why waste time acquiring data you can’t use?
Perfected Performance - Focal Plane Image
The IsoPlane eliminates field astigmatism and greatly reduces coma, enabling crisp, detailed imaging across a 27 x 8 mm focal plane.
Perfected Performance - Spectral Lines at Focal Plane Center
The IsoPlane yields near-Lorentzian spectral lines at the center of the focal plane. Czerny-Turner spectrographs deliver inferior line shapes.
Perfected Performance - Preserving Intensity
The IsoPlane produces sharp spectral lines of constant width and height across the focal plane, whereas Czerny-Turner spectrographs do not.
Perfected Performance - Crosstalk Eliminated
While Czerny-Turner spectrographs suffer from excessive crosstalk between adjacent channels, the IsoPlane eliminates it. Two-dimensional focal plane array detectors can record multiple spectra simultaneously, yet conventional spectrographs are ill-equipped for the job. Astigmatism in Czerny-Turner spectrographs means that only a few separate vertically spaced fibers can be resolved over the width of the sensor.
Stellar Software Support
The IsoPlane is supported by LightField 4.2, a 64-bit data acquisition platform for spectroscopy and imaging. Light Field combines complete control over Princeton Instruments’ spectrographs and cameras with easy-to-use tools for experimental setup, data acquisition, and post-processing. Both unique and revolutionary, LightField lets researchers realize the full potential of the new IsoPlane imaging spectrograph. Learn more about LightField.