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NanoQuest Spectral Sensor - World’s Widest-range, MEMS-based NIR Device

19 Jun 2020

NanoQuest is a MEMS-based FT-IR device that provides extended NIR spectral range and exceptional performance in a compact, affordable package. Its patented micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology allows for a continuous-wave Michelson interferometer to be created monolithically on a MEMS chip. This enables detection of all wavelengths simultaneously across the 1350-2500 nm range, using the single-photodetector design to reduce instrument footprint and maintain low-noise, high-stability performance

About NanoQuest

Each NanoQuest comes with an optical fiber and operating software, and can be coupled to Ocean Insight light sources and accessories to configure systems for absorbance/transmission or reflectance measurements.

NanoQuest Advantages

  • Wide spectral range in compact footprint
  • Selectable optical resolution and scan time
  • Single photodetector detects all wavelengths simultaneously
  • Low power consumption
  • Great tolerance to motion effects
  • Scalable for industrial and integration applications

Example Applications

  • Authentication

            Identification of counterfeit textiles

            Identification of polymers

  • Food & Agriculture  

           Nutrient monitoring in soil, feed and leaves

           Raw milk analysis

           Soybean screening

           Sugar content in cereals

  • Life Sciences & Biomedical

           Bodily fluids analysis

           Hair analysis

At a Glance

  • Wavelength range : 1350-2500 nm
  • Wavenumber range : 7400-4000 cm-1
  • Optical resolution : 8 nm or 16 nm (FWHM)
  • Signal-to-noise ratio : >3000:1 transmission @ 2 second scan time
  • >1000:1 reflection @ 2 second scan time
  • Scan (integration) time : Fixed integration time with averages;
  • 2 seconds recommended
  • Input fiber connector : FC/PC
  • Optical design : MEMS Michelson interferometer
  • Dimensions : 70 mm x 50 mm x 25 mm
  • Weight : 120 g

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