Light coupling input/outputs
- Fibre-optics, X-Y adjustable couplers and F/# matcher
- Sample chamber
- Motorised & manual slits
- Filter wheels
Andor’s range of highly versatile spectrographs provide high resolution, high throughput, high modularity, ease of use from the UV to the NIR and SWIR, from macro- to nano-scale, with fluxes down to single photon and time-resolution down to nanosecond. Andor’s spectrograph technology is based on Czerny-Turner, Echelle or Transmission optical designs.
Spectrograph features include:
Andor’s spectrograph family is based on Czerny-Turner, Echelle or Transmission optical designs, and offers a range of highly configurable or highly specialised platforms to best suit your experimental requirements.
Raman is a molecular spectroscopy technique that can provides chemical and structural fingerprint information for a wide range of samples, including for example nanomaterials, polymers, powders, liquids or cells/tissues. Key Raman techniques include:
Technical note: Introduction to Raman Spectroscopy
App Note: Diagnosis of skin tumors during micrographic surgery
App Note: Probing Molecular Structure with Raman Spectroscopy
Luminescence spectroscopy is used for a large variety of applications including for example the study of metal complexes, organic LEDs (OLEDs), quantum dots, cell dynamics, stand-off detection of chemical compounds (e.g. explosives) or scintillators properties measurement. Key techniques include:
App Note: Determination of Fluorescence Lifetimes using TRLFS
App Note: Characterization of Single Quantum Wires
App Note: Magneto-Photoluminence in Si Nanocrystals
Ultraviolet Visible Near-Infra red (UV-Vis-NIR) spectroscopy is useful to characterise the absorption, transmission, and reflectivity of a variety of materials such as pigments, biological, coatings, windows, filters, or analyse the dynamics of chemical reactions. Variations of these spectroscopy techniques include:
App Note: Spectral Response of Glucose
Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES) is a fundamental, non-invasive diagnostic technique for a wide range of plasma, and can provide information such as composition and species temperature and energy distribution.
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is used to determine the elemental composition of various solids, liquids and gases. A high power laser pulse is focused on to a sample to create a plasma. Emission from the atoms and ions in the plasma is collected and analysed by a spectrograph and gated detector to determine the elemental composition or the elemental concentrations in the sample.
Micro-spectroscopy covers a very wide range of spectroscopy modalities with the common character that the spectroscopic measurement is made on the microscopic scale. Andor spectroscopy systems are routinely used for Raman-based techniques including:
Tech Note: Modular Solutions for Micro-Spectroscopy
App Note: Micro-Spectroscopy as a Diagnostic Aid to Skin Cancers
Non-linear (NL) spectroscopy encompasses a number of optical techniques that can be used to study for example interfacial and surface processes, ultrafast dynamic processes (pump-probe technique), light transport or assist in the understanding of nanoparticles/nanostructures unique optical properties. Key techniques include:
Optical spectroscopy can provide analytical information on materials from the micro to the nano-scale, through a number of techniques with a large range of sensitivity, resolution and flexibility requirements. Examples include:
Optical spectroscopy can be used to non-invasively study the changes in the composition of chemical(s) or material(s).
Chemical reaction products or transient behaviours can be probed by Andor Spectroscopy systems through a variety of techniques based on Raman, transient absorption / pump-probe or fluorescence.
Optical spectroscopy can provide very specific analytical information in a non-invasive matter for a range of bio-samples, often as a complement to microscopy imaging (micro-spectroscopy) or visual inspection.
Field of applications include for example cancer cell in vivo and ex vivo screening and cancer diagnostics, non-invasive monitoring of patient bio-parameters or cell sorting.
App Note: Identification of Lung Cancers
App Note: Diagnosis of skin tumors during micrographic surgery
App Note: Optical Spectroscopy for non-invasive disease diagnostics
Plasmas can be artificially produced by different means (e.g. laser ablation, coupling of capacitive / inductive power source to ionised gas). The understanding of their properties and dynamics is relevant to a number fields such as fusion, thin films deposition, micro-electronics, material characterization, display systems, surface treatment, fundamental physics, environmental & health.
Gated detectors can be used to determine optical parameters from which fundamental plasma properties can be derived. Accurate nanosecond-scale gating of image intensifier-based detectors can be used to sample plasma dynamics, or to isolate the useful plasma information generated by pulsed lasers.
Adaptable to large range of setups, high configurability, in-field upgradeable
High sensitivity, high speed, high dynamic range detection from the UV to the NIR and SWIR.
Solis Acquisition Software - A 32-bit and fully 64-bit enabled application for Windows (8, 8.1 and 10) offering rich functionality for data acquisition and processing, as well as Andor cameras, spectrograph and motorized accessories simultaneous control.Find out more
Software Development Kit - A SDK that allows you to control the Andor range of spectrographs from your own application. Compatible as 32-bit and 64-bit libraries for Windows (8, 8.1 and 10). Compatible with C/C++, C#, VB.NET and LabVIEW for Windows/Linux.Find out more
µ-Manager for Micro-spectroscopy - Integrated modular micro-spectroscopy setup control popular with the Life Science community. All market leading motorized microscope and accessories seamlessly controlled and maintained. Integrated sequence builder & macro interfaces for complex experiments building.Find out more Download plug-in
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|Michael W. Mara et al
|Unveiling ultrafast dynamics in bridged bimetallic complexes using optical and X-ray transient absorption spectroscopies
|Shixiang Ma et al
|Molecular laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy technique for the detection of nitrogen in waters
|V. Laurindo et al
|Spin-dependent analysis of homogeneous and inhomogeneous exciton decoherence in magnetic fields
|Alessandro Nardecchia et al
|Data fusion of LIBS and PIL hyperspectral imaging: Understanding the luminescence phenomenon of a complex mineral sample
|Jun-HoYang et al
|Accurate real-time monitoring of fine dust using a densely connected convolutional networks with measured plasma emissions
|Kazimieras Nomeika et al
|Impact of carrier diffusion on the internal quantum efficiency of InGaN quantum well structures
|Jiayin Li et al
|Temporal gas temperature of atmospheric pressure air plasma
|Marcin Pastorczak et al
|First events in the coil-to-globule transition of PVME in water: An ultrafast temperature jump – time-resolved elastic light scattering study
|L. Marciniak et al
|Highly sensitive luminescence nanothermometry and thermal imaging facilitated by phase transition
|Anderson A.G.Santiago et al
|Enhanced photocatalytic activity of CaMoO4/g-C3N4 composites obtained via sonochemistry synthesis
|S. Sankararaman et al
|Unwrapping the compositional mystery of Eumeninae nest: A laser-induced breakdown spectroscopic study
|D.S.Vogt et al
|Spatiotemporal characterization of the laser-induced plasma plume in simulated Martian conditions
|Guangpeng Zhu et al
|Highly Polarized Light Emission of Monolayer WSe2 Coupled with Gap‐Plasmon Nanocavity
|Guodong Zhou et al
|Reconstruction and calibration methods for a Mueller channeled spectropolarimeter
|Dana Glikman et al
|pH effects on the molecular structure and charging state of β-Escin biosurfactants at the air-water interface
|Nikolina Kalčec et al
|Spectroscopic study of L-DOPA and dopamine binding on novel gold nanoparticles towards more efficient drug-delivery system for Parkinson’s disease
|Hong Zhang et al
|A universal co-solvent dilution strategy enables facile and cost-effective fabrication of perovskite photovoltaics
|Zhen Qiao et al
|Cellular Features Revealed by Transverse Laser Modes in Frequency Domain
|Bogdan-OvidiuTaranu et al
|New functional hybrid materials based on clay minerals for enhanced electrocatalytic activity
|NIR-emitting benzene-fused oligo-BODIPYs for bioimaging