GlobalSpec has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Infrared Spectrometers. They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
What new technologies are influencing infrared spectrometer design?
19 answers
Answers:
Computing power and cost, optics size resolution and cost, display options size and cost speed, ease of software configuration, user friendly for research, room temperature detectors
~Chris Chi, Lecturer product development medical, Auckland, New zealand
Step Scan & Nanosecod TRS, Microscopic Studies with Focal Plane Array detectors (Imaging systems). Improved interferometer designs & dynamic alignment features.
~Sanjeev Jain, Worked as an engineer & now a company owner, Delhi, India
The design and construction of new solid laser in the IR region, IR detectors, IR cameras, IR binoculars, optical components.
~Santos Lopez, Research & Development, Merida, Venezuela
Running in conjunction with separation techniques both before and after an infrared scan.
~Marketing/Sales, Brampton, Canada
I think solid state sensors are getting more accurate, with better specs and cheaper.
~Angel Torres, Research & Development, Bournemouth, UK
The optical materials used for IR sources, detectors and design of interferometer.
~Francisco Sotelo, Application Engineering and R&D Manager, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Electronic devices, automation in mirror alignment.
~Eduardo M, Professor, São Mateus, Brasil
Availability of new and better performing components.
~Research & Development, Cincinnati, OH
Miniaturization, portable and hand-held units.
~Andrey Mezinov, General Management, Moscow, Russia
Optical components, step scan, microscopes.
~Research & Development, Washington, DC
Basically Diode Array and AOTFC.
~Francisco R Miranda, Engineering Consultant, Santiago, Chile
Nano technologies and materials
~CLAUDIO A, Marketing/Sales, Mexico,, MEXICO
Tunable infrared lasers
~John N, Engineering Consultant, St Paul, MN
Optic fiber, laser
~Zvonimir K., Marketing/Sales, Zagreb, Croatia
Interferometer
~Engineering, Design, Kyoto, Japan
Diode array
~Carl Meuser, Marketing/Sales, San Ramon, CA
NIR, UVNIR
~Eduardo K, Engineer, Buenos Aires, Argentina
FTIR
~Ketan C, Marketing/Sales, Ahmedabad, India
ATR
~Michiel D, Research & Development, Dordrecht, Netherlands

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Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative infrared spectrometers?
19 answers
Answers:
Even could've seen as Old Foss, keep according my experience the cutting edge, but we should take a look on ASDI.
~Francisco R Miranda, Engineering Consultant, Santiago, Chile
Agilent Technologies (Earlier it was Varian/Biorad/Digilab),Thermo (Earlier Nicolet), Brucker & Perkin-Elmer
~Sanjeev Jain, Worked as an engineer & now a company owner, Delhi, India
1.- Bruker 2.- Horiba 3.- Ocean optics 4.- Hamamatsu 5.- BWTEK 6.- OptoTherm 7.- Perkin Elmers
~Santos Lopez, Research & Development, Merida, Venezuela
Not sure. Nicolet has always had a very good reputation in this area.
~Tom P, Instructor, Allentown, PA
Bruker's new TANGO? New portables coming from JDSU?
~Sharon F, General Management, Washington, DC
Bruker, Agilent with former A2
~Andrey Mezinov, General Management, Moscow, Russia
Thermo Nicolet, Perkin Elmer
~Research & Development, Cincinnati, OH
Thermo, Nicolet, Bruker
~Research & Development, Washington, DC
Bruker & Shimadzu
~Ketan C, Marketing/Sales, Ahmedabad, India
Unity, ASD, Zeiss
~Carl Meuser, Marketing/Sales, San Ramon, CA
A2 technologies
~Angel Torres, Research & Development, Bournemouth, UK
More than one.
~Sergo Gotoshia V, Research & Development, Tbilisi, Georgia
Perkin Elmer
~Engineering, Other, Novi sad, Serbia-Montenegro
Perkin Elmer
~Michiel D, Research & Development, Dordrecht, Netherlands
ADVANTEST
~Engineering, Design, Kyoto, Japan
Bruker
~Zvonimir K., Marketing/Sales, Zagreb, Croatia
Bruker
~CLAUDIO A, Marketing/Sales, Mexico,, MEXICO
Bruker
~Eduardo M, Professor, São Mateus, Brasil
ABB.
~Francisco Sotelo, Application Engineering and R&D Manager, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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