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Technical Digest: LIBS

This technical digest, published by LaserFocusWorld, combines 3 different articles on LIBS (laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy) touching on applications from testing synthetic hair dyes to exploring Mars. Continue reading

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Miniature Spectrometer Designs Open New Applications Potential

This article, published in LaserFocusWorld’s May issue, discusses the fundamental principles of miniature spectrometers and how recent developments have opened up the technology to applications that were previously beyond their capability. Continue reading

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Educational Video Series: Episode 6 – Raman Spectroscopy

In this season finale episode of B&W Tek’s Educational Video Series we discuss Raman. Our discussion will include an introduction … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: 04/25

For easy alignment and extra stability when measuring transmission through a large piece of glass or plastic, you can remove the center piece on B&W Tek’s adjustable cuvette holder and insert your sample between the two collimating optics. Continue reading

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Educational Video Series: Episode 5 – Fluorescence Spectroscopy

In this episode of B&W Tek’s Educational Video Series we discuss fluorescence. Our discussion will include an overview of some … Continue reading

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Tradeshow: Pittcon 2013

B&W Tek is very excited to share our most recent technological advances at Pittcon this year! Since last year’s show, we’ve made some really exciting developments in our products and services! Continue reading

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Educational Video Series: Episode 4 – Absorption Spectroscopy

This episode of B&W Tek’s Educational Video Series discusses absorption spectroscopy.  In this brief video, we will cover some of … Continue reading

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BiOS & Photonics West 2013

B&W Tek is very excited to share our most recent technological advances at Bios and Photonics West this year. Since last year’s show, we’ve made some really exciting developments in our products and services! Continue reading

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Educational Video Series: Episode 3 – Reflection Spectroscopy

In this video, we discuss and demonstrate reflection spectroscopy. Join us for an explanation and examples of both specular and diffuse reflection. Continue reading

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Educational Video Series: Episode 2 – Transmission Spectroscopy

Join us for a discussion about transmission spectroscopy – how to define it, how to measure it, and some common applications for transmission. Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: 12/10

If you’re seeing a significant amount of fluorescence in your Raman signal, use B&W Tek’s proprietary airPLS background correction. Continue reading

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Educational Video Series: Episode 1 – Emission Spectroscopy

Join us for a discussion about what emission spectroscopy
is, what it’s used for, and how to take emission measurements. Continue reading

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Webcast: The Evolution of Miniature Spectrometers

On Tuesday, 11/20/12 at 2;00pm EDT, we will be giving an instructional webinar on the fundamentals of modular spectrometers and how they have evolved into a modern spectroscopic tool. Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: 10/17

The Exemplar® Plus features a built in electromechanical shutter which automatically blocks the input light when performing a dark scan. This is especially beneficial for… Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: 10/10

When measuring sources of unknown intensity, it is often useful to use the “auto-integration” function in BWSpec… Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: 10/4

To quickly restore default spectrometer parameters in BWSpec, select “Flash Access…” from the menu bar located under “Setup” then click … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: 9/20

When measuring fast kinetic reactions, it is helpful to use the “burst mode” function… Continue reading

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Webcast: The Evolution of Miniature Spectrometers

On Wednesday, 10/24/12 at 12pm EDT, we will be sponsoring a webcast given by Raj Mukherjee, hosted by Optics.org… Continue reading

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Exemplar: Product Line Expanded

The Exemplar product line is already ground-breaking for being the smartest, fastest and most synchronous line of miniature spectrometers available on the market. Now, we’ve added two new models… Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: 9/12

When measuring fluorescence of liquids or dyes with modular spectrometers, it is often helpful to use a 3-port cuvette holder.  … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: 7/5 Increase Your Signal

A simple and cost effective way to increase the sensitivity of your spectrometer… Continue reading

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Webcast: Spectroscopy in Medicine & Biology

On Tuesday, 6/19/12 at 11am EDT, we will be sponsoring a webcast given by Dr. Robert Alfano, hosted by BioOptics World… Continue reading

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Exemplar: World’s First Smart Spectrometer

Introducing the first mini spectrometer to include an embedded processor to allow for effortless on-board processing… Continue reading

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Webcast: Fundamentals of Modular Spectrometers

On Tuesday, 5/1/12 at 1pm (ET) we will be hosting a webcast given by Senior Apps Specialist Jason Hammock, hosted by LFW… Continue reading

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BWSpec 4.00: Spectral Data Acquisition Software

Announcing new improvements including spectral management system, spectrum list panel and 64 bit compatibility… Continue reading

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Webcast: Fundamentals of Miniature Spectrometers

On Wednesday, 2/29/12 at 1pm ET we will be hosting a webcast given by Jason Hammock, hosted by Photonics Media… Continue reading

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Video Interview: Spectrometers at Photonics West 2012

Robert Chimenti discusses miniature spectrometers for a variety of applications at Photonics West 2012 with Photonics Online… Continue reading

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Spectrometer Knowledge: Part 8 – Fiber Optic Probes

For many spectroscopic applications, proper sampling requires more than just a simple fiber optic patch cord … Continue reading

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Spectrometer Knowledge: Part 7 – Fiber Optic Bundles

In this section, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of some common fiber optic bundle configurations… Continue reading

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Spectrometer Knowledge: Part 6 – Choosing a Fiber Optic

In this section, we’ll briefly review what a fiber optic cable is and how it is used to direct light into a spectrometer. Continue reading

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Spectrometer Knowledge: Part 5 – Spectral Resolution

In this section, we’ll discuss how to calculate and measure spectral resolution in miniature spectrometers… Continue reading

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Video Interview: Glacier X at CLEO 2011

Robert Chimenti discusses the Glacier X TE Cooled spectrometer for fluorescence at CLEO 2011 with Photonics Online… Continue reading

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Announcement: Academic Partnership Program

Announcing New Horizons, an outreach program to support breakthrough innovation in scientific research in academic institutions… Continue reading

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App Note: Advantages of TE Cooled Spectrometers

Application note on the advantages of TE cooled spectrometers vs. non-cooled spectrometers for fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy… Continue reading

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Glacier X: Preconfigured for Fluorescence and Raman

The smallest TE cooled spectrometer on the market and ideal for low light applications such as fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy… Continue reading

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Spectrometer Knowledge: Part 4 – The Optical Bench

We will discuss how configurable components work together with optical components to form a complete system… Continue reading

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SpectraRad Xpress: Miniature Irradiance Meter

Introducing a miniature spectral irradiance meter designed for field, industrial and laboratory light measurement applications… Continue reading

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Sol 2.6: Fiber Coupled NIR Spectrometer

Introducing a high performance linear InGaAs array spectrometer from 1550-2550nm and cooled to -15°C… Continue reading

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Spectrometer Knowledge: Part 3a – The Detector

In this section we discuss various types of detectors used in miniature spectrometers… Continue reading

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Glacier X: TE Cooled Miniature Spectrometer

Announcing the smallest TE cooled spectrometer on the market, making it the perfect solution for demanding applications… Continue reading

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Spectrometer Knowledge: Part 3b – The Detector

We will discuss noise sources and how they can be mitigated by the use of TE Cooling… Continue reading

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Spectrometer Knowledge: Part 2 – The Grating

Choosing the correct grating is a key factor in optimizing your spectrometer; we’ll discuss how and why in this section… Continue reading

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SpectraRad: TE Cooled Spectral Irradiance Meter

Announcing the SpectraRad miniature TE Cooled spectral irradiance meter designed for industrial and laboratory light measurement applications… Continue reading

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Spectrometer Knowledge: Part 1 – The Slit

In this section we discuss the slit of a spectrometer, which ultimately determines the optical resolution and throughout … Continue reading

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Video Interview: B&W Tek at CLEO 2010

Robert Chimenti and Jason Hammock discuss miniature spectrometers and laser systems at CLEO 2010… Continue reading