Frequently Asked Questions

Spectrometer Modules FAQs

 

TE Cooled
Q - How do I know if a model is TE Cooled?
A - If the spectrometer model name starts with BTC it is a TE Cooled unit.

 

Non-cooled
Q - How do I know if a model is non-cooled?
A - If the spectrometer model name starts with BRC it is a non-cooled unit.

 

BWSpec™
Q - Where can I download a copy of the BWSpec™ software?
A - BWSpec™ can be downloaded from our website for those who have a valid login. The link is located here.

 

Q - I lost my BWSpec CD, how do I get a new one?
A - If your unit is less than 1 year old from date of purchase, you may login to our downloads website to download a copy of the software.

 

Q - How often does one need to acquire a dark scan during a period of usage?
A - If you change the integration time, a new dark scan must be taken if using the Dark Subtract feature.
If you’re measuring condition change, such as keeping the shutter open while taking a dark measurement to eliminate the ambient light affect, then you must take a dark measurement.

 

Q - What is the intent of a reference scan?
A - 1. To normalize the instrument response curve.
A - 2. To remove etaloning effect in back-thinned CCD based instruments.

 

Q - What does TR mean?
A - T stands for Transmittance; R stands for Reflectance