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Ocean FX Pre-Configured Spectrometer


The next innovation in miniature spectrometers from Ocean Optics — Ocean FX™ — offers high-sensitivity CMOS detector performance, acquisition speed up to 3,000 scans per second, and a robust communications module that accommodates Ethernet and Wi-Fi.

The new spectrometer is ideal for UV-Vis applications in food and agriculture, where acquisition speed helps with food sorting and processing; biomedical sciences, especially for absorbance measurements requiring enhanced UV sensitivity; and security and authenticity, where added communication interfaces enable simpler point-of-use instruments. Also, the onboard buffering feature ensures data integrity during kinetics measurements.

  • Sensitive – Responsive from 200-1100 nm, with great sensitivity in the UV and NIR
  • Fast – Integration times to 10 μs, acquire and process more spectral data in less time for faster, more reliable answers
  • Buffering and timestamping – Onboard buffer holds up to 50,000 spectra so you don’t miss a single data point during kinetics measurements
  • Easy connection to other devices – Operates via Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi and USB simultaneously
  Model Range (nm) Entrance Slit (µm) Grating # Order Sorting 

(multi-bandpass detector coating)
Focusing Lens
General Purpose OCEAN-FX-UV-VIS 200-850 25 1 200-850 nm NA
OCEAN-FX-VIS-NIR 350-1000 25 3 350-1000 nm NA
Extended Range OCEAN-FX-XR1 200-1025 25 31 200-1100 nm NA


Initial Specifications

Detector: Hamamatsu S11639 CMOS
Spectral response range: 200-1100 nm
Configurations: UV-Vis (200-850 nm), Vis-NIR (350-1000 nm) and extended-range (200-1025 nm), with enhanced sensitivity versions of each also available
Optical resolution: Depends on configuration; 0.8 nm (FWHM) w/600-line/mm grating and 5 μm slit
Signal-to-noise ratio (single scan): ~270:1
Dynamic range (single scan): ~6400:1
Integration time: 10 μs-1 second
Scan rate (maximum): 3,000 scans/second (varies by performance of operating computer and system)
Buffer depth: 50,000 spectra
Thermal stability: 0.11 pixels/°C
Entrance slit: 5, 10, 50, 100 or 200 µm widths
Input fiber connector: SMA 905 or FC
Storage temperature: -30 °C to +70 °C
Operating temperature: 0 °C to +50 °C
Software: OceanView, OmniDriver and SeaBreeze
Material: RoHS
Electrical: CE, FCC, CISPR 11:2010, EMC 2004/108/EC and EN61326-1:2013