PISCATAWAY, NJ — HORIBA Scientific, global leader in OEM gratings, miniature spectrometers and scientific camera systems and solutions, just announced its new CiCi-Raman engine designed for high volume OEM industrial customers.
The CiCi-Raman-785 is a high performance spectrometer featuring an aberration-corrected concave holographic grating configured with HORIBA Scientific's deep-cooled Syncerity™ CCD camera with a new VIS-NIR detector, and a round-to-slit fiber converter for high efficiency collection from a Raman probe. A 532 nm spectrometer design also exists and is optimized for semiconductor process applications, with the same deep-cooled camera and its new high Quantum Efficiency sensor.
The CiCi-Raman is unique in several ways. Its improved deep cooled camera features a new CCD sensor with QE 90 percent at 700 nm, 86 percent at 800 nm, 70 percent at 900 nm, and 36 percent at 1000 nm, with 2048 pixels and 1 mm collection height. While most existing OEM Raman modules feature limited cooling capability from 0oC to -15oC, HORIBA’s camera is cooled at -50oC or lower as needed, but remains a low cost and compact system.
It offers an ultra-stable opto-mechanical platform: a one-time long-term factory wavelength calibration is sufficient. CiCi-Raman-785 is fiber-coupled for convenient integration in Raman process solutions, offering several configurations. A 532 nm version is also available.
This new Raman system is ideal for OEM applications in process control, biomedical and life sciences, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, forensics and security, semiconductors, and food and beverage safety.
“As new approaches to pharmaceutical manufacturing, bioprocessing and semiconductor fabs evolve, Raman spectroscopy has increasingly become integrated into process analytical technology,” said Nicolas Vezard, vice president of HORIBA’s OEM Gratings, Spectrometers and Scientific Cameras Division. “HORIBA’s long-standing expertise in Raman has enabled us to develop and design instrumentation that can seamlessly address these requirements, yet remain competitively priced.”