Mid-Infrared Spectrometer S2055
– a new paradigm in mid-infrared light detection
Mid-infrared (MIR) photospectroscopy is used in both industry and research for non-invasive characterisation of gasses, liquids and solids. The NLIR MIR spectrometer is based on a novel measurement scheme that upconverts the MIR light to near-visible light. Near-visible light detectors (for example CCDs) are far superior to MIR light detectors (for example MCT arrays) in terms of detectivity, speed and noise. The NLIR upconversion technology therefore brings these attractive features, and the advantages that follow, to the MIR regime. The NLIR S2055 spectrometer covers a broad part of the MIR spectrum where the spectral fingerprints of many C-H bonds of gases are located together with those of a number of other common gases. Many plastics (independent of color) also absorb in this MIR region, which makes identification easily accessible.