News | January 24, 2006

Ultra High Sensitivity Raman Spectrometer Introduced By Ocean Optics

Dunedin, FL - Ocean Optics together with Centice Corporation, jointly announced an agreement under which Ocean Optics will add to its spectroscopy portfolio through the co-branding and distribution of Centice MMS-based Raman spectrometer system.

Spectroscopy is used in a broad variety of research and process applications, including material identification, quantitative analysis, purity analysis, quality control, and material inspection. Centice's patent-pending MMS technology uses a coded wide area aperture, instead of the conventional pin hole or slit entrance, to sample and mathematically process up to 500 measurement channels simultaneously. More channels mean more signal without a proportional increase in noise.

"The optical-sensing market is always looking for better ways to measure weak, scattering and diffuse sources with the highest possible sensitivity," said Mike Morris, President of Ocean Optics. "The Centice MMS technology is the sort of novel, high performance and affordable technology that makes high sensitivity Raman spectroscopy more accessible to a wider range of users."

"Ocean Optics is known as the premiere supplier of innovative solutions for molecular spectroscopy, so it is a real testament to this new technology that they are distributing it within their award-winning product portfolio. Through Ocean Optics, Centice products now have global reach and support," said Steve Kaye, President & CEO of Centice. "Our MMS technology is going to change what people expect from an optical sensor because it offers 10-100x higher optical throughput without affecting the resolution of the measurement. This is a new paradigm for spectroscopy and will enable researchers and industry to address a broader set of new applications."

SOURCE: : Ocean Optics, Inc.