小型分光器


  • Three Models for Wavelengths Ranging from 200 to 1000 nm
  • Compact Size: 122 mm x 79 mm x 29.5 mm
  • External Trigger Input
  • Cosine Correctors Available Separately for Free-Space
    Measurements

CCS100

Cables, Power Supply,
and Software Included

CCSB1

Cosine Corrector for
Thorlabs' CCD Spectrometer

Versatile Display
and Analysis Options

Flexible User Interface

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Item #CCS100CCS175CCS200
Wavelength Range350 - 700 nma500 - 1000 nm200 - 1000 nma,b
FWHM Spectral Accuracy< 0.5 nm
@ 435 nm
< 0.6 nm
@ 633 nm
< 2 nm
@ 633 nm
S/N Ratio≤2000:1
CCD Sensitivity160 V / (lx · s)
Integration Time10 μs - 60 s
  • この分光器は380 nm未満では振幅強度は校正されません。
  • UV域から可視域にわたってシステムの相対感度に大きな違いがあるため、広帯域の測定を行う際にはUV域においてパワー読取値の信頼性が損なわれます。バンドパスもしくはショートパスフィルタをお使いいただき長波長における飽和を防ぐことによって、UV域での特性を可視化いただける可能性があります。

注:上記仕様は、分光器を付属のファイバーパッチケーブルと使用した場合のみ有効です。
付属のファイバの詳細については「仕様」のタブをご覧ください。

分光器の特長

  • 可視(VIS)、近赤外(NIR)、紫外(UV)~近赤外(NIR)のスペクトル領域用をご用意
  • 可動部のない頑丈な構造のツェルニー・ターナ設計
  • 暗電流ノイズを自動補償
  • 振幅調整済み、校正報告書付き
  • High-Speed USB接続により最大走査数200/秒を実現
  • 外部同期用のトリガ入力(TTL)
  • 16ビット A/Dコンバータ
  • 3648ピクセル CCDラインアレイ
  • マルチモードファイバーパッチケーブルが付属
  • コサインコレクタ(下記にて販売)により自由空間入力も可能
  • 分光器用に最適化された円形状-線形状変換ファイバーバンドルを下記にて別途ご用意

分光器とは光のスペクトルを測定する装置です。当社では、光ファイバ入力ベースのコンパクトなツェルニー・ターナ型CCD分光器を3種類ご用意しております。350~700 nmまたは500~1000 nmの波長で光を検出する2つのモデルの確度はナノメートル以下です。 3つめのモデルのスペクトル範囲は200~1000 nmと幅広く、確度は2 nm以下となっております。 携帯用ハードドライブほどの設置面積しかないため(122 mm x 79 mm x 29.5 mm)、実習やファイバを用いた光学システムの用途に適しています。 各製品について、チャンネル強度補正が行われ、校正報告書とともに発送いたします。

この製品は小型ですが、TTLトリガ入力(最大100 Hz)による同期や暗電流によるノイズの自動補償など、大型で高価な分光器と共通の性能を備えています。 各モデル共通で設計されたCCDチップ、グレーティング、レンズは、規定の波長範囲用に最適化されています。

各分光器は、ソフトウェアCD-ROM、外部トリガ信号用SMB-BNCアダプターケーブル、High-Speed USBケーブル(1.5 m)、SMA905コネクタ付きファイバーパッチケーブルと共に発送いたします。 CCS100/MならびにCCS175/Mには、1 m長でコア径Ø50 µmのパッチケーブルM14L01、CCS200/Mには、ファイバFG200UCCを使用した1 m長でコア径Ø200 µmのパッチケーブルが付属します。 全ての製品は発送前に当社工場にて付属のパッチケーブルで校正済みです。なお、この分光器は380 nm未満では振幅強度は校正されません。当社では、24ヶ月ごとに校正することをお勧めしております。当社では再校正サービスを提供しております。詳細は当社までお問い合わせください。

注: CCDの前面にあるガラス窓によってエタロン効果が生じますが、その効果は製品によって異なります。 この製品がお客様の用途に適しているか判断する上でさらに詳細な情報が必要な場合には当社までご連絡ください。

マウント取付け部
マウントを簡単かつ安定に取り付けるため、当社の分光器の底部には25.4 mm(1インチ)の間隔で開けられたM6タップ穴が2つあります。

CCD分光器用ソフトウェアパッケージ
分光器にはグラフィカルユーザーインターフェイス(GUI)と様々なドライバのセット(C/C++、LabWindows/CVI、Dot NET、NI LabVIEWaならびにVisual Basic)を含んだソフトウェアパッケージが付属します。 GUIでは1つのウィンドウにスペクトル、バックグラウンド、ならびにピーク値を表示させることが可能です。 さらに様々なアルゴリズムでスペクトルの平滑化、平均化、吸収率・透過率の計算ができます。 測定結果を保存されているプロファイルデータと比較することも可能です。 付属のドライバでは、こちらに掲載しているツェルニー・ターナ分光器の機能を完全制御でき、お客様独自のインターフェイスソフトウェアの設計や、テスト、測定のセットアップにこの製品を組み込むことにより自動テストの実施が可能です。 詳しくは「ユーザーインターフェイス」のタブをご参照ください。 ソフトウェアをダウンロードするリンクは「ソフトウェア」のタブ内にあります。 またこのソフトウェアパッケージでは、当社の光スペクトラムアナライザも操作できます。

コサインコレクタ
当社の小型分光計は、光ファイバにより入力された光のスペクトルを測定する設計となっていますが、光ファイバの先端にコサインコレクタと呼んでいる拡散板(下記にて販売)を取り付けることにより、コリメート光などの自由空間光のスペクトルを測定することも可能になります。

ファイバーバンドル
当社では、分光器に付属するSMA-SMAケーブル(詳細は上記)に加えて円形状-線形状変換ファイバーバンドルも別途下記にてご用意しております。 このファイバーバンドルは分光器用に最適化されています。ケーブルの分光器接続側は線形配列になっており、分光器のスリットの配列と一致します。 この特殊配列によってより高強度の信号が分光器に送られます。 なお、このファイバーバンドルは信号強度を増加させますが、高確度分光の用途では、このファイバーバンドルではなく、コア径の小さいシングルモードファイバをご使用ください。

当社では他にも別途購入が可能な様々な種類のファイバーパッチケーブルおよびバンドルを豊富に取り揃えています。 例えば、M16L01は、SMA-FC/PCのコネクタ付きケーブルで、分光器CCS100/MならびにCCS175/Mに付属するパッチケーブルM14L01と同じファイバを使用しています。当社の反射/後方散乱測定用プローブファイバーバンドルは、分光器、光源、反射分光法の試料に接続可能なシングルファイバです(「用途」タブ参照)。 また当社ではカスタムファイバーパッチケーブルもご用意しております。こちらから簡単にお見積依頼が可能です。

  • ソフトウェアパッケージは8.5バージョン以降のLabVIEWをサポートしております。 8.5以前のバージョンではコード変換が可能です。 詳細は当社までお問い合わせください。
Item #CCS100CCS175CCS200
Optical Specs
Wavelength Range350 - 700 nma500 - 1000 nm200 - 1000 nma,b
Spectral Accuracy< 0.5 nm FWHM @ 435 nm< 0.6 nm FWHM @ 633 nm< 2 nm FWHM @ 633 nm
Slit (W x H)20 µm x 2 mmc
Grating1200 Lines/mm, 500 nm Blaze830 Lines/mm, 800 nm Blaze600 Lines/mm, 800 nm Blaze
Grating Efficiency (Click for Graph)
Fiber ConnectorSMA 905
Sensor Specs
Detector Range (CCD Chip)350 - 1100 nm200 - 1100 nm
CCD Pixel Size8 µm x 200 µm (8 µm pitch)
CCD Sensitivity160 V / (lx · s)
CCD Dynamic Ranged300
CCD Pixel Number3648
Resolution10 px/nm6 px/nm4 px/nm
Integration Time10 µs - 60 s
Scan Rate Internal TriggerMax 200 Scans/se
S/N Ratiof≤2000 : 1
External Trigger
Trigger InputSMB
Trigger SignalTTL, Rising Edge
Trigger Input Impedance10 kΩ
Trigger Input Voltage5 V
Trigger Frequency, Scan RateMax 100 Hz, 100 Scans/s
Trigger Pulse LengthMin 0.5 µs
Trigger Delay8.125 µs ± 125 ns
General Specs
InterfaceHi-Speed USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/s)
Dimensions (L x W x H)122 mm x 79 mm x 29.5 mm
Weight< 0.4 kg
Included Patch Cable
Patch Cable Item #M14L01gN/Ah
Fiber Item #FG050LGAFG200UCC
Core Diameter50 µm ± 2%200 ± 8 µm
Cladding Diameter125 ± 1 µm240 ± 5 µm
Coating Diameter250 µm ± 4%260 ± 6 µm
NA0.22 ± 0.020.22 ± 0.02
Wavelength Range400 to 2400 nm250 to 1200 nm
ConnectorsSMA905
  • なお、この分光器は380 nm未満では振幅強度は校正されません。
  • UV域から可視域にわたってシステムの相対感度に大きな違いがあるため、広帯域の測定を行う際にはUV域においてパワー読取値の信頼性が損なわれます。バンドパスもしくはショートパスフィルタをお使いいただき長波長における飽和を防ぐことによって、UV域での特性を可視化いただける可能性があります。
  • 入射スリットに隣接してØ1.2 mmの機械的開口があり、スリットの有効寸法は20 µm x 1.2 mmに制限されます。 詳細は、下のスリットの寸法についてをご参照ください。
  • 暗電流に対する飽和電圧比
  • スキャンレートは最大200 Hzまで(5 msの積算時間)が内部のトリガのみで可能(フリーラン)。 外部トリガーモードでは、同じ積算時間で最大のスキャンレート(100 Hz)。
  • 10回の平均化、積算時間に依存:シングルショットに対して、CCDダイナミックレンジを使用。
  • M16L01はSMA-FC/PCファイバーパッチケーブルで、分光器CCS100/MならびにCCS175/Mに付属するパッチケーブルM14L01と同じファイバ(FG050LGA)を使用しています。各分光器は、付属のパッチケーブルで校正済みです。
  • M91L01は波長範囲が250~1200 nmのSMA-FC/PCファイバーパッチケーブルで、分光器CCS200/Mにお使いいただけます。

注:上記仕様は、付属のファイバーパッチケーブルを組み合わせた場合のみ有効です。

 

 

CCD分光器のSMAバルクヘッド&入射スリット

Round Bundle End
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Linear Fiber Array Alignment Mark
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コア径がØ200 µm、7本のファイバから成るバンドルBFL200HS02のCCS100/Mの入射スリット透過後の光プロファイル。 最も外側の約2本のファイバからの光は、 Ø1.2 mmの開口により遮蔽されます。

スリットの寸法について

当社のCCD分光器には、20 µm x 2 mmの入射スリットが付いています。しかし、SMAファイバのバルクヘッドにはØ1.2 mmの機械的開口があり、このスリットに隣接します。そのため、スリットの有効寸法は20 µm x 1.2 mmに制限されます。

グラフィカルユーザーインターフェイス

特長

  • 10台までのデバイスを同時に操作
  • 対応デバイスを自動検出
  • フィルタの種類: ピーク検出、平滑化、平均化、画像の反転・正転
  • アルゴリズム: ガウス変換、吸収率、透過率ならびに相対差の測定
  • Y軸の規格化
  • パーシスタンスオプション
  • ユーザによる波長校正
  • 別スレッドのデータ取得によるユーザ入力の応答性向上
  • 色・形状選択
  • データの保存・読み込み(JCAMP-DXまたはCSV)
  • クリップボードへのコピー機能
  • ウィンドウ印刷機能
  • タブ付きならびにフローティングウィンドウ機能
  • 多項式またはガウシアン関数へのデータフィッティング

調整可能なパラメータ

  • 積算時間
  • トリガーモード: 内部、外部、連続、シングルショット
  • 平均化の方法: 移動平均またはブロック平均
  • 平滑化の方法: ブロック平滑化
  • 画像の反転・正転
  • 表示モード: nmまたはピクセル

Peakfinder Screen

CCSシリーズの分光器には、グラフィカルユーザーインターフェイスが採用された使いやすいOSAソフトウェアが付属します。 このパッケージは研究ならびに製造用に設計されています。 データ、バックグラウンド、ピーク値を1つのグラフに表示することが可能です。 平滑化ならびに平均化のアルゴリズムを用いれば、スペクトルの特定の特長を強調できます。 またこのソフトウェアでは、複数のデバイスを同時に扱い、1つのグラフに示すことが可能です。

上記のスクリーンショットはピーク追跡分析モードを表示しています。このモードではピーク時のスペクトルの位置、振幅、ピーク幅を経時的に追跡することができます。 ピーク追跡モードが作動中の間は、分析結果がグラフの下に表示されます。 各ピークの情報が記載された表が、右下に表示されます。画面の左下は、ピーク要件を設定するツールボックスとなっております。

当社では、個別の要求にお応えすべく、C/C++、LabWindows/CVI、Dot NET、NI LabVIEW、ならびにVisual Basicのドライバもご用意しております。ソフトウェアパッケージは8.5バージョン以降のNI LabVIEWをサポートしております。 8.5以前のバージョンではコード変換が可能です。 詳細については当社にご相談ください。

データ加工
ソフトウェアには保存されているデータを取り込んで比較する機能があります。 このデータを用いて吸収率や透過率の計算や、相対差を見ることができます。

Split View

Split View

Color Analysis Screen

Calibration Screen

トリガ入力

SMB オス型

 

SMB Male

TTL、5V、Max 100 Hz

PC接続

USB型Mini-Bコネクタ

USB Type Mini B

USB型Mini-Bコネクタ-A型ケーブルが付属します。

分光器および光スペクトラムアナライザ用ソフトウェア

分光器CCSシリーズは、当社の光スペクトラムアナライザ(OSA)ソフトウェアパッケージによって制御します。 ソフトウェアパッケージに加えて、通信プロトコルマニュアルもご提供しており、分光器を制御するためのアプリケーションプログラムをカスタムで作成される際にご参照いただけます。 なお、このソフトウェアは、Windows XPとは互換性がありませんのでご注意ください。分光器をWindows XPとご使用になる場合は、当社までご相談ください。

ソフトウエア

Version 2.90

当社の分光器制御用OSAアプリケーションパッケージ

Software Download
CCS100CCS175CCS200Part
x  Compact Spectrometer for 350 - 700 nm
 x Compact Spectrometer for 500 - 1000 nm
  xCompact Spectrometer with Extended Range for 200 - 1100 nm
xx M14L01 SMA MM Fiber Patch Cable, Low OH, NA 0.22, 50 µm Core, 1 ma
  xFG200UCC SMA MM Fiber Patch Cable, High OH, NA 0.22, 200 µm Core, 1 ma
xxxSMB to BNC Adapter Cable
xxxUSB 2.0 Cable A to Mini B, 1.5 m
xxxDistribution CD with Software
  • 各分光器は、付属のパッチケーブルで校正済みです。

反射分光法の用途

この反射分光用プローブ広帯域ファイバ出力光源ファイバープローブホルダと当社のCCD分光器を用いて拡散反射、鏡面反射、ならびに色測定ができます。

Reflection Spectroscopy Fiber Probe Bundle

分光器
当社では可視域、近赤外域、ならびにUV~近赤外域に使用できるCCD分光器を各種取り揃えております。CCS100/Mは、350~700 nmのスペクトル域で動作し、分解能は0.5 nmです。また、CCS175/Mのスペクトル域は500~1000 nm、分解能は0.6 nmとなります。 広帯域対応CCS200/Mのスペクトル域は、200~1000 nm、分解能は2.0 nmですが、広帯域の測定を行う際にはUV域で大幅に減衰される可能性があります。

光源
タングステンハロゲン広帯域ファイバ出力光源SLS201L/M(下記掲載)は、360~2600 nmの波長範囲で2796 Kの黒体放射型スペクトルを出力し、波長変動ならびに強度変動を抑制するため、アクティブ電子制御による安定化が採用されています。光源SLS202L/MはSLS201L/Mと同様の性能を備えていますが、色温度は1900 K、発光スペクトル範囲は450~5500 nmとなっています。また、SLS203L/Mは自由空間出力で1500 K、発光スペクトル範囲は500~9000 nmとなっています。当社では、ファイバ出力型LEDとして、ピーク波長が選択できるタイプまたは広帯域白色スペクトルタイプをご用意しております。 またファイバ出力型レーザ光源のラインナップでは、強い単波長照明の製品を各種取り揃えております。

Diffuse Reflection Holder
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拡散の測定はホルダーブロックRPHを用いて45°で実施。

反射プローブファイバーバンドル
当社は高OHまたは低OHマルチモードファイバの反射プローブをそれぞれ250~1200 nm、400~2400 nmの波長でご用意しております。 それぞれのプローブのタイプごとに、Ø6.35 mmプローブまたはSMA905を接続したサンプリング端末をご用意しています。 また分光器に接続するアームの線形上端面にØ6.35 mmプローブ付きのものもございます。プローブを付けることにより低反射の試料と分光器の結合効率を上げることができます。

反射プローブバンドルによる同軸照明が必要とされない場合は、照明ならびに信号の収集には別のSMAコネクタ付きファイバーパッチケーブルまたはバンドルをご使用になることも可能です。 当社の大径円形状マルチモードファイバーバンドルは照明強度を高めますが、1本のファイバから成るSMAマルチモードパッチケーブルは、精密な照明や、ファイバ出力型レーザに接続する際に便利です。 当社では、分光系の信号強度を高める円形状-線形状変換ファイバーバンドルもご用意しています。

反射プローブホルダ
当社では、上の写真のようにファイバープローブを試料に対して精密かつ安定的に90°または45°の角度に位置決めするファイバープローブスタンド RPSおよびRPS-SMAをご用意しております(上および右の写真参照)。 プローブホルダのアーム(アーム本体のみ別売り)は、Ø12 mm~Ø12.7 mm(Ø1/2インチ)ポストを使用して他のオプトメカニクスのセットアップに組み込むことも可能です。 また、 プローブホルダRPHおよびRPH-SMAのブロックは、試料の上に直接置かれるため、ファイバの先端を表面近くに置くことができ、またテスト領域を周囲の明かりから遮断することができます。

線形ファイバーバンドルとシングルファイバーパッチケーブルの比較

入射スリットのスループットの比較
スリットに対しては、線形ファイバーバンドル(下記掲載)の方が標準的なシングルファイバーパッチケーブルに比べてスループット量が著しく高くなります。下の画像では、線形ファイバーバンドルの方が、標準的なファイバーパッチケーブルと比べて分光器の入射スリットの配列により近い形で光が出射されていることを示しています。グラフでは、広帯域光源SLS201L(/M)を分光器CCS100で測定する際、線形バンドルならびに標準的なパッチケーブルを使用した場合のスペクトルを比較しています。グラフで示しているように、コア径Ø105 µmの線形バンドルの出力は、シングル(1本)の同じファイバーケーブルに対して最大で約500%増、コア径Ø200 µmの線形バンドルの場合は、最大で約300%増となりました。

 

コア径Ø105 µmのケーブルの比較

7本のファイバーバンドル
Linear Fiber Array Alignment Mark
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1本のファイバーケーブル
Linear Fiber Array Alignment Mark
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左:分光器CCS100の入射スリット(20 µm x 2 mm)透過後の線形バンドルBFL105HS02からの出射光プロファイル。
右:分光器CCS100の入射スリット(20 µm x 2 mm)透過後のファイバーパッチケーブルM15L01からの出射光プロファイル。

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分光器CCS100で取得した広帯域光源SLS201L(/M)のスペクトルを、線形ファイバーバンドルBFL105HS02使用時とシングルファイバーパッチケーブルM15L01使用時で比較。線形バンドルは最大で約500%増の信号強度をもたらします。

 

コア径Ø200 µmのケーブルの比較

7本のファイバーバンドル
Linear Fiber Array Alignment Mark
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1本のファイバーケーブル
Linear Fiber Array Alignment Mark
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左:分光器CCS100の入射スリット(20 µm x 2 mm)透過後の線形バンドルBFL200HS02からの出射光プロファイル。注: バンドルの外側約2本のファイバの光は、分光器スリット直近のØ1.2 mmの内部開口により遮断されています(詳細は「仕様」タブをご参照ください)。
右:分光器CCS100の入射スリット(20 µm x 2 mm)透過後のファイバーパッチケーブルM25L01からの出射光プロファイル。

Linear Fiber Array Alignment Mark
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分光器CCS100で取得した広帯域光源SLS201L(/M)のスペクトルを、線形ファイバーバンドルBFL200HS02使用時とシングルファイバーパッチケーブルM25L01使用時で比較。線形バンドルは最大で約300%増の信号強度をもたらします。

Posted Comments:
L Z  (posted 2021-10-23 22:19:19.967)
I have encountered a problem and need your help very much. I currently connect the CCS100 directly to the computer, and then use the OSA software on the computer to directly read the spectrum data. But now I want to connect CCS100 directly to hardware devices such as FPGA or STM32, and then use FPGA or STM32 to read and process the data, do you think it is feasible? I have a few questions to ask you. I hope you can give me some suggestions, one is how to use this hardware device to read data? Also, can you provide a technical manual about CCS100 products?I want to know how the CCS100 product transmits data? What communication protocol is the data transmission based on? What is the format of data transmission? I hope to hear from you soon. I hope you can provide some technical support and help.
Filip Lindau  (posted 2021-10-18 11:21:19.397)
Hi! I need to control a CCS175 with a raspberry pi (linux armhf). I have working solution in windows using pyusb but when I connect it to the linux computer the enumeration stops with productId 0x8086 and does not reach 0x8087. I have noticed that a similar behavior in windows when the driver is not installed. How do I solve this problem? Thanks!
wskopalik  (posted 2021-10-21 06:07:14.0)
Thank you for your feedback! Unfortunately, Linux is not supported for our spectrometers so we cannot offer a lot of information about it. But we will contact you to provide as much assistance as possible to solve the issue.
L Z  (posted 2021-10-12 17:21:33.433)
Hello, I would like to ask, I want to use STM32 to connect to CCS100, and then read the collected spectrum data and display it, can this be done? Can you give me some relevant suggestions. I would like to ask what protocol does CCS100 use to transmit data? Thank you.
nreusch  (posted 2021-10-21 04:41:05.0)
Thank you for your feedback! The CCS series uses a RAW USB interface which unfortunately is not based on easy text-based commands. Therefore, the communication by means of e.g. STM32 would be difficult to establish. I am sorry for the inconvenience.
user  (posted 2021-09-16 09:35:06.637)
The data plots on the web site and in the user manual for the CCS200 show the vertical axis as arbitrary or relative units. Please let me know if the CCS200, with Cosine corrector, can be used in free space to measure spectral irradiance in W/cm^2/nm and spectral intensity in W/sr/nm. If it can, please let me know how this is done. Please let me know if the user can swap the fiber cable supplied with the CCS200 with a Fiber Bundle with Linear Output, and what is the impact of this swap on CCS200 performance.
soswald  (posted 2021-09-21 07:14:49.0)
Dear customer, thank you for your feedback. We do not calibrate our CCS series spectrometers for absolute intensity or irradiance measurements in W/cm²/nm or W/sr/nm. In order to do this yourself you would need a highly stable calibration light source with known irradiance over the entire wavelength range of interest. Using linear fiber bundles instead of one single fiber can greatly increase the efficiency of the spectrometer. Please see the respective fiber bundle product page (https://www.thorlabs.de/newgrouppage9.cfm?objectgroup_id=8279) for further details on this in the 'Applications' and 'Bundles vs. Cables' tabs.
Izzy Lattke  (posted 2021-08-21 16:14:09.703)
I have a few questions regarding CCS200 and related models. 1. I'd like to know if there's a built-in way for these units to be used as absorption spectrometers. 2. I'd like to conduct an experiment where I collect absorption spectra say, every 5 seconds for 5 minutes with each measurement having an integration time on the order of 100 ms. Is that possible to do with the OSA software? 3. With respect to the lack of amplitude correction in the near-UV, what are the ramifications of that? Does that mean that I cannot accurately consider relative amplitudes at say, 300 nm and 600 nm? Thanks.
mdiekmann  (posted 2021-08-27 03:09:20.0)
Thank you for reaching out! We are contacting you directly to discuss your application in detail.
user  (posted 2021-08-18 09:04:03.593)
Hi! At the moment I am working with an external trigger to the CCS100 device, which works nicely. Unfortunately, I also have an issue with acquiring and saving the raw data. To make use of the external trigger I have to set the software to 'Repeat' or 'Single' scan, otherwise it will not measure at all after the trigger. Is there a way to circumvent this? When I run in 'Repeat' mode and also use autosave for the datafiles, it saves ALL the measured spectra, so not only the ones obtained after the pulse. When I run in 'Single' mode and the first pulse is over, it doesn't react to the second, third, and so on pulse anymore. Is there a way to fix this?
MKiess  (posted 2021-08-20 09:54:48.0)
This is a response from Michael at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry! I contacted you directly to discuss further details and the exact implementation.
Filip Dominec  (posted 2021-08-12 08:37:39.68)
Hi, recently a third-party Python script was published (https://github.com/tz15/ThorLabsCCS200) that enables to access CCS200 without the graphical application and thus enabling one to make it a part of a complex experiment. Perhaps it works for other models with a minor change. I suggest that a similar code should be documented on the website - we were searching for this option for a long time. (We also noted this script sometimes fails to connect to CCS200, but re-trying usually helps.)
MKiess  (posted 2021-08-16 11:11:39.0)
Dear Filip, thank you very much for this feedback. That's a good idea to add an extended Python example to the software download and an addtional programming reference. In such cases feel free to contact our Tech Support. We can also help you in such cases and provide more information.
Madhav Gupta  (posted 2021-07-09 19:12:15.92)
Hi. I am using CCS175/M. I have been using the Thorlabs software so far to control the spectrometer. However, I would now like to program the spectrometer to write my own application. I would like to use python to program the spectrometer, since all other devices in the experimental setup are programmed using python as well. Could you please give me some advice on how I can program the spectrometer in python? The example programs provided in the API are only in C/C#, and no example program for python is provided. I did find an online reference for using a python script which I have uploaded on this link (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wPlv5TXkybHxCb1VdsOvAntNtLLKxzrh/view?usp=sharing). However, unfortunately this requires me to execute the python script within the Thorlabs software itself. I would deeply appreciate it if you could tell me how I can control the spectrometer using python as the programming language. Best Regards, Madhav Gupta
wskopalik  (posted 2021-07-12 10:43:47.0)
Thank you very much for your feedback! The CCS spectrometers can be controlled in Python by using the ctypes library. This library allows to access the DLL driver files we provide with the installation package and therefore allows to control the CCS completely from Python. I will contact you directly to provide further assistance and information.
Sunil Kumar Chaubey  (posted 2021-05-04 15:38:34.92)
Hi, I have bought CCS100/M and would like to how can I measure the spectral transmittance of a lens of 6mm physical diameter of the lens. Which separate instrument is required along with CCS/100/M to serve the purpose?
MKiess  (posted 2021-05-04 08:29:45.0)
Dear Sunil Kumar Chaubey, Thank you very much for your inquiry. The most straightforward setup would be to measure the spectrum of a collimated light beam once without the sample and once with the sample, in your case the lens, using the CCS100/M. Then you can record the transmission using Thorlabs Optical Spectrum Analyzers (OSA) software, which you can download from our website. I have contacted you directly to discuss details and other options.
Lukasz Piatkowski  (posted 2021-04-14 04:14:43.13)
Hi, I'm interested in your CCS100/M spectrometer. I wonder how precisely the range 350-700 nm is fixed? Grating used has still sufficient reflectivity around 330nm, detector is also sensitive in this range. Would I be able to see some wavelengths just below 350nm or is the range 350-700 fixed by for instance software that does not allow to 'look' lower. Kind regards, Lukasz
MKiess  (posted 2021-04-16 08:28:51.0)
Dear Lukasz, thank you very much for your inquiry. The CCS100 has an N-BK7 window in front of the sensor. This material has a vanishing transmission for the wavelength range smaller than ~350nm. For the wavelengths smaller than 350nm, the CCS200 is the more suitable choice. This has a wavelength range of 200-1000nm. The window of this model is a fused silica window with a better transmission in the UV range. However, we cannot perform amplitude correction of the spectrometer for wavelengths smaller than 350nm. This is due to the lower sensitivity of the sensor in the UV wavelength range.
Jong-Min Yoon  (posted 2021-04-09 17:47:28.2)
Hello I'm Jong-Min Yoon from Samsung Electronics I want to use the cosine corrector, CCSA2 by connecting with other company's spectrometer The wavelength range of the spectrometer is 975-1700nm (NIR range). But there's no transmission curve more than 1100 nm wavelength range Can you present the transmission curve which contains the 975 - 1700 nm range?
soswald  (posted 2021-04-13 05:02:33.0)
Dear Jong-Min Yoon, thank you for your feedback. I have reached out to you directly and sent you the typical transmission data up to 1800 nm.
turgut emrah  (posted 2021-03-23 18:10:03.853)
Hi, I wonder if you have a labview code/diagram to help us to make measurements with external trigger mode. We would like to give the external ttl trigger signal from the shutter or delay generator and log the data to computer. We already have individual vis to get single scans and set the integration time, but we are not sure how to setup the vi's to have the data with external trigger. Bests
wskopalik  (posted 2021-04-01 06:29:34.0)
Thank you very much for your feedback! There are four different VIs which can be used to start measurements on the CCS spectrometers. “TLCCS Start Scan.vi” and “TLCCS Start Scan Continuous.vi” will start one or continuous scans with the internal device trigger. “TLCCS Start Ext Triggered Scan.vi” and “TLCCS Start Scan Continuous Ext. Trigger.vi” will do the same with the external trigger. When these VIs are called, the CCS will wait until a trigger signal is detected and then take a measurement. With “TLCCS Start Scan Continuous Ext. Trigger.vi” the CCS will wait continuously for trigger signals and will also take measurements continuously. With “TLCCS Start Ext Triggered Scan.vi” it will only wait for one trigger signal and take one measurement. I will contact you directly to provide further assistance.
Josefine Lemke  (posted 2020-12-17 04:55:58.197)
hello, we use the CCS175 to detect raman scattering with a 785 nm laser. the peaks in the spectrum are all a bit shifted from where they are supposed to be. my question: the spectral response (according to the spec sheet) shows a response of only 0.5 at 785 nm excitation. could this be a reason for the shifted peaks in the spectrum? best regards josefine
MKiess  (posted 2020-12-17 09:57:37.0)
Thank you for your inquiry. I have contacted you directly to discuss the details and possible reasons with you.
ahmad maryanto  (posted 2020-12-09 22:04:27.933)
1. what is the difference between CCS200 and CCS200M 2. do we not need a solar reference panel for spectral reflectance measurement? 3. do those two instruments able to be operated outdoor for spectral reflectance field measurement? Thanks very much
MKiess  (posted 2020-12-14 07:23:22.0)
Thank you for your request. The difference between the CCS200 and the CCS200/M is that the CC200 is the inch version and the CCS200/M is the metric version in terms of the screw threads provided in the spectrometer housing. For the exact requirement regarding your measurement, I have contacted you directly to discuss the details together.
paulo rivera  (posted 2020-09-21 17:48:12.427)
Hello, is it possible to connect the spectrometer to a rasberry with ubuntu OS?
MKiess  (posted 2020-09-23 09:40:58.0)
Dear Paulo, thank you very much for contacting Thorlabs. I have contacted you directly to discuss the exact details with you.
Oleksandr Tarasenko  (posted 2020-08-12 02:05:39.53)
Hello, It is obvious that the white light spectrum shown on your site contains etaloning effect. There is "something" several mkm thick inside your spectrometer that gives interference pattern which "modulates" white light spectrum. What is a reason of etaloning? With best regards, Oleksandr Tarasenko from Finland
dpossin  (posted 2020-08-13 10:50:30.0)
Dear Customer, Thank you for your feedback. Yes our CCS200 shows etalon effects. Most probably they are coming from the safety glass which is located in front of the CCD line array. The etalon effect can be canceled out via the amplitude correction. I am reaching out to you to furter discuss this matter.
Rober Kay  (posted 2020-07-01 21:44:59.797)
When I look at the gratiing spectra it does not match the stated spectral bandwidth of the specific analyzer. I', interested in the 200nm to 1000nm model but the chart for its grating does not make sense relative to the stated specs.
dpossin  (posted 2020-07-06 02:25:31.0)
Dear Robert, Thank you for your feedback. The grating still has sufficient efficiency in the range from 200nm to 500nm. The main reason why we do not specify our other CCS spectrometers below 500nm is, that we use different windows in front of the CCD line array which do not show enough transmission in the range from 200 to 500nm. I am reaching out to you in order to provide further information.
VIoleta Madjarova  (posted 2020-06-22 07:10:22.827)
In the Sensor Specs how do you calculate the Resolution that is given in px/nm?
wskopalik  (posted 2020-06-23 07:07:55.0)
This is a response from Wolfgang at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry! The linear CCD chip which is used in these spectrometers has 3648 pixels. If you divide this pixel number by the wavelength range, you will roughly get these resolution values. They are rounded, because the wavelength range on the actual spectrometers is usually a bit wider than in the specifications. I will contact you directly to provide further assistance.
Vasiliy Voropaev  (posted 2020-06-19 15:14:42.377)
What is the working diffraction order for this spectrometer? Can we see femtosecond radiation at a wavelength of 1900 nm on this septometer or not?
wskopalik  (posted 2020-06-23 11:40:13.0)
This is a response from Wolfgang at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry! Unfortunately, you will not be able to measure at 1900 nm with these spectrometers. They use a silicon CCD chip as detector which is not responsive in this spectral range any more. I will contact you directly to provide further assistance.
Borislav Stefanov  (posted 2020-05-11 04:15:31.533)
Hello, We need a spectrometer for a wavelength of 200-400. Also, after conducting the test to be able to make a report. We would like your expert opinion. At this stage, our priority is to measure 253 wavelengths. Also if it possible to be mounted detector on integrated sphere? Can you offer us some solution?
wskopalik  (posted 2020-05-13 08:47:41.0)
This is a response from Wolfgang at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry! I will contact you directly so we can find a suitable solution for your application.
David Poudereux  (posted 2020-01-13 04:57:03.603)
To whom it may concerns. We have an CCS200 (S/N: M00409427) which we use normally via LabView. We need the amplitude correction which can be activated in Thorlabs software but not for LabView control. Could it be possible to obtain from your side the responsivity data form the sensor to correct the output? We are trying to do it manually, but if you could send us the data (wavelenght responsivity I suppose) would be very usefull to us. Best regards David
wskopalik  (posted 2020-01-14 08:43:32.0)
This is a response from Wolfgang at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry! You can read the amplitude correction data from the spectrometer in LabView using the VI "TLCCS Get Amplitude Data". This VI will return the correction factor for each pixel to an array. I will contact you directly to provide further assistance.
Hendrik Bekker  (posted 2019-10-08 11:18:17.993)
Hi, I was wondering if it's possible to use this spectrometer as a spectral filter with wavelength tunability. Can the camera be removed and an iris or fiber was placed there instead? Please contact me if this seems feasible.
wskopalik  (posted 2019-10-10 11:33:57.0)
This is a response from Wolfgang at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry! Unfortunately, this is not possible due to the design of these spectrometers. But maybe you could use one of the gratings we offer for your application. I will contact you so we can find a suitable solution.
user  (posted 2019-10-02 13:52:45.183)
Regarding the CCS200: 1) What is the CCD dark count rate and read noise? 2) What is the QE of the CCD as a function of wavelength? 3) What is the resolution? You list a CCD resolution of 4 pixels per nm. Is this the limiting factor for the resolution, or is there a larger limit from the grating? 4) What is the spec for scattered light? 5) In your online graph for CCS200 grating efficiency, the graph goes from 500nm to 3500nm for a spectrometer that works from 200nm to 1000nm? I am confused by this graph. I'd be interested in seeing the data out to 200nm.
MKiess  (posted 2019-10-08 10:06:36.0)
This is a response from Michael at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. The specification sheet for the CCD chip integrated in the CCS200 as well as the specification sheet for the spectrometer can be downloaded from our website. The sensor chip is a TCD1304DG from Toshiba. In order to discuss the specifications regarding your application in detail, I contacted you directly.
Hüseyin Durmus  (posted 2019-09-24 17:21:25.953)
Hello, Can the Compact CCD Spectrometer be used as both absorption and reflection spectrometer? Are light source and reflection (or absorption if any) probes included in the price? Best Regards
wskopalik  (posted 2019-10-03 09:53:49.0)
This is a response from Wolfgang at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. These spectrometers can be attached to absorption and reflection setups. They are not limited to a particular application. The spectrometers already include a multimode fiber patch cable. Probes and light sources are however not included and would need to be purchased separately. I will reach out to you in order to provide further support.
user  (posted 2019-08-14 02:06:05.89)
Hello I have CCS200. I installed and ran the program and pressed the REPEAT button, but the graph did not update. But Acquiring are moving. How to solve the problem?
dpossin  (posted 2019-08-20 10:26:59.0)
Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. This question is really hard to answer as I do not have any information about your operating system or your general computer Performance. My first thought would be, that the aquisition time of the CCS200 is limited by the computer. I am reaching out to you in order to give further support.
Péter Csuti  (posted 2019-08-13 09:54:54.983)
Are there demo devices (CCS200/M) available for trial? If yes, what configurations are there available? Thank you, Peter, from Hungary
MKiess  (posted 2019-08-16 09:33:54.0)
This is a response from Michael at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. There are some loan devices available. I have contacted you directly to discuss further details.
Jon G  (posted 2019-06-10 07:09:09.45)
I would like to know the spectral accuracy of your CCS200/M spectrometer over the range 520 nm to 985 nm. Also, I would like to control the spectrometer using MATLAB, is this possible with the CCS200/M?
dpossin  (posted 2019-06-12 04:39:42.0)
Hello, Thank you for your feedback. The accuracy of the CCS200/M is in the range of 0.7 to 1 nm FWHM in the wavelenght region from 520 to 985nm. The spectrometer can be controlled by Matlab as well. I will reach out to you directly in order to provide further data on the accuracy and to hand you Matlab programming examples.
Titus Appel  (posted 2019-05-01 10:42:47.23)
What power levels can the spectrometer accept. I have an 830nm 2W laser I need to measure the wavelength. Thanks!
MKiess  (posted 2019-05-03 04:48:46.0)
This is a response from Michael at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. While we do not have formal values for the acceptable power of the spectrometer for all wavelengths, I can say that the laser power of 2W is too high for the spectrometer. However, before the spectrometer becomes damaged, the sensor will saturate. The sensor used is a Toshiba TCD1304DG and has a saturation voltage of 600mV and a sensitivity of 160V/(lx·s). Therefore, this saturation depends on various factors such as the amount of light received by the sensor surface of a certain illumination intensity over a time period that can be set in the control software for CCS spectrometers. In order to measure a laser beam with an average power of 2W, it must be attenuated before reaching the CCS. This is possible, for example, with fiber optic attenuators or different optics such as neutral density filters, beam splitters or polarization optics. I will contact you directly in order to provide further assistance.
viktordibko03  (posted 2019-03-06 11:35:35.65)
Hello, how can I measure reflectrance with OSA software? In Measurement Assistant i see only Transmittance/Absorbance measurements.
wskopalik  (posted 2019-03-13 03:43:54.0)
This is a response from Wolfgang at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry! You can use the "Transmittance" option in the Measurement Assistant for reflectance measurements as well. In this option the currently measured spectrum is divided by a previously recorded background spectrum. So this is the same as what you would need to do for a reflectance measurement. The difference is basically just the way your setup is arranged. Alternatively, you can also use the "Math" functions to compare two spectral traces with each other. I will contact you directly to provide further assistance.
toporkov  (posted 2019-02-15 18:35:12.56)
We use CCS100/M. Would you provide a timing diagram showing the position of the (announced) integration time of 10 µs relative to the starting pulse (after delay trigger ~8µs). Thanks in advance.
nreusch  (posted 2019-02-21 07:46:30.0)
This is a response from Nicola at Thorlabs. Thank you for your inquiry! I will contact you directly to send you the diagram you asked for.
Patrick_Lee  (posted 2019-01-31 17:16:20.583)
Hi, I am using your spectrometer to measure a laser wavelength. I intend to use an integrated sphere to connect your CCS175 spectrometer. I will write a python program to read and detect the peak wavelength and also record the spectrum curve. Could you provide some guidance on how to achieve the above. Thank you Patrick
wskopalik  (posted 2019-02-08 07:08:20.0)
This is a response from Wolfgang at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry! Unfortunately, we don't have a lot of documentation regarding the use of Python for our CCS spectrometers. You can however use Python scripts from within the OSA software to control the spectrometers and I will send you a documentation about this.
t.baden  (posted 2019-01-28 09:58:33.437)
Hi, What exactly do the A.U.s on the Y axis as displayed in the software mean. Is this related to photon count per wavelength, or energy (i.e wavelength already included)? I don't believe this information is explicitly included in the manual, and it is obviously critical when interpreting the data. Thanks! Tom
wskopalik  (posted 2019-02-14 02:19:04.0)
This is a response from Wolfgang at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry! The meaning of the Y axis depends on whether the "Amplitude Correction" feature is switched on or off. If it is disabled, the Y axis shows the raw data of the CCD array in the spectrometer. There is no correction for the wavelength in this case. If the amplitude correction is enabled, the data is corrected for the wavelength dependent responsivity of the CCS spectrometer. This is not an absolute calibration for power or energy, but it is a relative correction for the wavelength dependence so the unit is still "arbitrary units". I will contact you directly to provide further assistance.
k.catsalap  (posted 2019-01-23 11:13:27.67)
Dear Thorlabs, we all agree here the compact spectrometer CCS100 you offer is a fascinating product. However is it possible slightly adjust its spectral range from 350 -700 to 190-500? The UV-vis is more suitable for our analysis tasks. Regards, I.F. researcher
nreusch  (posted 2019-01-25 08:35:53.0)
This is a response from Nicola at Thorlabs. Thank you for your inquiry. CCS200(/M) might be an interesting option for measuring wavelengths down to 200 nm. Unfortunately, we cannot offer a customized spectrometer for shorter wavelengths. Please note that the amplitude correction is only valid above 380 nm. I will contact you directly to discuss whether CCS200 would be suitable for your investigations.
john.flint  (posted 2018-12-21 17:41:47.377)
specs on website say up to 200 scans/s. Is this with writing the data to disk or just displaying the data on the screen?
nreusch  (posted 2019-01-11 02:59:00.0)
This is a response from Nicola at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. The spectrometer itself even allows frame rates over 200 scans/s. However, the OSA software and data storage limit the available frame rates. Your PC and USB configuration may also affect the actual frame rate.
pedro.mece  (posted 2018-12-13 16:24:21.607)
Dear team, I would like to control the CCS175/M via MatLab. Is it any SDK available ? How can you advise me to do it ? Could you send me the documentation? Kind regards, Pedro
wskopalik  (posted 2018-12-14 10:42:58.0)
This is a response from Wolfgang at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. I can send you a short documentation about how to control the CCS spectrometers from MATLAB. This can be done by using the commands "loadlibrary" and "calllib". I will contact you directly with further information.
retcheni  (posted 2018-11-20 06:12:54.003)
Dear team, I would like to know a couple of specs that I could not find in the description of this spectrometer. 1) Does the software show a time line (i.e. absorbance at a given wavelength vs. time) in real time during continuous measurement ? 2) is it a reference SDK available to control the spectrometer ? I saw that there are some examples for C#, etc. but wonder if there is a comprehensive list about how to use the implemented commandas and make an own control software. Cheers !
wskopalik  (posted 2018-11-29 02:29:49.0)
This is a response from Wolfgang at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry! Unfortunately, the spectrometer software does not have a time line feature. But it comes with all driver files and documentations for the implemented commands which are needed to write your own control software for it. There are examples for C, C#, and LabView included as well. I will contact you directly to provide further assistance.
aungmyinkyawstar  (posted 2018-10-19 00:01:02.207)
Hi I am currently trying to use C to control the spectrometer. Do you guys have any additional documentation or resources other than those that are available online? This is part of my final year project so I would appreciate if there are other additional resources for me read on. Thank you so much in advance.
swick  (posted 2018-10-29 04:59:47.0)
This is a response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you for the inquiry. After the software and drivers are installed you can find an example for C at path: C:\Program Files (x86)\IVI Foundation\VISA\WinNT\TLCCS\Examples\C
guillaume.stern  (posted 2018-09-06 11:24:23.657)
Deart Thorlabs team, I would like to control the spectrometer with C++ commands. Is it possible? Do you have any documentation about it? Thank you!
wskopalik  (posted 2018-09-19 08:28:33.0)
This is a response from Wolfgang at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry! Yes, it is possible. The software package of these spectrometer includes drivers for C/C++ and there is also a documentation for all the commands implemented in the driver files. I will contact you directly to provide further assistance regarding these files.
ikucukkara  (posted 2018-08-29 03:29:08.51)
Dear Thorlabs I have a USB spectrometer SP1-USB 400-800nm Serial Number: M00219619. I installed new software OSA 2.85 on WIN 10 64 bit running on a i7 PC with 8GB RAM. The spectrometer cant be seen by the PC and OSA 2.85 both. would you please help on this matter. Regards
nreusch  (posted 2018-09-06 02:23:28.0)
This is a response from Nicola at Thorlabs. Thank you for your inquiry. I am sorry to hear that the spectrometer is not recognized. I will contact you directly to troubleshoot this issue.
akanksha.garodia  (posted 2018-08-02 01:58:32.987)
Hi, I am using CCS200/M for getting the absorbance and transmittance with a center wavelength of 532nm. Can you please help me out with the OSA software. As it is difficult for me to get the absorbance here.
swick  (posted 2018-08-13 04:14:42.0)
This is a response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you for the inquiry. In order to evaluate the absorbance in the OSA software you need to take reference spectrum without absorption and assign it to trace A. Then trace B should be assigned to the spectrum with absorption. Trace C or D could then be defined as the absorbance spectrum in respect to traces A and B. I contacted you directly to provide further assistance.
user  (posted 2018-07-18 10:37:24.653)
Is there any handheld spectrometer with a display? I'm looking for something in the range from 350-500 nm. Thank you.
swick  (posted 2018-07-30 03:31:49.0)
This is a response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you for the inquiry. Our compact CCD spectrometers are powered via USB interface so they could be used with Laptops thus the systems are portable. We do not offer spectrometers with display.
christoph.friese  (posted 2018-06-22 12:55:52.767)
Hi, I'm using the CCS200 spectrometer with a windows laptop and its working fine. In the same setup I'm using a Raspberry Pi to log data from other sensors. I'd like to automate the system in such a way that the Raspberry Pi triggers the measurement (every hour) and logs the spectrometer output. Has this been done in the past or do you have an idea how to realize this? Thanks.
mvonsivers  (posted 2018-06-27 04:04:01.0)
This is a response from Moritz at Thorlabs. Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, we do not have any experience regarding the readout of our spectrometers with a Raspberry Pi. I will contact you directly to discuss your application.
samikhere  (posted 2018-06-19 03:09:29.847)
Can it be used for explosive detection?
mvonsivers  (posted 2018-06-21 06:10:33.0)
This is a response from Moritz at Thorlabs. Thank you for your inquiry and the interest in our products. I will contact you directly to discuss your application.
jperez  (posted 2018-06-14 13:12:29.677)
Hi. I have the CCS100/M spectrometer. I am trying to measure color but the button displays the following message: "Disabled because no calibrated trace covering the entire visible exists". My questions are: - Can I calibrate it? If yes, how? -Is it possible to measure CIE L*a*b in this model or other? Regards.
mvonsivers  (posted 2018-06-15 11:26:05.0)
This is a response from Moritz at Thorlabs. Thank you for your inquiry. To perform a color analysis the Amplitude Correction has to be enabled, see p. 51 of the manual. Color analysis can be performed in the CIE 1931, CIE 1960 and CIE 1976 color space.
heidi.cattaneo  (posted 2018-05-30 12:03:12.277)
Hello, I would like also to control the spectrometer with Matlab. Could you send me the documentation? Kind regards, Heidi
mmcclure  (posted 2018-08-13 10:58:29.0)
This is a response from Moritz at Thorlabs. Thank you for your inquiry. The spectrometer can be integrated into Matlab using the "loadlibrary" function. I will contact you directly to provide more detailed instructions.
hbrodie  (posted 2018-05-15 20:35:47.29)
Hello, What is the wavelength repeatability of the CCS200? I can't seem to find this index on the specification page. Thank you.
mvonsivers  (posted 2018-05-22 06:13:25.0)
This is a response from Moritz at Thorlabs. Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, we do not have any specification on the wavelength repeatability. I will contact you directly to discuss your application.
diego  (posted 2018-04-11 06:30:30.123)
Hi wskopalik, I would also (as dremin_viktor) like to connect a CCS200 spectrometer to Matlab. Could you send me the short documentation? Thanks! Diego
swick  (posted 2018-04-17 04:00:56.0)
This is a response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you for the inquiry. I contacted you directly and sent the example with documentation.
eli.ashkenazy  (posted 2018-04-09 04:38:38.53)
Hello, Does this spectrometer have different sensitivity for each polarization? We would like to use it for measuring the transmittance of thin film coating which is polarization-dependent. The light source is not polarized (50-50). Does the measured transmittance will be the equal average or a weighted average due to different sensitivity of the spectrometer? Thank you! Eli
mvonsivers  (posted 2018-04-10 11:07:21.0)
This is a response from Moritz at Thorlabs. Thank you for your inquiry. The optical elements used inside the spectrometer (e.g. grating, mirrors) will show some polarization dependency. However, as the light is coupled into the spectrometer via a MM fiber the state of polarization is not maintained. We will contact you directly for further discussion of your application.
dremin_viktor  (posted 2018-02-27 11:27:12.397)
Hello, Could you share an example of how I can connect a spectrometer to Matlab? Thank you! Viktor
wskopalik  (posted 2018-02-27 09:50:32.0)
This is a response from Wolfgang at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. I can send you a short documentation about how to control the CCS spectrometers from MATLAB. This can be done by using the commands "loadlibrary" and "calllib". I will contact you directly with further information.
summers  (posted 2018-02-14 07:58:02.907)
Hi, I am trying to determine whether I will be able to use the CCS spectrometer for studying chemical kinetics. I expect to write my own application and I am trying to figure out how that is done. I have the example code that comes with the downloaded software and it seems pretty straight forward. I am not sure that I have the library that is needed to control the spectrometer. Specifically, my computer is unable to find the Thorlabs.CCS_Series library. If this library comes with the downloaded software I have been unable to find it. Please give me some information on how to get this working. Best, Jack
mvonsivers  (posted 2018-02-20 05:23:58.0)
This is a response from Moritz at Thorlabs. Thank you for your inquiry. The driver files and libraries are included with the software package. The location of these files is described in section 5. of the manual. I will contact you directly for further assistance.
movingpictures2  (posted 2018-01-25 16:15:22.53)
I have a CCS 200 200 - 1000 nm spectrometer and even after talking to tech support, it has no response as in close to zero response below 400 nm. SO really it can not be 250 - 1000 nm if its cut off is 380. I am not sure what to do.
swick  (posted 2018-02-02 03:59:36.0)
This is a response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you for the inquiry. The responsivity for CCS200 at wavelengths below 380nm is weak but with long integration times it works to measure small signals in the UV region. When measuring broadband light sources the spectrum at wavelengths with high responsivity might saturate while the UV parts are still not observable. I contacted you directly for further discussion.
a.shukla  (posted 2018-01-22 02:24:49.243)
Hi, I was using CCS100 for past one year and was working out fine but there seems to be an issue since past one week. I'm not able to connect the spectrometer to the computer, the software says it cannot detect the spectrometer and the spectrometer LED is not glowing as well. What can be reason for this? Also what can I do to troubleshoot this issue?
swick  (posted 2018-01-24 03:48:33.0)
This is a response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you for the inquiry. The reason for this issue could be a defective fuse. I contacted you directly for troubleshooting.
wenzel.jakob  (posted 2017-12-09 19:45:30.32)
Does Thorlabs provide information on the USB protocol used to communicate with the spectrometer? Our lab computers run Linux, hence we won't be able to use the included Windows software.
swick  (posted 2017-12-14 03:18:28.0)
This is a response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you for the inquiry. The crucial point will be the implementation of the USB connection in Linux. In Windows this is done by using the VISA interface. VISA-like interfaces for Linux (pyvisa-py, LibreVISA) are available. I have contacted you directly for assistance.
apwilliamson  (posted 2017-10-26 17:56:40.83)
Hi there, I have a CCS200 and I am having a bit of difficulty acquiring reliable readings through its triggering mode. I am operating at a rate of 10 Hz and with a 100 ms integration time (and above) I get reliable signals but the data is saved at a rate varying between 10 to 5 Hz (Latest OSA Software). Times between 100 and 1 ms I get a strong signal on every 2 - 9th trigger and I am able to save readings at 10 Hz around the 80 ms mark. The weak signal is similar to the strong except it plateaus at around 1-2% of the dynamic range except for a few strong peaks poking out. Integration times in the tens of microseconds range I begin to get good signals but the intensity varies like a sawtooth wave. The temporal jitter of the signal is no more than 800 ps and the signal packet is around 20 ns in width. Is this something I am able to do or is it symptoms of a faulty device. Thanks.
mvonsivers  (posted 2017-11-01 04:26:25.0)
This is a response from Moritz at Thorlabs. Thank you for your message. When using the triggering mode there is a jitter between the trigger signal and the data taking. The value of this jitter will depend on the integration time. I will contact you directly for further details.
victor.lorenz  (posted 2017-09-18 13:16:14.277)
I downloaded the Thorlabs OSA software 2.80. I used the virtual CCS device. Seems that there is no actual option for measuring absorption spectra, i.e., to measure a reference spectrum, a sample spectrum and get -log(sample/reference). Is that correct? or did I missed something? or perhaps is a virtualization problem? Or I downloaded the wrong software? For me it is essential to clear this up, because I am interested in the possibility of using this device to measure absorption spectra of samples, and if it cannot easily provide such measurement then makes no sense for me to purchase one. Thanks for your time! Victor
swick  (posted 2017-09-20 04:07:48.0)
This is a response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you for the inquiry. Absorbance measurements can be performed with the OSA software. You can find the corresponding section in the manual at chapter 4.3. I will contact you directly for more details and for further assistance.
cynthia.zhang  (posted 2017-08-21 23:04:57.833)
Would you please tell me why the peak wave of wavelength is flat, and the value is 1?
swick  (posted 2017-08-23 03:49:04.0)
This is a response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you for the inquiry. The sensor is saturated when the signal in the OSA software reaches 1. It might help to use shorter integration time.
rao5242  (posted 2017-08-03 12:14:56.497)
Hi, I was wondering what the calibration cost for this device would be per year?
tschalk  (posted 2017-08-07 06:37:02.0)
This is a response from Thomas at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. We can offer a recalibration, which contains a wavelength and a relative power calibration. I will contact you directly regarding the price and the further proceedings.
simki323  (posted 2017-07-27 19:42:12.36)
We just bought it before weeks, CCS175/M, and did the free-space transmittance experiment of GaAs sample. But, we obtained the different data from CARY5000 spectrometer of Agilent in the spectral range of 955nm ~ 1000nm. Can you contact me by e-mail? Then, I'll send you the transmittance data and experiment setup.
swick  (posted 2017-07-28 03:12:10.0)
This is a response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for the inquiry. I have contacted you directly to provide assistance.
bmaertz  (posted 2017-07-12 15:23:14.307)
We are looking for a spectrometer that works from ~700-1100 nm. I see from some responses below that you may offer a custom solution that goes slightly further than 1000 nm? What sets the 1000 nm cutoff? Detector says it goes to 1100 nm. I know efficiency is low past 1000 nm, but is this the only reason that you spec it to 1000 nm, or is there a filter or some other reason it does not work past 1000 nm? Thanks
swick  (posted 2017-07-14 04:31:49.0)
This is a response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you for the inquiry. Yes, we can offer a customized version of CCS200 for 300-1100nm. I will contact you directly to quote this device.
jviegas  (posted 2017-07-07 01:52:42.807)
I cannot get any software to recognize the spectrometer, new/out of the box, after following the installation procedure in accordance with the manual on two different laptops. Very disappointing. Did I get a faulty system?
swick  (posted 2017-07-07 06:09:17.0)
This is a response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you for the inquiry. I have contacted you directly for troubleshooting.
ben  (posted 2017-06-06 17:07:45.41)
There seems to be non-random noise inherent in the spectrometer signal. Is this something that can be removed through calibration or background correct? If background correct is used can you provide specific instructions how to use it correctly?
swick  (posted 2017-06-08 03:54:49.0)
This is a response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you for the inquiry. I have contacted you directly to provide assistance and detailed information about the spectrometer.
tunderw5  (posted 2017-04-18 13:13:33.387)
I am interested in buying this product but have a quick question about how robust this product is against electromagnetic interference. I have owned a number of Ocean Optics broadband spectrometers and none of them seem to be able to survive (the computer no longer recognizes them after a few shots). That being said, I have a number of cameras and computers in the environment that have had no problems whatsoever.
swick  (posted 2017-04-19 03:21:11.0)
This is a response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you for the inquiry. I will contact you directly for assistance.
yyh3190  (posted 2017-04-05 10:12:48.5)
Hi I am going to use ccs200 / m with LabVIEW. so I need to ccs 200/m VISA driver
swick  (posted 2017-04-05 04:11:15.0)
This is a response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you for the inquiry. After installing the software the VISA driver for CCS-Series can be found at: C:\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW xxxx\Instr.lib\... ...TLCCS\TLCCS.llb
dlhofeldt  (posted 2017-03-31 08:59:21.717)
I need the spectral response profile for the spectrometer -- product of grating efficiency and detector response. If the grating is peak at 800 nm, the response at 200 nm may be pretty poor... Also, need the sensitivity specified in units of Watts of input light needed to give full scale signal at some wavelength with some exposure duration.
swick  (posted 2017-04-03 03:27:48.0)
This is a response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you for the inquiry. I have contacted you directly to provide requested information.
melsj  (posted 2017-03-02 21:11:35.007)
I received my CCS 200/M spectrometer today, and I have question about the amplitude correction. Q1. Is the amplitude correction file pre-installed in the spectrometer?? I was expecting it provided as a separate file in the installation CD but I couldn't find it. Q2. This spectrometer covers the wavelength range from 200 to 1,000 nm. But why the correction is done only at the range from 340 to 1,000 nm?? Then, how can I measure a reliable emission spectrum in 200-340 nm range??
swick  (posted 2017-03-06 03:06:57.0)
This is a response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you for the inquiry. 1. Yes, the data of intensity calibration is stored in a non-volatile memory in the CCS. 2. The reason why the Intensity Calibration is performed from CCS100: 380nm - 700nm CCS175: 545nm - 1000nm CCS200: 370nm - 1000nm is the CCD's weak responsivity below 370nm (CCS200), 380nm (CCS100) and 545nm (CCS175). Measurements of the spectral intensity at 200-340nm will suffer from fluctuations of the responsivity in the CCD, because they are not compensated by Intensity Calibration. I will contact you for further assistance.
chiwing7777  (posted 2017-02-10 11:04:55.23)
I am still wondering the “spectral correction” you mentioned last time. Because we do the fluorescence quantum yield measurement, the unit of intensity should be corresponding to the “number of photons per unit time”. Refer to the amplitude correction in the software that takes the wavelength dependent responsivity into account, does it include the multiplication with lamda in their correction spectra as relative number of photons? If no, do you have any suggestion for this kind of calibration? Thank you very much!
wskopalik  (posted 2017-02-13 10:20:29.0)
This is a response from Wolfgang at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. The amplitude correction is not an absolute calibration, so it cannot return spectra in Watts or photons per time. The spectra returned by the amplitude correction are still in arbitrary units. I have contacted you directly to provide further assistance.
cmrogers  (posted 2017-02-09 22:28:20.81)
Hi, I am seeing some type of interference fringes in a spectrum of incoherent white light (Tungsten-Halogen source). Can you send me more info about the post from 2010-12-08 12:02:00.0 which includes the 'The artifact you see is related to the simultaneous use of the blazed grating and the CCD chip that results in an interference effect'? I think it might be relevant.
wskopalik  (posted 2017-02-10 09:03:01.0)
This is a response from Wolfgang at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. I have contacted you directly to provide further details about this effect.
chiwing7777  (posted 2016-12-28 16:00:00.6)
Hi, I am currently using the CCS 100 spectrometer with integration sphere for measuring PLQE. I have checked the intensity correction. What is the unit after correction? Is it possible to get the spectral irradiance in mW*m-2*nm-1? Or other relative way to these measurement purpose? Thank you very much!
wskopalik  (posted 2016-12-28 05:02:21.0)
This is a response from Wolfgang at Thorlabs. Thank you for your inquiry. The amplitude correction feature in the software will take the wavelength dependent responsivity of the CCS spectrometer into account. This way e.g. peaks at different wavelengths can be compared relative to each other. The spectrum is however still in arbitrary units and not absolutely calibrated. Unfortunately, it is not possible to measure absolute optical powers with the CCS spectrometers. I have contacted you directly to provide further assistance.
Larry.Lo  (posted 2016-12-12 04:05:32.357)
I would like to measure the wavelength (nm) and power (mW*m-2*nm-1) of a led lamp. Is the spectrometer can measue both or I need to buy a power meter for power measurement?
swick  (posted 2016-12-12 04:37:57.0)
This is a response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you for the inquiry. Unfortunately, it is not possible to measure absolute optical powers with our CCS-Spectrometer. In order to get accurate values for absolute power spectral density in [mW/(m²*nm)] a spectrometer, a beam profiler and a power-meter is required. I have contacted you directly to provide further assistance.
shim9307  (posted 2016-12-07 22:08:32.197)
In the "Specs" tab on this webpage, there is a spectrum of CCS spectrometer with linear fiber bundles. Why the spectrum's shape is similar to summation of sine curve? I think that light source may not emit sine curve shape light.
swick  (posted 2016-12-09 03:13:46.0)
This is a response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you for the inquiry. These spectra are looking sinusoidal because of etalon effects (interference). This can be eliminated by using the Amplitude Correction of our CCS spectrometer. I have contacted you directly to provide more detailed information.
mbarrasr  (posted 2016-11-30 08:49:25.207)
Hello, I am who asked for COG algorithm in LabVIEW yesterday. Sorry for not leave any contact information. When I calculate the movement of the wavelength is like I calculate the average value of all the spectrum. That operation results in a number in pixels. I only want to transform that pixel number into a value in nanometers
wskopalik  (posted 2016-12-05 09:52:02.0)
This is a response from Wolfgang at Thorlabs. Thank you for your feedback. I have contacted you directly to discuss your issue in more detail.
user  (posted 2016-11-29 12:00:55.897)
Hello, I am progamming a LabVIEW application to track the movement of the wavelengths with COG algorithm. When I track the signal in pixels everything is ok but when I track in nanometers (using GetWavelengthData) I am not able to calculate correctly. I would like to know if it exists an equation or expression to convert pixels to nanometers. Thank you
wskopalik  (posted 2016-11-29 10:29:35.0)
This is a response from Wolfgang at Thorlabs. Thank you for your inquiry. The command "Get Wavelength Data" will return an array which contains the wavelength corresponding to each pixel. The spectral data corresponding to this array will be returned by "Get Scan Data". Please note that the command "Get Raw Scan Data" returns a slightly larger array because it contains additional pixels used for dark current correction which are however not part of the actual spectrum. In this case the correlation between pixel, wavelength and spectrum wouldn't be correct and could cause issues in your algorithm. Unfortunately, you didn't leave any contact information in your feedback. Please contact us at europe@thorlabs.com so we can discuss your issue in more detail.
BSMoshe7  (posted 2016-10-10 16:10:42.733)
Hello, i need 2 detectors 1. I need to detect fruits and vegetables. for example rice should be only rice, with no Insects (size 0.5mm) and bugs and other kind of seeds. even if the worm is inside the rice i need to detect it and throw it. 2. need to detect wether a clothing containing sheep wool end linen on the same clothing even if its only one fiber and its in side the lining. can your products halp me with somthing?
swick  (posted 2016-10-11 03:28:17.0)
This is a response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you for your inquiry. I will contact you directly to assist you in defining more accurate requirements and to find a proper solution for your application.
mateusz.bara  (posted 2016-08-19 13:46:41.387)
Hello, is CCS200/M able to measure spectral irradiance in mW*m-2*nm-1?
swick  (posted 2016-08-19 10:10:51.0)
This is a response from Sebastian at Thorlabs. Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, with our CCS-Series it is not possible to measure spectra with an absolute power distribution and the beam diameter. We only can provide a relative intensity calibration for our compact CCD spectrometers. I will contact you directly to discuss your application and requirements in more detail.
justine.redon  (posted 2016-07-28 16:11:35.11)
Hello, I would like to have more information. What is the resolution/accuracy of the CCS100 over its spectral range (350-1100nm)?
shallwig  (posted 2016-08-01 09:36:40.0)
This is a response from Stefan at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. The spectral accuracy specifies how precise one center wavelength (here 435nm) can be resolved. This is not valid for the whole operating wavelengths range. We have no exact data for the whole wavelength range but at 350nm we expect the accuracy spec to be 0.5nm, at 700nm we estimate a spectral accuracy of about 1nm. I have contacted you directly to check your application in detail and if a LOAN unit might be an option to check if the CCS100 meets your requirements.
torsten.trittel  (posted 2016-07-27 09:11:07.62)
Hello, we have a CCS100/M (S/N: M00268021). We have the same problem with this device as described by b.lechene (Posted Date:2015-04-22 22:57:29.553). How we can get rid off the overlaying oscillations. We enabled amplitude correction in OSA and in SPLICCO, but this did not help. Best regards Torsten
shallwig  (posted 2016-07-27 06:26:36.0)
This is a response from Stefan at Thorlabs. Thank you for your inquiry. I checked the serial number of you CCS100/M and the device was manufactured before we implemented the amplitude correction feature in August 2013. I have contacted you directly to offer a free amplitude correction of your unit.
thomas.hofmann  (posted 2016-07-25 14:39:50.293)
Is it possible to extend the upper wavelength limit to work with the spectrometer until 1080nm (I could live with reduced resolution)?
shallwig  (posted 2016-07-26 07:54:03.0)
This is a response from Stefan at Thorlabs. Thank you for your inquiry, we can offer a special CCS200 with a working range 300-1100nm. I have contacted you directly to discuss in more detail.
ama344  (posted 2016-07-14 16:47:54.41)
my spectrometer stopped responding after I tried using the trigger input. I have it plugged into my laptop and the ready light isn't lit. Help?
shallwig  (posted 2016-07-15 05:54:19.0)
This is a response from Stefan at Thorlabs. Thank you for contacting us and please apologize the problems you face with your CCS100 spectrometer. I have contacted you directly to troubleshoot this in detail.
dmitry.busko  (posted 2016-06-03 17:08:28.733)
We are interested in the range higher that 1000. Is it possible with a custom order to extend (actually move) the range of CCS200/M in more IR region ? It would be nice to have it till 1100 losing the UV part, which we anyway don't need. I know, the sensitivity of the CCD is quite bad in that region, but our another spectrometers still can detect the radiation there and the signal is quite strong. Thank you in advance.
besembeson  (posted 2016-06-09 01:20:42.0)
Response from Bweh at Thorlabs USA: I will contact you regarding this special.
allen  (posted 2016-05-27 14:52:21.2)
We have now the CCS200 and thinking about getting CCS100 too. Can I get the spectral amplitude correction data as a graph or table? Also, are the grating efficiency curves for CCS100 and CCS200 backwards? The ccs100 curve goes down to 250nm but the ccs200 one looks to stop at ~400, which doesn't make sense...
besembeson  (posted 2016-05-27 03:25:25.0)
Response from Bweh at Thorlabs USA: I will contact you regarding the amplitude correction data. Thanks for bringing our attention to the grating efficiency. We will fix that.
leonov-st  (posted 2016-05-24 10:16:23.14)
We are using Spectrometer CCS200/M with SPLICCO. We have question does the software perform a normalization on CCD spectral sensitivity or grating sensitivity?
shallwig  (posted 2016-05-25 04:25:42.0)
This is a response from Stefan at Thorlabs. Thank you for your inquiry. Our latest SPLICCO software version 4.5 which is available for download from our website in the “Software update” Tab: http://www.thorlabs.com/software_pages/ViewSoftwarePage.cfm?Code=SPLICCO supports the amplitude correction which we perform at our CCS spectrometers. In the Splicco “device settings” in the “Cal” tab the “amplitude correction” field must be checked. I have contacted you directly to provide screenshots where this feature can be found.
eddie.ross  (posted 2016-02-02 08:17:26.213)
This is feedback about the OSA software rather than the CCS200 spectrometer that we use. It would be very useful for my work to be able to perform peak track analysis on multiple traces simultaneously and I cannot currently find a way to do this. Does the OSA software allow this and I'm simply just missing it? If the capability does not exist, I think it would make for a great software update. Thanks
shallwig  (posted 2016-02-04 07:20:48.0)
This is a response from Stefan at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your feedback. In the current design of the OSA software it is unfortunately not possible to open more than one peak-track window. We will review this request and check if we can add this feature in future versions. The “long term” window in the “Analysis” tab allows to choose several traces to get tracked at the same time. I will contact you directly to discuss this workaround in more detail.
klaus.albers  (posted 2016-01-13 16:41:57.33)
Is it possible to access the spectrometer from Matlab or to stream the spectral data, such it can be accessed by Matlab? Thank you and best regards Klaus
shallwig  (posted 2016-01-14 04:28:29.0)
This is a response from Stefan at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. Thorlabs CCS spectrometers can be controlled in MATLAB using the provided driver DLLs. These can be loaded into MATLAB using the “loadlibrary” command. The driver documentation files are saved to this folder during installation: C:\Program Files\IVI Foundation\VISA\Win64\TLCCS\Manual I will contact you directly and send you an example how to integrate the spectrometer into MATLAB.
cbrideau  (posted 2015-12-01 20:26:25.743)
I'm trying to develop a LabView program for the CCS100, but the software download links are very confusing. There is no clear delineation between the CCS products and the OSA products, so I'm not sure if I am downloading the right package. When I install the software located in the 'Software' tab on this webpage, all the references in the downloaded product are for the OSA rather than the CCS.
shallwig  (posted 2015-12-02 04:56:32.0)
This is a response from Stefan at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your feedback. The software package you can find on our website is for both the OSA and CCS spectrometers http://www.thorlabs.de/software_pages/ViewSoftwarePage.cfm?Code=OSA From the “Communications Protocol” Tab you can download a short guidance how to write your own application for the CCS spectrometers, also for Labview. There is also a LabView example included in the driver llb container. I will ask our Technical Marketing team to make sure that we note in all files that this software is made for both devices to avoid any confusion. I will contact you directly to check if there are any further questions.
tillsten  (posted 2015-05-28 17:15:24.683)
One question: 1) All using the tlcss 64 bit libary: Timing experiments reaveals that reading from the spectrometer takes exactly twice as long as the set intregration time. What going on? I would expect a constant time plus the intregration time. Maybe something wrong in the libary?
shallwig  (posted 2015-06-03 10:53:12.0)
This is a response from Stefan at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. The reading from the spectrometer taking twice as long as the integration time has to do the with the CCD reading out process. This is nor error in the library but wanted as tests have shown for getting best results in terms of amplitude and intensity reading the internal capacitance has to be charged same time as it gets discharged when illuminating the chip. Therefore it always takes twice the integration time to read the spectrometer. I will contact you directly to check if there are any further questions.
fr  (posted 2015-05-19 09:43:40.763)
Hi. I would like to get a contact regarding the possibility of having the CCS200 calibrated together with an integrating sphere, that I have. BR. Frans Ravn. ChemoMetec A/S
tschalk  (posted 2015-05-19 04:13:34.0)
This is a response from Thomas at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. I will contact you directly to discuss your application.
b.lechene  (posted 2015-04-22 22:57:29.553)
Hello, I have an issue (which may come from me misusing the machine). I use a CSS200 with the provided optical fiber. When I look at different wide spectrum sources, like the sun or an incandescent light bulb, I obtain the expected spectrum with strong oscillations over-imposed (~50 nm of wavelength in period, intensity is ~10%-20% of the signal). The oscillations match perfectly from one light source to the other, which suggests strongly that it comes from the measure. Could you tell me if there is something wrong or how I should correct for it? Removing the fiber does not change the results. The oscillations actually look like those on the graph you provide for the optical fibers (entitled "Spectra of an SLS201 light source taken with a CCS100 spectrometer and both BFL200HS02 and M25L01 cables.") Thank you very much for your help You do not need to answer on the feedback section, simply by email is good for me.
shallwig  (posted 2015-04-24 03:06:43.0)
This a response from Stefan at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. The oscillation you describe and which can be seen on the spectra you are refereeing to come from the Etalon effect which can build up between the CCD sensor and the glued safety glass. With our current generation of spectrometers this effect can be turned off by using the amplitude correction function. In the manual on page page 45 http://www.thorlabs.com/thorcat/18100/CCS200-Manual.pdf it is described how this feature can be used. By turning it on in the OSA software the oscillations should no longer be visible. I will contact you directly to troubleshoot your case in more detail.
xadia.anguiano  (posted 2015-02-28 19:18:02.917)
Hi. I would like to know about the measurement range of CCS175, I need to know the maximum level in dbm or watts of the optical input. I have a white light source with an Output Power of 100mW. Is it possible to be measured?
tschalk  (posted 2015-03-03 10:23:18.0)
This is a response from Thomas at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquriy. We do not have a specification for the Maximum Input in Watts because this will change depending on several factors, including the wavelength, integration time and gain settings. However, 100mW will most likely saturate the CCD even at the lowest integration time. In this case, I would recommend attenuating the light source, for example with an ND filter. I will contact you directly to discuss your application and the specifics of the light you will be measuring.
elie.nadal  (posted 2014-11-18 07:59:09.55)
I use the CCS200 with a white lamp quartz tungsten halogen lamp (QTH10) that I polarize before doing my spectrocopy measurment. I found that the spectrometer response depends on the polarization direction. Does anyone know if it comes from the fiber or the spectrometer itself? Is there a way to avoid this? I ask because this phenomena makes it really hard to normalize my measurments. Moreover, I also noticed that my signal is average (the noise is well reduced)when I gently agitate the fiber. I am not familiar with fiber, can someone give me an explanation about this too?
shallwig  (posted 2014-11-20 03:47:02.0)
This is a response from Stefan at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. The grating built in the spectrometer is polarization depended and by agitating the fiber you can visualize that. In general you would need to use a polarization maintaining (PM) fiber which is a single mode fiber to make repeatable measurements. If you couple polarized light into a multimode fiber you will get arbitrary polarized light at its end. But with our spectrometer you need higher intensities than you can achieve with single mode fibers, the device is designed to be used with multimode fibers. I will contact you directly to discuss your application in more detail.
lambo  (posted 2014-10-11 05:12:38.343)
I have two Thorlabs CCS200 spectrometers, one (serial no. M00247835) was bought in 2010 and the other (serial no. M0305135) was bought in 2013. My original plan was to monitor a background using one spectrometer and substract it from the reading of the other spectrometer in real time using the program (Thorlabs OSA) provided. It seems this is not possible because the x-ranges of the two spectrometers are slightly different. Spectrometer M00247835 has a range of 188-1035 nm and spectrometer M0305135 has a range of 199-1017nm and the program cannot compute the difference between the two spectra. My questions are: 1. Are the slightly different ranges due to the fact that one CCS200 spectrometer is older than the other? Or would any two spectrometers have slightly different ranges? 2. Is there a way round this problem using the software provided or must I write my own labview program to deal with it?
shallwig  (posted 2014-10-13 08:35:47.0)
This is a response from Stefan at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. Every spectrometer is slightly different in its range, this comes from the alignment and its dependency on the optics used which also have some tolerances. To your second question. It is unfortunately not possible to subtract two traces with different x-axis ranges or different lengths in the current version of the OSA software. We plan to add this possibility in a future version of the software. I will contact you directly to provide you with more information and discuss your application in detail.
jalvarez  (posted 2014-07-24 01:03:57.577)
I need more informations: 1. Serves to analyze sample solutions quantitatively?. What accessories are needed? 2. Measure color coordinates CIE L * a * b *?, Can measure yellowness indexes, whiteness, brightness?. You can measure metamerism index?
tschalk  (posted 2014-07-30 07:11:53.0)
This is a response from Thomas at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. Unfortunately we don’t have a solution for your measurement task but I will contact you directly to discuss your application.
jlow  (posted 2014-06-12 02:34:50.0)
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: We have contacted you for a quote on the CCS200.
frederico  (posted 2014-04-29 10:17:30.53)
I would like to measure PL spectra on the range of 500 - 800 nm from single defects in solid state samples using the compact CCD spectrometer coupled to an home build confocal microscope. At moment I am using single photon APD detectors and the measured signal from a single defect is ~100 kcounts/s and background siganl ~30 kcounts/s. Would be suitable for to use this device for my application?
shallwig  (posted 2014-04-30 06:55:39.0)
This is a response from Stefan at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. Since we have not tested our spectrometers in very low light conditions, like those in your application, it is difficult to predict if the sensitivity and resolution would be sufficient. We would be happy to provide a loan so that you could test the spectrometer for two weeks in real experimental conditions. I will contact you directly to discuss further details.
user  (posted 2014-03-17 16:11:57.1)
Please add the accuracy to the data you provide in your web presentation.
jlow  (posted 2014-03-20 08:04:49.0)
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: We will update our webpage to have this specification.
j.mattheis  (posted 2014-03-12 15:38:16.197)
Hi, can you also provide spectrometers in the wavelength range 350-1200 nm? Thanks and best regards, Julian
jvigroux  (posted 2014-04-10 09:47:15.0)
A response from Julien at Thorlabs: Thank you for your request! Unfortunately we currently only have those compact spectrometers with Si CCD chips that can go slightly above 1000nm. I will ocntact you directly to understand what the exact field of application is and what the requirements in terms of spectral resolution and power handling are to see if we could work on offering a customized solution.
fatin_ferrari  (posted 2014-01-02 20:03:35.223)
Could this device be used for measuring reflectance (reflection type of transmission)? As in, can I do the reflectance measurement but click on the 'transmittance' button? Does that valid? Thanks in advanced!
jlow  (posted 2014-01-03 10:28:38.0)
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: You can do reflectance measurement with the CCS spectrometer. We will contact you directly to help you set this up for your experiment.
tjd  (posted 2013-11-23 06:57:01.35)
Can the fiber on the CCS100 be replaced with M16L01 without affecting the amplitude calibration? (As I understand it this is the same fiber type as ships with the CCS100, but has FC/PC connector at one end)
tschalk  (posted 2013-11-26 02:54:43.0)
This is a response from Thomas at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. The amplitude calibration was performed with the included fiber. For the best accuracy we recommend to use the fiber which comes with the spectrometer. However, if you are using the same kind of fiber it will not cause significant differences. We can also offer a special item where the required fiber is included. I will contact you directly with more detailed information.
user  (posted 2013-09-25 16:06:22.913)
Thanks for your response on the cosine correctors. Throughput is not the same like the transmission spectrum. I'd like to know how much of the light will actually be coupled into my CCS when I use the cosine correctors. It will depend on the angle of incidence and the wavelength I suppose. E.g. for 500 nm at 0° it's 1% ...
tschalk  (posted 2013-10-04 07:15:00.0)
This is a response from Thomas at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your reply. The transmission at 660nm and 0° incident angle is specified with 0.1% for the CCSB1 and 0.2% for CCSA1 and CCSA2. By considering the angle dependency curve and the transmission spectrum which are given in the manual it is possible to calculate the throughput. I hope this will help. Please contact me at europe@thorlabs.com if you have any further questions.
user  (posted 2013-09-20 14:37:00.18)
What is the throughput of the cosine correctors for the visible range?
tschalk  (posted 2013-09-24 11:31:00.0)
This is a response from Thomas at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. The transmission spectrum of the cosine correctors can be found in the spec sheet. For CCSA1: http://www.thorlabs.com/Thorcat/26600/CCSA1-SpecSheet.pdf, for CCSA2: http://www.thorlabs.com/Thorcat/26600/CCSA2-SpecSheet.pdf and for CCSB1: http://www.thorlabs.com/Thorcat/26600/CCSB1-SpecSheet.pdf. You can always contact me at europe@thorlabs.com if you need more detailed information.
minowa  (posted 2013-09-20 14:57:52.92)
Hi, I have a question about the possibility of the intensity calibration by user, because the interference-like pattern always appears. I'm trying SPLICCOv4.5.0. I can see the option "amplitude correctioin mode". Is this the such caribration mode? If so, I want to know how to use it. Thanks.
tschalk  (posted 2013-09-23 10:16:00.0)
This is a response from Thomas at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. For an intensity calibration the device has to be returned to Thorlabs. It is not possible to perform this by yourself. I will contact you with detailed information.
Thar  (posted 2013-09-04 13:49:31.377)
Hello, after some time my ccs 200 spectrometer stopped responding for integration times equal and smaller than 0,1 ms (it just dont show any spectrum in splicco or labview). I would like to get back to 10us. Is there any simple way how to fix it? Thank you.
jvigroux  (posted 2013-09-06 11:50:00.0)
A response from Julien at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback! the effect you describe is most liekly related to a misalignment of the optical hardware or a problem with hte CCD chip itself. in both cases, the unit shouldbe retunred for inspection and repair. I will contact you dircetly to set up the return
kwarikun  (posted 2013-08-13 09:16:12.79)
Hi, I am currently using the CCS 200 spectrometer for my spectral measurements(Intensity vs wavelength). What units are being used for intensity? Is it normalised/relative units? If so, normalised/relative to what? How do I get the Irradiance (Wm-2nm-1)? Thanks, Nicholas
tschalk  (posted 2013-08-13 11:20:00.0)
This is a response from Thomas at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. The spectrometers are not intensity calibrated by default but we can offer a special calibration. I will contact you with more detailed information.
heiko.unold  (posted 2013-07-19 20:55:34.203)
I would also like to obtain a spectral response curve for calibration of my CCS-100M, if possible. Do I assume correctly that the grating contained in the spectrometer is identical to the product GR13-1205? If so, could I also obtain the spectral response of the grating alone as csv data? thank you very much for any help.
tschalk  (posted 2013-07-23 05:31:00.0)
This is a response from Thomas at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. If you only consider the responsivity of the sensor and the grating the results will contain errors. We offer an intensity calibration for our spectrometers and this would be the best way to get accurate results. I will contact you directly to provide more detailed information.
pedro.piza  (posted 2013-07-12 11:42:34.71)
Hi, we recently acquire a fiber spectrometer, we have a question, there is any calibration spectral responsibility we can use to correct the spectral we receive or is already corrected the spectra we acquire, for example i have a fluorescent light whit UV and visible spectrum, these raw spectra from the ccs200 200nm-1000nm is already corrected to the specific responsibility or relative sensibility of each pixel, like these product ho shows the respective characteristic responsibility http://www.thorlabs.com/newgrouppage9.cfm?objectgroup_id=5290 on the "specs section" Thanks for your answer.
tschalk  (posted 2013-07-17 04:35:00.0)
This is a response from Thomas at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. The spectrometers we offer are not corrected with regard to the wavelength depending sensitivity. We offer a special intensity calibration and I will contact you with more detailed information.
matthew.majewski  (posted 2013-06-26 01:50:13.173)
Recently started using CCS200 with provided Splicco software. Program stops working every time I attempt to load a previously saved .jdx file for review.
tschalk  (posted 2013-06-26 09:22:00.0)
This is a response from Thomas at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. I am using currently the SPLICCO version 4.3 which can be downloaded from the web: https://www.thorlabs.com/software_pages/ViewSoftwarePage.cfm?Code=SPLICCO. I didn't experience difficulties when loading a saved .jdx file. You can try to download and install the latest software to solve this issue. I will contact you directly for more detailed information.
mario.catena  (posted 2013-05-28 15:34:53.93)
Hi, I own a CCS200,could you kindly provide intensity calibration in uW/nm for such spectrophotometer? Thank you in advance for your kind replay. Mario
tschalk  (posted 2013-06-04 12:08:00.0)
This is a response from Thomas at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. We are able to provide a relative intensity calibration but the absolute measurement of the spectral power will depend on the experimental details (coupling efficiency, fiber diameter,...). I will contact you directly for more detailed information.
talebi  (posted 2013-05-14 16:39:12.067)
To whom it may concern, Please kindly provide me with the minimum input power/intensity needed for this product, for the spectrum to be still accurate. Best regards, Nahid
jlow  (posted 2013-05-14 11:38:00.0)
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: The minimum detectable power is difficult to quantify accurately as it will depend both on the central wavelength being measured as well as the spectral width of the signal. Typically, for monochromatic sources in the red, one can easily detector sources in the µW range or even lower but there will always be a trade ff between measurement speed and the minimum detectable power. I will contact you directly to discuss about your application.
jxia  (posted 2013-04-29 16:29:22.197)
why the spectrum is different using single and continuous mode?
tschalk  (posted 2013-05-02 12:54:00.0)
This is a response from Thomas at Thorlabs: Thank you very much for your inquiry. We are currently working on a solution for this issue and should be able to offer a software update that will fix it within two weeks. I will contact you directly with more detailed information.
honoh  (posted 2013-03-21 07:39:18.673)
We purchased CCS200/M and have been a happy customer so far. However, we got a rather annoying and confusing result: the obtained spectra depend on the triggering mode. We simply measured light from a CW Xe lamp, and changed the triggering mode. We expected that the spectra should be identical as long as we kept the integration time the same. It was not the case. (1) Ext trigger continuous (ex-trig-cont.jdx), TTL-triggered from a delay generator (SRS DG535): ordinary Xe lines with a flat background. (2) SW trigger singleshot (sw-singleshot.jdx): slightly different from (1). (3) SW trigger continous (sw-cont.jdx): Xe lines with a very broad background (400-800nm?). Substantially different from (1) and (2). I tried changing the integration time, but the situation is the same: there is always a broad background for the "SW trigger continous" mode. Are we doing something wrong? Or, is there any issue/pitfall/caveat in using the SW continous mode, such as CCD pixel charge overflow, saturation, incomplete clearance, etc? Please advise. Thank you for your help.
jlow  (posted 2013-03-27 10:41:00.0)
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: We are currently trying to reproduce the effect that you are seeing. We will get in contact with you directly regarding this.
user  (posted 2013-02-27 01:15:27.48)
Hi, I have two questions on the hardware trigger of CCS200/M. I couldn't find the answers in the manual. (1) What is the input impedance (50 ohms or Hi-Z)? (2) Is it TTL rising or falling edge? Thanks a bunch.
jvigroux  (posted 2013-03-04 08:20:00.0)
a response from Julien at Thorlabs: thank you for your inquiry! The input impedance of the TTL is 50 Ohms and The TTL is rising edge. We will add this information to our product presentatiopn on the website.
jvigroux  (posted 2013-01-25 04:01:00.0)
A resposne from Julien at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback! As you already noticed, there is indeed currently no possibility to average the data directly from the driver. The only way is to perform the averaging within labview. I would be happy to send you a VI doing this. I will contact you directly to discuss the exact requirements.
spin.amadeus  (posted 2013-01-23 15:19:08.06)
I need a VI (Labview)to use the averaging mode. It is very important for me. I will try to make a VI for that, but I believe that Thorlabs can help the users of this spectrometer with more labview Vi's.
tschalk  (posted 2012-12-18 10:03:00.0)
This is a response from Thomas at Thorlabs: Thank you very much for your feedback. We can offer you an intensity calibration for the spectrometer. I will contact you directly for more detailed information. Best Regards, Thomas
vincent.noguier  (posted 2012-12-18 11:37:55.493)
This CCS200 spectrometer is really usefull and easy to use but the interferences that appear on broadband lightsources are a problem for some of our measurements (the same interferences exist with other sources but can't be seen on a single shot). An easy way to recalibrate the spectrometer would be really usefull.
tschalk  (posted 2012-12-10 07:38:00.0)
This is a response from Thomas at Thorlabs. Thank you very much for your inquiry. The CCS200 is able to measure spectra from broadband light sources like tungsten or halogen. If the spectrometer is not intensity calibrated you will see interference. If this causes problems we can offer an intensity calibration. If the spectrum doesn't vary linearly with integration time than you are probably not using the latest software version 4.3.93.646 which you can download here: https://www.thorlabs.com/software/MUC/SPLICCO/SPLICCO_4.3.93.646_RC.zip. This should solve this issue. I will contact you directly regarding the intensity calibration. Best Regards, Thomas.
loic.segapelli  (posted 2012-12-07 18:20:07.757)
The CCS200 cannot measure broadband spectra such as tungsten or halogen. This is a big limitation. Furthermore, the spectrum doesn't vary linearly with integration time. This is another major limitation.
miab  (posted 2012-11-13 07:22:10.353)
Hi Thomas, thanks for the response. So what can we do to increase the sensitivity of the spectrometer at around 0.5 m from the light source? So far we haven't been able to get any discernable readings from further than a 5 cm away?
tschalk  (posted 2012-10-26 02:41:00.0)
A response from Thomas at Thorlabs: Thank you for your inquiry. Because of the high divergence of LEDs it is very hard to collimate and focus them into a fiber. Due to the high sensitivity of the spectrometers it should be possible to couple light into the fiber by positioning the LED directly in front of the fiber. If the power output of the LED is high enough you will be able to measure a spectrum. This approach is the most straight forward and is probably as effective as using lenses for collimation and focusing.
tschalk  (posted 2012-10-25 04:01:00.0)
Thank you for your feedback, we are really happy to hear that the product works well for you! Thank you for taking the time to point out this issue. The resource address for the CCS100 is 0x8081, which is what you find in the sample program. As you said, the CCS200 for example is 0x8089. In the next release, which we will supply by the end of next week, there will be a comment in the sample program which tells you the resource codes of each spectrometer type.
miab  (posted 2012-10-25 12:47:25.013)
Hi, we just purchased the CCS100/M. Our intended application involves measuring the distribution of radiant intensity of indoor LED lighting solutions. Is there an attachment or lens you can recommend for measuring this through the fiber optic cable? Thanks
loic.segapelli  (posted 2012-10-23 20:46:33.98)
Excellent product. Started writing a C# app using the sample code. There was a small mistake in the C# sample code by the way: I was getting an ExternalException at this line: ccsSeries = new CCS_Series_Drv(resourceName, false, false); Turns out the resource address is not 0x8081 but 0x8089
jvigroux  (posted 2012-09-03 08:53:00.0)
A response from Julien at Thorlabs: Thank you for your inquiry. This problem could be related to an issue with the PCB of the spectrometer or could also only be a noise issue. Could you please contact us at techsupport@thorlabs.com so that we could discuss what the magnitude of this effect is. Based on this information, we would then be able to decide what the best way to proceed is. thank you in advance!
user  (posted 2012-09-02 03:56:20.0)
This is the same commenter as just before. I know that these "Feedback" sections probably weren't intended to be used for seeking help with utilizations of the products, but I appreciate that the employees at Thorlabs have been responsive regardless. For those reading who are considering purchasing the product: it's worked flawlessly in my research group for several years, and aside from the issue I listed below (which is likely trivial) I've had no issues with it.
user  (posted 2012-09-02 03:53:39.0)
Hello, In using a modification of the Labview code supplied with the device, I've noticed that several of the values of the relative response vs wavelength are negative (not too far from zero and mostly in areas of no signal). How should these negative values be interpreted?
jvigroux  (posted 2012-08-29 06:33:00.0)
A response form Julien at Thorlabs: This problem might be related to the fact that the resource (ie. the spectrometer) is already used by another software. This can happen for instance if the splicco software is already running and connected to the spectrometer. Another possibility is that the labview application was not closed properly or finished without using the function close.vi. In this case the resource is not freed automatically at the end of the application and remains blocked. I will contact you directly to see what the problem could be.
aeraym  (posted 2012-08-28 14:45:18.0)
Hello there! In implementing the Labview code accompanying the spectrometer, the following error crops up: "CCSseries Initialize.viDriver Status: (Hex 0xBFFF000F) Specified type of lock cannot be obtained, or specified operation cannot be performed, because the resource is locked." What's odd is that this error only showed up after I ran the program once (when it worked fine), and that despite the message indicating it's locked, SPLICCO works just fine. Any experience with this problem?
jvigroux  (posted 2012-08-28 13:00:00.0)
A response from Julien at Thorlabs: Thank you for your inquiry! This functionality can be easily implemented in the example application through the use of the function getWavelengthData.vi. This function returns a 2D array that contains the wavelength for the respective pixel numbers so that you can use it to convert the pixel numbers into wavelengths.
user  (posted 2012-08-27 18:15:51.0)
Hello there! I'm currently setting up a Labview program to run some statistics on collected spectra, and am using the backbone "Sample" program that you all were awesome enough to type up. If no modification are made, the program outputs the spectrum in units of pixels (as opposed to wavelength in nm). In the SPLICCO prorgram, there's an option to switch between those two options, and also a choice as to whether to use a factory-defined conversion (from pixels to nms). The option doesn't seem to be available on the Labview Sample.vi -- is the conversion plot stored somewhere in the program files? Where can I find it? Thanks and cheers.
jlow  (posted 2012-08-15 10:52:00.0)
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: Thank you very much for your feedback. The absolute intensity calibration is not a feature we offer at the moment in our CCS spectrometer series. We plan to implement this soon and we are working on the procedure currently. Unfortunately we do not have a set time frame on when this would be completed yet.
jrestrep  (posted 2012-08-14 18:40:32.0)
Hi, this is more like a question. Does the CCS200 provide absolute intensity measurements? I am interested on combining the functionality Spectrometer-Powermeter. In case it does not, I would suggest to include it. John.
jvigroux  (posted 2012-05-02 11:55:00.0)
A response from Julien at Thorlabs: Thank you for your inquiry. This behavior is highly surprising. We cannot reproduce this error so I would suspect that this effect is related to the experimental setup you are using. I will contact you directly in order to troubleshoot this problem.
xiexiaojiang1986  (posted 2012-04-30 12:45:30.0)
Hi, I have a problem with this software for CCS 200, SPLICO. When I use any average value larger than 1, the spectrum dissappears after a change from the incoming light. Can you fix it? PS: I am using the latest version of this software. Thank you so much!
jvigroux  (posted 2012-04-23 03:38:00.0)
a response from Julien at Thorlabs: It is indeed possible to use the driver and SDK included in the software package of the spectrometers to add extra functionality. The supported platform are Matlab, labview, C/C++ and C#. the data is installed by default under the following path: C:\Program Files\IVI Foundation\VISA\WinNT\Thorlabs CCSseries. in the folder manual, you will find an html data that lists and describes all the functions included in the driver. Concerning the type of lenses you would need to achieve the required imaging system, we would need to know also what the distance between the fiber and the sample will be. We will contact you directly to help with this point
tcohen  (posted 2012-04-17 18:39:00.0)
Response from Tim at Thorlabs to Abel: Thank you for contacting us. We are currently looking into this and we will update you shortly with a complete answer.
abel.santos  (posted 2012-04-16 06:05:15.0)
Hi, We are very interested in your Compact CCD Spectrometer (Model CCS 100). However, before making a decision, we would like to know some technical characteristics: 1 - We have read that it is possible to modify your software by Labview or other software. We are very interested since we want to obtain multiple spectra as a function of time, calculate the optical thickness by fast Fourier transform and plot it in the course of time (i.e. in real-time = as the spectra are acquired). Please, could you send us more information about this (we have read your manual but there is not information regarding this issue) - This is very important for us. 2 - We would like to focus the light from our source on 1mm-2 of our samples, approximately. Could you suggest us a set of lens for that purpose which are compatible with this fiber spectrometer. Thank you very much for your attention. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Abel
jvigroux  (posted 2011-11-07 11:59:00.0)
A response from Julien at Thorlabs: thank you for your feedback! we usually do not use versions of Labview that are too old for thge creation of the drivers as this can lead to compatibility issues over time. In order to take into account the fact that Labview versions are in most cases not down-compatible, we have included to most of our software packages the front panel file (.fp) of the CVI driver. Using this file and the provided driver DLL, one can re-create the VIs from the dll within a few clicks using the instrument driver import wizard of National instrument (free tool). Should you have experienced any issue with the driver conversion, please do not hesitate to contact tech support and we will provide you with an already converted VI library for your Labview version.
Ian  (posted 2011-11-07 04:39:05.0)
It should be made clear that example LabVIEW code and drivers are only available for LabVIEW versions 8.6 and upwards. For version 8.5 and earlier the user must provide their own code to interface with the appropriate DLLs (as recommended by UK Tech Support). I am a little surprised that Thorlabs can't generate the required code and make it available for all customers.
jvigroux  (posted 2011-10-20 11:28:00.0)
A response form Julien at Thorlabs: the calibration file is stored in the spectrometer and is read out in the same way through Splicco or through Labview. I suspect that there is maybe another problem in your Labview application that creates the shift, like for instance an array dimension issue. I will contact you directly to check with you what the exact reason for this shift is.
g.mistlberger  (posted 2011-10-17 16:38:18.0)
Hello. We faced another problem with the wavelength calibration data using LabView. For some reason the calibration file supplied with the labview kit does not produce correct spectra. The resulting spectra are redshifted by almost 30 nm. I previously sent a little script to test the batchmode speed in Labview and it shows the same offset. Is there a different calibration file provided with SPLICCO and LabView? Because in Splicco everything is fine.
jvigroux  (posted 2011-10-07 02:43:00.0)
A response from Julien at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback. Yes there a few workarounds, some of which we are in the process of integrating in the release software version. Which one will work best is however mostly depending on the exact application you have. I will contact you directly in order to see which approach should be used.
ursula.gibson  (posted 2011-10-06 16:10:09.0)
I have the same problem "The artifact you see is related to the simultaneous use of the blazed grating and the CCD chip that results in an interference effect." Is there a workaround? I cannot divide out these fringes to make useable transmission measurements.
jvigroux  (posted 2011-09-30 10:09:00.0)
A response from Julien at Thorlabs: Dear Guenter, thank you for your inquiry. The sequential saving is not included as a function in the driver as it is highly platform and language dependent: based on the type of environment you are programming in, the saving and memory allocation will be done in different ways. You can however use the standard labview IO functions to achieve similar results. You in principle just need to save repeatedly the scan data, using a counter on the number of loops you want to save. For the timed mode, you can either use the software trigger or also use the wait function of Labview. The Data is not buffered in the spectrometer but the 7ms you mention can depend on a lot of factors like the integration time but also of course the architecture of the application program that reads out the data itself. I will contact you directly in order to discuss with you your application in details in order to see which approach can be used to obtain the desired behavior
g.mistlberger  (posted 2011-09-30 14:01:48.0)
In an earlier response, you mentioned the "sequential saving" feature in SPLICCO software, and that all functions from SPLICCO are available as LabView VIs. However, we were unable to find this VI in the installed kit. Moreover, is the spectrometer buffering the data somewhere in sequential mode? I did a test on my PC and the sampling rate was approximately 7ms per spectrum for 1000 spectra. Can this be prolonged by buffering the data into RAM? Or is this data temporarily stored in the spectrometer? Regards, Guenter
jvigroux  (posted 2011-09-23 05:23:00.0)
A response frm Julien at Thorlabs: the function is normally directly accessible from the function palette in Labview. It can also be found in the llb file CCSseries.llb which is installed in the instr.lib folder of Labview. Should there be no labview installed on the computer when the driver for the CCS is being installed, the labview part of the driver will not be installed on the computer.
g.mistlberger  (posted 2011-09-21 15:46:51.0)
How is it possible to switch from pixel values to wavelength when using a labview interface. We cant find the "getWavelengthData" function described in the help file in the provided LabView example.
jjurado  (posted 2011-08-05 09:10:00.0)
Response from Javier at Thorlabs to acable: Thank you for your feedback. The Intensity vs. Wavelength graph has been set as the default display and will be present in the next software release.
acable  (posted 2011-08-03 17:45:27.0)
I just installed a CS100 and the devices comes up with the horizontal axis in units of "Pixel", as it is a pain to find the switch that is burried under "View" then "Device Settings", id suggest you just have the default be wavelength. I could be mistaken, but not to many people are going to want to think in Pixels.
jjurado  (posted 2011-08-03 11:12:00.0)
Response from Javier at Thorlabs to Thomas.Gaumnitz: The CCS175 spectrometer can be used for measurements up to 1100 nm. The reason why we only specify the operating range up to 1000 nm is because we do not guarantee sub-nanometer resolution above this wavelength. Another consideration is that above 1000 nm, it would be possible to observe second order peaks generated by 500-550 nm sources, which is of course not a reason for concern if both wavelength ranges are not being measured simultaneously (500-550nm and >1000nm).
Thomas.Gaumnitz  (posted 2011-08-03 08:32:29.0)
For the CCS175 the wavelength range is given by 500-1000nm whereas the CCD range is specified to 350-1100nm. What is the highest measurable wavelength with spectrometer? Regards, Thomas
bdada  (posted 2011-07-28 15:00:00.0)
Response from Buki at Thorlabs: Thank you for using our Feedback tool. We have contacted you to learn more about the spectral efficiency data you need. Below is a link to the specification sheet for the CCS100 - pages 10 and 11 have some performance curves you may find useful. http://www.thorlabs.com/Thorcat/18100/18143-M01.pdf
junis.rindermann  (posted 2011-07-28 06:08:34.0)
I want to do colorimetry with the CCS100. Could you please provide the spectral efficiency curve of the complete detector (with/without fibre). please contact me directly. many thanks, j
jvigroux  (posted 2011-07-07 15:09:00.0)
A response form Julien at Thorlabs:dear Tapish, the latest version of splicco (4.2.1) that can be donwloaded directly form the product page of the CCS spectrometers, offers the possibility to automatically save a scan sequence of up to 1000 scans. The user can either save them as fast as possible or set a fixed time interval in between the scans. This function is available by going to tools->sequential saving. We also provide a Labview driver that is automatically installed on your PC upon software installation. All functions that can be found in splicco exist as VIs and can be directly accessed from the function palette of Labview (Instrument I/O->CCS Series Spetrometers).
tapish.agrawal  (posted 2011-07-07 05:51:34.0)
I am using this spectrometer for Laser induced plasma spectroscopy. I can not seem to find the option to save multiple measurements at the same time. I am creating laser induced sparks at 5 Hz and I would like to save 100 shots at the same time. But SPLICCO can save only single shot, which was not the case with the previous spectrometers that I have used. Could you please provide a solution to this or send me a labview VI with required drivers so that I can use this product. Thanks and Regards, Tapish AGARWAL Doctorant, Laboratoire EM2C, Ecole Centrale Paris, Grande Voie des vignes, 92290 Chatenay Malbary, FRANCE
julien  (posted 2010-12-08 12:02:00.0)
a response from Julien at Thorlabs: The artifact you see is related to the simultaneous use of the blazed grating and the CCD chip that results in an interference effect. The dip is related to the filter that is used. I will contact you directly to further discuss the origin of those artifact and see which solution is the best adapted to your application.
Tadeusz.Przerwa-Tetmajer  (posted 2010-12-08 07:10:54.0)
Please take a look at the tungsten lamp spectrum from my brand new CCS200: http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4448/tungsten.jpg. Strange, isnt it? And now look at two other examples (white LEDs): http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/1984/creevsalder.jpg and notice the strange peek at ~660nm. It is always visible... Whats wrong with my CCS200?
julien  (posted 2010-12-02 17:10:41.0)
A response from Julien at Thorlabs: The SPLICCO software package contains two program example in C as well as in Labview. Those can be found in the following folder: C:\Program Files\IVI Foundation\VISA\WinNT\Thorlabs CCSseries\Examplesthis path might vary depending on the VISA version you use. Should you experience any problem with those examples, please do not hesitate to contact tech support at techsupport@thorlabs.com
aykutlu  (posted 2010-12-02 10:35:49.0)
We bought the product hoping to get Visual Basic examples but none came out of the installation. Any examples for C, C++, Delphi or VB is essential for this product to be useful in our experiments. Could you please provide us some?
user  (posted 2010-10-18 07:35:26.0)
Do you have an optical trigger (photo-diod-based) in your catalogue that could be used with this product?
Thorlabs  (posted 2010-08-31 13:29:44.0)
Response from Javier at Thorlabs to harald.hovland: The Splicco software does not have the capability to record the spectrum profile as a function of time. This feature can be developed with a program such as LabVIEW, but the expected scan rate would be system dependent, most likely in the range of 1-10 Hz. For higher temporal resolution you could use a trigger delay, which can be programmed at different times during the transient event. Regarding your second question, the internal (freerun) trigger allows scan rates up to 200 Hz (for 5 ms integration time). In external trigger mode the maximum scan rate, with the same integration time, is 100 Hz. We will clarify the information on the web shortly.
harald.hovland  (posted 2010-08-31 12:21:57.0)
We are considering one of these spectrometers to get the spectrum as a function of time to monitor a transient event, for example during a 10 sec period. After reading through the manual, I was not able to find such a feature. Is it possible to do this with the standard software? If not, is it possible to do this with the drivers included, for example with the NI driver? Another question: The specs indicates that a max of 200 scans/s is possible, but elsewhere it is written that the maximum trigger is only 100 Hz. Does that mean the 200 scans/s is only available using internal trigging?
julien  (posted 2010-04-20 14:43:55.0)
a response from Julien at Thorlabs: Dear Mike. Thank you for pointing this out. You are absolutely right that the user should be able to know what the baseline correction is, and most importantly have access to the noise floor. The SPLICCO software will be accordingly modified so as to allow the user to access the intensity values that are below the baseline. The new version of the software should be online within the following week.
mike.stamp  (posted 2010-04-19 12:12:15.0)
CCS100 mini-spectrometer: The model I have recently bought exhibits a baseline signal (i.e. the noise level of the CCD) that is set below zero (actually I estimate to be about -0.02, where 1.0 is signal saturation). Julien (europe@thorlabs.com) replied that this is the correct factory setting and is deliberate. This surprises me because I would have thought most people would actually like to see the noise floor! (and how well the subtract background works). Other prospective purchasers should be aware of this feature.
apalmentieri  (posted 2010-03-16 09:07:05.0)
A response from Adam at Thorlabs to lunghao.hu: Mercury lamps typically emit light from the UV range(250nm) to the visible range. The CCS100 is designed to detect light from 350-700nm. Therefore, it will detect some of the light from your source, but will not detect the lower UV regions, below 350nm. If you need to also measure the lower UV wavelengths, we also offer the CCS150, which will detect light from 200-400nm. I believe that it should be able to detect the intensity from the mercury lamps.
lunghao.hu  (posted 2010-03-15 17:51:31.0)
I will use a high pressure mercury lamp for my experiment. Is this product, CCS 100 spectrometer available to detect the wavelength range and intensity ?
apalmentieri  (posted 2010-03-05 19:13:48.0)
A response from Adam at Thorlabs to jez: Thanks for the extra information. We are intrigued by your suggestion and are seriously considering adding this feature to the software, but there is no firm date for this addition. In the meantime, we would like to contact you directly to get more information about your application.
user  (posted 2010-03-04 11:37:36.0)
Thanks for your reply Adam. It would be a very attractive feature to derive CRI and CCT from the spectrum and really set your product above the competition. As an electronic designer working in the design of LED fixtures for film/TV/stage and also photography, these extra metrics are becoming more important. I like to see the detailed spectrum but my customers want to know the metrics that they understand. Put your best software/maths people on it :-)
apalmentieri  (posted 2010-03-03 19:36:19.0)
A response from Adam at Thorlabs to Jez: Currently, the software that we provide does not contain the capabilities to perform Correlated Color Temperature and Color Rendering Index.
jez  (posted 2010-03-02 19:40:02.0)
Im interested in the CCS100. As well as the detailed spectral analysis that I need, Id also like to measure Correlated Color Temperature and Color Rendering Index, is that something your software can perform once it has acquired the spectrum? Many thanks, JS in the UK.
apalmentieri  (posted 2010-03-01 20:00:41.0)
A further response to dsmehta from Adam at Thorlabs: I have been informed by our electronics division that a 200-1000nm spectrometer is in the development phases. Right now the sorting filter is the biggest issue, but hope to find a solution soon.
apalmentieri  (posted 2010-03-01 19:56:10.0)
A response from Adam at Thorlabs to Alexander: The CCS175 does have a slit, which is 20um(width) x 20mm(Length). We will contact you via email to get the efficiency curve. The sensor used in the CCS175 is the Toshiba TCD1304DG, which contains 3648 pixels.
alexander.jelzow  (posted 2010-02-26 13:37:09.0)
Some additional questions about CCS175: Does it have a slit? If yes, what is its width? Can you provide a spectral efficiency curve for the grating? Does it use the Toshiba 3648 sensor? Best regards
apalmentieri  (posted 2010-02-08 09:10:38.0)
A response from Adam at Thorlabs to dsmehta: I have spoken with our design engineers about this product and they said it is possible to make this type of spectrometer, but based off the current design the disadvantages outweigh the advantages. A wavelength range > 1:2 has issues due to diffractions of a higher order: Our spectrometers are based on diffraction gratings - depending on the wavelength, the beam is being deflected under different angles to a specific line on the CCD camera. If we make a design covering, say 350 - 1100nm, a 350nm input signal generates 2 peaks on the CCD line- diffraction of 1st order at 350nm, and its 2nd order diffraction makes a peak at 700nm. In that case, any input signals between 350 and 550nm would cause a 2nd peak between 700 and 1100nm making it hard to distguish wavelengths between 350-550nm. Please note that we are always looking for new product ideas and I have asked our design engineers to look into any new designs that may provide a broader wavelenth range.
dsmehta  (posted 2010-02-06 14:02:36.0)
is it possible to make Spectrometer for wide range from 350 - 1100 nm
apalmentieri  (posted 2010-01-21 09:03:05.0)
A response from Adam at Thorlabs to ckmin: The fiber used in the CCS175 is the AFS50/125Y and covers a wavelength range of 300nm-2500nm. The sensor is a Si sensor that would cover a wavelength range of 400nm-1100nm. The operating wavelength range of the grating is 500nm-1000nm. I will email you directly to see if you need more information about the spectral response.
ckmin  (posted 2010-01-20 22:05:36.0)
What is the total spectral response of ccs175 including grating, fiber and sensor?
klee  (posted 2009-11-16 15:52:06.0)
A response from Ken at Thorlabs to Beta Electronics: Please provide some additional information: 1) Is the spectrometer properly connected to the PC? 2) How is the light coupled into the fiber?
sales  (posted 2009-11-15 05:53:27.0)
How can we start to measure the input spectrum to which the optical fiber is subjected ? We are Beta electronics just imported the ccs 100 serial no. moo234533. WE FOLLOWED THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THE MANUAL BUT FOR THE STEP OF DETECTING INPUT DATA WE ARE NOT RECEIVING ANY RESPONCE. THANK YOU
klee  (posted 2009-07-27 11:40:17.0)
Response from Ken at Thorlabs to jrstetter99: A techincal sales rep. from our Germany office will contact you directly for more information.
jrstetter99  (posted 2009-07-26 12:03:32.0)
can you make an OEM 254 nm UV bench for purchase by qty 100 or more? thx
Laurie  (posted 2008-12-10 11:42:03.0)
Response from Laurie at Thorlabs to lsandstrom: Thank you for your feedback concerning our spectrometers. In response to your post, we have added our Fabry-Perot Interferometers to our list of scrolling hot spots at the top of the page. We hope that you find this helpful when navigating out site.
lsandstrom  (posted 2008-12-08 20:17:50.0)
It would be useful to have easy links to the other spectrometers that Thorlabs offer e.g. the SA200, and the SP2

小型分光器

cosine corrector spectrometer
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コサインコレクタと付属のファイバーパッチケーブルを取り付けた分光器。コサインコレクタは下記にて別途ご用意しております。
  • 可動部のない頑丈な構造のツェルニー・ターナ設計
  • 下記の3つの波長範囲から選択可能:
    • 350~700 nma
    • 500~1000 nm
    • 200~1000 nma,b
  • 確度:0.6~2 nm(詳しくは「概要」のタブをご覧ください)
  • High-Speed USB接続により最大走査速度200 scan/秒が実現

当社のツェルニー・ターナ分光器CCSシリーズは携帯用HDDほどの小型のファイバ分光器となっております。各分光器は付属のパッチケーブルを使用し校正されています。ユニットはすべて振幅補正済みで、ともに発送される校正報告書はお送りした分光器とパッチケーブルに対して有効です。当社では分光器を24か月毎に再校正することをお勧めしており、校正サービスは当社でも承っております。詳しくは当社までお問い合わせください。

入力ポートには、SMA905コネクタ付きのファイバを取り付けることができます。また、下記で別途ご用意しているコサインコレクタCCSB1を用いれば分光器を自由空間用途に使用することも可能です。各分光器の詳細な説明と仕様については上記のタブをご覧ください。

  • なお、この分光器は380 nm未満では振幅強度は校正されません。
  • UV域から可視域にわたってシステムの相対感度に大きな違いがあるため、広帯域の測定を行う際にはUV域においてパワー読取値の信頼性が損なわれます。バンドパスもしくはショートパスフィルタをお使いいただき長波長における飽和を防ぐことによって、UV域での特性を可視化いただける可能性があります。
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CCS100 Support Documentation
CCS100小型分光器、350~700 nm(インチ規格)
¥280,508
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CCS175 Support Documentation
CCS175Customer Inspired! 小型分光器、500~1000 nm(インチ規格)
¥280,508
5-8 Days
CCS200 Support Documentation
CCS200Customer Inspired! 小型分光器、200~1000 nm(インチ規格)
¥395,580
5-8 Days
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CCS100/M Support Documentation
CCS100/M小型分光器、350 ~ 700 nm (ミリ規格)
¥280,508
5-8 Days
CCS175/M Support Documentation
CCS175/M小型分光器、500 ~ 1000 nm (ミリ規格)
¥280,508
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CCS200/M Support Documentation
CCS200/M小型分光器、200 ~ 1000 nm (ミリ規格)
¥395,580
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コサインコレクタ、分光器CCSシリーズ用

  • SMAコネクタ付きファイバまたは分光器の入力ポートに接続可能な小型の拡散板
  • 当社のCCD分光器を自由空間測定に使用することが可能
  • 測定の際の、アライメント状態による感度減少を低減

当社のコサインコレクタによってCCD分光器が自由空間での測定に使用できます。 コレクタに付いている拡散板は、公差の小さい金属筐体に組み込まれています。 コレクタCCSA1とCCSA2は、SMAコネクタ付きファイバーケーブルに接続するよう設計されています。コレクタCCSB1については、直接分光器の入力ポートに接続できる設計です。 下の表の写真をクリックすると、各コレクタが分光器と接続しているイメージ図がご覧になれます。

Diffuser Transmission
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コサインコレクタに用いられている拡散板の透過スペクトル。各曲線はそのサンプルで測定された透過率の最大値で規格化されています。
CCSA1 Cosine Correction
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各拡散板の透過角度特性図については下の表のInfoアイコンをクリックしてください。

コサインコレクタの拡散板が拡散面から最大180°にわたり光を収集します。 これによって、ファイバ素子やコリメートレンズなどの素子に起因する照射および受光分布の問題は最小限に抑えられます。 よってこの拡散板付きの製品は、スペクトル測定や放射照度測定のプローブとして適しています。

右のグラフは、Spectralon拡散板の透過スペクトルを示しています。 各曲線はそのサンプルで測定された透過率の最大値で規格化されています。 なお、コサインコレクタをお選びになる際、透過率は波長に大きく依存しますのでご注意ください。

各コサインコレクタの透過角度特性および透過スペクトルについては、下の表の青いInfoアイコン(info) をクリックしてください。

Item #CCSA1CCSA2CCSB1
(Click Photo for Details)Cosine Corrector SMACosine Corrector SMA SM05 ThreadCosine Corrector Spectrometer
Cosine Correction and Transmission
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infoinfoinfo
Diffuser Thickness 0.5 mm1 mm
Transmission @ 660 nma0.2%0.1%
Clear ApertureØ4 mmØ8.5 mm
Housing at Input ApertureSmooth Ø7.5 mmExternally SM05 (0.535"-40) ThreadedSmooth Ø12.0 mm
Housing MaterialAnodized Aluminum
Output PortAccepts SMA ConnectorsConnects Directly to CCS Series Spectrometer Input
Suggested Mounting AdaptersAD8FSM1A6TAD12TAD12NTAD12F
  • コサインコレクタ付き分光器CCS200/Mとコサインコレクタ無しの分光器CCS200/Mの時間積分値を比較して算出。
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CCSA1 Support Documentation
CCSA1コサインコレクタ、SMAコネクタ付きファイバ用
¥19,413
5-8 Days
CCSA2 Support Documentation
CCSA2コサインコレクタ、SMAコネクタ付きファイバ用、SM05外ネジ
¥21,523
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CCSB1 Support Documentation
CCSB1コサインコレクタ、分光器CCSシリーズ用
¥25,884
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円形状-線形状変換ファイバーバンドル

Linear Fiber Array Alignment Mark
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光源SLS201Lのスペクトルを分光器CCS100とケーブルBFL200HS02およびM25L01を使用して取得。
  • 当社のCCD分光器に対応
  • 両端の形状がそれぞれ円形と線形、または両端とも線形
  • 低OHまたは高OH、コア径Ø105 µmまたはØ200 µmのマルチモードファイバ
  • 線形側の先端は分光器の入射スリット形状に対応

このファイバーバンドルは、7本のファイバを片方の端で線状配列(線形)し、もう片方の端は線状配列、または円状配列(円形)しています。 このファイバーバンドルは、一般的に、上でご紹介しているような入射スリットを持つ分光器の結合効率を上げる際に使用されます。 線形の先端は、シングルファイバや円状配列のバンドルよりも入射スリットの形に合うため、分光器を通過する光の量を増やすことができます。 コネクタSMA905を使用しているので、ほとんどの分光器にお使いいただけます。 コア径がØ105 µmまたはØ200 µmのマルチモードファイバから構成されており、水酸化物イオン(OH)の濃度が高いバージョン(250~1200 nm用)と低いバージョン(400~2400 nm用)がございます。

バンドルケーブルの線状配列側の先端を分光器やその他のデバイスに接続する際は、ファイバーアレイを入射スリットにアライメントする必要があります。 コネクタのアダプタに刻印されている線によってファイバーアレイの軸方向が示されているので、アライメントがしやすくなっています。 バンドルとスリットを精密にアライメントする必要はありませんが、±5°を超えるようなミスアライメントは信号強度が低減する原因となることがあります。 信号強度を最大にするには、分光器内の光量をモニタする際にバンドルを回転させ、次にSMAコネクタのネジ付き部分を締付けてバンドルを位置固定することをお勧めします。 バンドルを当社のCCD分光器とお使いいただく際は、垂直に接続してください。

各パッチケーブルには、コネクタの先端を埃や他の危険から守るゴム製と金属製の保護キャップがそれぞれ2個ずつ付属しています。 SMAコネクタ用の追加のゴム製ファイバーキャップCAPMならびに金属製ネジ付きファイバーキャップCAPSMも別途ご用意しています。

各製品の詳細については円形状-線形状変換ファイバーバンドルもしくは線形状-線形状配列ファイバーバンドルのページをご参照ください。また、当社では非分岐側は線形状配列の1対4分岐ファイバーバンドルもご用意しています。

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Recalibration Service for Compact CCD Spectrometers

Calibration Service Item # Compatible Spectrometers
CAL-CCS2 CCS100(/M),
CCS175(/M),
CCS200(/M)

Thorlabs offers a wavelength and amplitude recalibration service for our Compact CCD Spectrometers. To ensure accurate measurements, we recommend recalibrating the devices every 24 months.

The table to the right lists the spectrometers for which the CAL-CCS2 recalibration service is available. Please enter the Part # and Serial # of the spectrometer that requires recalibration prior to selecting Add to Cart. When sending the part for recalibration, please include the patch cable that the spectrometer is being used with. For more information, please contact Tech Support.

Please Note: To ensure your item being returned for calibration is routed appropriately once it arrives at our facility, please do not ship it prior to being provided an RMA Number and return instructions by a member of our team.
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CAL-CCS2 Support Documentation
CAL-CCS2Recalibration Service for the CCS Series Compact CCD Spectrometers
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Last Edited: Mar 21, 2014 Author: Dave Gardner