IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 16, 2012 — For applications requiring detection of light energy at multiple wavelengths, Newport Corp. has announced the OptoFlash miniature multichannel spectrometer engines. The demultiplexing optical engines are easy to customize and configure with as many as 10 wavelength channels, selected from 24 standard wavelength options ranging from 200 to 900 nm. They are also available in 16 standard configurations that are commonly used in immunodiagnostic instrumentation. Originally developed for clinical chemical analyzers, they provide high speed and high linearity with minimal stray light, as well as simultaneous optical transmission information for each wavelength channel, making them suitable for use in OEM applications that require a small (51 × 16 × 25 mm) and lightweight (30 g) single-package device. OptoFlash optical engines include silicon detectors, beam steering optics and optical filters manufactured using the company’s Stabilife optical coatings. The compact, single-package 40-pin dual in-line package design eliminates several components that otherwise would be required in a filter wheel-based design, reducing instrument size, weight and complexity. The optical engines are suitable for spectroscopy instruments designed for immunodiagnostic testing, environmental monitoring, colorimetry and other applications where a single component is required for easy integration into a new or existing OEM discrimination/detection system.