BARRINGTON, N.J., May 21, 2012 — Edmund Optics has launched a CCD-based spectrometer for fluorescence applications. It features high sensitivity and low dark noise. The thermoelectrically cooled 2048-pixel linear CCD array provides long operation stability and a good signal-to-noise ratio. The spectrometer uses a wide 100-mm slit and a cylindrical lens to collect and focus the maximum amount of light possible onto a 200-mm pixel. It is suited for use in low-light-level applications where weak optical signals must be detected. The instrument provides a broadband spectral response range, which allows it to detect the wide wavelength bands that are characteristic of fluorescence applications.