SAN DIMAS, Calif., Nov. 7, 2012 — Craic Technologies Inc. has added more laser wavelengths to its Apollo Raman microspectrometer. Designed to be added to many types of light microscopes, the Apollo enables scientists to measure the Raman spectra from microscopic samples or microscope sampling areas of large samples. It can be added to the company’s microspectrophotometer, offering Raman microspectroscopy to UV-visible-NIR absorbance, reflectance and fluorescence microspectroscopy and imaging.
Combining Raman spectroscopy with UV-visible microspectrophotometers means that the user no longer has to purchase a separate instrument or move the sample between instruments and acquire the data separately. The same microscopic area of the sample can be analyzed under the same conditions without additional sample preparation or instrument alignment.
The self-contained instrument features Raman-grade lasers as the light source, an advanced optical interface to the microscope, a Raman spectrometer, and software for instrument control and data analysis. Lasers are now offered at 405, 473, 488, 546, 638, 660, 785 and 830 nm. Each module can be used individually or in combination so that multiple laser wavelengths can be used to probe a single sample. The device offers high sensitivity, a durable design, ease of use, and multiple imaging and spectroscopic techniques.