DUNEDIN, Fla., Jan. 3, 2013 — Ocean Optics Inc. has introduced the Apex 785 Raman spectrometer, the first in the Elite series of spectrometers, light sources and accessories. The modular, small-footprint device provides maximum resolution and high sensitivity. Using an optical design and a high-throughput virtual slit licensed from Tornado Spectral Systems, the spectrometer eliminates the trade-off between sensitivity and resolution. It is used in low-light applications such as Raman spectroscopy. Its high resolution enables better resolved peaks and observation of spectral features not seen previously. Its high sensitivity affords shorter integration times for faster measurements, and lower excitation power to minimize sample degradation.