Optical spectrometers analyze the spectral characteristics of light radiation. Adding optical probes and absolute calibration turns this type of measurement system into a spectroradiometer. Since software is used to calculate all radiometric, photometric and colorimetric quantities from spectral data, the quality and precision of the spectrometer is extremely important. This is why Instrument Systems is dedicating most of its research and development work to this field in order to be positioned at the leading edge of technology.
A diffraction grating forms the core of an optical spectrometer. This splits the light radiation being analyzed into its spectral components and projects the spatially split elements onto a detector. Instrument Systems manufactures array-based optical spectrometers with a fixed diffraction grating and a detector array