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SC82 Miniature Spectrometer
SC82 Miniature Spectrometer SC82

The new compact spectrometer SC82-S13496 utilizes high sensitivity CMOS linear image sensors S13496 and S11639. Highly sensitive (photosensitivity up to 650 V/lx*s), the S13496 image sensor allows using the SC82 spectrometer for low light applications such as Raman scattering, fluorescence, multi-channel spectrophotometry etc. The embedded IMAGING capability features an astigmatism compensator thus further enhancing system sensitivity. Standard Toshiba CCD image sensors TCD1304 and TCD1205 are also available

  • High sensitivity CMOS linear image sensor with minute pixels
  • A choice of diffraction gratings, spectral ranges & resolutions tailored to your requirement
  • User-friendly interface
  • Embedded Imaging capability
  • Embedded Order Separating Filter (Option)


  • Laser wavelength control
  • Plasma control
  • Analysis of any light source in the 200-1100 nm spectral range

SC82 dimensions

Spectrometer Model SC82-S13496 SC82-S11639 SC82-TCD1304 SC82-TCD1205
Spectral range & Spectral resolution depends on diffraction grating (see table on the left)
Focal length, mm 82
F/Number 1 : 3,9
Entrance slit (one to choose) fixed width: 14µm, 30µm and 50 µm
Linear image sensor CMOS S13496
CMOS S11639
Spectral response range, nm 200-1000 200-1000 200-1100 200-1100
Number of pixels 4096 2048 3648 2048
Pixel size, µm 7 x 200 14 x 200 8 x 200 14 x 200
Photosensitive area length, mm 28,672 28,672 29,184 28,672
Peak sensitivity, nm 700 700 540 580
Photosensitivity, V/lx*s 650 1300 160 80
Photoresponse non-uniformity1) ± 2 % ± 2 % ± 5 % ± 5 %
Antiblooming2) yes yes no yes
ADC Resolution 14 bit 14 bit 14 bit 14 bit
Data rate (max), kHz 3000 3000 500 500
Frame readout time (min), ms 0.414 0.209 7,4 4,2
Minimal exposure time, ms 0,018 0,018 7,4 4,2
Maximal exposure time, not less, s1) 3 4 90 90
Mean-square reading noise, ADC counts <4 <4 <8 <14
Dynamic range >4000 >4000 >2000 >1000
Thermoelectric cooling no
Operating temperature 10 — 30°C
Computer interface USB 2.0
Triggering Internal / External
Requirements to external trigger pulse BNC-58 connector, positive polarity, 3-15 VDC amplitude, 5-20 µs pulse duration FWHM
Parameters of the SC82 trigger pulses positive polarity, 4-5 VDC amplitude, 10 µsec pulse duration FWHM
Optical input — SMA-905 connector, quartz optical fiber;
— Direct input through the SC82 input slit
Dimensions 118 × 133 × 52

1) signal level reaches 50% of dynamic range.

2) antiblooming – sensor’s feature eliminating overflow of charges from over-exposed pixels to the neighboring ones.

3) max exposure time is the time at which dark signal makes up 25% of the dynamic range at +25°C ambient temperature

At the time of placing your order you should choose a grating grooves density (i.e. spectral resolution of your instrument), as well as the spectral range for operation. For your convenience, the table below lists the average values of grating dispersion, spectral resolution and multichannel array bandpass. Contact a SolarLS specialist for more precise calculation of parameters for your instrument.

Diffraction gratings, grooves/mm 2400 1800 1200 600 400 300
-possible spectral range of grating operation, nm 200-550 200-710 200-1000 200-1000 200-1000 200-1000
-multichannel array bandpass (average), nm 100 125 230 490 700 1000
-reciprocal linear dispersion (average), nm/mm 3,8 5,25 8,0 18,0 24,0 35,0
-spectral resolution (average), nm* 0,15 0,2 0,3 0,6 0,8 1,2

EXAMPLE: If you are interested in the 1800 gr/mm grating (spectral resolution 0.2 nm), you then have to choose a location of the multichannel array bandpass 125 nm within the possible spectral range of grating 200-710 nm.


Upon Your request, the S100 spectrometer can be equipped with high-order separating compound filter designed for operation with broadband spectra.

The S100 spectrometer can be supplied with VUV or FWF optical fibers with various lengths.

The S100 spectrometer has a wide range of options and accessories that allow efficient collection of light from the sample located at a finite distance and in infinity:

Condenser PS-2 is designed for collecting light from a sample located at 40 mm distance within a wide spectral range and its effective transmission into an optical fiber or onto an entrance slit of a spectral device.

Condenser PS-3 is designed for collecting light from a sample located at 29 mm distance within a wide aperture angle and its further transmission into an optical fiber or onto an entrance slit of a spectral device.

Adapter FA-1 – achromatic adapter for focusing parallel beam to a fiber with 3D-alignment.

Adapter FA-2 – achromatic adapter for focusing parallel beam to a fiber with an axial alignment.

Cassegrain objectives allow collecting light from objects located at a distance of 3.5m to infinity.

Diffuse attenuator FA-3 is designed to attenuate the laser beam while delivering it to a fiber.

The S100 spectrometer can be supplied with a cuvette holder FA-10 and with fiber-optics immersion probes DipProbes with a set of interchangeable tips for liquid handling.

Contact a SOLAR LS specialist to select the complete set of the device that meets the requirement of your instrument complex in the best way.


Mercury-argon lamp spectrum acquired with the SC82-13496 with 400 gr/mm grating (order-separating filter not installed)

Spectrum of incandescent lamp acquired with the SC82-13496 with 400 gr/mm grating (order-separating filter not installed)

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