The new Spark-VIS spectral sensor from Ocean Optics (Dunedin, FL) measures over the visible wavelength range of 380-700 nm. Available in both OEM and stand-alone configurations, the compact Spark-VIS provides simple absorbance, fluorescence, and emissive color measurements. The device can be embedded to power portable and Internet-connected sensing devices; integrated directly on processing lines; or used as a benchtop instrument.

The Spark-VIS replaces traditional diffraction gratings with a solid-state optical encoder. The stand-alone device also has plug-and-play USB connectivity. Spark-VIS delivers optical resolution of 4.5-9.0 nm. Optoelectronics ensure thermal stability over a -10°–60°C operating range.

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This article first appeared in the May, 2015 issue of NASA Tech Briefs Magazine.

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