OBB Monochromator

Monochromator Accessories

 

The OBB monochromator is one of many inter-connectable optical components. Hence the name of our company, Optical Building Blocks Corporation. These Optical Building Blocks can be ordered together to form a complete subassembly or they can be subsequently added to one another. In fact there are enough OBB components to choose from to build your own complete optical system for various spectroscopy requirements.

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Monochromator

Arc Lamps

OBB has an excellent selection of high intensity arc lamp systems. If you would like to couple the monochromator to one of these light sources, then we have a light shield adapter tube to physically connect them and create a portable tunable illuminator. Inside the light shield you can add an optional IR filter to remove the heat component of the beam or an optical chopper to pulse the light. To learn more about our arc lamp systems, click here.  Incidentally, if you are looking for such a tunable illuminator we have a separate page describing our compact tunable illuminator here, and our ultimate KiloArc™ tunable illuminator here. Monochromator and Light Source
Sample Compartment

Sample Compartment

If you would like to couple your monochromator to a sample compartment, then we have an ideal solution. The OBB Universal Sample Compartment is an excellent unit that has various sample handling capabilities. The monochromator is f/# matched with the sample compartment optics. You can then have up to three other input or output optical channels to or from the central sample holder. So you could create a right angle fluorometer or scatter system, a straight through absorbance spectrometer, or a multi-angle pump-probe spectrometer by selecting the appropriate light sources and detection components. To learn more click here. Monochromator and Sample Compartment
Liquid Light Guide

Light Guides

OBB Corporation has a selection of fiber optic and liquid light guides to choose from depending on the application. Liquid light guides have become the flexible light guide of choice for non laser based light handling. If you would like to use a liquid light guide with your monochromator then we have an adapter block that will connect the monochromator to the light guide. The liquid light guides could be used to deliver light into a monochromator or out from a monochromator. Monochromator and Liquid Light Guide

 

Monochromator Accessories

Programmable shutter

A computer controlled shutter can be ordered at the time of original order. The programmable shutter is positioned inside the monochromator at the entrance port, so selecting this option precludes the use of a folding mirror or flipping mirror on the entrance port of the monochromator. The programmable shutter requires the MD-2000 USB motor controller interface box for control with LabVIEW* software from National Instruments. A very simple software package is also provided by OBB to remotely control the shutter. Requires Windows 2000 or Windows XP operating system.


Second entrance or exit port

A second entrance to attach for example a second light source or a second exit can be added to the monochromator. It includes a flipping mirror for selecting desired exit or entrance as well as a slit assembly. If you desire both two exits and two entrances for the monochromator you need two of these accessories. Please note that if you select the optional computer controlled shutter, it is positioned inside the monochromator at the entrance port, so selecting this option precludes the use of a flipping mirror on the entrance port of the monochromator.

Dual Exit Ports Dual Entrance Ports Dual Entrance and Exit Ports

Dual Exit Ports

Dual Entrance Ports

Dual Entrance and Exit Ports

 

Nitrogen Inlet Port

If you plan to use the monochromator with UV, below 250 nm, you may wish to purge the monochromator with nitrogen gas to eliminate oxygen, which absorbs in the UV.


Programmable Computer control

An optional computer control accessory is available. It includes a stepper motor assembly, an MD-2000 USB motor controller interface box and a LabVIEW* driver for computer control of the monochromator wavelength with LabVIEW software from National Instruments.

A very simple software package is also provided by OBB to remotely select the wavelength and control the shutter. Requires Windows 2000 or Windows XP operating system.

Software Screen Shots
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Monochromator Software Monochromator Software

 

 

There are many other accessories and options to choose from OBB's Monochromator. Send us a quote request to view them all.

*LabVIEW is a trade mark of National Instrument

 
OBB has a policy of continuous product development and reserves the right to amend part numbers, descriptions and specifications without prior notice.
 
 
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