Photonics Inc. today officially announced the launch
of its new computerized, high-power, high-resolution laser
spectrometer. The device was specifically developed to meet a rapidly
growing demand for higher precision spectrometry in nano- and
bio-technological applications. Zecotek’s latest offering
pushes the limits of the precise spectral measurements and
technological procedures required in these fields. Now in production,
the first of the new spectrometers are to be shipped to the Institute
for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Canada.
“Our new, fully automated, integrated laser system
demonstrates Zecotek’s lead in advanced laser
spectrometry.” said Dr. A.F. Zerrouk, Chairman, President,
and CEO of Zecotek. “The response from the research community
has been excellent. The fundamental laser component
implements a proprietary, high-efficiency intra-cavity frequency
doubling combined with user friendly control functions, and presents a
unique and invaluable new tool for this critical area of
The spectrometer, model TIS/DYE-FD-08/A-scan, incorporates
Zecotek’s CW state-of-the-art ultra-wide-tunable laser, which
covers a super-broad spectral range between 275 and 1100 nm, with a
high-precision wavelength meter and multiple-function electronic
control unit. The spectrometer is fully controllable through a
high-speed USB 2.0 computer interface running on Windows™
XP/Vista, with a wide range of user-defined settings for scanning, data
acquisition and recording. Wavelength selection components and the
non-linear crystals are precisely controlled with a wavelength meter
and a closed-loop feed-back system.
The spectrometer embodies proprietary Zecotek innovation in
the frequency doubling of the fundamental laser and in the tracking and
synchronisation of wavelength selectors during wavelength scanning.
This tracking removes the requirement for special or additional
photo-detectors, which considerably simplifies automatic control and
minimises the number of elements requiring active computer control.
Performance parameters include high-power, continuous-wave
radiation, both in visible/near IR (up to 4 W), and in blue/UV ranges
(up to 0.5 W). The spectrometer provides for a resolution of less than
0.001 nm, supported by the narrow emission line of the base laser
source (< 1 GHz) and by the high accuracy of the radiation
The spectrometer is manufactured for Zecotek Photonics Inc.
under contract by Tekhnoscan JSC of Novosibirsk, Russia and distributed
through Zecotek Laser Systems Pte Ltd.