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508 PV™ Microscope Spectrophotometer for Digital Color Imaging

The 508 PV™ microscope spectrophotometer adds spectroscopy and digital color imaging to optical microscopes and probe stations. It can also be used to replace outdated microspectrometers with advanced optics, electronics, and software.

The 508 PV™ connects to an open photoport, enabling users to collect reflectance, transmission, polarization, fluorescence spectra, and luminescence spectra of microscopic samples with a correctly equipped microscope. 

The 508 PV™ spectrophotometer features CRAIC’s Lightblades™ spectrophotometer technology. It has an applicable spectral range that extends from ultraviolet to near-infrared. Users can quickly, easily, and non-destructively obtain high-quality spectra of even sub-micron samples with the 508 PV™.

The 508 PV™ microscope spectrophotometer is perfect for a wide range of applications, including colorimetry of pixels on flat panel displays, reflectometry of vitrinite coal and source rock, and thin film thickness measurements of semiconductors and optics. Replacing outdated microspectrometers with the most recent hardware and software is also affordable with the 508 PV™.

The 508 PV™ Microscope Spectrophotometer can be set up to obtain spectra from the deep ultraviolet to near-infrared range. It can be used with a microscope to obtain absorbance, reflectance, and fluorescence spectra and images. 

508PV Spectrometer For Your Microscope

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Key Features

To measure micro spot film thickness, colorimetry, and spectroscopy, attach the 508 PV™ to any microscope or probe station.

  • Featuring Lightblades™ spectrophotometers made especially for microspectroscopy
  • Available spectral range from 250 to 2100 nm
  • User-selected range from deep UV to NIR
  • Variable measuring regions that are permanently calibrated, even at the micron level
  • Incorporates color, high-quality digital images with a maximum resolution of 6 megapixels
  • Thermoelectric cooling to enhance long-term stability
  • Featured with Lambdafire™ spectroscopic and imaging control and analysis software. Touchscreen control is also included with Lambdafire™
  • Variable, calibrated measuring regions that are even smaller than a micron
  • Reflectance microspectroscopy 
  • Transmission microspectroscopy 
  • Polarization microspectroscopy
  • Fluorescence microspectroscopy 
  • Thin film thickness measurements 
  • Colorimetry of microscopic specimens
  • Refractive index measurements using the rIQ™ package
  • Completely automated or manual operation
  • Precision temperature control of samples
  • Specialized software including statistical analysis, spectral databasing, image analysis, and more
  • Simple to operate and maintain
  • NIST traceable microspectrometers standards
  • From the microspectroscopy specialists

UV-vis-NIR Microspectroscopy

Adding Spectroscopy to the Microscope™

A spectrophotometer with an imaging system built in, the 508 PV™ is intended to be added to any microscope or probe station with a photoport. With its ability to function in a range of wavelengths (from deep ultraviolet to visible and near-infrared), this potent instrument adds additional functionalities to systems, such as colorimetry and film thickness measurements. 

With the use of Lightblades™ technology, the 508 PV™ enables the measurement of transmission, reflectance, polarization, and photoluminescence spectra of even sub-micron samples.

508 PV™ Microscope Spectrophotometer for Digital Color Imaging

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Cutting Edge Fluorescence and Luminescence

The 508 PV™ can be set up for luminescence and fluorescence spectroscopy of even sub-micron samples. The 508 PV™, equipped with Lightblades™ technology, is a powerful instrument for photoluminescence evaluation of materials sciences, biology, geology, and more. It can measure luminescence and fluorescence from the UV to the NIR range. 

508 PV™ Microscope Spectrophotometer for Digital Color Imaging

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Polarization Microspectroscopy

The  508 PV™ can be configured to obtain the polarization spectra of microscopic specimens. With Lightblades™ technology, the 508 PV™ has polarization microspectroscopy capabilities that enable the acquisition of spectra of birefringent and other sample types rapidly and easily. 

508 PV™ Microscope Spectrophotometer for Digital Color Imaging

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Spectral Surface Mapping

5D Hyperspectral Surface Mapping™

Combines software and hardware to enable microscopic spatial resolution 5D mapping of samples and automated spectrum analysis. 5D maps of a sample’s absorbance, transmission, reflectance, fluorescence, emission, and Raman spectra can be created.

508 PV™ Microscope Spectrophotometer for Digital Color Imaging

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Imaging and Microscopy

High-Resolution Color Digital Imaging

With advanced software, the 508 PV™ offers color digital imaging with high resolution. It enables the user to view the sample and the spectrophotometer entrance aperture simultaneously. This facilitates full-color image capture under all measurement situations and sample alignment for measurements.

508 PV™ Microscope Spectrophotometer for Digital Color Imaging

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  • Add spectroscopy to a microscope 
  • Measure the thickness of thin films at a probe station
  • Replace an outdated microspectrophotometer
  • LCD and OLED display colorimetry
  • Vitrinite reflectance of coke, coal, and petroleum source rock 
  • Biotechnology study 

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