The range of solutions offered by SMCS allows for measurement
of white light via photometers
and coloured light via Spectrophotometers
in the past but now most commonly via Spectrometers.
of our applications are associated with microscopy but
all of our systems can be adapted to measure light colour
and quantity at high speed in non microscopic applications.
(micro-spectro-photometers) are still available.
These use a photometer to detect light. The colour separation
for measurement purposes is achieved by a monochromator.
This type of measurement system tends to be slowin its
data acquisition due to mechanical moving parts and so
with no moving parts to contend with, is a faster, sensitive
and effective solution.
In many applications, measurement of microscopic
areas of colour may be useful and so can be combined
with geometric image data to give further information
- this may be fluorescence
emission in biological applications, standard
transmitted light applications, time
dependent and/or ratio measurements, high
speed colour measurements, (up to 1200 full uv/vis spectra
in one second!) or reflected light information (perhaps
polarized) in geological applications.
The ability to view a full spectra (200nm to 1000nm)
in situations where the exact emission wavelengths are
not known, are likely to change or if the user wishes
to use many alternative filter sets, brings superb flexibility
to a microscope fluorescence
Modularity of the systems, high accuracy and speed of
measurement allow a huge diversity in applications and
scope for development of new micro-measurement techniques.