Light as a tool
The electromagnetic spectrum is one of the most useful tools we have in understanding the cosmos. For
many years, spectroscopists have use electromagnetic radiation to
understand different aspects of our universe. This ranges from
studying the molecules present in galactic clusters to the plasmon
effects in nanocrystalline materials.
Spectra Optical Solutions designs and develops instrumentation using
the ultraviolet, visible and near infrared regions of the
electromagnetic spectrum. Our expertise is used to develop
instruments for imaging of microscopic samples in the NIR, visible and
UV regions. We also develop instruments to study the spectroscopy
of samples by a number of different methods including absorbance,
reflectance, fluorescence, polarization and even Raman
spectroscopy. We have even managed to combine these two fields of
expertise to create tools to measure the spectra of microscopic samples.
term "light" describes the region of the electromagnetic spectrum that
is visible to the naked eye. The spectral range is generally from
400 to 700 nanometers though, of course, some people can see further
into the blue or red regions. The term light is defined by the
Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage (CIE).