Horiba Scientific has recently launched MicOS, its newest microspectrometer. MicOS is a fully integrated and flexible microspectrometer that combines a versatile microscope head directly coupled to a three-gratings imaging spectrometer and a research grade scientific camera. The entire package is controlled by HORIBA LabSpec software.
The innovative design of the MicOS makes it compatible over a wide spectral range covering UV-Visible and NIR (200 nm to 1600 nm), allowing the characterization of different type of materials such semiconductor and biological samples.
The ingenious design of the microscope head includes an embedded digital imaging camera allowing direct viewing of the sample for accurate measurements. Additionally, the user has the choice to configure MicOS either as a down-looking microspectrometer for mapping of samples, or as side-looking microspectrometer, for samples mounted inside an upright cryostat for temperature controlled measurements.
The excitation source is directly fiber-coupled to the MicOS microscope head. The choice of the wavelength for the laser is virtually unlimited as the user can self-replace any dispersive optics such as dichroic mirror in order to match the excitation wavelength. Unlike most of the microspectrometer in the market, where the optics is already pre-configured for a specific wavelength, MicOS offers the user a level of unmatched flexibility and ease of use.
“We understand that coupling a microscope to a spectrometer is not always the most optically efficient or easy thing to do,” said Dr. Francis Ndi, Application Scientist at HORIBA Scientific,and developer of the MicOS system. “MicOS offers all the capabilities of a high end microspectrometer with superior flexibility and at a fraction of the cost.”
MicOS is the perfect tool for photoluminescence, electroluminescence, and photo-reflectance measurements at the microscopic level. MicOS is simple to use and provides unmatched spectral data quality at a very attractive price.