Multi-Channel CCD Spectrometers

Irradiance calibration service
Optical spectrometers
Cosine corrector
Cuvette holders
White reflectance standards
Fiber optics collimators
Full-spectrum LED sources for spectroscopy
Spectrometer sensor engine

Multi-channel spectrometers are used to monitor or measure multiple samples or sources simultaneously. Traditionally, multi-channel imaging spectrometers have been expensive and bulky instruments used only in demanding laboratory and industrial applications. Mightex has leveraged the state-of-the-art optics and CCD cameras to bring to the market a compact and low-cost multi-channel fiber spectrometer that features high spectral resolution and high light throughput.

At the heart of Mightex multi-channel spectrometers is a high-throughput flat-field imaging spectrograph. Multiple input fibers, each represents an independent signal channel, are aligned along the input slit of the imaging spectrograph. Spectrum of each channel is dispersed by a high-efficiency diffraction grating and then imaged on to a 2D CCD sensor. Light from each channel occupies different rows on the CCD sensor. All channels are exposed simultaneously, then rows associated with each channel are binned together to produce a spectrum for the channel. Fiber channels are spaced out properly to essentially eliminate crosstalk between adjacent channels.

The standard CCD camera features a ½" 1.3MP Sony ICX205 imager with a 12-bit ADC. Exposure time (integrating time) can be varied between 50μs and 200s. The electronics hardware also includes trigger input and four programmable digital I/Os for interfacing with other equipment such as a light source. The spectrometer is controlled through a USB2.0 interface which also supplies all the electric power needed to operate the spectrometer. Mightex also integrates other cameras to build custom multi-channel spectrometers.

Input ends of the fibers are connectorized with SMA905 connectors. Sleeves are available to connect the fibers to other SMA connectors. Standard software package includes a full-featured multi-channel spectrometer PC software as well as a software development kit (SDK) for further software development. The software also supports radiometric calibration and photometric calculations.


Performance Specifications

Specification Unit
Number of Channel
6 -
Optical Platform
F/2 High-resolution flat-field imaging spectrograph -
Wavelength Range
380 ~ 780 nm
1.2 nm
Order Sorting Filter
Long-pass -
Entrance Slit
5 (also available: 10, 25, 50, 100, 200 or no slit) μm
Input Fiber Connectors
SMA 905 -
Input Fiber NA
0.22 -
Sony ICX205AL -
Pixel Number
1,392 x 1,040 -
Pixel Size
4.65 x 4.65 μm
Effective Pixel Well Depth2
200,000 electron
Signal-to-noise Ratio
1,000:1(at full scale) -
A/D Resolution
12 bit
Integration Time
0.05 to 200,000 ms
Frame Rate
15 @ 8bit, 9 @ 12bit fps
Hardware Gain
6 ~ 43 dB
4 programmable digital I/Os -
Trigger Input
Yes -
Trigger Delay
< 25 μs
PC Interface
USB 2.0 -
Trigger/GPIO Interface
DIN8 -
PC Operating System
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10  -
Power Consumption
1.8 W
840 g

(1) With a 10μm slit; (2) After binning.

Spectral Resolution(FWHM, nm) vs. Slit Width

Slit Width(μm)














NOTE: Entrance slits are fixed and are NOT interchangeable in ISP multi-channel spectrometer products.

Recommended PC System Configuration
Processor:                    Pentium 4 1.8GHz or higher
Operating System:          Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8
RAM:                            512M or greater
Hard Disk Space:           50M for software installation, plus additional space for storing data
USB Host Controller:       USB2.0 Enhanced Controller, which supports USB2.0 High-Speed. (480Mbps).

Ordering Information:
Model Name Price Buy Now Availability
ISP-VIS-MC006-A Multi-Channel CCD Spectrometers, 6 channels, 380-780nm, 1.2nm resolution  $6,289.50USD/ea 
ISP-VIS-MC006-A-CAL Multi-Channel CCD Spectrometers, 6 channels, 380-780nm, 1.2nm resolution, with individual irradiance calibration for each channel.  $7,234.50USD/ea 
Product specifications are subject to change without prior notice. All prices are FOB California, unless otherwise stated.
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