The proof of the pudding, as they say in England, is in the eating. An adage which Radiantis' new Japanese distributor, Tokyo Instruments Inc, stood by when they conducted live demonstrations of the SeaWave IR Spectrometer at the IR Fair in Tokyo.
Indeed, ever since it was first discovered by the astronomer Sir William Herschel in 1800, infra red radiation has lent itself to many useful and demonstrable applications. Night vision devices, sensor-equipped telescopes, thermal efficiency analysis, remote temperature sensing, and, most importantly perhaps, to the field of spectroscopy. Which, without getting too technical, is a technique used to identify molecules by analysing their vibrational frequencies when subjected to infra red light. Something of a showstopper at trade fairs of this kind it has to be said.
The SeaWave had performed remarkably well at this and other fairs with many observers remarking very favourably on its compactness (it has the smallest footprint in the market for its class) its high data acquisition speed (>1,000 spectra/second) and its excellent resolution (<3 nm) for a broad detection range (900 – 1,700 nm).
It wasn't just the SeaWave that was put through its paces in Tokyo as another of Radiantis' Japanese distributors, Ocean Photonics Inc, were also there showing off the ever-popular Oria IR optical parametric oscillator.
The fair was hosted by Optronics Co Ltd, with the cooperation of the Japan Society of Infrared Science and Technology, at the Tokyo Science Museum from the 18th – 20th November 2014.