Optical Probes

Optimum accessories for the photometric quantities to be measured

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EOP – Optical probes for irradiance measurements

Instrument Systems offers a series of EOPs for measuring irradiance and universal radiation coupling. These differ mainly in terms of light throughput, degree of cosine correction and spectral range. All EOP optical probes contain a diffusor for scattering incident light. Behind the diffusor is the entrance facet of the optical fiber, with which light is coupled into the spectrometer.

Applications

For general applications we recommend optical probes EOP 120 and EOP 121 (lateral fiber bundle connector), as these offer the best compromise between good cosine correction and good light throughput.

Good to very good cosine correction is needed to measure extended light sources, although this is always at the expense of light throughput. Optical probe EOP-146 is the right choice for this purpose.

Optical probe EOP 140 is only suitable for applications requiring high light throughput. Model EOP 542 is available for measurements with a fixed field-of-view (5.7°) and is primarily used for measuring direct sunlight.

Instrument Systems offers integrating sphere ISP 40 for optimum cosine correction with a wide spectral range. Due to the integrating effect of the sphere, the entire beam is captured regardless of its convergence or divergence and coupled via the fiber bundle with the spectrometer.

Product versions

Model

Cosine correction

Throughput

Spectral range

Application

With fiber bundle connector

EOP-146

good

medium

190-2500 nm 

Extended light sources

EOP-120

medium

good

190-1700 nm

Universal

EOP-121

medium

good

190-1700 nm 

Universal, flat format housing

EOP-140

low

high

190-2500 nm

Weak light beam

EOP-542

n/a

high

190-2500 nm

5.7° field-of-view

With SMA fiber connector

EOP-350

Very low

high

190-5000 nm

Infrared range

Integrating sphere

ISP40-101

Very good

low

220-2500 nm 

Spectralon coating for UV measurements

ISP40-102

Very good

low

240-2600 nm

BaSO4 coating for a wide spectral range

TOP 200 – Telescopic optical probe for radiance and luminance measurements

The TOP 200 telescopic optical probe is based on Pritchard optics with an integral viewfinder camera.

Special features:

  • Pritchard optics with an aperture mirror inclined at only 15 º delivers perfectly round and sharp image spots
  • Flexible connection by optical fibers with patented mode mixer for reproducible readings and very low polarization sensitivity
  • Six measurement spot sizes selectable via software
  • Internal viewfinder camera with wide field of view
  • Smallest measurement spot: 80 µm
  • Optional illumination of the test object

The TOP 150 is a low-cost alternative with a single aperture.

Applications

The measured radiation density is coupled into the spectrometer by the TOP 200 via a multimode fiber. The patented mode mixer from Instrument Systems ensures uniform light transmission in the fiber and thus reproducible readings, even when the position of the fibers is changed.

The Pritchard principle enables the field of view to be observed during measurement and monitored for exact positioning. The image of the viewfinder camera is automatically imported by the SpecWin Pro software and saved with the readings.

Product versions

Model

Description

Base unit and fibers

TOP200-100

Basic telescopic optical probe based on the Pritchard optics principle with motorized aperture wheel and integral viewfinder camera (without lens and fiber)

TOP200-203

Multimode fiber (length 2.3 m) with mode mixer and PLG adapter; 300–2200 nm

TOP200-204

UV multimode fiber (length 2.3 mm) with mode mixer and PLG adapter; 190–1350 nm

TOP150-100

Basic telescopic optical probe based on the Pritchard optics principle with single aperture and integral viewfinder camera (without lens and fiber)

Lenses and close-up lenses

TOP100-308 

Fixed lens, 28 mm focal length; F/2,8; 370–1100 nm

TOP100-311

Fixed lens, 60 mm focal length; F/2,8; 370–1100 nm

TOP100-322

Fixed lens, 105 mm focal length; F/4,8; 200–800 nm

LED 4xx – Luminous intensity measurement adapters for LEDs

Instrument Systems has developed various measurement adapters for determining the averaged luminous intensity ILED-B [cd] of LEDs. These differ according to the usable spectral range (only visible or also UV), measurement geometry and planned application (in the lab or production).

Measurement adapters contain a diffusor that forms the sensitive detector surface of precisely 1 cm². Behind the diffusor is an optical fiber bundle, with the aid of which the light beam is coupled into the spectrometer. This design is characterized by high light throughput with sufficient homogeneity of the detector surface. The LED-4xx series of measurement adapters is thus particularly suitable for low-light LEDs and use in fast production tests.

Applications

LED 4xx measurement adapters can accept all test sockets of the LED 5xx, LED 6xx and LED 81x series. A clamping mechanism ensures reproducible and exact alignment of LEDs at all times. Shortened versions of the measurement adapters are available for use in production (e.g. for mounting on an LED handler).

For applications requiring the highest degree of precision, optical probe LED 25 was developed for determining “averaged LED intensity” according to CIE 127. The latter is based on an integrating sphere and thus offers homogeneous light sensitivity over the whole detector surface, albeit with a reduced light throughput.

Product versions

Model

Spectral range

Measurement geometry

Type

Measurement adapters for lab applications (with LED test sockets)

LED-436

VIS-IR

CIE ILED-B

Diffusor

LED-437

UV-VIS-NIR

LED25-431

UV-VIS-IR

CIE ILED-B

Integrating sphere

Shortened measurement adapters for production applications

LED-433

VIS-IR

CIE ILED-B

Diffusor

LED-434-B

UV-VIS-NIR

LED-453

VIS-IR

0.01 sr at 50 mm measurement distance

 

LED-454

UV-VIS-NIR

LED-439

Extension piece for use of the LED-43x and LED-45x adapters

LED25-235

 

CIE ILED-B

Integrating sphere

Further special accessories available. Please allow our specialists to advise you!