From UV to the IR, Pulsed or Continuous, Low to High power, Oriel Light Sources Have You Covered
Newport's Oriel® Instruments light source offerings are varied and significant. With so many options, it can be difficult to choose the best system for your application. For light source technical information, see the links to the right. For a summary of the major advantages of each type of light source see below. Also, don't hesitate to contact us directly at (800) 714-5393 or firstname.lastname@example.org to consult with our Light Sources specialists to ensure that you choose the right light source for your application.
What Type of Light Source Do I Need?
Ask yourself the following questions to help determine the type of light source required:
1) Do I need a continuous or a pulsed light source?
We have a large selection of pulsed light sources as well as UV to far-IR continuous sources. See the information below on what we offer.
2) What wavelength(s) or wavelength region do I need?
Using the information below you can match a light source to your wavelength requirements.
3) What output power do i need?
You can use the spectral irradiance curves for the lamps to help you calculate the output power from an Oriel light source. You may need to compare the results of of several light sources to get the desired power at the required wavelength(s), as a almps input power is not directly correlated to output power.
Continuous (CW) Light Sources
||Deuterium Light Sources
||160 to 400 nm
|| Light source with the lowest wavelength output
Preferred source for UV spectroscopy for best S/N
Smooth continuous UV spectrum
Negligible VIS-IR output
||Arc Lamp Sources
||200 to 2500 nm
|| Produces highest irradiance of small targets
Has small, high irradiance arc
Intense UV output
Can simulate the solar spectrum
||400 to 1100 nm
|| Best match to natural sunlight
Compliant to content, uniformity, and stability standards
Used to test solar cells, sun screen, and materials for photo-stability
||Quartz Tungsten Halogen (QTH) Sources
||240 to 2700 nm
|| Excellent stability
Ideal for radiometric and photometric applications
High total visible output
Easy and inexpensive to operate
||Infrared Light Sources
||700 nm to 25 µm
|| Excellent for IR spectroscopy
Models covering various IR regions
||493 nm, 633 nm, 1.52 µm or 3.39 µm
|| Clean TEM00 mode
Visable output is ideally suited for alignment
|| Easy to use tool for calibrating spectral instruments
Intense, descrete UV, VIS and NIR spectral lines
Highly stable long-term output
||Fiber Optic Illuminators
|| Refractive optics for superior beam quality
Compact, econimical and easy to operate
Deuterium, Arc, QTH lamps or IR elements
Spectral Irradiance Data
Spectral irradiance curves for our lamps and solar simulators can be found below. Please review Using Spectral Irradiance Curves and Information on Spectral Irradiance Data for more information on how to use the curves,a nd how the data was obtained.