Technology Features & Specifications
- The technology is not based on optical interferometers hence is more robust and less sensitive to external disturbances.
- It contains a dispersive optics and a compact image encoding mechanism.
- It uses single-element photodetector hence can be cost-effectively operated at ultraviolet (UV) and/or infrared (IR) wavelengths.
- It has the multiplexing advantage hence support high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) detection.
This technology could be used to develop handheld infrared (IR) spectrometers with high spectral resolution for field uses in ranges of applications include, but are not limited to, industrial process control, materials (especially polymers and plastics) identification and verification, environment monitoring, sensors for internet of things (IoTs), biomedical point of care testing, food and beverage quality assessment, analysis of coatings and films, forensics and law enforcement, as well as pharmaceutical research and drug development.
The technology potentially enables high spectral resolution portable infrared (IR) spectrometers that may facilitate on-site detection and analysis of materials in real-time. It can be constructed with relatively low cost. The business opportunities include stand-alone handheld modules or portable spectrometer modules in combination with smart phones for a range of new possibilities for sensing in agriculture, environment monitoring, healthcare, industrial process monitoring, and many others.