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WP 830L Raman System

Optimize this high sensitivity system with our build-to-print resolution, sample coupling, and detector cooling options. For OEM use only.

  • Benchtop quality data, “compact” price
  • Up to 30x faster measurements
  • Superior stray light suppression, high SNR
  • Trace-level limit of detection
  • High thermal stability & reproducibility
  • Fully integrated, optimized laser & optics
  • ENLIGHTEN™ spectroscopy software – included!
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Technical Notes


We’ve maximized the efficiency of our Raman systems to give you more sensitivity, better SNR, and faster measurements in a compact footprint. Collect more light with our f/1.3 input and matched sampling optics, keep more light with our patented high transmission VPH gratings & diffraction-limited optics, and detect more light with scientific-grade detectors. When tested side by side, our Raman systems consistently outperform larger, more expensive units. From sample coupling to detector cooling, we give you more options to get the exact performance you need, powered by our free ENLIGHTEN™ spectroscopy software.

Call us to discuss your application!

WP 830L Raman System Features/Benefits

  • f/1.3 input to capture more light
  • Compact design with integrated high stability 830 nm laser
  • FDA-compliant laser safety interlock & key; LED indicators
  • Turnkey system operation and software control
  • >10x greater sensitivity & lower LOD
  • Low stray light and high signal to noise (SNR)
  • TEC cooling option for best SNR
  • Compact, robust & configurable
  • Excellent thermal stability
  • OEM models available

We believe you should have full control and maximum flexibility when configuring your spectrometer. That’s why we offer so many build-to-print options for range, resolution, detector cooling, and sample coupling – backing each with our advice and experience. Learn more about each below, or contact us to discuss the best options for your application.

SLIT WIDTH: Defining Resolution

Sensitivity and resolution are competing factors when choosing slit size. A larger slit allows more light to enter the spectrometer, increasing sensitivity for low-light applications such as fluorescence. Resolution improves, however, as slit width is reduced (though not always linearly). We offer 10, 25, and 50 μm slits for many of our spectrometers, and can advise on the best choice for your application. Due to the high sensitivity of our low f/# spectrometer designs, it is often possible to use a smaller slit width than would be required with a typical f/4 spectrometer, allowing you to achieve higher resolution.

SAMPLE COUPLING: Fiber, free-space, or integrated laser?

How you interface with your Raman sample depends not only on whether you value convenience or configurability, but also on the data quality you require.  See below for some quick tips, or reach our sample coupling tech note to learn how to get more out of our many sample coupling & configuration options.

Fiber coupled spectrometer & probe

Our f/1.3 design delivers superior signal and ultra low background when used with our matched NA probes. Simplifies sample alignment in the lab or field.

Free-space coupling to spectrometer

This 0.36 NA input offers superior signal & freedom in the design of your own sampling optics, from spot size to working distance. Ideal for research & OEMs.

Integrated laser & free-space coupling

Our compact design integrates laser control and optimized coupling optics for best signal to noise. For turnkey lab use & OEM integration.

DETECTOR COOLING: Controlling noise

Detector Cooling Options

We offer ambient, regulated, and TEC cooled detectors, allowing you to balance your required signal to noise ratio (SNR) and temperature stability with cost for the best possible value.

An uncooled detector is often adequate for many basic spectroscopy applications, but for lowest limit of detection and long term measurements, a thermoelectrically cooled (TEC) detector delivers unparalleled performance. Contact us to discuss the right choice for your application.




Detector temperature ~ 25°C ~ 10°C ~ -15°C
Benefits Most cost effective option for quick measurements Fixed dark noise (better spectral reproducibility) Lowest dark noise option – highly consistent
Signal to noise Good SNR high throughput detector Improved SNR compared to ambient detector Best SNR for lowest limits of detection
Applications Best for teaching and lab environments Great for variable environments & handheld use Ideal for long integration time measurements


System may be configured with your choice of slit size and sample coupling (fiber coupled or free space). Extended range models covering up to 4000 cm-1 are available upon request. Call us to discuss your custom OEM design!

  • f/#: 1.3
  • Wavenumber Range: 250 - 1850 cm-1 (all models)
  • Blocking/Sorting Filter: Options available, depending upon application
  • Resolution, 10 um slit: 4 cm-1
  • Resolution, 25 um slit: 6 cm-1
  • Resolution, 50 um slit: 10 cm-1
  • Blocking/Sorting Filter: Options available, depending upon application
  • Laser Wavelength: 830 nm (nominal)
  • Laser Type: Multimode
  • Laser Power: Up to 450 mW, controlled via software
  • Sample Interface Optics: Fully integrated, matched-NA optics (internal lens & filters)
  • Working Distance: 22 mm (from face of lens)
  • Laser Spot Size: 120 µm (nominal)
  • Size: 22.2 x 16.2 x 6.7 cm

We offer ambient (A), regulated (R), and TEC cooled (C) detectors, allowing you to balance your desired signal to noise and temperature stability with cost for maximum value.

Learn more about our detector cooling options.

  • Detector Type and Model: Hamamatsu S16010-1006 (A) | S16011-1006 (R) | S10141-1007 (C)
  • Active Pixels: 1024 (all models)
  • Pixel Dimensions: 14 x 14 μm (A/R) | 12 x 12 μm (C)
  • Integration Period Range: 3 ms - 60 s (A/R) | 25 ms - 60 s (C)
  • Optional Regulated Detector: 10°C (R) | -15°C (C)
  • Regulated Detector Temperature Stability: ± 0.2°C (R) | ± 0.2°C (C)
  • System Operating Temperature Range: 0°C to 40°C, non-condensing
  • Data Interface: USB 2.0 Type B receptacle

Engineering Documents

  • WP XXX-L Engineering Drawing > Product dimensions, layouts, and position of mounting holes
  • ENG-0001 > Spectrometer USB Interface Specification
  • ENG-0034 > Feature Identification Device (FID) EEPROM Specification
  • ENG-0126 > Raman Laser Safety Interlock Behavior

Brochures & Product Sheets

Tech Notes