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WP VIS-NIR OEM Spectrometer

Our development-ready WP VIS-NIR OEM spectrometer delivers the same high sensitivity as our lab-friendly WP VIS-NIR spectrometer in an even more compact, robust footprint, backed by comprehensive engineering support.

  • Industry-leading, high efficiency optics
  • Patented VPH transmission gratings
  • Diffraction-limited design for better SNR
  • Excellent unit-to-unit reproducibility
  • Robust, thermally stable optical bench
  • Fiber coupled & free space sample coupling options
  • ENLIGHTEN™ spectroscopy software – included!

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At Wasatch Photonics, we’ve built a team that understands the unique needs of OEM customers, and a spectrometer bench that exceeds them. Our WP VIS-NIR OEM spectrometer is robust, compact, and easy to integrate, while delivering the same outstanding sensitivity and SNR of our standard products. It’s designed in transmission with diffraction-limited optics to remain aligned over temperature and at every wavelength, facilitating intensity matching to <10% across the spectrum, and powered by our free ENLIGHTEN™ spectroscopy software. Consistency is key when you’re designing a product to be built in the thousands, and we deliver – in performance, in expertise, and in the quality of our service. Contact us to discuss your application, or learn more about our OEM solutions.

WP VIS-NIR OEM Spectrometer Features/Benefits:

  • f/2.0 input to capture more light
  • High efficiency transmissive VPH gratings
  • >5x greater sensitivity & lower LOD
  • Low stray light and high signal to noise (SNR)
  • Low noise electronics for excellent SNR
  • Fiber coupled or free space models
  • Compact, robust & configurable
  • Excellent thermal stability

We believe you should have full control and maximum flexibility when configuring your WP VIS-NIR OEM 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 25 and 50 μm slits for the WP VIS-NIR OEM spectrometer, 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 or free-space?

How you interface with your 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.

Fiber coupling to spectrometer

Our f/2.0 design delivers superior signal and ultra low background when used with matched NA fibers (0.22-24). Simplifies sample alignment in the lab or field.

Free-space coupling to spectrometer

This 0.24 NA input offers superior signal & freedom in the design of your own sampling optics, from spot size to working distance. Ideal for research & OEMs.

DETECTOR COOLING: Controlling noise


We offer a TEC-regulated detector for the WP VIS-NIR OEM spectrometer, balancing signal to noise ratio (SNR) and temperature stability with cost for the best possible value. Contact us to discuss the exact parameters of your application.


Detector temperature 10°C
Benefits Fixed dark noise (better spectral reproducibility)
Signal to noise Improved SNR compared to ambient detector
Applications Great for variable environments & handheld use


The WP VIS-NIR OEM spectrometer may be configured with your choice of slit size and sample coupling (fiber coupled or free space). Custom gratings to span your ideal range & resolution are available upon request. Call us to discuss your custom OEM needs!

Want to get started with a benchtop model with the same great performance? Try our WP VIS-NIR spectrometer.

  • f/#: 2.0
  • Wavenumber Range: 350 - 1000 nm
  • Blocking/Sorting Filter: Options available, depending upon application
  • Resolution, 25 um slit: 1.5 nm
  • Resolution, 50 um slit: 3.0 nm
  • Blocking/Sorting Filter: Options available, depending upon application
  • Fiber Port: SMA 905 (fiber coupled model) ; free space coupled model available
  • Size: 19.0 x 7.0 x 4.3 cm, 600 g

Our WP VIS-NIR OEM spectrometer is offered with a regulated (R) detector cooled to 10°C, offering excellent signal to noise and temperature stability at a volume-friendly price point.

Learn more about other detector cooling options.

  • Detector Type and Model: Hamamatsu S10420-1106
  • Active Pixels: 2048
  • Integration Period Range: 4 ms - 60 s
  • Optional Regulated Detector: 10°C
  • Regulated Detector Temperature Stability: ± 0.2°C
  • System Operating Temperature Range: 0°C to 40°C, non-condensing
  • Data Interface: USB 2.0 Type B receptacle
  • Software: ENLIGHTEN™ operating software & drivers (included)
  • Power Consumption: <500 mA @ 12 V

Engineering Documents

  • ENG-0001 > Spectrometer USB Interface Specification
  • ENG-0034 > Feature Identification Device (FID) EEPROM Specification

Brochures & Product Sheets

Tech Notes