Spectrometers are the Swiss pocket knives of non-contact optical metrology. Starting with the analysis of microorganisms, through the nutrient content of plants and food, fitness parameters, gas analyses, colour measurements, length measurement technology to the analysis of distant celestial bodies, there are countless applications for spectral sensors.
We are an EXIST research transfer project at the TU Ilmenau and have developed a solution to make the established principle of the grating spectrograph more robust, smaller and, above all, more cost-effective without having to accept any significant disadvantages. Compared to conventional spectrometers, our system offers the advantage of multiple beams. This reduces application costs for the customer and measurements under difficult environmental conditions can be made more robust. For our customers, this has the great advantage that they can equip their products with functions in the future for which spectrometers were simply too expensive in the past.
Thanks to several manufacturing innovations, we have managed to manufacture the established grating spectrograph technology in large quantities without the need for complex joining and alignment processes. As an EXIST research transfer project, we will market our sensors as a spin-off from the university.