InPhotote

The InPhotote is a Raman spectrometer system packaged in a portable carrying case. A frequency-stabilized laser, spectrograph, and TE-cooled CCD detector are integrated into the case. Most samples can be measured through packaging materials (i.e., glass and plastic) with the RamanProbe. The probe is compact and lightweight for hand-held use. Raman spectral data files are stored in Grams AI format and can be searched against reference libraries using SpecID. Two models are available: SR (short range): 250 to 1800 cm–1, 4 to 6 cm–1 resolution LR (long range): 250 to 2300 cm–1, 8 to 10 cm–1 resolution. The spectrometer is operated via separate laptop computer (supplied).

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Rob Forney
rob.forney@inphotonics.com
+1 781 440 0202
111 Downey Street
Norwood, MA 02062
USA
www.inphotonics.com
Manufacturer
InPhotonics, Inc.
Product Name
InPhotote
Detection Category
Chemical; Explosives
Detection Principle
Molecular Spectroscopy;
Detection Method
Raman Spectroscopy;
Application
Emergency Response; Screening; Bulk Analysis;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
The InPhotote is a Raman spectrometer system packaged in a portable carrying case. A frequency-stabilized laser, spectrograph, and TE-cooled CCD detector are integrated into the case. Most samples can be measured through packaging materials (i.e., glass and plastic) with the RamanProbe. The probe is compact and lightweight for hand-held use. Raman spectral data files are stored in Grams AI format and can be searched against reference libraries using SpecID. Two models are available: SR (short range): 250 to 1800 cm–1, 4 to 6 cm–1 resolution LR (long range): 250 to 2300 cm–1, 8 to 10 cm–1 resolution. The spectrometer is operated via separate laptop computer (supplied).
Availability
Commercially Available
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
Market Entry Date
2003
User Feedback Sources
Indifferent/No user feedback
Dimensions
16 x 10 x 9 in (41 x 25 x 23 cm)
Weight
<30 lbs.; 22 lbs (10 kg)
Power Requirements
AC/DC Line Power; 110 to 240 V AC using external AC/DC adapter (included), 12 V DC, or external battery pack
Transportability
Person-Portable
Ruggedness
Waterproof/Resistant; water resistant case. Optical components are shock-mounted
Operating Conditions
0 to 30°C (32 to 86°F); 0 to 95% RH
Consumables
<$1,000/year; Sample containers, as needed
Calibration Schedule
Yes
Suggested Routine Maintenance
Replace laser after 4 years of use
Available Accessories
Sample light box to eliminate interference from ambient light (optional), PC
Data Analysis Support Equipment
Laptop computer
Communications Interface
PC/laptop
Expected Operational Life
Indefinite
Shelf Life
>5 years
Unit Cost
$28,000.00
Maintenance Cost
Minimal
Tested For Chemical Agents
Yes
Tested For ITF-25 TIC/TIMs
Yes
Tested For Explosives
Yes
Tested For Narcotics
Yes
Other Chemical Targets
Yes
Tested For Biological Agents
Not applicable; spectra of biological materials may be collected but may not be characteristic of a specific agent.
Number of Library Entries
Supplied with a library of 243 Raman spectra. Additional Raman libraries may be purchased from InPhotonics and other sources.
Adaptability
Yes; users can add new targets to detector with support, and create custom libraries using Grams/Spectral ID software package.
Sample Introduction
Liquid; Solid
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
Bulk; mg; g; %
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
Analysis of mixtures can produce erroneous search results unless the library contains a reference spectrum of the mixture itself. Fluorescence, either from the unknown, or a component or interferent in the unknown, can produce intense interference. The technique is sensitive to ambient infrared radiation.
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
15 minutes
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
Continuous (<30 seconds); 1 to 10 seconds
Total Run Time
1 to 5 minutes, including library search
Software Control
InPhotote acquisition software, GRAMS AI spectral display software (from Thermo Electron) operating under Windows XP on an ultra-thin notebook computer. Chemical identification software, quantitative analysis software, and Forensic Raman Spectral Library of 243 materials.
Other Operational Parameters
Optional fiber optic probe extends sampling point up to 200 m from the spectrometer Stabilized 785 nm diode laser with 0.1 nm linewidth, 300 m W output. CLASS IIIB LASER.
Training Required
<1 week training
Training Available
Available from vendor at additional cost
Manuals Available
Operator’s manual
Warranties
1 year parts and labor
IATA Shipping Restrictions
No
Data File Type Format
SPC, JPEG, SDC
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