NanoQuest is based on Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) technology, which is often favored in laboratory spectrometers because it collects spectral data over a wide range. The sensor’s patented micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology allows for a continuous-wave Michelson interferometer to be created monolithically on a MEMS chip. This enables detection of all wavelengths simultaneously, and mitigates the effects of motion on sensor stability.
Each NanoQuest comes with an optical fiber and operating software, and can be coupled to Ocean Insight light sources and accessories to configure systems for absorbance/transmission or reflectance measurements.
Typical NanoQuest NIR applications include authentication of counterfeit products including textiles; characterization and quantification of food, soil nutrients and industrial materials; and compositional analysis of bodily fluids and other biological specimens.