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SPIE BiOS
27 - 28-January 2018
San Francisco, CA, United States

IRsweep AG

Address
IRsweep AG
Laubisruetistrasse 44
Staefa
Switzerland
8712
Company Description
Featured Product: IRspectrometer

Pushing mid-IR sensing to field applications in order to enable our customers in research and industry to be faster and more precise. Our first product is a revolutionary laser-based spectrometer.
Announcements
22 January 2018
Presenting the most compact absorption cell in its category
IRsweep is honored to be a recipient of the 2017 R&D 100 Award for the IRcell multi-pass cell product, developed in collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Interdisciplinary teams at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory address many of America's most pressing issues in energy, the environment and national security through advances in basic and applied science. Founded in 1965, PNNL employs 4,400 staff and has an annual budget of nearly $1 billion. It is managed and operated by Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.

The IRcell is an extremely compact multi-pass cell designed for absorption spectroscopy, which increases the measurement sensitivity while allowing for a fast gas-exchange to occur. The optical path-length of several meters has been folded into a cylindrical cell with a sample volume of below 40 ml. Sub-per mill fringe levels are achieved, as well as invariance to thermal expansion and resistance to vibrations. More about this R&D 100 Award and about other recipients can be found here https://www.pnnl.gov/news/release.aspx?id=4480
22 January 2018
Revolutionary "IRisF1": 2nd generation dual-comb spectrometer
At the trade shows IRsweep announces the second generation dual-comb spectrometer IRisF1 with a modular design with imminent availability. This instrument will provide even wider spectral coverage than before. It also introduces user-exchangeable laser modules, increasing flexibility for the customer. As a result, the whole mid-IR range can be addressed with a single instrument by adding suitable modules. IRsweep welcomes visitors at their booths so they can learn more about this new instrument.
22 January 2018
IRsweep introduces IRisF1 – 2nd generation Dual-Comb Mid-IR Spectrometer featuring exchangeable sources to address the whole fingerprint region
San Francisco/San Diego Jan. 23, 2018 – IRsweep is showcasing its mid-IR frequency comb spectrometer on a tour of trade shows in the US, including BiOS (San Francisco), SLAS (San Diego) and BPS (San Francisco). There it will present the latest breakthroughs in enabling its scientific and industrial clients to reach new and unprecedented capabilities in mid-IR measurements. IRsweep is excited to announce the IRisF1, the 2nd generation of the first microsecond-resolution table-top frequency comb spectrometer on the market. This new spectrometer comes with greatly enhanced flexibility.


Wide-ranging applications and why to use quantum-cascade laser-based instruments

For many applications, Fourier-Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy has limited measurement capabilities. Today's state-of-the-art FTIR instruments are often not fast enough for time-resolved applications and their signal-to-noise ratios lag behind laser-based solutions. IRsweep’s instrument addresses these problems, providing a broad spectral coverage and a time resolution of microseconds in a single measurement. This offers considerable advantages over single-frequency operation in a conventional quantum cascade laser-based spectroscopic system, which necessitates tuning over the spectral range of interest and therefore provides either spectral or time resolution for a single experiment. Therefore, IRsweep’s spectrometer, which is not based on FTIR principles, excels in applications where high time resolution, high brightness or high throughput are needed. Applications include the analysis and monitoring of fast reactions in biological samples, analysis of chemical composition, and the time-resolved analysis of catalytic reactions.


Single-shot spectroscopy of dynamic processes

The performance of the spectrometer has recently been showcased in time-resolved studies of the kinetics of a biomolecule. A publication has been submitted to a high-profile peer-reviewed journal that details the results. Time and spectral data are recorded concurrently, enabling the acquisition of a full data set in a single shot, which holds promise for studying non-repeatable experiments.


Revolutionary "IRisF1": 2nd generation dual-comb spectrometer

At the trade shows IRsweep announces the second generation dual-comb spectrometer IRisF1 with a modular design with imminent availability. This instrument will provide even wider spectral coverage than before. It also introduces user-exchangeable laser modules, increasing flexibility for the customer. As a result, the whole mid-IR range can be addressed with a single instrument by adding suitable modules. IRsweep welcomes visitors at their booths so they can learn more about this new instrument.


Presenting the most compact absorption cell in its category

IRsweep is honored to be a recipient of the 2017 R&D 100 Award for the IRcell multi-pass cell product, developed in collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Interdisciplinary teams at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory address many of America's most pressing issues in energy, the environment and national security through advances in basic and applied science. Founded in 1965, PNNL employs 4,400 staff and has an annual budget of nearly $1 billion. It is managed and operated by Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.

The IRcell is an extremely compact multi-pass cell designed for absorption spectroscopy, which increases the measurement sensitivity while allowing for a fast gas-exchange to occur. The optical path-length of several meters has been folded into a cylindrical cell with a sample volume of below 40 ml. Sub-per mill fringe levels are achieved, as well as invariance to thermal expansion and resistance to vibrations. More about this R&D 100 Award and about other recipients can be found here https://www.pnnl.gov/news/release.aspx?id=4480


Availability

IRisF1 is available for ordering as a tabletop instrument immediately. IRcell is available with short delivery times. For more information, visit IRsweep at BiOS (IRsweep booth #8449), SLAS (IRsweep booth #1750) and BPS (IRsweep booth #820).


About IRsweep

Based in Stäfa, Switzerland, IRsweep was founded as an ETH Zurich spin-off company in 2014. IRsweep offers cutting edge infrared spectrometers based on semiconductor quantum cascade laser (QCL) frequency combs in the mid-infrared spectral range. The properties of frequency combs are exploited to provide fast, selective, and a multi-color laser spectroscopy for a large range of laboratory applications. The company moved to new headquarters inStäfa, Switzerland in November 2017 following the completion of an equity investment round. Visit the IRsweep website at http://irsweep.com.

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Notes to Editors:

Press / company contact:  Markus Geiser, Ph.D. / +41 (0)44 545 85 99, markus.geiser@irsweep.com , www.irsweep.com

High-resolution photos for publication are available upon request.
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