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PARISS imaging spectrophotometer

PARISS® Imaging Spectrophotometer


The PARISS prism based Imaging spectrophotometer includes a spectral camera coupled to a prism based imaging spectrometer

PARISS: "PMIS" analytical imaging spectrophotometer

The PARISS prism based imaging spectrophotometer records the spectra of objects imaged onto the entrance slit of the spectrometer. Spectra of objects in the field of view that pass through the slit are captured by a camera used as the spectral detector.  A “C” mount adapter interfaces with the video port of a microscope or telescope. Can also be bench or tripod mounted.

The imaging spectrophotometer is also available in a modular format that can be customized as needed.  (Details)

The spectrometer acquires hundreds of spatially resolved spectra simultaneously, then custom software sorts the spectra into classes. 

The prism based imaging spectrophotometer  works with all classical analytical spectroscopy methods over the spectral range from 365 to 920-nm.  There is no need for order sorting filters for a spectral range of greater than an octave, because a prism refracts rather than diffracts.

If either the instrument moves across the FOV, such as in an aircraft, or the FOV is translated such as with a microscope, then the PARISS spectrometer-spectrophotometer can be used in hyperspectral imaging mode.


  • The imaging spectrophotometer includes the PARISS imaging spectrograph (Details)
  • Operates exclusively in “SnapShot” mode for a single acquisition of spatially resolved spectra (Details)
  • The imaging spectrophotometer interfaces with a “C” mount to most lenses and research upright and inverted microscopes
  • Wavelength range: 360 to 920-nm simultaneously
  • Spectral resolution: ~1-nm at 436-nm
  • Scientific CCD/CMOS spectrum detector
  • Data processor
  • Custom hyperspectral software for spatially resolved analytical spectroscopy
  • Optional calibration standards: Available MIDL wavelength calibration lamp and a “SYLPH” NIST certified radiometric light source. 

Field deployable PARISS

Modular imaging spectroscopy system

The PARISS spectrometer quantifies hundreds of spatially resolved spectra simultaneously

Darkfield hyperspectral nanoparticle characterization 

How PARISS hyperspectral imaging microscopy works

PARISS hyperspectral imaging microscopy modes of operation

All PARISS Hyperspectral systems are custom configured to meet the needs of an application. The above configuration is for guidance only. Specifications can and do change without notice.

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