The Beam Splitter gives you a flexible option for using dual light sources or spectrometers. The small size of the beam splitter allows it to directly mount to the front of any AvaSpec spectrometer or AvaLight lightsource, eliminating the fiber interface. Another advantage is that your existing systems can be easily upgraded to a two channel system. Being highly adaptable, the Beam Splitter enables easy measurement of two different applications at the same time (for example a fluorescence and an absorption measurement).

The beamspliter/combiner can be used in several set ups, combining several instruments. One possibility is to combine a fluorescence and an absorbance measurement.

By using the direct-attach beam combiner, we can measure absorbance and fluorescence at the same time. The beam combiner will receive both absorbance and fluorescence signals and can switch between these signals.
So we see both absorbance and fluorescence spectra in the software, the spectrum will only be updated when the beam combiner is in the right position.

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Example of a combined application using the direct-attach beam splitter/combiner

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Wavelength range 250-2500 nm
Throughput Ca. 25%
Temperature range 0-40°C
Switching time open 15 ms
Switching time close 30 ms
Maximum frequency 10 Hz
Power supply 5 VDC, 0.3 A (max power 1.5W)
Fiber connection SMA-905 connector
Material mechanical Black anodized aluminum
Material optical UV fused silica
Dimensions, weight 44 x 34 x 63 mm*, 184 g

*Excluding COL-UV-VIS and I/O connector

BSC-DA Direct-attach beam splitter/combiner, includes IC-DB26-BEAM-0.6 (0.6 m interface cable), needs extra PS-5V/1.1A power supply
IC-DB26-BEAM-2 Interface cable (2 meters long)
PS-5V/1.1A Power supply needed to operate BSC-DA