The AvaLight-DH-S is a powerful deuterium halogen source, but, like any unbalanced deuterium halogen source, it does have a very dominant alpha peak at 656 nm. This is why Avantes developed the DH-S-BAL, in which this peak is drastically reduced by a dichroic filter. This means less power, but an increase in the dynamic range of a factor 20. A comparison spectrum as taken with a standard AvaSpec-2048 is shown on the next page.
The light source delivers a continuous spectrum with high efficiency. The highest stability is in the ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared range, from 215 to 2500 nm. An integrated TTL-shutter and filter holder for filters of up to 50 x 50 x 5.0 mm are included. The TTL-shutter can be controlled from any AvaSpec spectrometer, which means the auto-save-dark option in AvaSoft software can be used (please note: IC-DB26-2 cable is needed).
Connection to the fibre is done through an SMA-905 connector, which features an adjustable focusing lens assembly. This ensures you have the maximum possible power into your fibre. For all deuterium light sources, solarization-resistant fibres (-SR) are recommended (see the fibre-optic section of this catalogue). The output of the AvaLight-DH-S-BAL is optimized for fibres or bundles up to 1500 µm.
The filter holder can be easily replaced by a direct-attach cuvette holder CUV-DA-DHS (see section accessories) useful for fluorescence or absorbance measurements.
- Balanced light source
- Broad spectrum: 215-2500 nm
- Integrated TTL shutter
- High efficiency
- Increased dynamic range