AvaLight-CAL(-Mini) Spectral Calibration Light Source

The AvaLight-CAL-xxx is a spectral calibration lamp, available in Mercury-Argon (253.6-922.5 nm), Neon (337-1084.5 nm), Argon (696.5-1704 nm) Zinc (202.5-636.2 nm) and Cadmium (214.4-643.8 nm) versions. The major lines including their relative intensity and structures are shown below.

The standard SMA-905 connector supplies an easy connection between the lamp and optical fibers, making the AvaLight-CAL-xxx a low-cost wavelength calibration system for any fiber-optic spectrometer. AvaSoft-Full spectroscopy software includes an automatic recalibration procedure.

The AvaLight-CAL-Mini, AvaLight-CAL-AR-Mini, AvaLight-CAL-Neon-Mini all come in the Mini-housing and are equipped with a connector at the rear enabling to switch the unit on/off remotely with a TTL signal.
The AvaLight-CAL can also be delivered in rack-mountable version, to be integrated in Avantes 19” Rack-mount or the 9.5” desktop housing. The PS-12V/1.0A power supply should be ordered separately.

  • Calibration light source
  • Low cost
  • Available in a variety of wavelength ranges (UV to NIR)

Spectral lines AvaLight-CAL-Mini

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Spectral lines AvaLight-CAL-Neon-Mini

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Spectral lines AvaLight-CAL-ZINC-Mini

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 Spectral lines AvaLight-CAL-CAD (Cadmium)

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 Spectral lines AvaLight-CAL-AR-Mini (Argon)

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Lamp HgAr Neon Ar Zinc Cadmium
Output 253.6 - 922.5 nm 337 - 966 nm 950 - 1704 nm

202.5 - 636.2 nm

214.4 - 634.8 nm

Optical power in 600µm fiber 1.6 µW
Connector SMA 905 connector
Internal Voltage 1000 Volts AC at 35 kHz, 11 mA 1500 Volts AC at 27 kHz, 47.5 mA
Warm up 1 min. for vapor stabilization <10 min.
Lamp lifetime 5000 hrs.  1000 hrs.
Power requirement 12VDC supply, 260 mA 85-240 VAC, 1.0A
Dimensions, weight 150 x 78 x 37 mm, 510 grams Lamp unit: 175 x 110 x 44 mm, 480 grams
Power supply unit: 102 x 167 x 58 mm, 450 grams

AvaLight-CAL-Mini Mercury Argon Calibration source needs extra PS-12V/1.0A power supply, SMA
AvaLight-CAL-NEON-Mini Neon Calibration source needs extra PS-12V/1.0A power supply, SMA
AvaLight-CAL-AR-Mini Argon Calibration source needs extra PS-12V/1.0A power supply, SMA
AvaLight-CAL-RM-Mini Rack-mounted version of AvaLight-CAL
AvaLight-CAL-B-Mini Replacement bulb, Mercury-Argon
AvaLight-CAL-NEON-B-Mini Replacement bulb, Neon
AvaLight-CAL-AR-B-Mini Replacement bulb, Argon
AvaLight-CAL-ZINC Zinc Calibration Light source, including power supply
Avalight-CAL-CAD Cadmium Calibration Light source, including power supply
Avalight-CAL-ZINC-B Zinc replacement bulb
Avalight-CAL-CAD-B Cadmium replacement bulb
PS-12V/1.0A Power supply 100-240VAC/12VDC, 1.0A for AvaLight-CAL-Mini series