The VERTEX 80 and the VERTEX 80v vacuum FTIR spectrometers are based on the actively aligned UltraScan™ interferometer, which provides PEAK spectral resolution. The precise linear air bearing scanner and PEAK quality optics guarantees the ultimate sensitivity and stability. The VERTEX 80v is an evacuated optics bench that can eliminate atmospheric moisture absorptions for ultimate sensitivity and stability; enabling demanding experiments such as high resolution, ultra fast rapidscan, step-scan, or UV spectral range measurements.
The VERTEX 80/80v optics design allows PEAK flexibility and at the same time PEAK instrument performance. The unique Bruker Optics DigiTect™ technology prevents external signal disturbance, guarantees PEAK signal-to-noise ratio and allows easy and reproducible detector exchange by the instrument user. The two optional external detector ports accommodate the liquid He dewars of bolometer and/or hot electron detectors. In combination with the external water cooled high power Hg-arc source, the recently rediscovered terahertz spectral range is accessible even with a room temperature operated DTGS-detector.
Spectral range extension
The VERTEX 80/80v can optionally be equipped with optical components to cover the spectral range from the far IR, or terahertz, through the mid and near IR and visible and up to the ultraviolet spectral range. With its pre-aligned optical components and the actively aligned UltraScan™ interferometer, range change and maintenance are easy.
NEW: Bruker has extended the available range of beamsplitters by a new broad band far IR/THz beamsplitter for the VERTEX 80/80v FTIR spectrometer series. In particular for research and development of semiconducting and additional inorganic materials the new far IR solid state beamsplitter will provide additional values because it covers nominally the spectral range from above 900 cm-1 to appr. 5 cm-1 in one measurement and connects the mid IR with the very long wave FIR/THz wavelength ranges.