Add spectroscopy to your microscope

The 508PV™ microscope spectrophotometer adds spectroscopy and digital color imaging to your optical microscope or probe station. It can also be used to upgrade an older microspectrometer with cutting edge optics, electronics and software.

The 508PV™ attaches to an open photoport and enables you to collect transmission, reflectance, polarization or even fluorescence and luminescence spectra of microscopic samples with a properly equipped microscope.  Featuring the Lightblades™ spectrometer technology from CRAIC, the 508PV™ microscope spectrophotometer has a usable spectral range from the ultraviolet to the near infrared.  With the 508PV™, you can acquire high quality spectra of even sub-micron samples rapidly, non-destructively and with ease.

The 508PV™ microscope spectrophotometer is ideal for diverse applications such as colorimetry of pixels on flat panel displays, reflectometry of vitrinite coal and source rock, or thin film thickness measurements of optics and semiconductors. The 508PV™is also a cost effective way to upgrade older microspectrometers to the latest hardware and software.


  Add the 508PV™ to your optical microscope and gain spectroscopy, imaging and micro spot film thickness.
  508 PV on Microscope
  • Featuring Lightblades spectrophotometers designed specifically for microspectroscopy
  • 250 to 2100 nm available spectral range
  • Permanently calibrated, variable measurement areas even below a micron
  • Thermoelectric cooling available to improve signal-to-noise ratios and long term stability.
  • Incorporates high resolution, color digital imaging...up to 6 megapixels available
  • Featured with Lambdafire™ spectroscopy and imaging control and analysis software.  Lambdafire™ also includes touchscreen control.
  • Calibrated, variable measurement areas even smaller than a micron
  • Transmission microspectroscopy
  • Reflectance microspectroscopy
  • Fluorescence microspectroscopy
  • Polarization microspectroscopy
  • Photoluminescence microspectroscopy
  • Thin film thickness measurements
  • Colorimetry of microscopic samples
  • Refractive index measurements with the rIQ™ package
  • Manual or fully automated operation
  • Precision temperature control of samples
  • Specialized software including statistical analysis, spectral databasing, image analysis and more
  • NIST traceable microspectrometer standards
  • Easy to use and maintain
  • From the experts in microspectroscopy

 The 508PV™ Microscope Spectrophotometer can be configured to acquire spectra from the deep ultraviolet to the near infrared. It can be added to a microscope to acquire spectra and images in absorbance, reflectance, and fluorescence.

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*Features and specifications depend upon instrument configuration. Specifications subject to change without notice.
UV-visible-NIR microscopes, UV-visible-NIR microspectrometers and Raman microspectrometers are general purpose laboratory instruments. They have not been cleared or approved by the European IVD Directive, the United States Food and Drug Administration or any other agency for diagnostic, clinical or other medical use.