For immediate release

Press Release, Farum, January 28th, 2014

Ibsen Photonics (, the global leader in fused silica transmission gratings and industrial grade spectrometer modules, today announced the new FREEDOM UV-NIR spectrometer platform for integrators of analytical and process control instruments.

The FREEDOM combines compact size, cost efficiency, and high performance with flexibility in the choice of detector system. These benefits make FREEDOM especially well-suited for integration into portable and handheld instruments.

The key benefits of the new FREEDOM UV-NIR are: high efficiency across the complete 190 – 1100 nm range, ultra compact size of 50 x 50 x 15 mm, robust and athermal performance, and flexibility in choice of detector and electronics.

The high broadband efficiency is obtained with a new innovative transmission grating, developed and manufactured by Ibsen Photonics specifically for the FREEDOM UV-NIR. In contrast to typical blazed gratings, this new grating provides nearly constant diffraction efficiency over the 190 – 1100 nm range for both polarizations. The small size, athermal performance, and robustness make the UV-NIR spectrometer ideal for process control out-of-the-lab environments as well as handheld and portable instruments.

FREEDOM UV-NIR comes in two standard variants with either a low cost front-illuminated CCD or a low noise back-thinned CCD but, more detector options are available upon request.

For complete information about the FREEDOM UVNIR spectrometer platform please visit

For additional information please contact:

Pernille Kennedy
Sales and Marketing Coordinator
Telephone: +45 4434 7000

About Ibsen Photonics

Ibsen Photonics is the global leader in holographic, fused silica transmission gratings and spectrometer modules for a wide range of telecom, analytical, sensing, and laser markets.

Ibsen Photonics is privately owned with FOSS A/S holding 85% of the shares and the rest owned by employees. Headquarters are in Farum, Denmark. For more information please visit