Holiday Greetings from Ibsen


Dear Reader,

A busy year for Ibsen, our customers and our partners is coming to an end. During 2014, among other achievements, we developed extreme broadband grating technology and introduced a completely new series of ultra-compact, broad band spectrometers based on these – the FREEDOM UV-NIR (190-1100 nm) and the FREEDOM UV-VIS (190-850 nm).

You can read more in this newsletter and on Look out for our new product launches in our newsletters and LinkedIn updates in the new year.

We at Ibsen look forward to celebrating 2015 as the International Year of Light by introducing even more photonics products that will help you solve everyday problems in life science, food safety, airport security and many many more areas.

Merry Christmas! 

X-masAs the Holiday season is upon us, the entire organization of Ibsen Photonics turn gratefully to our valued customers, distributors, and suppliers, who have made our progress possible. We look forward to a continued harmonious relationship and working with you in the year to come!

Thank you and best wishes for the New Year from the Ibsen Sales team:

Pernille Kennedy, Thomas Rasmussen, Kristian Buchwald, Heidi Olson, Bjarke Rose, and Henrik Skov Andersen.


Ideal for High performance Portable Solutions

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

The key benefits of the new FREEDOM UV-VIS-NIR are: high efficiency, ultra compact size of 48 x 54 x 16 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. In contrast to typical blazed gratings, this new grating provides nearly constant diffraction efficiency over the 190 – 1100 nm range for both polarizations.

FREEDOM comes in many variants with either low cost front-illuminated CCD or CMOS, a low noise back-thinned CCD with build in shutter, and low noise NMOS.

For complete information about FREEDOM UV-VIS and UV-NIR please visit:

2015 as the International Year of Light 

Year of LightLight plays an important role in Ibsen Photonics, as we manipulate and measure light in our core technology – the diffraction grating. The revolutionary breakthroughs that light has offered to humanity over the years should be given gratitude and thereby we join in raising this awareness.

On 20 December 2013, The United Nations (UN) General Assembly 68th Session proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015).

This International Year has been the initiative of a large consortium of scientific bodies together with UNESCO, and will bring together many different stakeholders including scientific societies and unions, educational institutions, technology platforms, non-profit organizations and private sector partners.

In proclaiming an International Year focusing on the topic of light science and its applications, the United Nations has recognized the importance of raising global awareness about how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health.

Highlighting the proclamation of the United Nations, we at Ibsen Photonics join together as an organization in recognizing the year 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based technologies.

Click here for further details about the upcoming Year of Light