For research laboratory applications, the near-infrared scanning range (780 –2500 nm) offers wide potential for the analysis of raw materials, for process control and for the analysis of end-products.

A number of different technologies are available for building near-infrared spectrometers, like Fourier transform near-infrared spectroscopy interferometers, scanning or fixed grating technologies.

The preferred spectrometer technology is always application dependent. However, randomized and non-randomized fiber optic components from SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging are a well proven technology for industrial player.