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KiloArc™ Broadband Arc Lamp Housing & Power Supply Accessories

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The KiloArc™ illuminator is one of many inter-connectable optical components. Hence the name of our company, Optical Building Blocks Corporation. These Optical Building Blocks can be ordered together to form a complete subassembly or they can be subsequently added to one another. In fact there are enough OBB components to choose from to build your own complete optical system for various spectroscopy requirements.

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OBB has an excellent 200 mm focal length monochromator. If you would like to couple the KiloArc™ illuminator to our monochromator, then we have a light shield adapter tube to physically connect them and create a tunable illuminator. Inside the light shield is held an IR filter to remove the heat component of the beam. To learn more about our monochromators, click here.  Incidentally, if you are looking for such a tunable KiloArc™ illuminator we have a separate page describing them here. Light Source and Monochromator
Sample Compartment

Sample Compartment

If you would like to couple your KiloArc™ lamp housing into a sample compartment, then we have an ideal solution. The OBB QuadraCentric sample compartment is an excellent unit that has various sample handling capabilities. There is also a light shield adapter tube that directly couples the KiloArc™ lamp housing to the sample compartment with matching optics to focus light into the sample. Inside the light shield is held an IR filter to remove the heat component of the beam. You can then have up to three other input or output optical channels to or from the central sample holder. So you could create a right angle fluorometer or scatter system or a straight through absorbance spectrometer with the appropriate detection components. For each optical channel in the sample compartment there is also a filter holder for wavelength selection. To learn more click here. Light Source and Sample Compartment


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Collimating Lenses

If you need a collimated optical beam, then a collimating lens can be employed for the diverging beam after the light focal point. Be sure to match the collimating lens for your beam diameter requirements and for the f/# of the OBB light source you are considering. OBB offers a number of collimating lenses to choose from. Also if you need a uniform collimated beam of light be sure to consider an optical diffuser.


There are many other accessories and options to choose from for the KiloArc™ lamp housing. Send us a web quote request with your requirements and we will be sure to get back to you right away.

OBB has a policy of continuous product development and reserves the right to amend part numbers, descriptions and specifications without prior notice.
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