To collect light from a 180° angle, cosine correctors are used. This eliminates optical interface problems associated with the light collection sampling geometry inherent to other sampling devices such as bare fiber-optics, collimating lenses or integrating spheres.

Avantes offers four different models of cosine correctors: The CC-UV/VIS and CC-VIS/NIR have a 3.9 mm active area, and dimensions of 18 mm (L) X 6.5 mm (OD). The CC-UV/VIS is made of Teflon which especially suited for measurements in the 200-800 nm range, whereas the CC-VIS/NIR covers the full UV/VIS/NIR range of 200-2500 nm and is made of Quartz.

The CC-UV/VIS/NIR-8MM works as the CC-VIS/NIR, but has an active area of 8.0 mm and dimensions of 29 mm (L) X 12 mm (OD). The specialized CC-UV/VIS/NIR-5.0 has a 20 mm active area is used for solar measurement applications requiring a 5° angular field of view has a 20 mm active area and is much larger than the other cosine correctors measuring 317 mm (L) X 38 mm (OD).

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