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Bi-technology sensor light meter for high quality UV measurements. Features: Low stray light, 200 nm – 900 nm, short measurement time (electronic shutter), Trigger input and output, entrance optic with diffusor for irradiance and spectral irradiance, etc.


BTS2048-UVVISNIR CCD spectroradiometer for UV, VIS and NIR radiation

The BTS2048-UVVISNIR meets all the requirements of a high-end UV and VIS diode array spectroradiometer and is available at an attractive price despite its cutting-edge technology.

One unique feature of the BiTec sensor is its combination of a back-thinned CCD spectrometer and a Si photodiode that offers high linearity levels enabling extremely fast measurements. The fully linearized 2048 pixel CCD detector with thermoelectric cooling offers a very wide dynamic range thanks to its integration time that ranges from 2 µs to 60 s. This enables precise measurements of UV, VIS and some NIR LEDs in a broad intensity range. The design offers high optical resolution of 2 nm over the entire spectral measurement range from 200 nm to 900 nm. The spectrometer is also equipped with an optical filter for automatic low stray light measurements. Such measurements are necessary for broadband UV lamps and UV LEDs in the presence of other light sources. The very high linearity Si photodiode within the BiTec detector is used for linearization of the CCD or taken as a reference detector. The radiometric responsivity function of the Si photodiode enables its use independent of the CCD. The radiometric precision can be auto-corrected using the respective spectral data. The device can therefore be used to perform fast measurements on very weak signals, something that makes the BTS20418-UVVISNIR perfect for integration in goniometers. Despite its compact dimensions (103 mm x 107 mm x 52 mm – L x W x H), the BTS2048-UVVISNIR spectroradiometer has a remote-controlled filter wheel with two optical filters and a shutter for dark measurement.

Absolute calibration of the absolute irradiance down to 200 nm!

The many years of experience and its well-equipped DAkkS calibration laboratory (D-K-15047-01-00) enables Gigahertz-Optik to offer traceable calibrations down to 200 nm. This broadens the application range of the BTS2048-UVVISNIR to UV-C-LEDs but also VIS or some NIR LEDs. For the shortwave spectral range, Gigahertz-Optik GmbH has implemented a special deuterium lamp-based calibration strategy.

Use in front-end and back-end LED test measurements

The BTS2048-UVVISNIR is perfectly suited for the testing of UV and VIS front-end and back-end LEDs in industrial applications. Its CCD detector integrates an electronic zero setting feature of all pixels before a measurement is triggered (electronic shutter). The electronic shutter and triggering of the measurement can be synchronized with a power supply via a trigger port when the test LED is operated in pulsed current mode. The powerful microprocessor only requires 7 ms to transfer a complete dataset to the system computer via the fast LAN interface.

Direct mounting instead of using a light guide

The BTS2048-UVVISNIR spectroradiometer has a diffusor window and can therefore be used to measure the UV irradiance, incl. spectrum and peak wavelength, without any additional accessory components. With the diffuser window, the BTS2048-UVVISNIR can also be mounted directly onto accessories such as integrating spheres, radiance lenses, and goniometers in order to measure the radiant power, radiance, and radiance distribution.

User software and developer software

The standard S-BTS2048 user software has a customizable user interface and offers a large number of display and function modules which can be activated when configuring the BTS2048-UVVISNIR with the respective accessory components from Gigahertz-Optik GmbH. The S-SDK-BTS2048 developer software is offered for the integration of the BTS2048-UVVISNIR in the customer’s own software.


One essential quality feature of photometric devices is their precise and traceable calibration. The BTS2048-UVVISNIR is calibrated by Gigahertz-Optik’s calibration laboratory that was accredited by DAkkS (D-K-15047-01-00) for the spectral responsivity and spectral irradiance according to ISO/IEC 17025. The calibration also included the corresponding accessory components. Every device is delivered with its respective calibration certificate.



Short description

UV optimized TE cooled CCD spectroradiometer with a wide dynamic range for CW and short-term measurement of the irradiance, spectrum, and peak wavelength. Accessories for other parameters.

Main features

Compact device. BiTec detector with back-thinned TE cooled CCD (2048 pixels, 1.0 nm optical resolution, electronic shutter), and SiC photodiode with radiometric filter. Optical bandwidth correction (CIE214). Filter wheel with shutter and edge filter. Input lens with diffusor window. Cosine field of view.

Measurement range

Spectral: Responsivity from 200 nm to 900 nm.

Integral: 2E5 W/m² to noise equivalent level by 5E-3 W/m²

typical applications

CCD spectroradiometer for design applications. Module for integration in test systems for front-end and back-end LED testing.


Factory calibration. Traceable to international calibration standards


typical applications

Lightmeter for spectral Irradiance, Erythema, etc.

Measured Quantity

Spectral irradiance (W/(m² nm)), irradiance (W/m²), peak wavelength, center wavelength, centroid wavelength, Erythema. Option integrating sphere: in addition spectral radiant power (W/nm) and radiant power (W)

Input optics

Diffusor, cosine corrected field of view (f2 ≤ 3 %)

Filter wheel

4 positions (open, closed, optical filters). Use for remote dark current measurement and stray light reduction.


Parallel measurement with diode and array is possible, thereby linearity correction of the array through the diode and online correction of the spectral mismatch of the diode through a*(sz(λ)) respectively F*(sz(λ)).

Calibration uncertainty

Spectral irradiance

(200 – 249) nm:± 20 %
(250 – 299) nm:± 10 %
(300 – 399) nm:± 6 %
(400 – 780) nm:± 5 %
(781 – 900) nm:± 4.5 %

Spectral irradiance responsivity (200 – 900) nm

Measurement modes

Standard measurement mode: 200 nm to 900 nm

Out of Range stray light corrected measurement mode (OoR SLC): 200 nm to 900 nm

Spectral Detector

Integration Time

2 μs – 60 s        *1

spectral range

(200 – 900) nm

Optical Bandwidth

2 nm

Pixel resolution

~0.34 nm/Pixel

Number of pixels



Highly sensitive back-thinned CCD chip, one stage cooled (1TEC)


16bit (25 ns instruction cycle time)

Peak wavelength

± 0.1 nm

Band-pass correction

mathematical online band-pass correction is supported


completely linearized chip >99.6%

Stray Light

Out of Bound method < 1E-4           *3

Base line noise

5 cts     *4


5000        *5

dynamic range

>9 Magnitudes

spectral responsivity

(1E-6 – 1E5) W/(m²nm)  @550nm       *6*7

typical measurement time

10 lx        3 s           *10
100 lx      300 ms      *10
1000 lx    30 ms        *10

Integral Detector

Measurement time

(0.1 – 6000) ms

Measurement range

seven (7) measurement ranges with transcendent offset correction


Irradiance ± 6 %               *10

Measurement range

(5E-3  –  2E5)  W/m²       *11



f2 (directional response/cosine error)



32bit for device control,16bit for CCD array control, 8bit for photodiode control


USB V2.0, Ethernet (LAN UDP protocol), RS232, RS485

Data transfer

Standard for 2048 float array values via ethernet 7ms, via USB 2.0 140 ms

Input Interfaces

2x (0 – 25) VDC, 1x optocoupler isolated 5 V / 5 mA

Output Interfaces

2x open collector, max. 25 V, max. 500 mA


Trigger input incorporated (different options, rising/falling edge, delayed, etc.)


User software S-BTS2048
Optional software development kit S-SDK-BTS2048 for user software set-ups based on .dll‘s in C, C++,C# or in LabView.

Power Supply

With power supply: DC Input 5V (±10 %) at 700 mA
With USB bus (500mA) *8


103 mm x 107 mm x 52 mm (Length x Width x Height)


500 g


Tripod and M6 screw threads

Front adapter UMPA-1.0-HL for use with integrating sphere port-frame UMPF-1.0-HL

temperature range

Storage: (-10 to 50) °C

Operation: (10 to 30) °C           *9


*1 It is recommended to perform a new dark signal measurement for every change in the integration time

*2 typical value, the uncertainty of the dominant wavelength depends on the spectral distribution of the LED

*3 typical value, measured 100 nm left of the peak of a cold white broadband LED with and deep blue LED peak

*4 *5 typical value measured without averaging for a 4ms measurement time and full scale control of the array. Averaging results in quadratic rise of the S/N
i.e. quadratic fall of the base noise e.g. averaging to a factor 100 improves the S/N by a factor 10

*6 Minimum 500/1 S/N. Maximum at full scale control.

*7 Irradiation only allowed for a short time so as to avoid thermal damage

*8 during USB connection, not all functions are available due to the limited current supply e.g. no Ethernet and TEC cooling

*9 Device required for temperature stabilization in approx. 25min. In measurement is performed in the warm-up phase, or if measurements are performed
under varying temperatures, dark signal measurement is required for each measurement

*10 With a(Z) correction by a Deuterium lamp

*11 By a spectral power distribution of a deuterium lamp, maximum radiation only allowed for a short time so as to avoid thermal damage


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