Optical spectroscopy is increasingly used for both academic and commercial purposes in the study of biology, including tissue and disease characterization, cellular microanalysis, food inspection, and microbe identification, among others. Raman spectroscopy, in particular, has been used extensively for these … More »


Material characterization is an ideal application area for Raman spectroscopy, due to its high chemical specificity and rapid, non-contact measurement. Solid, liquid, or gaseous, nearly all materials possess a unique Raman spectral fingerprint. The technique can be readily scaled to … More »


Raman spectroscopy is becoming the state-of-the-art in a variety of pharmaceutical applications, from high-throughput screening in drug discovery to manufacturing and quality control. Because of the technique’s inherent non-contact manner, Raman measurements can be obtained in a variety of environments … More »


Raman spectroscopy is a powerful analytical tool for the study of forensic materials; it has the ability to analyze small samples down to pico-mole quantities with molecular specificity. The ability to investigate both organic and inorganic compounds, volatile and nonvolatile … More »

Remote Sensing

Remote sensing has a wide range of applications in many different fields, including ground survey and monitoring, precision agriculture, terrestrial characterizing, hazard assessment, natural resource management etc. BaySpec’s OCI™-UAV hyperspectral imagers are ultra-compact, easily deployable, high-performance hyperspectral cameras designed specifically … More »


Raman spectroscopy has proven to be one of the most effective tools for characterization of semiconductor properties and for manufacturing process/quality control because materials such as Si, SiGe, InGaAs, GaAs, GaN, and graphene exhibit precise, distinct Raman bands.  Applied in … More »


Unlike conventional UV-Vis and NIR monitoring techniques, Raman spectroscopy provides molecular specificity in real-time measurements of gas, liquid, and solid samples, both natural and synthetic. These attributes are responsible for the emerging reliance on Raman spectroscopy for a number of … More »


Raman spectroscopy is a powerful tool for field-based geology and planetary exploration. From the first lunar materials brought back by the Apollo missions to gemstone identification, mineralogists and geologists increasingly are relying on Raman spectroscopy. The Raman bands of major … More »

Surface-Enhanced Raman

Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) utilizes specialized metal substrates to allow Raman signal enhancement up to 10 orders of magnitude. This phenomenon occurs when the molecules of interest are in very close proximity to the metal substrate, and is generally used … More »


The modern expansion of computer with cash back and telecommunications has created a dramatic increase in the volume of worldwide data traffic that places increasing demands on communication network bandwidth. To meet this demand, fiber optic networks and dense wavelength-division-multiplexing … More »

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How does BaySpec’s business model provide for sustainable growth? By exploring and understanding new markets and manufacturing custom solutions for clients. Please read our stories on OPTICS & PHOTONICS NEWS. We work with our customers to deliver them the best … More »