OpenRAMAN is an open-source, 100% free, Raman Spectrometer designed by professional optical engineers to bring Raman spectroscopy to your lab at the lowest cost without sacrificing on performances.

We currently offer the spectrometer in a Starter Edition version designed for teaching Raman spectroscopy and a Performance Edition version which achieves a tested 12 cm-1 resolution at low costs.

All the CAD files and software source code are given under a FSF-recognized open-source license ensuring that the work benefits to the community only. No profit is generated by OpenRAMAN and all donations are reinvested in the project.

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New post on robust calibration procedure for spectrometers! http://www.thepulsar.be/article/robust-calibration-method-for-spectrometers

Just posted a review of @Thorlabs TEC driver! Great Chip! http://www.thepulsar.be/article/thorlabs-mtd415te-tec-driver-review

Just posted a review of @Thorlabs LD1255R precision current laser driver. Not as great as I expected! http://www.thepulsar.be/article/thorlabs-ld1255r-laser-driver-review

OpenRAMAN Performance Edition now available! 12cm-1 resolution with 40mW laser! http://www.open-raman.org/build/performance-edition/

OpenRAMAN Starter Edition upgraded to revision #1! No major changes but it is now 4% cheaper to build! http://www.open-raman.org/build/starter-edition/


Tech Articles

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OpenRAMAN Spectrometer Efficiency

I recently had the occasion to measure the efficiency of the spectrometer part of the OpenRAMAN setup using a calibrated powermeter (Thorlabs PM100D) at the office and I’m therefore taking the occasion to create a Read more…