Tiger Optics has launched a new gas analyser, which provides ultra-low level simultaneous detection of multiple species for gas analysis, with patented CW-CRDS technology.

The leading manufacturer of laser-based trace gas analysers announced the launch of its flagship product for multi-species applications, the Prismatic™, at SEMICON West 2009.

The new technology means that now, up to 16 different species can be measured simultaneously with one device; users select the species of interest from Tiger’s sizable detections list.

Brewster’s angle prism retro-reflectors provide total internal reflectance broad enough to measure multiple species down to parts-per-billion with a single Ring-Down cell.

Joining the award-winning line of Tiger Optics analysers, the Prismatic development was initially funded by the National Science Foundation and represents over a decade of technical effort.

A new dimension of powerful Continuous Wave Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CW-CRDS), the Prismatic affords all of the cherished features of CRDS – absolute accuracy, speed of response, very low maintenance, freedom from calibration, and wide dynamic range, with no ambient effects.

The debut Prismatic system measures down to ppb levels of moisture, methane, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide gases, contaminants plaguing gas manufacturers and users alike. The system’s built-in reference cells and automated tune function prevent drift, without external calibration, consumables or routine maintenance.

A non-contact measuring technique, CW CRDS is suitable for bulk gases, clean dry air (CDA), corrosives, fluorocarbons, and other specialty gases, such as nitric oxide, nitrogen flouride, and sulfur hexaflouride.

$quot;This is the next milestone for Cavity Ring-down, taking on the wider market for GCs, FT-IRs and other broadband analysers,$quot; says Lisa Bergson, CEO of Tiger Optics.

$quot;Initially, we’re targeting process gas analysis, but we’re already seeing demand for cleanroom monitoring, petrochemicals, and more.”

Tiger Optics ensures the quality of the Prismatic line and all of its analysers through its International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 9001:2000 certification for over two years running.