RA100 Raman analyser

Analysis of the Holy ShroudWith Renishaw's RA100 Raman Analyser you can make remote Raman measurements in your laboratory, out in the field, or on a production line.

A complete system consists of:

  • a RA100 high throughput spectrometer
  • up to four fibre optic probes
  • single or multiple lasers
  • a computer (or laptop)

It provides higher spectral performance than more basic handheld Raman systems and is small enough to transport to the sample or specimen site. With a range of fibre probe options you can view your sample, select the analysis region of interest and collect data, at whatever magnification you need.

Image: analysis of The Shroud of Turin using the Renishaw RA100 Raman Analyser

Great results

RA100 gives you great Raman spectra:

  • optimum optical design for rapid analysis (efficient f/1.4 optics) 
  • configurable to suit your application
  • cooled research-grade CCD detector for high sensitivity measurements 
  • up to four lasers (of the same or differing wavelengths), each capable of serving one or more sampling stations 
  • supported excitation wavelengths are 488 nm, 514.5 nm, 532 nm, 632.8 nm, 785 nm (others available on request)
  • internal reference source for self-calibration

Easy to use

RA100 is easy to use:

  • it uses the same data and user-interface standards as Renishaw's other spectroscopy products,  reducing operator training requirements
  • turn-key operation for ease of use
  • software controlled probe switching
  • Custom Analysis Package (CAP) software available for repeated identical analysis requirements


You can rely on RA100:

  • rugged components for an extended trouble-free lifetime
  • tested to withstand industrial environments
  • modular to allow rapid switch-over of components
  • optional external reference source for calibration transfer


  • Up to four wavelength-specific fibre optic probes per control unit to minimise costs 
  • Probes can be up to 100 metres away from the RA100 
  • One laser can be used for several sampling stations. Spectra can be acquired from all stations simultaneously
  • Multiple excitation wavelengths - several lasers can each supply a corresponding probe. Spectra are acquired sequentially from each set of like-excitation-wavelength probes

Find out more

For more information on how you can collect great Raman spectra, remotely, please get in touch.