Welcome to Spectral Applied Research

 borealis comparisonAt Spectral Applied Research we are optical systems experts offering proven capabilities. Our products and services are built upon a foundation of applied physics coupled with many years of experience in the design, integration and testing of optical systems. Spectral provides facilities and development capabilities but more importantly Spectral provides innovation and creativity. We are a solutions company.

News and Events

Spectral Applied Research will be exhibiting at the 2014 American Society for Cell Biology Meeting in Philadelphia, PA from 7th Dec-10th Dec 2014. At this event we will be showcasing our Borealis and Diskovery products at booth number 738. For more information please visit http://www.andor.com/events/ascb-061214.

Spectral is pleased to announce that as of October 17, 2013, the company has been acquired by Andor Technology plc of the UK. Spectral looks forward to continuing to provide instruments and services to its valued customers with the added support of the Andor Team.

NEOSSat, the Near-Earth Object Surveilance Satellite, Canada's latest microsat, was successfully launched from India on February 25, 2013. Congratulations to all of the partners and scientists involved.  Spectral built and tested the payload instrument, designed to search for near earth asteroids and geosynchronous satellites.

CONFOCAL SYSTEMS under PRODUCTS has been added including several brochure pages outlining various interesting options and configurations.

We have added information on some of our main distributors to the CONTACT page.

Check out our SUGGESTED READING page, providing references to papers of interest to researchers in biomedical optics.

We have added a DOWNLOADS page that provides access to several PDF files of interest to users. Please take a look.

Spectral is now certified to ISO9001:2008. We will endeavour to improve the performance of our products and services.  Customers are encouraged to provide feedback to facilitate this improvement. Please contact the service address below with any comments.

If you wish to place an order with us, please email orders@spectral.ca.

We have established a Service email account to provide support to our customers.  If you have a problem with an existing system or wish to upgrade your current system, please contact us at service@spectral.ca.  Be sure to provide the following information:

  • Institution
  • Contact Name
  • Vendor (if applicable)
  • System Serial No.
  • Nature of the problem/requested upgrade.

We will reply with a service support number that can be referenced in future discussions. If necessary, an RMA number will also be provided to allow the return of equipment.