About Edinburgh instruments

Edinburgh Instruments is a global leader in the research, development and manufacturing of state-of-the-art spectroscopic instrumentation for over 50 years

A global leader in the research, development and manufacturing of state-of-the-art spectroscopic instrumentation. For the last 50 years Edinburgh Instruments has established a reputation for quality and innovation. Based in Edinburgh, in the United Kingdom, Edinburgh Instruments designs and manufactures a wide variety of molecular spectrometers including Photoluminescence and Fluorescence, Raman, UV-Vis and Transient Absorption along with various laser systems from picosecond pulsed to CW and from the UV to FIR.

The company has an extensive global distribution network and has a reputation for the delivery of high quality, accurate instrumentation together with one-to-one customer service support.


Steady State Fluorescence

Steady State Fluorescence Spectroscopy investigates the long-term average fluorescence of a sample when irradiated with UV, Visible or near-IR Light. Edinburgh Instruments offers a range of research grade and analytical steady state spectrofluorometers. These vary in a number of ways but can be compact, benchtop or modular, and fully customisable for any type of fluorescence measurements that will meet the most demanding research requirements.


Time Resolved Fluorescence

Time-Resolved Fluorescence (or Fluorescence Lifetime) Spectroscopy is an extension of Steady State Fluorescence. When we discuss time-resolved fluorescence or fluorescence lifetimes, what we are studying is the fluorescence of a sample monitored as a function of time after excitation by a pulse of light. Fluorescence lifetimes, occurring as emissive decays from the singlet-state, can also be approximated as those decays occurring in the time region from picoseconds to nanoseconds.


Phosphorescence Lifetime

Phosphorescence lifetimes, occurring as emissive decays from the triplet-state, can also be approximated as those decays occurring in the time region from tens of nanoseconds to seconds. Phosphorescence lifetime measurements are carried out using a technique called Multi-Channel Scaling (MCS) and this is used for the acquisition of sample decays.


Raman Spectroscopy

Raman Spectroscopy is a non-destructive technique that is used for the identification and quantification of chemical composition. The technique was named after physicist C. V. Raman, Nobel Prize winner in 1930 for contributions to spectroscopy.


UV-Vis Spectroscopy

UV-Vis Spectroscopy (or Spectrophotometry) is a quantitative technique used to measure how much a chemical substance absorbs light. This is done by measuring the intensity of light that passes through a sample with respect to the intensity of light through a reference sample or blank. This technique can be used for multiple sample types including liquids, solids, thin-films and glass.


Transient Absorption

Transient Absorption / Laser Flash Photolysis is a technique for studying transient absorption of chemical and biological species generated by a short intense light pulse from a pulsed laser source (‘pump source’).



Edinburgh Instruments molecular spectroscopy product range is designed to meet the ever-increasing demand for fast, accurate, and reliable measurements. Supporting fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy, Transient Absorption and UV-Vis, the modular and straightforward architecture of their instruments provides choice and flexibility to build a system to suit current, and future applications with utmost precision. The superior quality and design of their products guarantees the highest performance and specifications to advance research to the fullest.

Products can be customised, upgraded and are supported with superior software providing photoluminescence, Raman and Transient Absorption control and analysis. A substantial range of accessories is also available as are ex demo instruments.

Fluorescence Spectroscopy 

FLS1000 Photoluminescence Spectrometer

The FLS1000 is a state-of-the-art, modular photoluminescence spectrometer for the most demanding applications in Photophysics, Photochemistry, Material Sciences and Life Sciences. The instrument sets the standards in both steady state and time-resolved spectroscopy: The system demonstrates unmatched sensitivity and can be configured for spectral measurements from the ultraviolet to the mid-infrared spectral range, and for lifetime measurements spanning time resolutions over 12 orders of magnitude from picoseconds to seconds.

FS5 Spectrofluorometer

The FS5 is a fully integrated, purpose-built spectrofluorometer. Suited for analytical and research laboratories, the FS5 can handle the speed of routine analysis and the sensitivity of demanding research requirements. Comprehensive Fluoracle® software allows for astonishing ease of use and the design concept enables maximum flexibility, with multiple measurement modes all in one instrument:
• Steady State Fluorescence
• Fluorescence Lifetime (TCSPC)
• Phosphorescence Lifetime (MCS)
• Spectral Coverage into the Near-Infrared
• Polarisation and Anisotropy (POL)

Raman Spectroscopy  

RMS1000 Raman Microscope

The RMS1000 is an open architecture research grade confocal Raman microscope. It has been designed so it can be adapted to almost any modern, state-of-the-art Raman application. This high-end research tool has been built with no compromises; resulting in a system that stands alone in both specification and ease of use. Applications beyond Raman such as time-resolved fluorescence microscopy and fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) are all possible with the versatile RMS1000.

RM5 Raman Microscope

The RM5 is a compact and fully automated Raman microscope for analytical and research purposes. The truly confocal design of the RM5 is unique to the market and offers uncompromised spectral resolution, spatial resolution, and sensitivity. The RM5 builds on the expertise of robust and proven building blocks, combined with modern optical design considerations; and a focus on function, precision and speed. The result is a modern Raman microscope that stands alone in both specifications and ease of use.


DS5 Dual Beam UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

The DS5 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer is a high-performance dual beam instrument suitable for many analytical applications where accuracy and precision measurements are key to your results. Developed and designed in the UK, the DS5 measures absorption and transmission as a function of wavelength and provides a modern, user-friendly and accurate spectrophotometer for a wide range of sample types and measurements.

Transient Absorption  

LP980 Transient Absorption Spectrometer

As a fully computer-controlled turn-key system, the LP980 sets the standard for technical performance in transient absorption / laser flash photolysis. Comprehensive software allows for astonishing ease of use and the modular design concept enables maximum flexibility, with unrivalled measurement modes all in one instrument.

Lasers and LEDS  

Lasers and LEDs

Edinburgh Instruments compact picosecond pulsed diode lasers and LEDs are designed for use with our lifetime systems. Laser wavelengths are available from 375 nm - 980 nm, with typical pulse widths of <100 ps and up to 80 MHz repetition rates are available. Wavelengths for the LEDs are available from 250 nm - 610 nm, with pulse widths of ~800 ps.