Progeny ResQ CQL – 1064nm Raman Spectrometer for chemical analysis

The Rigaku Progeny ResQ CQL can identify solid and liquid chemical substances in seconds.

The robust handheld device has a tactical form factor making it suitable for Military, Responders and general laboratory use. Using spectral libraries as a reference the device can analyze and identify the following material categories: chemical warfare agents, explosives, narcotics, pharmaceuticals and hazardous substances.

The CQL uses 1064nm Raman Technology to offer benefits over conventional raman spectrometers to users, namely the elimination of fluorescent interference in measurements. With the 1064nm benefit the CQL can analyze colored materials through clear and colored packaging (including glassware and plastic) a feature which offers particular benefits to narcotics applications where colored pills are often seen. Analysis through packaging minimizes operator exposure to substances and raman spectrometry does not require consumables or factory calibration ensuring a low through life cost.

Ideal for use by Military personnel and First Responders, the Rigaku Progeny ResQ CQL is an efficient and effective tactical tool for bulk screening of unknown chemical hazards.

Rigaku Progeny ResQ CQL 1064nm Raman Spectrometer key features:

  • Eliminates fluorescence interference (1064nm benefit)
  • On-board camera (enhance your incident reporting!)
  • Automatic precursor warning (4C combination warning of potential precursors)
  • Non-visible sample detection (via integrated trace detection colorimetrics – Optional QuickDetect Mode)
  • Measure through colored packaging without sample preparation
  • MIL-STD-810G rugged
  • IP68 rated for easy decontamination
  • Connectivity (USB, WiFi)

Substance Libraries

Standard library of ~13,000 compounds including:

  • Explosives – Includes military and civilian explosives, IEDs, precursors
  • Narcotics – Narcotic and psychotropic substances
  • Hazardous Chemicals –Toxic Industrial Chemicals/Materials (TIC/TIM)
  • Chemical Warfare Agents – Includes blister, blood, nerve and choking agents, and precursors

Rigaku Progeny ResQ CQL 1064nm Raman Spectrometer applications:

  • Police Forces – illegal drug analysis – including fentanyls, ketamine and amphetamines as well as colored materials such a heroin and MDMA pills
  • Fire Service Hazmat Teams - Hazardous chemical identification, including toxic industrial chemicals (TICs)
  • EOD Teams – Bulk explosives identification
  • Military – Chemical warfare agent identification

Rigaku Progeny ResQ CQL Raman Spectrometer specifications: 

Instrument Type

Handheld Raman Spectrometer

Laser Excitation Wavelength

1064 mm

Laser Output Power

Adjustable: 10 mW—490 mW

Max Spectral Range

200-2500 cm-1 (1087-1450 nm)

Spectral Resolution

8—11 cm-1 (FWHM) across range

Detector Type

512 pixel TE Cooled InGaAs


4.3” (3.7” x 2.2”), capacitive


64 GB

Data Formats

.txt .pdf .csv .spc


USB C. WiFi is 802.11 b/g/n (single band 2.4ghz up to 54Mbps bandwidth)


7.4VDC 3600mAh 26.6Wh, RAD part number 1020393 or CR123A (6) 3.0V, 1550mAh (optional)


1.4kg (3.0 lbs.)


16.6 x 15.0 x 7.9 cm (6.54 x 5.90 x 3.11”)

Operating Temperature

-20°C to +50°C intermittent, 40°C continuous

(Operation above 40°C may affect spectral quality)

Storage Temperature

-20°C to +50°C

Included Accessories

Instrument, Micro USB Data Cable, Adjustable Base Adaptor Vial Holder and Tablet Holder, Benzonitrile Calibration Reference Standard, Qty. 2 Li-ion Batteries with Battery Charger and Power Supply, Progeny AC Power Supply

Rigaku Sync Software, Ruggedized Carry Case and Wrist Strap.

Optional accessories

Bottle and Tablet/Universal Adaptor combo, Periscope Sampling Adaptor with Adjustable Mount, CQL, Vial Adaptor Vial Adaptor for standard 1-2 mL vials, Unmounted P-SERS™ Substrate Pack Includes 25 SERS substrates for surface sample analysis.


Adjustable: 5 ms—30 sec


The total number of substances is ~13 000 and library substances are also displayed in categories including:Explosives, including precursors; Narcotics including cutting agents, masking agents and precursors; Chemical Warfare Agents, including simulants; Hazardous materials, including toxic industrial chemicals and materials.


24 months. Additional warranty years optional.


MIL-STD-810G Compliance

IEC/EN 60529 International Protection Rating

Low-Voltage Directive (LVD): 2006/95/EC

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMCD): 2004/108/EC

Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) 2002/96/EC

Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) 2002/95/EC

Software included

Rigaku Sync Software

Type of Substances

Solid, liquids, powders and tablets.

Mixture analysis


Delay Function

Yes, 15 seconds to 10 minutes.

Additional features

4C precursor capability, on-board camera, “QuickDetect” colorimetric integration, User authorisation, event logging, scan time delay, user-defined libraries, user-added substances.



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