Optical Glass and Quartz Cuvettes

For spectrophotometry and fluorometry

  • Absorbance and fluorescence cuvettes
  • 2–100 mm path length
  • Fused silica and glass cuvettes
  • Flow cuvettes
  • Microliter cuvettes


  • Eight different styles
  • Inexpensive single use glass cuvettes


  • Absorbance spectrophotometers
  • Fluorescence fluorometers
  • Chemistry, Biochemistry
  • FIA, GFIA, Quality control
 Spectroscopy Cuvettes in a variety of designs Cylindrical Cuvettes
Cuvette Accessories
Flow Cuvettes
Fluorescence Cuvette
Holder Accessories
Micro Cell Cuvettes
Semi-Micro Cuvettes
Standard Cuvettes

WPI's glass and synthetic quartz cuvettes are ideal for UV/VIS/NIR absorbance and fluorescence experiments.

For spectroscopy cuvettes, synthetic quartz can be used in deep UV applications and is recommended for fluorescent applications, as it does not exhibit background fluorescence. Our quartz cuvettes (absorbance, fluorescence and flow) are shipped individually packaged. Our glass cuvettes are shipped in packages of 10 cuvettes.

These economical quartz and glass cuvettes are ideal for precision measurements, because of the high quality materials used and the low manufacturing tolerances.

Cuvettes come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but one of the most important specifications of a cuvette is its Z-dimension. The Z-dimension of an instrument (cuvette holder or spectrometer) is the distance from the bottom of the cuvette chamber floor to the center of its light beam (see image). A cuvette’s Z-dimension must match the Z-dimension of the instrument with which it will be used. Compare manufacturers' Z-dimensions and learn how to measure a Z-dimension.

Transmission Curves

Typical transmission curves of glass and synthetic quartz cuvettes are shown in the first figure. (The cuvettes were empty, thickness 1.25 mm x 2, including surface reflections, measured with a TIDAS II against air as reference).


 A complete transmission spectrum from 190 nm to 4 mm is shown in the second figure. (The cuvettes were empty, thickness 1.25 mm x 2, including surface reflections).


Cuvette Material Spectral Range
Transmission Difference
Between Different Cuvettes
Optical Glass 350 – 2500 nm Less than 1%
Synthetic Quartz 200– 2500 nm Less than 1%


Cuvette Styles

Cuvette Styles A
Style A
Cuvette Styles B
Style B
Cuvette Styles C
Style C
Cuvette Styles D
Style D

Cuvette Styles E
Style E

Cuvette Styles F 
Style F
Cuvette Styles H 
Style H
Cuvette Styles J 
Cuvette Styles G 
Style G


More Information

Choosing a Cuvette: Optical Glass or Quartz - This article includes a cuvette comparison chart.