The Hornet Spectrometer from LightMachinery - compact, < 30pm resolution in the Vis and NIR

The Hornet series of spectrometers are based on LightMachinery's patented Fluid Jet Polishing technology.  Designed for characterizing laser spectra, the Hornet spectrometer from LightMachinery is capable of better than 30 picometer resolution.   The Hornet Spectrometer achieves the resolution of large gratings spectrometers while covering a larger wavelength range.  Simple PC based software allows the user to review spectra in real time and save or export for more analysis.  Labview drivers enable the Hornet spectrometer to be integrated into automated experimental setups.

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HN-9340, HN-9332


HN-9352, HN-9353, HN-9354

  • Specifications

    • Resolution: sub 20pm at 532nm (resolving power > 25,000)
    • Accuracy: < 200pm following calibration, an external calibration source is required
    • Dynamic Range: 100:1 to 500:1 in a single shot measurement, up to 50dB with exposure bracketing 
    • Wavelength range:  Visible to near IR (260nm to 1080nm*)
    • Simultaneous range / resolution: >10,000 at 532nm
    • Acquisition and processing speed: >10 Hz

    Part Number Spectral Region Wavelength Range Resolution
    HN-9340 UV 260nm - 425nm 15-30pm
    HN-9332 Visible 425nm - 700nm 15-30pm
    HN-9353 NIR 700nm - 1050nm 25-40pm
    HN-9354 1um Lasers 1010nm - 1080nm 10pm
    HN-9352 Visible & IR YAG, (532 and 1064)+/-10nm 15pm
  • Features

    • Simple to use
    • Sub 30pm picometer resolution
    • Fiber optic input
    • Quick data acquisition and export
    • Simple USB interface
    • LabView Drivers
    • No moving parts (single shot laser spectrum analysis)


    • Range - resolution ratio up to 10,000
    • Fast
    • Ultra-Compact
    • Can measure spectra from cw and pulsed sources
    • Fast real time measurements
    • Ultra-reliable
    • LightMachinery's legendary customer support
  • Applications

    The Hornet spectrometer is ideal for;

    • Light source characterization
      • Lasers
      • Diode Lasers
      • Super luminescent diodes
    • Monitoring laser modes in real time
    • Passive components (Filters, Etalons, Fiber Braggg gratings) characterization to the 25pm level
    • Checking the spectral / mode purity of lasers
    • Classic undergraduate and graduate experiments
  • Our new SpectraLoK software is designed to be a reliable, feature packed interface for setting up your LightMachinery spectrometer, viewing spectra and organizing your data.  You can download and try it (it is a .exe file so your anti-virus software might require some reassurance)

    Click here to download the SpectraLoK Software , this includes  a short cut to the experimental virtual camera to allow the partial use of the software without a spectrometer.

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