Compact, picometer resolution spectrometers for bright sources (~lasers)

The HN series of spectrometers are designed for characterizing high intensity sources such as  laser spectra, the HN Series spectrometers from LightMachinery are capable of 1 picometer resolution.   These spectrometers achieve 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.

Check out the latest research papers that have been published by researchers using the HyperFine spectrometers here.

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HN-9340, HN-9332

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HN-9352, HN-9353, HN-9354

  • Specifications

    • Resolution: sub 20pm at 532nm (resolving power > 25,000)
    • Accuracy: < 200pm for fixed grating units, <20pm for all others 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

    Specifications

    Part Number Spectral Region Form Factor Total range Simultaneous range Resolution* Resolution
    with manual grating rotation without grating rotation pm 1/cm
    HN-9332 VIS E fixed grating 425 - 700 nm <30pm 0.9/cm
    HN-8989-1 VIS B 400 - 500 nm 15 nm 1.7 pm 0.05/cm
    HN-8989-2 VIS C 500 - 600 nm 15 nm 1.6 pm 0.05/cm
    HN-8989-3 VIS B 600 - 700 nm 15 nm 1.9 pm 0.04/cm
    HN-9353 NIR A 700 - 1050 nm 350 nm 25 - 40 pm 0.50/cm
    HN-8995-1 NIR C 700 - 800 nm 25 nm 2.0 pm 0.03/cm
    HN-8991-3 NIR B 800-950 nm 20 nm 2.0 pm 0.02/cm
    HN-8995-2 NIR B 950 - 1100 nm 20 nm 2.5 pm 0.02/cm
    HN-9354 1um Lasers A 1010nm - 1080nm fixed grating 15pm 0.1/cm
    HN-9352 Visible & IR A YAG, (532 ±2nm and 1064 ±4nm) fixed grating 15pm 0.1/cm
    *-UHR 2X resolution upgrade to any model.

    Notes

    • *Range and resolution are measured at the middle of the wavelength range
    • Accuracy: < 200pm for fixed grating units, <20pm for all others 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
    • Simultaneous range / resolution: >10,000 at 532nm
    • Acquisition speed: >10Hz typical
  • 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)

    Benefits

    • 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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