The HN Series HyperFine Spectrometers from LightMachinery - compact, 1pm resolution in the Vis and NIR

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


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


    Part Number Spectral Region Total range Simultaneous range Resolution Resolution
    with manual grating rotation without grating rotation pm 1/cm
    HN-11457 UV 250-320nm 50 nm <15pm 1.7/cm
    HN-11458 UV 280-360nm 80 nm <15pm 1.7/cm
    HN-9340 UV fixed grating 350- 450 nm <25pm 1.5/cm
    HN-9332 VIS fixed grating 425 - 700 nm <30pm 0.9/cm
    HN-8989-1 VIS 400 - 500 nm 15 nm 1.0 pm 0.05/cm
    HN-8989-2 VIS 500 - 600 nm 15 nm 1.0 pm 0.03/cm
    HN-8989-2e VIS 525 - 640 nm 15 nm 1.0 pm 0.03/cm
    HN-8988* VIS 500 - 550 nm 15 nm 15 pm 0.55/cm
    HN-8989-3 VIS 600 - 700 nm 15 nm 1.0 pm 0.02/cm
    HN-9353 NIR fixed grating 750 - 1050 nm <30pm 0.4/cm
    HN-8995-1 NIR 700 - 900 nm 25 nm 2.0 pm 0.03/cm
    HN-8991-3 NIR 800-1000 nm 20 nm 2.0 pm 0.02/cm
    HN-8995-2 NIR 900 - 1100 nm 20 nm 2.5 pm 0.02/cm
    HN-9354 1um Lasers 1010nm - 1080nm fixed grating 10pm 0.1/cm
    HN-9352 Visible & IR YAG, (532 and 1064)+/-10nm fixed grating 15pm 0.1/cm
  • 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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