The Hyperchromator is a high throughput monochromator originally designed for the Energetiq EQ-99X LDLS free-beam plasma source. With fast optics, up to f/1.5, it efficiently collects the light directly from the small plasma spot of the light source without an entrance slit.
This monochromator is optimized for monochromatic illumination applications where a tunable output from a point source is required. Additionally, white light output is available (zero order reflection).
The output port has been designed with a very flexible opto-mechanical interface. This allows for a multitude of illumination or light coupling options using standard catalog components, rendering the integration of the Hyperchromator into your setup hassle free and straight-forward. Possible configurations include fiber coupling, collimated or free-beam output.
The Hyperchromator is motorized and may be controlled via USB/RS232 and an intuitive GUI.
Options for external control include LabVIEW, Python and others.
Key features of the Hyperchromator:
- No input slit, as input slit is the plasma spot
- Up to F/1.5 for highest throughput
- Different configurations available (1 or 2 gratings, collimated or fiber coupled output,
adaptions to 30 mm cage system possible )
- Homogeneous output distribution due to a proprietary design
- Spectral power monitoring optional
- Built-in Shutter
- Easy to use Software, Windows GUI, LabView on request
- High brightness tunable light source from UV to NIR
- Flexible and ultra compact design
- Portable and rugged design
- Quick release of lamp housing for stand-alone usage
- Great Etendue match to LDLS
- Long lifetime for low cost-of-ownership
Design of the Hyperchromator:
Specifications of the Hyperchromator:
Energetiq EQ-99X light source, directly coupled
Fused silica fiber, SMA or FC, 100-400µm core, or free beam output with adjustable slit or various collimator options.
Spectral power monitoring on request.
200 – 2500nm *
f/1.5 or f/2, depending on required resolution and light output
1-10nm FWHM *
Up to 500µW @ grating blaze wavelengths, 6nm bandwidth and
USB/RS-232, LabVIEW™-based GUI, various external control options
Dimensions and Weight
47 x 45 x 25cm (WxDxH); 16kg
Stability and life time of the LDLS (laser driven plasma light source integrated in the Hyperchromator):
Output power features for Hyperchromator (just two examples):