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The hyperchromator makes ideal use of the advantages of the point-shaped plasma light source, as a mirror with an aperture of up to f/1.5 collects the light and ensures maximum light throughput without a cutting entrance slit. It is optimized for applications requiring a fast and tunable point light source.



The Hyperchromator is a high throughput monochromator originally designed for the Energetiq EQ-99X LDLS.
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 – your inquiries are welcome!



Optical inputEnergetiq EQ-99X light source, directly coupled (optionally many other light sources, optical fibers or manually adjustable entrance slit can be attached)
Optical outputFused silica fiber, SMA or FC, 100-400 µm core, or free beam output with adjustable slit or various collimator options. Spectral power monitoring on request.
Wavelength range200 – 2500 nm *
Aperturef/1.5 or f/2, depending on required resolution and light output
Bandwith1-10 nm FWHM *
Output powerUp to 500µW @ grating blaze wavelengths, 6nm bandwith and 400µm fibere
ReproducibilityTyp. 0.1 nm
Scanning Speed40-100 nm/s *
Control InterfaceUSB/RS-232, LabVIEW™-based GUI, various external control options

*depends on choice of grating and other requirements


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