High output tuneable light source
An efficient high output tuneable light source utilising the high-brightness Energetiq EQ-99X LDLS™ Laser Driven Light Source and a specially designed monochromator has been developed by Mountain Photonics.
The Hyperchromator uses an off-axis parabolic mirror to focus the broadband light generated by the small plasma spot of the LDLS™ directly onto a diffraction grating, and then off a second mirror to an exit port.
As no entrance slit is used, the optical efficiency of the system is very high - typically f/1.5 or f/2, depending on the required resolution or throughput. A white light bypass output is also available.
The output port has been designed to allow for a multitude of illumination or light coupling options. By using standard catalogue components, the Hyperchromator can be easily integrated into an application.
|Optical input||Energetiq EQ-99X light source, coupled directly to the monochromator|
|Optical output, choose from...
||SMA or FC/PC quartz fibres with 100-400 µm core diameter
Free-radiating with adjustable gap or
Other collimation options
|Wavelength range||190-2500 nm*, 2 grids|
|Aperture||f/1.5 or f/2, depending on the required resolution or throughput|
|Bandwidth||1-10 nm FWHM*|
|Output||Up to 500 µW (at 6 nm FWHM, 400 µm fibre and blaze wavelength of the grating)|
|Repeatability||0.1 nm (Typical)|
|Scanning speed||40-100 nm/s*|
|Interface||USB/RS-232, LabVIEW™-based GUI|
|* Dependant on choice of grating and other variables|
The Hyperchromator is controlled via USB/RS-232 and an intuitive GUI, with LabVIEW™ and other software libraries supported.
Existing owners of an Energetiq EQ-99X LDLS™ can add tuneability by purchasing the Hyperchromator unit alone. Please contact us for details