The Hyperchromator, a monochromator specially designed for Energetiq’s laser-driven plasma light source, is a joint development of Technologie Manufaktur Göttingen and Mountain Photonics GmbH. 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.


  • Optical input:  Energetiq EQ-99X light source, directly coupled (optionally many other light sources, optical fibers or manually adjustable entrance slit can be attached)

  • Optical output:   Fused 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 range:   200 – 2500 nm *

  • Aperture:   f/1.5 or f/2, depending on required resolution and light output

  • Bandwith:   1-10 nm FWHM *

  • Output power:   Up to 500µW @ grating blaze wavelengths, 6nm bandwith and 400µm fiber

  • Reproducibility:   Typ. 0.1 nm

  • Scanning Speed:   40-100 nm/s *

  • Control Interface:   USB/RS-232, LabVIEW™-based GUI, various external control options
*depends on choice of grating and other requirements