With almost 200 years of experience on the leading edge of optics and spectroscopy, HORIBA offers the highest quality spectrometers and monochromators. From short focal length, high throughput spectrographs to long focal length, high resolution monochromators, HORIBA offers a wide variety of choices for many different applications. Used in combination with HORIBA’s high quality detectors and optical accessories, custom spectroscopic solutions can be configured to meet any experimental requirements.

HORIBA has manufactured many monochromators over the years. For a list of retired legacy SPEX and ISA monochromators with their associated equivalent current offerings, click here.

Products

Type

Focal Length (mm)

Resolution1 (nm)

F/#

# of Gratings Turret

Dual Entrance/Exit

Automation

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MicroHR Series

MicroHR Series

MicroHR Manual Imaging Spectrograph

140

0.25

3.9

1

No / Yes

Turret (optional)

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MicroHR Automated Imaging Spectrograph

140

0.25

3.9

2

No / Yes

Turret (optional)

Triax Series

Triax Series

Triax 180 Imaging Spectrograph

190

0.3

3.9

3

No / No

Turret

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Triax 190 Imaging Spectrograph

190

0.3

3.9

3

No / Yes

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Gemini Series

Gemini Series

Gemini 180 Double Monochromator

360 (180 + 180)

0.15

3.8

1

No / No

Slits

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iHR Series

iHR Series

iHR 320 Imaging Spectrograph

320

0.06

4.1

3

Yes / Yes

Turret

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iHR 550 Imaging Spectrograph

550

0.025

6.4

3

Yes / Yes

Slits

FHR Series

FHR Series

FHR 640 Monochromator

640

0.016

5.4

2

Yes / Yes

Turret

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FHR 1000 Monochromator

1.000

0.01

8

2

Yes / Yes

Slits

M Series

M Series

1000M Monochromator

1.000

0.008

8

1

Yes / Yes

None

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1250M Monochraomtor

1.250

0.006

11

1

Yes / Yes

None

Primary Applications

Spectrometers and monochromators are used in conjunction with a variety of compatible electro-optical components and software to build custom spectroscopy solutions.

Raman Spectroscopy

Raman Spectroscopy

Raman spectroscopy is quickly becoming a popular method for investigating chemical structures and composition. HORIBA Scientific offers full flexibility in designing a component-based Raman detection set-up with choice of iHR spectrometers and Synapse™ or Symphony II CCD and InGaAs detectors. Our systems are best suited for researchers wanting maximum flexibility in implementing their own collection optics, connecting to existing microscopes, or for budget limited researchers needing high sensitivity detection systems that can be expanded and upgraded in the future. HORIBA Scientific’s specialized Raman Division offers a full line of dedicated and fully characterized Raman spectrometers.

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Absorption / Transmission / Reflectance

Absorption / Transmission / Reflectance Schematic

Absorption, Transmission, and Reflectance spectroscopy techniques are commonly used for determining the properties of materials. The modularity of an HORIBA Scientific spectroscopy system outperforms a traditional UV-VIS spectrophotometer by allowing you to expand your experiment capabilities. The interchangeable automated dual grating turret coupled with our motorized order sorting filter wheel, dual exit ports of the microHR, and a wide variety of light sources and detectors give the flexibility needed to cover all wavelength ranges from 180 nm to 20 microns.

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Fluorescence

Fluorescence Schema

With HORIBA Scientific spectroscopy components, you can design a custom fluorometer using iHR spectrometers as the excitation and emission spectrometers with a choice of excitation sources, sample compartments and detectors from our full line of products and accessories. Complete system control is available through our SynerJY® software. HORIBA Scientific’s specialized Fluorescence Division offers a full line of dedicated, fully characterized spectrofluorometers and both time domain and frequency domain fluorescence lifetime instruments, featuring the world’s most sensitive instruments for research and analytical environments.

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Photoluminescence (PL)

Photoluminescence (PL) Schematic

Photoluminescence is a simple yet powerful technique for characterizing semiconductor materials. An iHR550 equipped with a cooled CCD detector for the range of 400-1000 nm, and a cooled InGaAs detector for the 800-1600 nm range, is an excellent general purpose photoluminescence measurement system. Separate optical configurations can be designed for room temperature PL and low-temperature PL using the same iHR spectrometer. iHR spectrometers provide the flexibility to change experiments and optical configurations to meet your needs.

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Plasma / Emission Analysis

Plasma / Emission Analysis Schematic

Simultaneous recording of spectra at multiple locations in a plasma can provide critical information about spatially varying phenomena. A fiber with multiple inputs can collect light from different points in the plasma and arrange the signals into a line of points at the entrance slit of the spectrograph. Taking advantage of the high resolution of a 1250M monochromator and high sensitivity of the liquid nitrogen cooled Symphony II CCD system, the spatially separated data is collected uniquely on the CCD and represents independent optical emission spectra from different fiber collection points.

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Solar / Photovoltaics

Solar / Photovoltaics Schematic

OBB offers excellent high power tunable xenon arc lamp illuminators that are used extensively for solar and photovoltaic research around the world. HORIBA illuminators are ideal choices for the solar industry because they offer more optical power (Suns) for less money, in a compact and very reliable product. Our tunable illuminators are often used to measure the external quantum efficiency (EQE) and incident photon to current efficiency (IPCE) for various solar devices.

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Applications Notes

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Synapse Camera

Related Equipment

  • Light sources for tunable illumination
  • Point detectors
  • Imaging (array) detectors
  • Sample compartments
  • Fiber optics and adapters
  • Software
  • Gratings

Spectroscopy Tutorial

Learn more about key parameters of a spectrograph/monochromator

The Optics of Spectroscopy
A Tutorial by J.M. Lerner and A. Thevenon