VS7000-CCD-HD Miniature CCD Spectrometer

Available for US OEM customers only

High-performance fiber optic spectrometer for OEM volumes

  • UV-VIS (200–860 nm), VIS (380–750 nm), and UV-NIR (200–1050 nm)
  • High dynamic range (7000:1)
  • High throughput (f/2.8)
  • Ultra-low stray light
  • Ideal for industrial low-light applications such as fluorescence, emission, absorbance, and reflectance.



Spectroscopy Benefits for OEMs

Most popular UV-VIS range

Excellent peak symmetry in a miniature grating spectrometer

High readout speed

4.5 ms maximum readout speed

Advanced electronics

Low noise; high linearity (raw) and linearity-correction

Back-illuminated linear CCD

QE = 63% at 250 nm; 76% at 650 nm; 55% at 850 nm

High signal-to-noise ratio

Highest full well/signal-to-noise ratio of any uncooled CCD mini-spectrometer

USB 2.0 high and full-speed

Standard connection interfaces to PCs with 100% data integrity

Order-sorting fi lter

Eliminates second-order interference

Windows® acquisition softwareand LabVIEW™ VIs and DLLs available

Software to integrate VS-7000 as an OEM component

Sturdy single-optic design

Excellent light purity, with concave grating design

No moving parts or shutter

Excellent reliability for OEM integration

Manufactured by HORIBA


Available for US OEM customers only

This VS7000-CCD-HD system for industrial applications uses a modified VS70 optical engine optimized for UV - VIS

Spectral coverage

UV-VIS (200–860 nm), 250 nm optimized grating, built-in order-sorting filter
VIS (380–750 nm), VIS-blazed grating, built-in long-pass filter
UV-NIR (200–1050 nm), dual-blaze grating, built-in order-sorting filter

Numerical aperture


Stray light rejection
Typical (Maximum)

0.01% (0.02%) for UV-VIS configuration with 300 µm tall CCD, measured at 700 nm
(measured with broad bandpass 510 nm filter, 75 µm slit-width)
>2.4 AU linear range (5% variation) with caffeine 273 nm absorption peak in 10 mm cuvette and D2 lamp.

CCD detector
Typical QE

Back-illuminated CCD with low etaloning in NIR
65% peak QE in UV

Detector height
Fiber-optic option

300 µm CCD height standard (1000 µm optional)
600 µm dia., 1.5 m long fiber-optic (for 1 mm tall CCD, prefer 800–1000 µm dia.)

Thermoelectric stabilization

None. Dark current and CCD-pattern noise must be subtracted. User must switch off light source or install
manual shutter in optical path. QE shifts slightly with temperature.

Spectral resolution
Pixel resolution
Slit (factory configuration)

UV-VIS: 75 µm slit, 2048 pixels, 2.7 nm resolution; 0.33 nm/pixel
(confi guration with 300 µm tall CCD)
Available slits: 12-25-37-50-62-75-100-125-150-200 µm (contact us for other gratings)

Improved CCD full well
Raw non linearity
Factory corrected linearity

>250 ke (sensitivity mode); >390 ke (high FW mode)
<1% (sensitivity mode)
<0.4% (sensitivity mode)

Typical dynamic range

7000:1 in sensitivity mode; 5500:1 in high FW mode

A/D converter

16 bit, 500 kHz (pixel rate)

Typical dark current

1 count/ms at 20°C (room temp.); typical offset = 1000 counts

Typical readout noise

35 e (max = 45 e) in sensitivity mode; 70 e (max = 90 e) in High FW mode

Readout speed

Max: 4.5 ms; 223 spectra/s with 0 exposure time

Typical signal-to-noise ratio

500:1 (sensitivity mode) to 625:1 (high FW mode). Shot-noise-limited conditions

Gain selection

4 e/count and 6 e/count

Dimensions (H × W × D)

2.9” × 4.1” × 4.3” (73.0 mm × 103.2 mm × 109.4 mm)


1.8 lb (0.82 kg)

*Specifi cations, form factor, and spectrometer cover subject to change without notice.


 Acquisition software included (LabVIEW™ 2011 only)

  • VIs and top-level code are provided for customer customizations
  • Access to data with raw CCD linearity and corrected linearity done at factory for each CCD chip
  • CCD settings and dark-subtract
  • On-board or software averaging
  • Absorbance and transmission calculations
  • Scale selection between pixel, wavelength, and wavenumber
  • On-board spectral calibration • Linearity correction on/off
  • Boxcar averaging
  • Save function to Excel® or text file

No LabVIEW™ license is needed to run our acquisition software. LabVIEW™ license ver. 2011 required to edit our code. No code customization supported in price.





VS7000 PDA

Available for US OEM customers only

Related Products

For OEM industrial applications, we offer many other detector solutions for the VS70, VS140 optical platforms and many other customized mini spectrometers:

Our spectrometers can be prototyped to your OEM specifications with the following detectors:

Front Illuminated CCDs:

ILX-511B (low cost with optional UV coating), ICX-285 (interline for imaging spectrograph) (Sony)

Back-thinned CCDs:

S10420 (low speed/low noise), S11071(new, high speed), S11155 (new with e-shutter), S7031 (TE Cooled - 1.5 to 6mm tall)...


S3901, S3902, S3903, S3904, S10111(new), S10112(new), S8377, S8378, S9227...

InGaAs linear arrays:  

SU256LSB-1.7T2-0500 (2-Stage TE cooled, 256 pixels, 0.9-1.7 mic, 500 mic tall) - Other formats and ranges on request.

Our factory will provide you with a spectrograph and a pre-aligned multichannel detector on an OEM basis. You may provide your own electronics or ask us to quote our solutions.