iHR320 Imaging Spectrometer with Streak Camera

Research involving spectroscopic measurements is cutting-edge, whether it’s on the ultra-fast timescale, or detecting only a weak burst of photons. However, measurement accuracy is determined by the least accurate elements of the optical set-up. Coupling a streak camera, which measures ultrafast light (intensity, time and wavelength) with the HORIBA iHR320 imaging spectrometer, will dramatically improve those measurements.

Accordingly, HORIBA Scientific has developed a special version of its iHR320 imaging spectrometer to work in tandem with a streak camera to achieve the highest throughput possible.

HORIBA’s iHR320 spectrometer provides:

  • High throughput, with an f/4.1 aperture, to ensure that the maximum amount of light is detected;
  • Optimal optical design with on-axis rotation of the gratings on their front surfaces for constant and accurate focus on gratings;
  • Single cast aluminum design to enhance rigidity when coupled to the streak camera and minimize stray light;
  • Easy optical coupling with a focal plane approximately 29 mm outside the spectrometer box;
  • Compatibility with industry-leading streak cameras, including the Hamamatsu Models C10910, C5680 (using A1926-01 input optics), and Streakscope Models C10627 and HC-4334 (no input optics). Hamamatsu software ensures you have complete control of your system.
  • Coupling to an iHR550 with focal length of 550 mm possible.

HORIBA’s iHR320 spectrometer and a streak camera allows researchers to measure:

  • Time-resolved fluorescence from nanoseconds down to a few picoseconds;
  • Short-lived, weakly emitting samples;
  • Photoluminescence of semiconductors such as GaAlAs;
  • Quality-control of thin-film fabrication, for example, checking the uniformity of YBCO laser-ablation and deposition;
  • Research and quality-control of lasers, such as the temporal characterization of laser pulses;
  • Optical-communications research, e.g., chromatic and temporal dispersion in transmission through a single-mode optical fiber;
  • Picosecond absorption spectroscopy;
  • Picosecond Raman spectroscopy.