XUV/VUV/X-ray spectrometer

easyLIGHT XUV high-efficiency spectrometer

Company BriefHP Spectroscopy, founded in 2012, is a leading developer and global supplier of scientific instrumentation.The product lines include spectroscopy tools, detector solutions, and beamline i

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Company Brief

HP Spectroscopy, founded in 2012, is a leading developer and global supplier of scientific instrumentation.

The product lines include spectroscopy tools, detector solutions, and beamline instrumentation. HP Spectroscopy deliver cutting-edge products to customers in academia and industry worldwide. HP take pride in the customization of all our products to deliver the best solution for each application.

HP Spectroscopy's team consists of experts in the fields of spectroscopy, grating design, plasma physics, beamline technology, and X-ray technology, as well as mechanical, electronics, and software engineers. At HP, they combine over 70 years of expertise in spectroscopy.


easyLIGHT XUV high-efficiency spectrometer

  • flat-field normal-incidence spectrometer

  • highest efficiency due to proprietary no-slit design

  • wavelength range from 30 to 250 nm

  • most compact spectrometer in its class

  • modular, turn-key design

easyLIGHT XUV provides wide-band spectral measurements with unprecedented efficiency. The no-slit design directly images the radiation source and thus eliminates the cumbersome entrance slit. The spectral range 30 to 250nm conveniently covers many applications in HHG and plasma diagnostics. With its normal-incidence design, easyLIGHT XUV offers straightforward installation and alignment, compared to grazing-incidence spectrometers.

The modular design matches a variety of experimental geometries and configurations. easyLIGHT features an integrated slit holder and closed-loop motorized grating positioning.

Detector options include both XUV CCDs for highest resolution and dynamic range, and MCP/CMOS assemblies for broadest wavelength coverage and gated / intensified detection. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

Customized derivatives of the easyLIGHT spectrometer are also available.

No-slit design

The proprietary spectrometer design by HP spectroscopy uses direct source imaging. Consequently, a narrow entrance slit is not needed and light collection is maximized. Comparing with traditional spectrometer architectures, a factor of 20 more light reaches the spectrometer detector. The architecture also greatly increases day-to-day operation robustness.


Measurement of radiation emitted from a CO2-based low-temperature plasma. Laser-produced plasma EUV sources based on a xenon gas puff target were used to irradiate and ionize the CO2 gas. In the VUV range, multiple emission lines corresponding to C I, C II, and O I, as well as CO molecular bands are visible.

A. Bartnik et al, Spectral investigations of low-temperature plasma induced in CO2 gas by nanosecond pulses of extreme ultraviolet (EUV)

Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 30 (2021) 115008


  • High-harmonic generation sources

  • Attosecond science

  • Intense laser-matter interaction

  • Laser and discharge produced plasma sources

  • Synchrotron beamline characterization

  • Free-electron lasers