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April 2020 - Model 2061 f/7 for High-res IR Imaging One meter focal length, optically fast, f/7 spectrometer / spectrograph

Spectrometers from McPherson can now more easily detect Mid- and Long-Wave Infrared light. Grating groove density and optimum blaze wavelengths range from ultraviolet and visible wavelengths 0.2 up to 20 microns long-wave infrared. They provide spectroscopic capability to interrogate feature-rich region of long-wave infrared with array detectors. Ideal for imaging applications in chemistry, biology, aerospace and defense


October 2019 - Model 207 f/4.7 VUV and IR Monochromator 670mm focal length, optically fast, f/4.7 monochromator

A fast spectrometer is essential to collect light in both the VUV and the IR regimes of the spectrum. Whether the spectrometer is being used as a light source to deliver the most light possible or is used to collect a signal, the higher collection efficiency of faster f number and optimized optics coating is essential. This makes the Model 207 and the Model 207V ideal spectrometers for experiments conducted in the VUV or the IR.


August 2019 - Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectroscopy Workstation SXR XUV Spectrometer

McPherson is pleased to announce the availability of two new deep UV spectroscopy workstation’s intending to facilitate teaching and experimentation in vacuum and ultraviolet physics. The workstations are ideal for spectroscopy experiments in the vacuum ultraviolet regime, potentially advancing quantum information science and engineering. Spectroscopy was central to the development of quantum mechanics, including blackbody radiation and Einstein’s photoelectric effect.


July 2019 - Tunable Soft X-ray Light Source SXR XUV Spectrometer

The new 642-1 Soft X-Ray (SXR) light source from McPherson features a six position anode carousel. Users can easily change anode target materials while in high, or even ultra-high vacuum (UHV). Use of different solid target anode materials allows tuning emission eV energy or wavelength to the experiment. The vacuum housing of the source features standard NW40K vacuum flanges (optionally DN40CF). It also features two equivalent output beams. These provide ability for sample/reference comparison and device calibration. Filter wheels, gate valves, pinhole collimators, and energy- or other standard detectors are also available.


November 2018 - 3-gratings for an optical spectrum from 8 to 2000 eV SXR XUV Spectrometer

High energy optical spectroscopy has a new “power tool.” Shallow 1.5 degree grazing incidence angle improves efficiency for high energy photons, wavelengths below 5 nanometers. McPherson model 251MX spectrograph is optimal for energies low as 8 eV (150 nanometers wavelength) and high as 2000 eV (0.6 nanometers).
For water window imaging, HHG laser spectroscopy, x-ray plasma diagnostics, extreme ultraviolet lithography, optical characterization, metrology and calibration the McPherson Model 251MX delivers uncompromising performance. The Model 251MX is easy to use and delivers results over the wide 0.5 to 150 nanometer range simply by indexing diffraction gratings. See detailed specifications on the data sheet.


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May 2018 - SXR monochromator works 3 different ways SXR Monochromator Spectrometer for higher energies, 5 to 1000 electron Volts (eV) Do you have applications for analysis and diagnostics with high energy spectra? The vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) Model 248/310 grazing incidence monochromator fits the bill. Easily make spectral measurements around 13 nanometers and throughout the extreme vacuum ultraviolet and soft x-ray wavelength region. It is ideal for work from 10eV to more than 1000eV. Read the latest news here
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February 2018 - 5-ways to improve UV spectroscopy Vacuum UV monochromator for analytical and diagnostic applications For applications like HHG spectroscopy, plasma diagnostics, vacuum ultraviolet optical characterization, metrology and calibration the Model 234/302 meets the challenge. This research grade spectrometer has uncompromising performance. It is our pleasure to deliver components as well as system-level solutions. The Model 234/302 is also available for ultra high vacuum (UHV), metal-sealed, 10E-10 Torr applications. Call or email today to learn how the Model 234/302 fits into your experiments.

December 2017 - Triple spectrometer for Raman Raman shift 4cm-1, tunable, deep UV response, stigmatic Materials Research Forum is managed by Thomas Wohlbier McPherson triple monochromators work fast as f/5 with rejection edges down to 4cm-1. That’s more light gathering power and tighter edges than other spectrometers. McPherson’s reflective designs are tunable reaching the deep UV, 190 nanometers or less if necessary. For ultimate throughput, we offer astigmatic optics too. Check out McPherson singles and triples, well equipped for Raman, photoluminescence, and Thomson scattering
Thanks to Materials Research Forum and Thomas Wohlbier for spreading the word about unique tools for material research and spectroscopy!

November 2017 - Direct detection CCD + Software measuring short wavelength spectrum from 30 to 550 nanometers There is a whole new way to communicate with McPherson spectrometers! New and many legacy McPherson instruments can now be addressed and controlled by a new Add-In for Princeton Instruments' powerful 64-bit LightField software. This new software allows users to keep all the benefits of LightField while controlling wavelength of McPherson deep UV and soft x-ray spectrometers. This integrates Princeton's premier scientific CCD detectors with McPherson's high performance spectrometers - a boon for spectroscopy researchers worldwide.