Soft X-ray / XUV / VUV Spectrograph


Our soft X-ray / XUV / VUV spectrograph features aberration-corrected flat-field imaging and is available with three gratings covering the spectral ranges 1-17 nm (73 – 1240 eV), 5-80  nm (15 – 248 eV) and 30-200 nm (6 – 41 eV). In order to maximize light collection, the spectrometer can be used without an entrance slit over a variety of source distances, with 3-17 nm, 10-80 nm and 30-200 nm spectral coverage. Its modular design is able to match different experimental geometries and configurations. It features an integrated slit holder, gate valve and filter insertion unit, as well as motorized grating positioning along 3 axes.

Key Product Features

  • Flat-field grazing-incidence spectrograph
  • Wavelength coverage with single gratings:
    • Soft X-Ray: 1-17 nm (73 – 1240 eV)
    • XUV: 5-80 nm (15 – 248 eV)
    • VUV: 30-200 nm (6 – 41 eV)
    • Motorized three grating version possible
  • Operation with and without entrance slit
  • Adapters for different geometry options
  • Integrated gate valve and filter insertion unit
  • Operating pressure <10-6 mbar Oil-free pump system for stand-alone vacuum operation optionally available
  • Flexible choice of detectors: X-ray CCD camera or MCP camera system
  • User-friendly alignment, acquisition and viewer software, including postprocessing tools.


[1] Multi-μJ harmonic emission energy from laser-driven plasma
P. Heißler, A. Barna, J. Mikhailova, G. Ma, K. Khrennikov, S. Karsch, L. Veisz, I. Földes, G. Tsakiris
Applied Physics B 118, 195 (2014)

[2] Few-Cycle Driven Relativistically Oscillating Plasma Mirrors: A Sourceof Intense Isolated Attosecond Pulses
P. Heißler, R. Hörlein, J. Mikhailova, L. Waldecker, P. Tzallas, A. Buck, K. Schmid, C. Sears, F. Krausz, L. Veisz, M. Zepf, G. Tsakiris
Physical Review Letters 108, 235003 (2012)

[3] Towards single attosecond pulses using harmonic emission from solid-density plasmas
P. Heißler, R. Hörlein, M. Stafe, J. Mikhailova, Y. Nomura, D. Herrmann, R. Tautz, S. Rykovanov, I. Földes, K. Varjú, F. Tavella, A. Marcinkevicius, F. Krausz, L. Veisz, G. Tsakiris
Applied Physics B 101, 511 (2010)

[4] Attosecond phase locking of harmonics emitted from laser-produced plasmas
Y. Nomura, R. Hörlein, P. Tzallas, B. Dromey, S. Rykovanov, Z. Major, J. Osterhoff, S. Karsch, L. Veisz, M. Zepf, D. Charalambidis, F. Krausz, G. Tsakiris
Nature Physics 5, 124 (2009)