The AvaSpec-HERO is the answer for those who are in need of high resolution and high sensitivity! This spectrometer combines the best of both worlds, so no compromise needed. 

The AvaSpec-HERO is build up around our High-Sensitivity, Compact (HSC), 100 mm optical bench offering a NA of 0.13 and a cooled, back-thinned detector (1024×58 pixels). Electronicswise, it uses our latest AS7010 board, which includes a high-performance Analog to Digital convertor with excellent noise performance and the ability of high-speed communication through USB 3.0 and Ethernet.

The combination of these two state-of-the-art components will give you an excellent instrument, offering the ideal balance between sensitivity and resolution and the capability of using longer integration times in low-light applications, yet ensuring perfect signal-to-noise performance, transferred by the latest communication standards. A real HERO for your application! Find out why a recent OEM customer from the food industry had this to say:

We knew almost right away when we got our hands on the HERO that it was a superior instrument, but it is becoming even more apparent just how much better the HERO is in virtually every aspect of performance.

Read the full testimonial here!

The Avaspec-HERO is suitable for use with replaceable slits, offering optimal flexibility for a variety of apllications. The combination of all the above features makes the AvaSpec-Hero your ideal companion for all your spectroscopic measurements.

Product Information

  • Technical Data

  • Gratings

  • Resolution

  • Ordering Information

  • Options

Optical bench High-sensitivity symmetrical design 100 mm focal length; NA – 0.13
Wavelength range 200-1160 nm
Resolution 0.2-7 nm, depending on configuration (see table)
Stray light 0.5%, depending on grating
Sensitivity (counts/µW per ms integration time) 445,000
Detector CCD array image sensor with one stage TE cooled, 1024 pixels
Signal/noise 1200:1
Dynamic range 40,000
AD converter 16 bit, 250 kHz
Integration time 5.2 ms-180 sec
Interface USB 3.0 high speed, 5 Gbps, gigabit Ethernet 1 Gbps
Digital IO HD-26 connector, 2 Analog in, 2 Analog out, 3 Digital bidirectional, trigger, synchronization, strobe, laser
Sample speed with on-board averaging 5.2 ms/scan
Data transfer speed 5.2 ms/scan (USB3 and ETH)
Power supply 12 VDC, 1.5 A
Dimensions, weight 185 x 161 x 185 mm, 3500 g
Use Useable range (nm) Spectral range (nm) Lines/mm Blaze (nm) Order code
UV/VIS/NIR 190-1100 910 426 230 HSC0246-0.23**
UV/VIS/NIR 200-1160 770-760* 300 300 HSC0300-0.30
UV/VIS/NIR 250-1160 770-760* 300 420 HSC0300-0.42
VIS/NIR 250-1160 577-553 400 550 HSC0400-0.55
UV/VIS 200-850 373-345* 600 400 HSC0600-0.40
UV/NIR 200-1160 373-345* 600 650 HSC0600-0.65
VIS/NIR 500-1160 268-220* 830 900 HSC0830-0.90
UV/VIS 200-1160 182-130* 1200 400 HSC1200-0.40
VIS/NIR 500-1050 182-130* 1200 750 HSC1200-0.75
UV/VIS 200-580 84-61* 2400 270 HSC2400-0.27

*Depends on the starting wavelength of the grating; the higher the wavelength, the bigger the dispersion and the smaller the range to select

Slit size (µm) 25 50 100 200 500
246 lines/mm grating 2.10 2.70 4.15 7.90 17.0
300 lines/mm grating 1.80 2.30 3.40 6.50 14.00
400 lines/mm grating 1.45 1.60 2.60 5.10 12.00
600 lines/mm grating 0.85 1.10 1.70 3.40 7.50
800 lines/mm grating 0.60 0.70 1.25 2.30 5.00
1200 lines/mm grating 0.40 0.48 0.80 1.45 3.50
2400 lines/mm grating 0.30 0.36 0.50 0.80 1.75

The above values are average values. Due to optical properties, resolution will be better in the lower wavelengths than in the higher wavelength range.

AvaSpec-HSC1024x58TEC-EVO AvaSpec-HERO; High-sensitivity fiber-optic spectrometer, HSC 100mm bench design, 1024×58 pixel back illum TE cooled CCD detector, high-speed USB 3.0 and ETH interface, including AvaSoft-Basic, USB interface cable, specify grating, wavelength range and options
SLIT-XX-RS Replaceable slit with SMA connector, specificy slit size XX=10, 25, 50, 100, 200 or 500 µm
SLIT-XX-RS-FCPC As SLIT-XX-RS, but with FC/PC connector
SLITKIT-SMA Slit kit containing 25, 50, 100, 200 and 500 μm slits, and the tools to replace the slit. SMA-connectors
SLITKIT-FCPC As SLITKIT-SMA, but with FC/PC connectors
OSF-YYY-3 Order sorting filter for reduction of 2nd order effects, 3 mm thick, please specify YYY= 305, 395, 475, 515, 550, 600 nm
OSC-HSC300 Order sorting coating for use with grating HSC0300-xx
OSC-HSC600 Order sorting coating for use with grating HSC0600-xx and HSC0400-xx

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