EDISON, N.J., Sept. 29, 2010 — The VS7000 back-thinned CCD miniature spectrometer from Horiba Jobin Yvon Inc. exhibits high speed, ultralow stray light, high UV sensitivity and a high dynamic range. The preconfigured ultraviolet/visible/near-infrared miniature spectrometer has an uncooled back-illuminated linear CCD with ultralow etaloning in the near-IR and USB 2 integrated electronics for OEM applications that require sturdy optomechanical designs for long-term stability. Quantum efficiency is 65% at 250 nm, >90% at 650 nm and 70% at 850 nm. The CCD is ~300 µm high, with a 300-µm-diameter fiber. Typical dynamic range is 5600:1 at 1 MHz. The f/3 device is supplied with LabView-based acquisition software and is suitable for use in low-light, high signal-to-noise-ratio applications. It offers a selection of slit widths and three spectral range options: 200 to 860 nm with a 250-nm blazed grating and a built-in order sorting filter; 380 to 750 nm with a visible-optimized grating and a built-in long-pass filter; and 200 to 1050 nm with dual blaze gratings and a built-in order sorting filter. The CCD is CE- and RoHS-compliant, measures 124.5 × 99 × 74 mm and weighs 2 lb.