Spectrometers, Spectrographs, Gratings & Engineering Services

Product Overview

Headwall Photonics designs and manufactures diamond-turned and original diffraction gratings that form the basis for an exciting arrary of products ranging from spectrometers to hyperspectral imagers. Grating designs include original planar, aberration-corrected concave/convex, and Rowland circle gratings. All are available in standard or custom formats.

Headwall also specializes in the alignment and packaging of gratings to deliver ruggedized spectral modules (spectrometers) for OEM applications. Our modern and automated 20,000 square foot facility has a large production cleanroom for precise manufacturing of high-quality, original gratings.

  • Hyperspectral Imaging Spectrometers
    Headwall Photonics is the leading designer and manufacturer of hyperspectral imaging sensors. Headwall's patented, aberration-corrected hyperspectral sensors provide users with unparalleled imaging performance free of image distortion. Headwall is also the largest manufacturer of 'all-original' holographic diffraction optics. This differentiates Headwall as a manufacturer that can offer integrated hyperspectral sensors addressing a broad range of applications including commercial and industrial, medical & life sciences, research, airborne remote sensing, as well as military and defense.
  • Hyperspectral Data Processing Unit (HDPU)                                                                                                                      The Hyperspec Data Processing Unit (HDPU) is optimized for hyperspectral imaging applications by providing dedicated, high-speed processing resources for image acquisition and the analysis and interrogation of the spectral and spatial imaging datacube.                                        
  • Raman Imaging Spectrometers
    The Raman Explorer family of integrated spectrometers, designed and optimized for Raman imaging applications, has been expanded to include fully integrated spectrometer instruments as well as new configurations to take advantage of a range of different laser excitation wavelengths.
  • Spectrographs & Spectrometers
    Our compact modules are cost-effective, prealigned optical systems that are easily integrated into systems to save development costs while accelerating time to market. Products include single- and dual-beam, and multi-channel spectrographs & spectrometers. Hyperspectral VS15 is an imaging spectrograph with extremely high spectral/spatial resolution. Headwall Photonics welcomes the opportunity to design solutions to meet customer requirements.
  • Gratings
    Our history and leadership as a supplier of original holographic diffraction gratings allows us to offer rapid prototyping capabilities to OEMs who need to meet tight time-to-market windows. Our gratings include planar, aberration-corrected concave/convex, and Rowland Circle designs.
  • Engineering Services
    Headwall Photonics is known for its ability to rapidly design and prototype complex gratings for demanding applications. Core competencies include high-volume manufacturing, optical design services, and collaborative engineering support. We specialize in the alignment and packaging of gratings to deliver ruggedized cost-effective spectral modules.

hyperspectral imaging systems and components