VLS diffraction gratings for synchrotron applications

High efficiency mechanically ruled VLS blazed diffraction gratings

  • Simulation services for reliable predictions of in-beamline grating efficiency
  • Line densities at thousands of lines per millimeter
  • variable line spacing (VLS) 
  • Blaze angles as low as 1 degree
  • Large gratings up to 500 mm in length
  • Broad range of optics design capabilities

Inprentus manufactures blazed diffraction gratings for x-ray and ultraviolet applications using a nano-scale, contact-mode lithography technique; a method of controlled mechanical deformation of metallic surfaces.  This technology is particularly suited to x-ray and UV diffractive optics in which features must be shaped with 0.1 degree angular precision and positioned with nanometer precision over distances of tens of centimeters.

Blaze Facets

Inprentus can create blaze angles below 1.0° with line densities from 50 to over 5000 lines per milimeter.  



Inprentus simulation services are available with all grating purchases and provide very reliable predictions of in-beamline grating efficiency.



Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering (RIXS) data from Beamline 8.0.1 at the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory.