C13555MA Mini-Spectrometer TF Series from Hamamatsu Photonics

The mini-spectrometer TF series is a polychromator provided in a compact, thin case that houses optical elements, image sensor, and driver circuit. Spectrum data can be acquired by guiding measurement light into a mini-spectrometer through an optical fiber and transferring the measured results to a PC via the USB connection. The incorporation of a high-sensitivity CMOS image sensor maintains high sensitivity equivalent to that of a CCD and achieves low power consumption. Moreover, the trigger function that can be also used for short-term integration enables spectroscopic measurement of pulse emissions. The product includes free evaluation software with functions for setting measurement conditions, acquiring and saving data, drawing graphs, and so on. Furthermore, the DLL function specifications are disclosed, so users can create their original measurement software programs.


  • Compact, thin case
  • High-sensitivity CMOS image sensor built in (high sensitivity equivalent to that of a CCD)
  • With a trigger function
  • High throughput using quartz transmission grating
  • Highly accurate optical characteristics
  • External power supply not necessary (USB bus powered)
  • Installable in equipment
  • Stores wavelength conversion factor in internal memory


Spectral response range

340 to 830

Spectral resolution (FWHM) (typ.)

2.3 nm

Spectral resolution (FWHM) (max.)

3 nm



A/D resolution

16 bits


USB 2.0

Built-in sensor

High-sensitivity CMOS linear image sensor

Number of total pixels

512 pixels

Measurement condition

Typ. Ta=25°C , unless otherwise noted