TriVista CRS³

The TriVista CRS³ is the pinnacle of ultra-high-end Raman and photoluminescence spectroscopy.
It combines the high-resolution bandpass capability of a DuoVista, with the unmatched spectral resolution, throughput, motorisation and imaging capabilities of S&Is MonoVista systems.
All TriVista systems are based on the successful Princeton Instruments SpectraPro HRS imaging monochromator series.

While the TriVista Basic is best suited for customers with previous knowledge in the field of spectroscopy, due to it providing a wide array of free degree usage, the CRS³ version combined with extensive motorisation and easy handling via our VistaControl software can help to significantly flatten the learning curve and make it almost as easy to handle as one of our MonoVista systems is.

The TriVista CRS³ System comes in three different sizes:

TR555CRS – triple 500mm Czerny-Turner monochromator setup with a double stage 500mm bandpass and as well as a 500mm imaging stage.

TR557CRS – double 500mm bandpass with a 750mm imaging stage

TR777CRS – double 750mm bandpass with a 750mm imaging stage, providing the highest possible resolution for additive and subtractive mode spectroscopy


  • Deep UV to NIR wavelength
  • High spectral resolution, i.e. FWHM < 0.1 cm–1 at 633 nm (TR777 in additive mode)
  • Low frequency measurements down to 5 cm–1 or less, depending on sample
  • High frequency range up to 9.000 cm–1 (at 532nm), useful for photo luminescence
  • High spatial resolution of less than 1µm lateral and 2µm axial
  • Operable for unlimited amount of laser wavelength in the range fro DUV to NIR
  • Useful for tunable laser-excitation
  • Easy software-switch between “Additive” and “Subtractive” Dispersion-Mode
  • Simultanious Stokes / Anti-Stokes Measurements
  • Adaptable to external experiments and defined experiment integration like i.e. XRD, and more
  • Optional enhancements:
    • Easy switch between Triple- and Single-Stage Operations (Bypass-enhancement-link)
    • Macro Raman
    • Polarization Raman Measurements
    • Temperature depending Raman Measurements
    • Motorized Point-To-Point and Fast Raman Mapping
    • TERS and AFM-Raman Mapping
    • Laser Safety Claas I



  • Triple Spectrometer/Spectrographs with different focal length
  • TR 555 with 3 x 500 mm focal length
  • TR 557 with 2 x 500mm plus 750 mm focal length
  • TR 777 with 3 x 750 mm focal length
  • Additive and Subtractive Dispersion
  • Image corrected optics provide superior imaging quality for multi-track applications
  • Multiple entrance and exit ports
  • Interchangeable Grating Turrets with 3 gratings per turret per stage
  • (up to 27 gratings on 9 turrets possible)
  • Motorized Entrance and Exit Slits with 0 to 3 mm width
  • Motorized Intermediate Slits with 0 to 12 mm width
  • Bypass to switch the entrance beam between first and third stage
  • Stokes – Antistokes Accessory
  • Optional Silver or gold coated mirrors
  • Choice of more than 100 gratings available for the best spectral range, throughput and dispersion
  • Stepping motor scanning system with microprocessor control provides superior precision and repeatability of wavelength positioning
  • Optional internal shutter for experiments requiring background removal or signal attenuation


  • Peltier and liquid nitrogen cooled detectors
  • CCD and InGaAs Array detectors
  • EMCCDs for fastest Raman mapping
  • Back Illuminated eXcelon CCD detectors with lowest etaloning
  • Photon Counting PMT systems


  • Upright Olympus Microscopes BX43, BX53 and BX51WI, Inverted Olympus Microscope IX73 or Dual-Microscope
  • Objectives for UV, VIS and NIR with short and long working distance
  • Sample Observation with Binocular and Imaging Camera
  • Simultanious sample and laser observation
  • Dark- and Bright-Field illumination
    • Equipped with opticset that is matched for desired wavelength range


In additive dispersion-mode each stage of the spectrometer-system disperses the spectrum of the incoming light. So, each stage adds an additional dispersion. The first monochromator stage disperses the spectral radiation into separate wavelength components, allowing a specific spectral window to enter the next stage. The same way as the second stage, the third stage adds a third dispersion to the spectrum which is finally coupled to a detector in the last stage with even a lower level of stray light.
The possible resolution is as high as for a single spectrometer with a focal length which is equal to the sum of the focal length of the 3 stages.


In subtractive mode, the first and the second stages of spectrometer work as a tunable bandpass filter to allow only the desired portion of spectrum to pass through and reducing stray light levels.

A polychromatic light enters the first stage through the entrance slit and is dispersed by the first grating. The intermediate Slit acts as a bandpass filter passing only the light between wavelengths λ1 and λ2. The grating in the second Stage recombines all the dispersed light and focuses it into the entrance slit of the third stage, producing again a polychromatic light limited to the spectral range between wavelengths λ1 and λ2.

Multiple configurations

A variety of configuration enables a wide field of applications. Up to four input ports and four output ports provide a wide range of different system setups.

The additive or subtractive arrangement of the double monochromator stage can be selected by software. Switching between additive and subtractive mode is done inside the first two Stages without any need of an additional optic.
So the Double Monochromator Stage can be used together with the last stage as a Triple system for Raman Spectroscopy.

Setup for Micro and Macro Raman Spectroscopy in Triple additive and subtractive Mode

It can also be used as an excitation stage for Fluorescence and Photoluminescence and the emission can be detected by the last stage of the system.

Setup for Photoluminescence & Fluorescence

Setup to run three experiments simultaneously

Also, a bypass system is available to switch the entrance beam between the entrance slit of the first and third stage of the TriVista


  • Optic Sets for automated polarization measurements
  • Optic Set for Line-Focus measurements
  • Motorized XYZ-Stages with stepsize < 50 nm
  • Piezo XYZ-Stages with stepsize < 10 nm
  • Heating and Cooling Stages
  • Heating Stage, temperature limit at 1500°C
  • combined Heating and Cooling Stages, working range: –196°C–600°C
  • Helium Cryostate with temperature limit at a few Kelvin
  • AFM from Nanonics or JPK Instruments for TERS and AFM-Raman mapping
  • Combination with XRD systems

Macro Raman Chamber

  • Useful for solids, liquids and gases
  • f/2 entrance optics
  • Laser focussing lens
  • Holder for Interference filter (without filters)
  • Variable Incidence for Solids
  • Horizontal beam for Liquids and Gases
  • 180° Illumination
  • Multipass mirrors
  • Retro collecting mirror
  • X-Y-Z sample movement