Indigo Optical Systems is a spin-off company of the University of Jena and the Helmholtz Institute Jena, Germany.

For more than 10 years the founders have been working in the field of short wavelength radiation and imaging. In various high-ranking scientific papers the expertise of radiation generation, beam delivery, diagnostics as well as methodology/algorithmics can be proven.

Indigo offers various services for the short wavelength spectral range, such as the soft X-ray range (SXR), vacuum ultraviolet (VUV), extreme ultraviolet (EUV / XUV). The visible spectral range can also be addressed upon customer request.

Indigo’s three business areas are:

1) Instrumentation
2) Measurements with an EUV microscope
3) Consulting and ray tracing



Indigo designs and develops scientific / industrial optical systems for the short wavelength spectral range.In doing so, Indigo mainly manufactures fully customized beamline systems, spectrometers / spectrographs, monochromators, microscopes / objectives and polarizers. The instruments offer excellent performance, high (spectral) resolution, high sensitivity, compactness and flexibility up to ultra-high vacuum (UHV) environments.


Indigo offers measurements for nondestructive nanoscale imaging.


Indigo consults companies and public institutions in the realization of optical setups or experiments.

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