SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2, 2010 – Andor Technology plc of Belfast, UK, a scientific imaging, spectroscopy solutions and microscopy systems provider, has appointed ALPAO as its new value added reseller for the adaptive optics market.
The Grenoble, France-based company is a manufacturer of adaptive optics solutions, most notably for extremely sensitive wavefront sensors for research and industry applications.
Results obtained with adaptive optics in astronomy, ophthalmology and microscopy applications have shown the highly practical importance of the technique. A key requirement for such systems is the ability to rapidly and precisely correct variations in the observed optical wavefront.
The French company’s Shack-Hartmann sensor leverages the electron multiplying technology implemented by the UK-based company in its cameras. Fulfilling the most demanding adaptive optics applications, the sensor delivers a low electronic reading noise <1e- RMS and a high frame rate of up to 495 fps, offered simultaneously by the EMCCD technology from Andor.
The EMCCD detector’s sensitivity also allows it to be utilized in applications where the power level is limited for either safety reasons or to avoid destroying observed samples.
For more information, visit: www.andor.com