Nov 2011Princeton InstrumentsRequest Info
Princeton Instruments’ PyLoN series controllerless, cryogenically cooled CCD cameras are designed for quantitative spectroscopy applications that demand high sensitivity. The PyLoN:100 and PyLoN:400 dual-amplifier cameras use 1340 x 100- and 1340 x 400-pixel sensors, respectively. In creating the new platform, the company redesigned its Spec-10 family of cameras to remove the external controller, increasing experimental flexibility and improving the ultralow-noise electronics. Liquid nitrogen cooling virtually eliminates dark current, and indium metal seals enhance vacuum longevity. Binning noise has been reduced. Both cameras provide software-selectable gain that permits operation in high-sensitivity mode for Raman or single-molecule spectroscopy, and in high-capacity mode for fluorescence spectroscopy. The PyLoN:100 is suitable for rapid spectral acquisition, and the PyLoN:400 for multiplexed spectroscopy.