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EMCCD Camera

Photonics.com
Jan 2009
Princeton InstrumentsRequest Info
 
TRENTON, N.J., Jan. 29, 2009 – Princeton Instruments has announced its ProEM electron-multiplying (EM) CCD camera platform, which is designed for use in low-light applications associated with single-molecule fluorescence, astronomy and ion imaging as well as high-frame-rate, light-restricted applications.

PI_ProEM.jpgThe instrument uses 512 × 512 and 1024 ×1024-pixel back-illuminated EMCCDs and supports both electron-multiplying and traditional readout ports. The former is used when high frame rates are required under low-light conditions, while the traditional readout port is suitable for slow-scan applications. The ProEM achieves less than 1 e- rms read noise in EM mode and approximately 3 e- rms in non-EM mode. The cameras feature a bias active stability engine (BASE), Princeton Instruments noise suppression (PINS) technology, and OptiCal on-demand EM gain calibration, which produces a linearized map. A hardware-generated time stamp on each frame facilitates time-resolved photometry.

The camera platform’s all-metal seal vacuum design features low dark current, and the device can be deep-cooled with air, liquid or a combination thereof. In vibration-sensitive applications, it can achieve maximum cooling with just liquid, eliminating air turbulence. Its vacuum performance has a lifetime guarantee. The latest Gigabit Ethernet interface enables operation from distances of greater than 50 m. 

For more information, visit: www.princetoninstruments.com

Princeton Instruments
3660 Quakerbridge Road
Trenton, N.J. 08619
Phone: (609) 587-9797
Fax: (609) 587-1970

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astronomy
The scientific observation of celestial radiation that has reached the vicinity of Earth, and the interpretation of these observations to determine the characteristics of the extraterrestrial bodies and phenomena that have emitted the radiation.
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