Intensified CCD Cameras
May 2011Andor Technology Ltd., Corporate HeadquartersRequest Info
Andor Technology plc has launched the iStar scientific-grade intensified
CCD cameras for nanosecond time-resolved imaging and spectroscopy applications.
The instruments, based on CCD sensor and gated image intensifier technologies, achieve
a good combination of rapid acquisition rates and ultrahigh sensitivity down to
single photon. High-quantum-efficiency image intensifiers produce good detection
performance, thermoelectric cooling to –40 °C, 500-kHz photocathode gating
rates and enhanced intensifier noise reduction. Low jitter, low insertion delay
gating electronics and nanosecond-scale optical gating provide timing accuracy down
to a few tens of picoseconds, allowing ultraprecise synchronization of complex
experiments through the devices’ comprehensive range of input/output triggering
options. The cameras can achieve acquisition speeds of >29,000 spectra per second,
while offering low readout and thermal noise as well as up to 50% quantum efficiency.