Application Note

Ultrasensitive emICCD Technology Enables High-Accuracy LIBS With Nanosecond And Picosecond Resolution

Source: Princeton Instruments

By Princeton Instruments

One of the most convenient and efficient analytical techniques for trace elemental analysis is laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) as it requires little-to-no sample preparation and is easily performed in the lab or in the field. In LIBS applications where a relatively low power laser can be used, the less intense background continuum emission means a conventional CCD camera with a high-speed mechanical chopper affords a suitable imaging solution. For challenging applications where CCD and ICCD camera sensitivity and dynamic range are not enough, an emICCD camera is recommended. This application note presents data demonstrating the improved performance of a new emICCD camera from Princeton Instruments that delivers ultrahigh sensitivity for demanding LIBS applications on the nanosecond and picosecond timescales. Download the full paper for more information.