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Chemiluminescence Imaging Of Plants Using A Deep Cooled CCD
Chemiluminescence imaging combines the sensitive detection of chemiluminescence with the ability to locate and quantify the light emission. It requires high sensitivity combined with long exposure times in order to be able to detect the few photons emitted by the chemical reaction of interest with the living organisms. In a study of the circadian rhythm in plants, a deep cooled CCD camera was used with long exposure time to ensure excellent...  Continue Reading..
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Understanding Electron Multiplying Gain
Electron multiplying CCD (EMCCD) cameras can be used to detect very weak signals, which would otherwise be lost within the noise floor of the camera. Using a conventional CCD to detect these very weak signals usually requires both long exposure times and slow readout rates.   Continue Reading..
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History And Development Of EMCCD Technology – What Is Gen III?
The earliest versions of EMCCD (Electron Multiplying CCD) sensors offered a new dimension in imaging that eliminated read noise from an image sensor. This application note provides a comparison between the first, second, and third generations of EMCCD technology.  Continue Reading..
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PentaVac™ Vacuum Technology: Scientific CCD Applications
CCD imaging sensors are used extensively in high-end imaging applications, enabling acquisition of quantitative images with both high (spatial) resolution and high sensitivity. There are some photon-starved applications which require even these highly sensitive devices to be used with both long integration (exposure) times and high amounts of binning (on-chip charge summation) in order to obtain a detectable signal. For these type of...  Continue Reading..
Why Is A Backside Illuminated Sensor More Sensitive Than A Front Side Illuminated Sensor?
Why Is A Backside Illuminated Sensor More Sensitive Than A Front Side Illuminated Sensor?
Backside illuminated image sensors have fewer obstacles in incoming light's path as it reaches the pixel volume, where the conversion to charge carriers takes place. Thus, BI CMOS image sensors are able to convert more of the light into charge carriers, resulting in larger signals and better images.  Continue Reading..
Solving A Difficult Military Beam Alignment Task
Solving A Difficult Military Beam Alignment Task
Laser systems used in the periscope of a nuclear-powered submarine providing on-board instrumentation that offers accurate pitch, yaw, and roll data. As a result of the critical nature of this information, the burden is placed on the quality of the laser beam, its size, its shape, and its intensity.   Continue Reading..
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An Introduction To Digital Microscopy Imaging
As fun as taking pictures may be, it is the professional analysis of samples that really counts. This article discusses key concepts of digital microscopy imaging systems and how these concepts contribute to a professional presentation of your work. By SPOT Imaging Solutions, a division of Diagnostic Instruments, Inc.  Continue Reading..

CCD CAMERAS PRODUCTS

The Eagle XO is a high-energy, direct X-ray, open front model of one of the most sensitive CCD cameras in the world. It is ideally suited for use in thin film and nanofiber, holography and lithograph, X-ray microscopy, X-ray plasma diagnostics, and other X-ray imaging applications.

The Eagle XV is a high-energy, direct X-ray, In Vacuum CCD camera ideally designed for use in thin film and nanofiber, holography and lithograph, X-ray microscopy, X-ray plasma diagnostics, and other X-ray imaging applications.

The Falcon III XO is the only high energy direct X-Ray camera using a 1MP Frame Transfer EMCCD sensor. The camera offers a combination of speed and sensitivity for soft X-Ray applications up to 20 KeV.

Raptor Photonics’ Falcon III XV is the latest camera model designed for the in-vacuum X-Ray market and is perfect for imaging very weak X-Ray samples close to UV and VUV, where speed is important.

The Hawk 252 is a cooled HD ultra-sensitive digital EMCCD camera offering back-illuminated EMCCD technology for enabling ultimate sensitivity imaging (<50μlux). The camera features high QE of greater than 95% at 600 nm, and GEN III image intensifier performance and enhanced blue response from 180 nm for low light UV with visible detection.

Raptor Photonics’ Kestrel is a digital monochrome scientific frame transfer EMCCD camera based on e2v’s CCD-60 back-thinned 1/3″ sensor with high sensitivity, speed and resolution, and QE up to 95%. With the EM gain on, it offers less than 0.01 electrons read noise.

The new Falcon III from Raptor Photonics incorporates a new EMCCD back-illuminated sensor offering 1MP resolution with 10µm square pixels. It images with a peak QE of >95% offering unsurpassed sensitivity with less than 0.1 electrons readout noise. It offers the combination of ultimate sensitivity and speed through a single output amplifier thereby maximizing uniformity.  It is three times faster than previous generation EMCCDs running at 31Hz in full resolution, with superior linearity and low gain performance. Ideal applications include adaptive optics, astronomy, calcium signaling, fluorescence imaging, spectroscopy, genome sequencing, live cell imaging, and X-ray tomography.

Raptor Photonics introduces the Eagle series of -90°C 1MP and 4MP scientific CCD cameras. With featured back-illuminated CCD sensor from e2v (CCD42-40 and CCD47-10), and Raptor’s proprietary PentaVac vacuum enclosure and cooling it to -90°C, the Eagle is the perfect camera for long exposure applications.

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