CCD Cameras


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..
Using The Eagle V For Chemiluminescence Imaging
Using The Eagle V For Chemiluminescence Imaging
In order to be able to detect the photons emitted by the chemical reactions in living organisms, researchers use chemiluminescence. Chemiluminescence imaging requires a camera with the highest sensitivity and the ability for long exposure times. The Raptor Photonics Eagle V camera was used in a study on the circadian rhythms in plants.  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..
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. By Dr. Geoff Martin, Principal Systems Engineer, Raptor Photonics Ltd  Continue Reading..
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..
Detecting And Defeating Subversive Night And Fog Activities
Around-the-clock surveillance capability in any weather is a decisive operational ad-vantage for military and emergency services. In these and similar applications, SWIR cameras are well-suited for everyday use because they show good results when compared with other imaging technologies. To recognize and track objects of light-reflecting as well as self-radiating natures, SWIR cameras can be easily combined with thermal LWIR cameras and their...  Continue Reading..
UV Measurement Of Sunglasses Using A Back-Thinned CCD Spectrometer
In assisting thousands of customers over the years, we’ve discovered that everyone has a slightly different idea of what constitutes ultraviolet light. For some, it’s the light just beyond human vision that some animals can see (300-400 nm). For others, it’s ionizing radiation that propagates only in a vacuum, below 120 nm.  What we can all agree on, however, is that UV light is not good for our eyes, and that a proper...  Continue Reading..


Measurements include total luminous flux (down to 20 lm), spectrum and color parameters (CCT, CRI, TM-30-15), and flicker for a variety of applications, including automotive, traffic lighting, life sciences, and medical.

The new Falcon III from Raptor Photonics is a EMCCD – GEN III camera based on e2v’s next generation CCD-351 back-thinned 1″ sensor offering 1 MP resolution with 10 μm square pixels. The Falcon provides outstanding sensitivity and speed through a single output amplifier, and is three times faster than previous generations with excellent 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 new Eagle XO as a high energy version of one of the most sensitive CCD cameras on the market. This open front detector uses back-illuminated 1MP and 4MP CCD sensors from e2v, and comes in 2048 x 2048 and 2048 x 512 high resolution formats. Typical applications include x-ray imaging, x-ray microscopy, thin films and nanofibers, x-ray plasma diagnostics, holography, and lithography.

The ImagEM®X2 takes Hamamatsu’s 512 x 512 EM-CCD sensor-based camera and offers a version with four times the imaging area (without sacrificing resolution) for imaging applications with fewer than 10 photons per pixel. Its high-speed readout of 70 FPS at full resolution and 1076 FPS at sub-array 16 pixel resolution with 4x4 binning make it well-suited for capturing single images of larger molecules like proteins.

The SPOT Insight Gigabit CCD cameras combine high resolution, high frame rate, and low noise to provide superior performance for imaging applications. Recent SBIR/STTR grant recipients receive a discount on the Insight Gigabit and all SPOT cameras — learn more in the SPOT Imaging Solutions booth 131 at SPIE.

These high speed, low light imaging CCD cameras come in monochrome, color mosaic, and slider configurations. Each model features high sensitivity and fast frame rates, which helps greatly in preserving live cells and fading specimens for imaging and fluorescence applications.

SPOT Imaging offers a variety of OEM and custom camera solutions – from board level designs for system integrators to fully functional and stand-alone imaging systems. An emphasis is placed on lowering overall electronic noise without sacrificing the camera’s speed.

Andor’s iDus 416 is a NIR spectroscopy CCD camera with peak QE up to 95%, a 30mm wide sensor, a 2000 x 256 15 µm pixel array, and low dark current. It’s ideal for applications involving plasmonics, fluorescence, luminescence, photoluminescence, Raman spectroscopy, absorption, transmittance, and reflection.