Detectors for modular spectroscopy
Our modular spectroscopy systems are individual configurations. The range of spectrographs is complemented by detector technology for wavelength regions from the UV to the near-IR. We offer low-noise slow scanning CCD detectors for standard spectroscopy applications and high-performance CCD detectors for faster acquisitions. The EMCCD sensors are dedicated for measurements limited by read noise. The InGaAs photo diode arrays are ideal for wavelengths over 1000 nm.
For ultra-sensitive spectroscopy applications, Andor Technology offers the EMCCD cameras Newton 970 (1600 x 200 x 16 µm pixels) and the Newton 971 (1600 x 400 x 16 µm pixels) with USB 2 interface. The EMCCD sensor of the Newton detectors is placed in a sealed vacuum chamber so that temperatures down to -100 °C are achieved with thermo-electrical cooling.
The Newton series of CCD detectors is designed with the lowest noise and highest quantum efficiencies to provide highly sensitive and high dynamic range detectors for use in a wide range of spectroscopic applications.
In addition, the MHz AD converter provides very fast spectral acquisition. Multi-track and high speed spectroscopy are possible by special sensor read out modes.
Andor Technology offers InGaAs detectors based on the iDus spectroscopy platform. The user can choose between 512 and 1024 pixels of a photo diode array (PDA). Ideally suited for NIR spectroscopy, the InGaAs iDus covers a range of wavelengths from 500 nm to 1700 nm, or from 1000 nm to 2200 nm, respectively. The InGaAs detectors can be used stand-alone as a NIR line camera, or attached to a spectrograph or a monochromator.
The iDus and iVac CCD detectors are designed with the lowest noise and highest quantum efficiencies to provide very sensitive and high dynamic range detectors for use in a wide range of both conventional and demanding spectroscopic applications. While die iDus CCD detectors can be cooled to -100°C, the iVac CCD models achieve very fast spectral rates. The iDus and iVac series offer a variety of different sensor formats in order to optimize the detector for your specific application.