EMCCD detectors for spectroscopy

Newton series from Andor Technology

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.

Features
Effective read noise < 1 electron with electron multiplying gain for single photon sensitivity
Two EMCCD sensor formats (1600 x 200 x 16 µm and 1600 x 400 x 16 µm) for high resolution spectroscopy
Rapid spectrum rates up to 396 spectra/s (Newton 971) and 649 spectra/s (Newton 970) for full vertical binning and > 1.500 spectra/s for cropped sensor mode
Front and back-illuminated sensors with > 90% quantum efficiency optimized for UV, VIS, and NIR (with Fringe suppression technology for Newton 970 back-illuminated sensor)
Thermo-electrical cooling of EMCCD sensor to -100 °C for negligible dark current

The Newton EMCCD detectors are the market leaders for ultra-sensitive and ultra-fast spectroscopy. EM technology enables charge from each pixel to be multiplied on the sensor before readout resulting in single photon sensitivity. To provide unrivalled performance for demanding spectroscopic applications, the Newton EM platform combines a 1600 x 200 or 1600 x 400 array of high resolution 16 ?m pixels, low noise electronics, high quantum efficiency sensors, thermoelectric cooling down to -100°C for negligible dark current, 3 MHz readout and USB 2.0 plug-and-play connectivity. The dual output amplifiers allow software selection between either a conventional high sensitivity or electron multiplying outputs to suit a broad range of photon regime conditions. This makes the Newton EMCCD the ideal choice for ultra-fast and low light spectroscopy.

Fluorescence and luminescence spectroscopy
Raman spectroscopy
Atomic emission spectroscopy
TitleAuthor(s)InstituteYearDetector/Spectrograph
Raman-Line imaging to investigate occurring transport mechanisms in aerogel productionJ. QuinoInstitute of Engineering Thermodynamics, Erlangen Untiversity, Germany2017Newton DU971P-BV, Shamrock SR-303i-A
Polarization-sensitive spontaneous Raman scattering spectroscopyS. Rieger,
C. Mannweiler,
C. Fallnich
Institute of Applied Physics,
University of Münster, Germany
2016Newton DU970P-BVF
Shamrock SR-500i-D1-SIL
Spectral characterization of quantum light from an engineered Type-II sum-frequency generation process M. Allgaier,
V. Ansari,
L. Sansoni,
V. Quiring,
R. Ricken,
H. Suche,
B. Brecht,
C. Silberhorn
Integrated Quantum Optics Group, Department of Physics, University of Paderborn,
Germany
2016Newton DU970P-BVF
Shamrock SR-500i-D1-SIL
Optically probing surface phonons using surface specific vibrational spectroscopyR. Kramer CampenFritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin, Germany2015Newton DU971P-BV
Shamrock SR-303i-B
Enhanced ordering of water at hydrophobic surfaces measure with vibrational sum-frequency generationJ. Versluis,
S. Strazdaite,
H. J. Bakker
Ultrafast Spectroscopy, FOM Institute AMOLF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands2015Newton DU970P-BV
Shamrock SR-303i-A-SIL
Femtosecond time-resolved electronic sum frequency generation for the investigation of optoelectronically relevant interfacesL. Foglia,
M. Wolf,
J. Stähler
Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin, Germany2015Newton DU970P-BV
Shamrock SR-303i-A
Ambient humidity has minor influence on OH emission of an atmospheric pressure argon plasma jet than feed gas humidityJ. Winter,
M. Hänel,
M. Dünnbier,
S. Reuter
Centre for Innovation Competence (ZIK) plasmatis, Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology e.V. (INP Greifswald), Germany2014Newton DU971P-UVB
Shamrock SR-500i-A
Ultrafast time- and frequency- resolved coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS) with femtosecond excitation and picosecond probingM. Lütgens,
S. Chatzipapadopoulos,
S. Lochbrunner
Institute of Physics, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany2014Newton DU970P-BV
Shamrock SR-500i-A

Monolayer detection with sum-frequency generation spectroscopyE. H. G. Backus,
T. Weidner
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany2014Newton DU970P-BV
Shamrock SR-303i-A-SIL
Sensitive  interferometric frequency-resolved optical gating with an EMCCD based spectrometerS. K. Das,
M. Bock,
G. Steinmeyer,
R. Grunwald,
T. Elsaesser
Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short-Pulse Spectroscopy, Berlin, Germany2013Newton DU970N-UVB
Shamrock SR-303i-A
Raman-Line imaging to monitor diffusion kineticsO. KnauerInstitute of Engineering Thermodynamics (LTT) and Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT), University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany2013 Newton DU971N-BV
Shamrock SR-303i-B
Increase of the threshold for stimulated Raman scattering by a spectral broadening of the excitation sourceR. F. HankelTechnical Thermodynamics, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany2012Newton DU971N-BV
Spectroscopic  Characterisation and Plasma Surface Interaction Experiments with the linear Plasma Simulator PSI-2S. Brezinsek,
A. Pospieszczyk,
A. Kreter,
M. Laengner,
M. Reinhart,
B. Schweer,
B. Unterberg
Institute for Energy- and Climate Research, Research Center Jülich, Association EURATOM-FZJ, Trilateral Euregio Cluster, Jülich, Germany2012Newton DU971P-UVB
Acton SpectraPro 750
Multiplex CARS MicroscopyT. Buckup,
C. Pohling,
M. Motzkus
Insitute of Physical Chemistry, University of Heidelberg, Germany2011Newton DU970N-BV
Acton SpectraPro 300
Tip-enhanced  Raman spectroscopy with ultra high sensitivityB. Pettinger,
P. Schambach,
N. Scott
Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin, Germany2011Newton DU970N-BV
Shamrock SR-303i-B
Using an EMCCD camera for high resolution one-dimensional Raman spectroscopyO. KnauerInstitute of Technical Thermodynamics, University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany2010Newton DU971N-BV
Acton SectraPro 275
Spectroscopic Study of a Single Vacuum Arc Cathode SpotS. Popov,
A. Batrakov,
R. Methling,
D. Uhrlandt,
K.-D. Weltmann
Instituite of High Current Electronics, Russian Academy of Science, Tomsk, Russia, and Institute of Plasma Science and Technology (INP) Greifswald, Germany2010Newton DU971N-BV
Acton SpectraPro 500
Interfacial Water Structure studied by Vibrational Sum Frequency GenerationM. Sovago,
M. Bonn
AMOLF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands2009Newton DU970N-BV
Acton SpectraPro 300

Custom Designed Fluorescence Enhancing Hot Spot

M. Hallermann
Department of Physics and Center for NanoScience, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany2009Newton DU971N-UVB

Trapped Ion Laser Induced Fluorescence
M. Kordel,
L. Walter, D. Schooss,
M. M. Kappes

Intitute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
2008
Newton DU970N-BV
Jobin-Yvon Triax 190

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