Sensitive Cameras

pco.1300 solar

This versatile high performance 12 bit CCD camera system is specifically designed for electro luminescence (EL) applications in the range of 850nm - 1200nm. The pco.1300 oem has an extraordinary quantum efficiency of up to 11 % @ 900nm. At the heart of the camera is an FPGA processor allowing for sophisticated control and accurate timing of the CCD and associated electronics. In addition, a proprietary offset control algorithm has been developed which provides very high offset stability, regardless of ambient temperature or signal changes ensuring accurate and repeatable quantitative data over long periods of time. The pco.1300 solar¡¯s most unique feature is its increased sensitivity in the NIR range of the spectrum. ROI, binning, cooling, as well as other features of the camera can be selected and optimized to accommodate the user's application. Camera features excellent resolution (1392 x 1040 pixel), 12 bit dynamic range, exposure time 5 ¥́s to 1 hour, internal frame buffer for continuous image capture (64 MB min), excellent low noise of 7 e? rms @ 10 MHz, selectable regulated cooling to 5 ¨¬C, standard interface IEEE1394a, optimal offset stability and control (< 1 count). This low light camera system is perfectly suited for many sensitive and low noise imaging applications, such as solar cell quality control, NIR fluorescence imaging, EL applications etc..
  unit setpoint pco.1300 solar
(hor x ver)
pixel   1392 x 1040
pixel size
(hor x ver)
µm2   6.45 x 6.45
peak quantum efficiency % @ 880 nm typical 11.2
dynamic range A/D bit   12
readout noise e- rms @10 MHz / @20 MHz 7 / 10
imaging frequency, frame rate fps @full frame @10/20 MHz 5.9 / 11.7
exposure time s   5µs..1h
binning horizontal     1x1, 1x2, 2x2, 2x1
optical input     C-mount, Nikon f-mount
data interface     IEEE1394a
cooled CCD temperature °C   5

areas of application
• quality control of solar cells
• silicone electro luminescence (EL)
• red & NIR fluorescence applications
• bioluminescence / chemoluminescence
• spectroscopy
• semiconductor quality control

pco.1300 solar data sheet (.pdf)



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