sensicam em
The new generation of electron multiplication (emCCD) CCD sensors is integrated into the proven sensicam camera system. With this on-chip multiplication of the light signal the readout noise of the camera can be neglected (< 1 e- rms @ gain > 50). With its excellent resolution of 1004x1002pixel this high performance cooled digital 12 bit CCD camera system is best suited for extremely low light camera applications. The system features thermo-electrical cooling of the image sensor (delta of -45C vs. ambient temperature) and an outstanding quantum efficiency (up to 65%) achieving a high spectral sensitivity in general and especially in the NIR. Exposure time modes (software selectable) range from 75 s - 1h. A high speed serial data link connects the system to the PC (fiber optic link available). This low light emCCD camera system is perfectly suited for scientific imaging (e.g. microscopy, bio marker and label imaging) and for night vision applications.

  unit   setpoint   sensicam em  
(hor x ver)  
pixel     1004 x 1002 
pixel size
(hor x ver)  
µm2    8.0 x 8.0  
peak quantum efficiency   %   @ 610 nm   65  
dynamic range A/D   bit     12  
readout noise   e- rms   @gain > 200   < 1  
imaging frequency, frame rate   fps   @full frame   13  
exposure time   s     75µs..1h  
binning horizontal       1,2,4,8  
binning vertical       1,2,4,8,16,32  
optical input       C-mount, Nikon adapter  
data interface       PCI local bus, Rev. 2.1  
cooled CCD temperature   °C   vs. ambient -45 

areas of application
• laser induced fluorescence
• fluorescence microscopy
• night vision
• scientific imaging
• confocal microscopy
• surveillance and security
• red & NIR fluorescence applications
• bioluminescence / chemoluminescence
• imaging of bio markers (e.g. GFP)
• potential sensitive dyes
• low light level imaging
• spectroscopy

data sheet (.pdf)

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