Advanced Imaging


Advanced Imaging Magazine

Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

New Generation of Electron Multiplication CCD (emCCD) Sensors from The Cooke Corp.

Well Suited for Scientific Imaging

The new generation of electron multiplication CCD (EMCCD) sensors is integrated into a sensicam camera system. With this on-chip multiplication of the light signal the readout noise of the camera can be neglected. With its resolution of 1004 x 1002 pixel, this high performance cooled digital 12 bit CCD camera system is best suited for extreme low light camera applications. The system features thermo- electrical cooling of the image sensor (down to -45 C vs. ambient) and an outstanding quantum efficiency (up to 65 %), which achieves a high spectral sensitivity in general and especially in the NIR. Exposure time modes (software selectable) range from 75 s - 1 h. A high speed serial data link connects the system to the PC (Fiber optic link available). This low light camera system is very well suited for scientific imaging (e.g. microscopy, bio marker and label imaging) and for night vision. The Cooke Corporation Romulus, Mich.

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