Synapse EM Camera

EMCCD for low-light and ultrafast spectroscopy

UV-VIS-NIR EMCCDs Camera

EMCCD Camera for OEM Industrial Applications

Key Applications

  • Raman spectroscopy
  • SERS, TERS
  • Multi-track spectroscopy
  • Transient spectroscopy
  • Single-molecule spectroscopy
Segment: Scientific
Division: OEM
Manufacturing Company: HORIBA Scientific

Key Features and Benefits

  • 1600 × 200 or 1600 × 400 EMCCD sensor  - 16 × 16 μm pixel size for high spectral resolution
  • 25.6 × 3.2 mm or 25.6 × 6.4 mm image area  - Ideal for high-speed or multi-track spectroscopy
  • Back- and front-illuminated - BIQX Technology with enhanced QE below 450 nm 
  • Deep thermoelectric cooling  - Air or liquid circulation to minimize dark current
  • Dual readout modes  - EMCCD or CCD for a broad range of light conditions
  • Readout rates up to 3 MHz  - Acquires more than 1600 spectra per second
  • Single fused-silica vacuum window  - Minimizes reflection losses from UV to near-IR

 

 

SensorFront-illuminated (FI), back-illuminated (BI), scientific grade 1 
Active pixels1600 × 2001600 × 400
Pixel size16 μm × 16 μm
Image area25.6 mm × 3.2 mm25.6 mm × 6.4 mm
Output node well capacity
      High Sensitivity mode
      Electron Multiplying mode
300,000 e—
1,300,000 e—
Register Well Depth
      High Sensitivity mode
      Electron Multiplying mode
450,000 e—
800,000 e—
Non-linearity
(measured at all speeds per camera)
< 0.75%
Readout Noise (e—):  Typ. (Max)
      High Sensitivity mode:        EM off
      Electron Multiplying mode: EM off
      Electron Multiplying mode: EM on
50 kHz                    1 MHz                    3 MHz
2.7 (5)                     6.1 (9)                    8.5 (12)
8.0 (15)                     23 (35)                    38 (50)
< 1                         < 1                        < 1
Dark Current at —60°C (e—/pixel/s)
      FI
      BI
< 0.002
< 0.01
Maximum spectra per second
      Full vertical bin
      ROI mode 20 rows
      ROI mode 8 rows
616
1475
1613
376
1475
1613
Software-adjustable gain (e—/count)
      High Sensitivity mode
      Electron Multiplying mode
Selectable from 0.6 to 4.0
Selectable from 3.6 to 25
Electron multiplier gain1 to 1000, software-controlled
Digitization16-bit ADC
Vertical shift rates4.9, 9.6, 19 software-selectable(4)
Cooling at +20°C
      Air-cooled
      Liquid-cooling recirculator
—60°C (guaranteed)
—75°C (typical)
Power requirements
      AC-DC power supply (provided)
AC input 90–264 VAC, 47–63 Hz
DC output +9 V, 6.44 A maximum

 

(1) Region Of Interest (ROI) mode 8 rows
(2) Measured at -60°C
(3) Measured at all read-out speeds for each camera
(4) Some decrease in CTE may be observed at faster speeds.

 

 

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