iKon-L SO

Andor's iKon-L SO is a revolutionary large area CCD platform, offering back illuminated (> 90% QE) full frame sensors up to 4MPixel(2k x 2k), 1 MHz readoutand unparalleled priority TE cooling down to –100°C.For astronomy we recommend the iKon-L DW-436 or iKon-L DZ-436.

  • Open front end
  • Peak QE of 95%
  • 13.5 x 13.5 μm pixel size
  • Large area 2048 x 2048 sensor
  • TE cooling to -100°C

iKon-L SO

Andor’s iKon-L SO 936 series is designed with direct High-Energy Imaging in mind with a convenient 16-point, knife-edge sealed 6” CF152 flange providing a robust and highly-effective seal to any compatible vacuum chamber interface. The 2048 x 2048 array and 13.5 x 13.5 μm pixels combine to deliver a 27.6 x 27.6 mm active image area, TE cooled down to -100°C.

The iKon-L SO 936 offers outstanding resolution, field of view, sensitivity and dynamic range performance. Ultimate sensitivity performance is achieved through combination of > 90% QE(back-illuminated sensor), low noise readout electronics and exceptionally deep TE cooling.

iKon-L SO 936 boasts a proprietary large area 5-stage TE cooler (4-stage optional), enabling cooling of this large area sensor down to an unprecedented -100°C without the aggravation of liquid nitrogen or compressed gas cooling, perfect for the longest of exposure times. USB 2.0 connectivity and multi-MHz readout options enable seamless integration and operation.

Key Specifications
Active Pixels 2048 x 2048
Sensor Size 27.6 x 27.6 mm 
Pixel Size 13.5 μm x 13.5 μm 
Active area pixel well depth (typical) 100,000 e-
Maximum Readout Rate 5 MHz 
Read Noise 2.9 e-
Maximum Cooling -55 °C
Frame Rate 0.95 fps
Features Benefits
Open front end 6” CF152 flange and knife-edge sealing 
provided as standard for direct interfacing to 
vacuum chambers
Peak QE of 95% High detector sensitivity
13.5 x 13.5 µm pixel size Optimal balance of dynamic range and resolution
Large area 2048 x 2048 sensor Large field of view and high resolution
TE cooling to -100°C Minimization of dark current and pixel blemish
Up to 5 MHz pixel readout Slower readout for low noise, faster speeds for dynamic processes and 5 MHz for focusing mode
USB 2.0 connection USB plug and play – no controller box
Ultra-low noise readout Intelligent low-noise electronics offer the most ‘silent’ system noise available
Dual output High sensitivity output for low-light applications, or a high capacity output for maximum dynamic range with extensive binning.
Cropped sensor mode  Specialised acquisition mode for continuous imaging with fast temporal resolution.
Enhanced baseline clamp Essential for quantitative accuracy of dynamic measurements.
Graphs and Drawings
QE Curve

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 Dimensions - Side
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