iKon-L SO - Open Front VUV, EUV & X-Ray Camera | Andor

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

High Resolution, High Sensitivity and High Dynamic Range ‘Direct’ Detection

Andor’s iKon series offers outstanding sensitivity performance through a combination of > 95% QE back-illuminated sensors, low noise readout electronics and industry-leading, maintenance-free deep TE-cooling down to -100°C. It features high resolution 1 and 4.2 Megapixel large area sensor options (with 13 and 13.5 μm pixels respectively) for simultaneous high dynamic range and high spatial resolution imaging in the VUV and soft x-ray range.

A convenient 16-point, knife-edge sealed 6” rotatable CF-152 flange provides a robust and highlyeffective seal to any compatible vacuum chamber interface. The iKon-M and -L also offer a USB2 interface and Labview or EPICS compatibility for seamless integration into complex setups.

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) BN/BEN/FI
100,000 e-
Maximum Readout Rate 5 MHz 
Read Noise 2.9 e-
Minimum temperatures
Air cooled
Coolant recirculator
Coolant chiller coolant @10°C 0.75l/min
4-stage cooler
5-stage cooler
Frame Rate Greater than 0.35 fps
Features Benefits
Open front end DN100CF / 6” CF / CF-152 flange and knife-edge sealing provided as standard for direct interfacing to vacuum chambers (rotatable design for iKon-M models).
1 MP and 4.2 MP sensor options Choice of acquisition speed or large field-of-view to best match experimental needs.
13.5 x 13.5 µm pixel size Ideal balance of dynamic range and resolution, on-head binning to extend dynamic range.
Peak QE of 95% High photon collection efficiency for maximising signal-to-noise ratios. ‘Enhanced’ process back-illuminated sensor options for increased QE in the soft x-ray range.
Thermo-electric cooling down to -100°C Efficiently minimizes dark current noise for acquisitions requiring longer sensor exposure time, obtain better signal-to-noise ratios faster.
Low noise readout down to 2.9 e- Intelligent low-noise electronics offer the most ‘silent’ system noise.
Up to 5 MHz pixel readout speed Slow readout for low noise and best SNR performance, faster speed for studying dynamic processes and 5 MHz focusing mode.
USB 2.0 interface Built-in robust plug and play interface as standard.
Cropped sensor mode Tracking stability to ensure all readout circuits experience same temperature and operating conditions.
Enhanced Baseline Clamp Slower readout for lowest noise, faster speeds for more rapid readout and focusing.
Windows, Linux & Labview Andor’s user-friendly SDK supports both Windows and Linux OS. LabView VI package available.
Integrated in EPICS Seamless integration and operation at EPICS-based particle accelerators.
Filter and filter holders options Accommodate beryllium (or aluminium) windows with thickness down to 200 μm for removal of unwanted lower energy radiations (< 2 keV). Ø45.5 mm supported for iKon-M and Ø60 mm for iKon-L.
Open-front to standalone converter options Provides maximum flexibility – camera can attach directly to a vacuum chamber, or be used as standalone with a beryllium filter.
Graphs and Drawings
QE Curve

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