iDus Spectroscopy Cameras

iDus spectroscopy CCD Camera is designed with the lowest noise to provide an ultra sensitive and high dynamic range detector for use in a wide range of both conventional and demanding spectroscopic applications. iDus offer a wide range of different format sensors to optimize the detector for your specific application.

Model Active Pixels Cooling Pixel Size Spectral Range Spectra per s Buy it Now...
iDus 416 CCD
2000 x 256
-95
15 x 15
NIR
30
iDus 401 Series
1024 x 127
-100
26 x 26
UV/Visible/NIR
88
iDus 420 Series
1024 x 255
-100
26 x 26
UV/Visible/NIR
88
1.7µm InGaAs
1024 x 1
-90
50 x 500
NIR/SWIR
193
2.2µm InGaAs
1024 x 1
-90
50 x 250
NIR/SWIR
193


iDus Spectroscopy CCD

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The World's Most Compact and Reliable Spectroscopy CCD

As Andor has pioneered vacuum CCD technology over many years, we have thousands of detectors in the field, more than anyone else. These economies of scale now enable us to provide more affordable technology in the form of the iDus spectroscopy CCD detector.

Technology markets evolve and we all expect to get more for our money. The Andor iDus leads the way, delivering performance that was once the preserve of high-end spectroscopy.

This iDus spectroscopy ccd was designed with the lowest noise to provide an ultra sensitive and high dynamic range detector for use in a wide range of both conventional and demanding spectroscopic applications such as fluorescence, raman, absorption / transmission / reflection and atomic emission. The iDus is offered with a wide range of different format sensors to optimize the detector for your specific application.

Features Benefits
iDus 401 & 420 Series
Peak QE of 95% High detector sensitivity
TE cooling to -100°C Negligible dark current without the inconvenience of LN2
UltraVac™ Permanent vacuum integrity, critical for deep cooling
Single window design Delivers maximum photon throughout
26 x 26 μm pixel size Optimized pixel size for high dynamic range and resolution.
Simple USB 2.0 connection USB plug and play – no controller box. Inputs & Outputs: External Trigger, Fire and Shutter TTL readily accessible. I2C for the more adventurous user
Software selectable Pre-Amplifier Gain Offers best choice for noise and dynamic range
1.7µm & 2.2µm InGaAs
Up to 2.2µm Operating wavelength range
Peak QE of > 85% High detector sensitivity
TE cooling to -90°C Negligible dark current without the inconvenience of LN2
UltraVac™ Permanent vacuum integrity, critical for deep cooling and sensor performance
Single window design Delivers maximum photon throughput
25 μm pixel width option Ideal for high-resolution NIR spectroscopy
Simple USB 2.0 connection USB plug and play – no controller box. Inputs & Outputs: External Trigger, Fire and Shutter TTL readily accessible. I2C for the more adventurous user
Software selectable output amplifiers Allows user to optimize operation with choice of High Dynamic Range (HDR) or High Sensitivity (HS) modes of operation
Minimum exposure time of 1.4 μs Enables higher time-resolution and minimization of dark current contribution for applications with reasonable signal level

Options and Accessories

Windows for cameras:

The standard window has been selected to satisfy most applications. However, other options are available. The alternative camera window code must be specified at time of ordering.

To view and select other window options please refer to the Camera Windows Supplementary Specification Sheet which gives the transmission characteristics, product codes and procedure for entering the order. Further detailed information on the windows can be found in the Technical note – ‘Camera Windows: Optimizing for Different Spectral Regions

The following accessories are available:

XW-RECR Coolant re-circulator for enhanced cooling performance.
ACC-XW-CHIL-160 Oasis 160 Ultra Compact Chiller Unit (tubing to be ordered separately).
ACC-6MM-TUBING-2xxxxM 6 mm tubing option for ACC-XW-CHIL-160.
LM-C C-mount lens adaptor.
LM-NIKON-F C-mount lens adaptor.
LMS-NIKON-F-NS25B Nikon F-mount lens adaptor with shutter.
SR-ASZ-0033 SR-750 Adapter Flange for InGaAs detector.
SR1-ASZ-8044 SR-163 Adapter Flange for InGaAs detector.
ACC-SD-VDM1000 Shutter Driver for NS25B Bistable Shutter (not needed for Shamrock spectrographs).
ACC-SHT-NS25B Bistable Shutter, Standalone (not needed for Shamrock spectrographs).

Spectrograph compatibility 

The iDus Spectroscopy Camera series is fully compatible with Andor’s Shamrock spectrograph (163 - 750 nm focal lengths) family. Shamrock spectrographs are supplied with Al/MgF2 mirror coatings as standard, gold or silver optics are available on request. Spectrograph mounting flanges and software control are available for a wide variety of 3rd party spectrographs including, McPherson, JY/Horiba, PI/Acton, Chromex/Bruker, Oriel/Newport, Photon Design, Dongwoo, Bentham, Solar TII and others.

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