iDus 401 Series

The Scientific Grade, 1024 x 127 deep depletion spectroscopy CCD camera is ideally suited to rapid analysis, multi-channel and low-light applications including fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy. The 401’s range of Front and Back Illuminated and Deep Depletion sensor options provide optimised performance from UV through Visible to Near IR.

  • Peak QE of 95%
  • TE cooling to -100°C
  • UltraVac™
  • Single window design
  • Fringe suppression technology

Workhorse laboratory and OEM CCD platform

The USB2.0-based iDus series is a compact, yet feature-rich platform suitable for demanding spectroscopy applications such as low-light UV/NIR Photoluminence or Raman spectroscopy, as well as day-to-day routine laboratory operation and integration into industry-grade systems.

The iDus 401 boasts market-leading deep thermo-electric cooling to -100°C, complemented by Andor’s UltravacTM technology with its un-matched reliability track record in the scientific and industrial community. The iDus low-noise electronics allows seamless access to the best signal-to-noise ratio performance for the widest range of photon detection regimes.

Anti-fringing comes as standard on back-thinned & back-illuminated sensors for this 1024 x 127, 26 μm pixels array optimized for high dynamic range, high resolution and rapid data acquisition from Far UV to NIR.

Key Specifications
Model No. DV401A DU401A DU401A BR-DD
Sensor Options BVF: Back Illuminated CCD, Vis-optimized and anti-fringing
FI: Front Illuminated CCD
BR-DD: Back Illuminated CCD, Deep Depletion with anti-fringing optimum sensor for Near IR applications
Active Pixels 1024 x 127
Pixel Size 26 x 26 µm
Image Area 26.6 x 3.3 mm with 100% fill factor
Minimum Temperature Air Cooled -55 °C  -80 °C  -80 °C 
Coolant Recirculator -65 °C  -95 °C -95 °C
Coolant Chiller, Coolant @ 10 °C, 0.75 l/min -70 °C  -100 °C  -100 °C 
Max Spectra per Second  88 (10 row crop mode), 81 (Full Vertical Bin) 
System Window Type Single UV-grade fused silica window, uncoated. Various AR coatings & MgF2 options available Single UV-grade fused silica window; 1°wedge, AR coated on both sides, optimized at 900 nm
Blemish Specifications Grade 1 as per sensor manufacturer definition
Features Benefits
Peak QE up to 95% Visible-optimized ‘BVF’ & infrared-optimized ‘BR-DD’ model
Fringe suppression technology as standard Fringing greatly eliminated (Deep-Depletion) or minimized (Back-Thinned ‘BVF‘)
TE cooling down to -100°C Critical for elimination of dark current detection limit - no inconvenience associated with LN2.
Ultravac™ Critical for sustained vacuum integrity and to maintain unequalled cooling and QE performance, year after year
Single UV-grade fused silica window Best UV-NIR throughput performance, specific AR coating and wedge options available.
26 x 26 μm pixels Optimized pixel format for high dynamic range and resolution.
Software-selectable pre-amplifier gain Choice of best SNR performance of dynamic range at the touch of a button.
USB 2.0 connection Ideal for laptop operation. Seamless operation alongside USB-based Shamrock spectrograph family
Compact and rugged platform Ideal for OEM integration & laboratory setups.
Solis software for Spectroscopy Comprehensive, user-friendly interface for simultaneous detector & spectrograph control.
Software Development Kit (SDK) Ease of control integration into complex setups: Matlab, Labview, Visual Basic or C/C++.
Graphs and Drawings
Dark Current

QE at 20 °C
QE at -100 °C
 Dimensions - Front
 Dimensions - Side

 Connector Panel

 Typical Setup

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