iDus 416 CCD

Andor’s new iDus 416 platform boasts a unique combination of very low dark noise and very high QE, offering unrivalled sensitivity in the near-infrared. This makes it the ideal detector for NIR Raman and Photoluminescence, reducing greatly acquisition times and removing the need for inconvenient LN2 cooling.

  • Low dark current
  • Peak QE up to 95%
  • 30 mm wide sensor
  • TE cooling down to -95oC
  • 15 μm pixels

The most sensitive NIR CCD platform on the market

Low Noise Back Illuminated Deep Depletion Technology Low Dark Current Deep Depletion

The unique 2000 x 256, 15 μm pixel array allows extended, broadband and high resolution spectral acquisition, while the fringe suppression technology virtually eliminates the optical etalonning at the higher wavelengths.

With its compact form factor and USB 2.0 connectivity, the iDus 416 can be seamlessly integrated to Shamrock USB 2.0 spectrographs and controlled from a laptop. Andor’s UltraVac™ technology carries a unique track record when it comes to performance and reliability, maintaining superb performance year after year for both Research users and industrial integrators.

Key Specifications
Model Number DV416A-LDC-DD DU416A-LDC-DD
Sensor Options LDC-DD: Back-Illuminated CCD, Deep-Depletion with anti-fringing, low dark current
Active Pixels 2000 x 256
Pixel Size 15 x 15 μm
Image Area 30 x 3.8 mm with 100% fill factor
Minimum Temperatures Air Cooled
Coolant chiller, coolant @ 16°C , 0.75l/min
Coolant chiller, coolant @ 10ºC, 0.75l/min
Max Spectra per Second 30 (Full Vertical Binning)
System Window Type 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
Low dark current 10x better than Back-Illuminated Deep-Depletion NIMO sensors, best SNR in the NIR.
Peak QE up to 95% Best detection capability in the NIR.
15 μm pixels Ideal for high resolution spectroscopy.
30 mm wide sensor Superior simultaneous band-pass capture
Fringe suppression technology as standard Optical etalonning virtually eliminated.
TE cooling down to -95°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.
USB 2.0 connection Ideal for laptop operation.
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
QE Curve - 25°C
QE Curve - minus 95°C
Dimensions - Front
Dimensions - Side
Dimensions - Rear Connector Panel
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