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iDus 420 Series

The Scientific Grade, 1024 x 255 high speed spectroscopy CCD camera is ideally suited to rapid analysis, multi-channel and low-light applications including fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy. The 420’s range of Front (Open Electrode) 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
  • 26 x 26 μm pixel size

Overview

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 420 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.

This 1024 x 255 pixel matrix boasts a range of far UV and VIS-optimized back-thinned sensors & NIR-optimized back-illuminated (‘fringe-suppressed’) sensor options. Its, 26 x 26 μm pixel size is optimized for high dynamic range and high resolution, while its 6.6 mm height is ideally suited to multi-track spectroscopy.

Specifications

Key Specifications
Model No. DV420A DU420A DU420A Bx-DD
Sensor Options BU: Back Illuminated CCD, UV-Enhanced, 350 nm optimized
BU2: Back Illuminated CCD, UV-Enhanced, 250 nm optimized
BVF: Back Illuminated CCD, VIS optimized with anti-fringing
OE: Open Electrode CCD
BR-DD: Back Illuminated, Deep Depletion CCD with fringe suppression
BEX2-DD: Back Illuminated, Deep Depletion CCD with fringe suppression, extended range dual AR coating
Active Pixels 1024 x 255 1024 x 256
Pixel Size 26 x 26 µm
Image Area 26.6 x 6.6 mm with 100% fill factor
Minimum Temperature Air Cooled -55 °C  -80 °C 
Coolant Recirculator -65 °C  -95 °C
Coolant Chiller, Coolant @ 10 °C, 0.75 l/min -70 °C  -100 °C 
Max Spectra per Second  88 (10 rows crop mode), 75 (Full Vertical Bin), 65 (Open Electrode, Full Vertical Bin)
System Window Type  Single UV-grade fused silica window, uncoated. Various AR coatings & MgF2 options available. BR-DD: Single UV-grade fused silica window, 1° wedge, AR coated on both sides, optimized at 900 nm.
BEX2-DD: Single quartz window, 1º wedge, uncoated.

Features and Benefits

Features Benefits
Peak QE of 95% Visible-optimized ‘BV/BVF’, infrared-optimized ‘BR-DD’ and broadband UV-NIR ‘BEX2-DD’ model
Fringe suppression technology as standard (BVF and BR-DD models) Fringing greatly reduced (Deep-Depletion) or minimized (Back-Thinned ‘BVF’)
Extended range dual-AR option Superior UV-NIR broadband QE
TE cooling 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
USB 2.0 connection Ideal for laptop operation. Seamless operation alongside USB-based Shamrock spectrograph family
26 x 26 μm pixel size 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
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

Graphs and Drawings
Dark Current
QE at 25 °C
 
QE at -100 °C
 
 Dimensions - Front
 
 Dimensions - Side

 Connector Panel

 Typical Setup

Downloads

Gallery

Papers

AuthorTitle
Monitoring angiogenesis using a human compatible calibration for broadband near-infrared spectroscopy
In vivo Raman spectroscopy for detection of oral neoplasia: A pilot clinical study
A combined Raman-fluorescence spectroscopic probe for tissue diagnostics applications
Target-specific nanoparticles containing a broad band emissive NIR dye for the sensitive detection and characterization of tumor development
Spectroscopic Raman study of sulphate precipitation sequence in Rio Tinto mining district (SW Spain)
Crystallinity and compositional changes in carbonated apatites: Evidence from< sup> 31 P solid-state NMR, Raman, and AFM analysis
Transcutaneous monitoring of steroid-induced osteoporosis with Raman spectroscopy
Shifted excitation Raman difference spectroscopy at multiple wavelengths for in-situ meat species differentiation,
Picosecond spectral coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering imaging with principal component analysis of meibomian glands
pH-induced metal-ligand cross-links inspired by mussel yield self-healing polymer networks with near-covalent elastic moduli
Nonlinear Optical Response from Arrays of Au Bowtie Nanoantennas
Synchrotron UV Visible Multispectral Luminescence Microimaging of Historical Samples
Characterization of Multicomponent Aerosols by Raman Spectroscopy
Catalyst-Free Growth of Zinc Oxide Nanorod Arrays on Sputtered Aluminum-Doped Zinc Oxide for Photovoltaic Applications
Spectroscopic Ultra-Trace Detection of Nitroaromatic Gas Vapor on Rationally Designed Two-Dimensional Nanoparticle Cluster Arrays
Spectral Measurements of Inductively Coupled and Helicon Discharge Modes of a Laboratory Argon Plasma Source
Reaction pathways of ethanol electrooxidation on polycrystalline platinum catalysts in acidic electrolytes
Monitoring and validating active site redox states in protein crystals
Electrical and optical characterization of GaN microwires
Temperature optimization and characterization of MBE grown GaN thin film on c-plane sapphire Al2O3 (0001) with Ga metallic buffer layer

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iDus Spectroscopy CCD - 420 Series
The Scientific Grade, 1024 x 255 CCD camera is ideally suited to rapid analysis, multi-channel and low-light applications including fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy. The 420’s range of Front (Open Electrode) and Back Illuminated and Deep Depletion sensor options provide optimised performance from UV through Visible to Near IR (1016 R2)