Newton EMCCD & CCD Spectroscopy Detectors | Andor

Newton CCD and EMCCD Cameras

Both the Andor Newton EMCCD spectroscopy detectors and Newton conventional CCD spectroscopy detector systems have been optimized for high performance spectroscopic applications. The Newton EMCCD employs Andor's pioneering electron multiplying CCD platform with exclusive sensor formats optimized for ultra-low light level spectroscopy applications.



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Both the Andor NewtonEM EMCCD spectroscopy detectors and Newton conventional CCD spectroscopy detector systems have been optimized for high performance spectroscopic applications. All Newton detector systems employ low noise electronics, cooling to -100°C, up to 95% peak Quantum Efficiency (QE), multi-MHz readout, USB 2.0 connectivity and versatile readout modes.

The NewtonEM employs Andor's pioneering electron multiplying CCD platform with exclusive sensor formats optimized for ultra-low light level spectroscopy applications. The combination of the NewtonEM's low noise electronics, high QE, fast readout, and the on-chip amplification (Electron Multiplication) option, makes this detector unsurpassed for the most demanding of ultra-low light level spectroscopy applications, including single photon light level spectra. Dual output amplifiers also allow the detector system to operate in both the electron-multiplication mode and the conventional low noise readout modes, making the spectroscopy detector even more versatile for a wider variety of applications.

The Newton spectroscopy detector series of conventional CCD detectors also employ industry-leading low noise electronics and CCD sensors such as the 2048 x 512 and the 1024 x 256 pixel formats

It boasts ultra low noise electronics, deep cooling, high QE, multi-MHz readout, USB 2.0 connectivity and dual output amplifiers for user selection of high sensitivity or high capacity operating modes (DU940 model only). High performance and extreme versatility make this the ideal CCD platform to use with Andor's line of Kymera and Shamrock imaging spectrographs to form an integrated, pre-aligned, pre-calibrated spectroscopy measurement solution for use in the most demanding spectroscopic applications.

Features and Benefits

Features Benefits
Available with exclusive EM sensor formats EM sensors boast both conventional and EM outputs which allow optimization of detection for a wide range of spectral signal level
Single photon sensitivity Utilizing Electron Multiplying (EM) Technology, to virtually eliminate CCD readout noise (available for DU970 and DU971 models only)
Multi-MHz readout with USB 2.0 connectivity High repetition rates achievable with low noise electronics. USB connection direct from back of camera
Exclusive UltraVac™ vacuum interface Maintenance free design essential for deep-cooling operation and best sensor performance year-after-year.
TE cooling Combined with Ultravac™, it allows to reach minimum cooling temperature of -100°C without the inconvenience of LN2 in order to deliver optimal Signal to Noise (S/N) performance
Back illuminated sensors options Deliver up to 95% Quantum Efficiency (QE), and when combined with carefully selected coatings allow best detection optimization to suit relevant wavelength range of interest
Andor-Solis(S) Software with friendly Windows user interface offering system integration,
Range includes 1600 x 400, 1600 x 200 (EM), 2048 x 512 and 1024 x 255 (Conventional) Full Frame sensors

Specification Sheets

Specification Sheets

Newton CCD Newton EMCCD


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.
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 Newton series is fully compatible with Andor’s Kymera and Shamrock spectrographs (163 - 750 nm focal lengths). Kymera and 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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