Spectroscopy EMCCD Detector - Newton 970 EMCCD

Newton 970

Newton 970 offers Unrivalled EMCCD performance for spectroscopic applications. It utilizes a 1024 x 255 or 2048 x 512 array of 26 μm or 13.5 μm pixels, with thermoelectric cooling down to -100°C, resulting in negligible dark which provides unrivalled performance.

  • EM sensor
  • Multi-Megahertz Readout
  • TE cooling to -100°C
  • UltraVac™
  • 16 x 16 μm pixel size

Market leading platform for ultrasensitive and ultrafast spectroscopy

EM technology enables charge from each pixel to be multiplied on the sensor before readout, providing single photon sensitivity. The Newton EM platform combines a 1600 x 200 (or 1600 x 400) array of 16 μm pixels, thermoelectric cooling down to -100°C for negligible dark current, 3MHz readout and USB 2.0 plug-and-play connectivity to provide unrivalled performance for spectroscopic applications. The dual output amplifiers allow software selection between either a conventional High Sensitivity or Electron Multiplying outputs to suit a broad range of photon regime conditions. This makes the Newton EMCCD the ideal choice for ultrafast chemical mapping applications e.g. SERS, TERS or luminescence mapping.

Key Specifications
Sensor Options BV: Back Illuminated CCD, Vis-optimized
BVF: Back Illuminated CCD, Vis-optimized and antifringing
FI: Front Illuminated CCD
UV: Front Illuminated CCD with UV coating
UVB: Back Illuminated CCD with UV coating
Active Pixels 1600 x 200
Pixel Size 16 x 16 μm
Image area 25.6 x 3.2 mm with 100% fill factor
Minimum Temperature Air Cooled -80°C
Coolant recirculator -95°C
Coolant chiller, coolant @ 10ºC, 0.75 l/min -100°C
Max spectra per second 649 (Full Vertical Bin), 1,515 (Crop Mode - 20 rows)
System window type Single UV-grade fused silica window, uncoated. Various AR coatings & MgF2 options available
Blemish specifications Grade 1 as per sensor manufacturer definition
Features Benefits
EM sensor technology <1e- read noise
Fringe suppression technology as standard (970-BVF only) Fringing minimized for NIR applications
Multi-Megahertz Readout High repetition rates achievable with low noise electronics
TE cooling to -100°C Negligible dark current without the inconvenience of LN2
UltraVac™ Permanent vacuum integrity, critical for deep cooling
16 x 16 μm pixel size Optimized pixel size for achievement of high resolution
Dual output amplifiers Software select between either a conventional High Sensitivity output (for low light applications) or an Electron Multiplying output (for single photon sensitivity
Crop Mode Operation Achieve the highest possible spectral rates of over 1,500 spectra per second
Simple USB Connection USB connection direct from back of camera – no controller box required! 
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

Dark Current
Readout Rate & Speed

Dimensions - Front 

Dimensions - Top
Dimensions - Side

Connector Panel

Typical Setup

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