Newton 971 EMCCD Detector For Spectroscopy | Andor

Newton 971

Newton 971 - The most sensitive EMCCD spectroscopic detector ever offer you active pixels of 1600*400 alon with 16*16 μm Pixel size along with the -100°C TE cooling. It’s Variable readout rates enable data readout at up to 3 Megahertz, through the plug and play USB interface.

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


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
FI: Front Illuminated CCD
UV: Front Illuminated CCD with UV coating
UVB: Back Illuminated CCD with UV coating
Active Pixels 1600 x 400
Pixel Size 16 x 16 μm
Image area 25.6 x 6.4 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 396 (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 and Benefits

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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Newton Spectroscopy EMCCD Series
EM technology enables charge from each pixel to be multiplied on the sensor before readout, providing single photon sensitivity with up to 3 Megahertz readout and USB connectivity. The camera utilizes a 1600 x 400 (or 200) array of 16 μm pixels with thermoelectric cooling down to -100°C resulting in negligible dark current and provides unrivalled performance for spectroscopic applications. The dual output amplifiers allow software selection between either a conventional CCD or Electron Multiplying outputs (1016 R2).