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Shamrock 163

The Shamrock 163 is the most compact research-grade Czerny-Turner spectograph on the market. Its 163 mm focal length, high F/3.6 aperture and wide range of seamlessly interchangeable gratings, slits and light coupling accessories make it the ideal tool for general benchtop spectroscopy measurements.

  • Compact & rugged design
  • Imaging-configurable platform
  • Wide range of interchangeable gratings
  • Variety of fixed slits
  • Large choice of light coupling interfaces

Overview

Shamrock 163 Imaging Spectrographs

Versatile compact benchtop spectrograph

The Shamrock 163 is the most compact research-grade Czerny-Turner spectograph on the market. Its 163 mm focal length, high F/3.6 aperture and wide range of seamlessly interchangeable gratings, slits and light coupling accessories make it the ideal tool for general benchtop spectroscopy measurements.

Specifications

Key Specifications
Focal Length (mm) 163
Aperture F#/3.6
Focal Plane Size (mm WxH) 28 x 10
Wavelength Resolution (nm) 0.25
Wavelength Reproducibility (nm) 0.05
Size (mm) 198 x 216 x 96
Weight (kg) 3.5
Grating Size 40 x 40

Features and Benefits

Features Benefits
Compact & rugged design with horizontal and vertical mounting positions Portability & ease of integration
Imaging-configurable platform for multi-track spectroscopy Lens-based accessories enable optimisation of system performance for low cross-talk, multi-leg fibre signal simultaneous acquisition
Wide range of interchangeable gratings With simple precision locking mechanism for seamless upgradability
Variety of fixed slits Interchangeable laser-cut precision slits with widths ranging from 10 µm to 200 μm
Large choice of light coupling interfaces Includes fibre-optics and C-mount microscope couplers
Calibrated micrometer drive for wavelength selection Simple & rapid wavelength adjustment
Available for use with a wide range of cameras: Including – CCD's, EMCCD's and ICCD's. Coupled to Andor's compact, high performance USB 2.0 camera, the iDus CCD detector system, the Shamrock 163 spectrograph provides the ideal tool for absorption/transmission, fluorescence, reflection and source characterization. The Shamrock 163 spectrograph is also available as a stand-alone option for use with an existing or third party CCD or array detector.

CAMERAS

Suitable Detectors

Newton EMCCD Cameras

  • < 1e- readout noise
  • -100°C TE cooling & Ultravac™ technology
  • Crop mode for > 1,515 sps
  • USB 2.0 connectivity

Newton CCD Cameras

  • VUV to NIR sensor options
  • -100°C TE cooling & Ultravac™ technology
  • UltraVac™ - guaranteed hermetic vacuum seal technology
  • Crop mode for > 1,610 sps
  • USB 2.0 connectivity

iDus InGaAs Cameras

  • 1.7 and 2.2 µm options
  • Peak QE greater than 80%
  • -90°C TE cooling & Ultravac™ technology
  • USB 2.0 connectivity

iDus Cameras

  • VUV to NIR sensor options
  • -100°C TE cooling & Ultravac™ technology
  • UltraVac™ - guaranteed hermetic vacuum seal technology
  • USB 2.0 connectivity

iStar Intensified CCD Cameras

  • < 2ns gating
  • 5 MHz readout platform
  • Comprehensive binning options - Crop & Fast Kinetic modes
  • Large choice of Gen 2 &3 intensifiers
  • USB 2.0 connectivity

iXon EMCCD Camera Series

  • Single photon sensitive
  • Fast image frame rates
  • -100°C TE cooling & Ultravac™ technology
  • RealGain™
  • Crop mode

ACCESS.

Accessories

Fibers

PART NO. DESCRIPTION
ME-OPT-8004 Fiber Optic Cable UV SMA-SMA 50 mic X 2m
SR-OPT-8002 1 way fibre 100um core (LOH-VIS/NIR)
SR-OPT-8007 2 way fibre 100um core(LOH-VIS/NIR)
SR-OPT-8014 1 way fibre 100um core(HOH-UV/VIS)
SR-OPT-8015 2 way fibre 100um core(HOH-UV/VIS)
SR-OPT-8019 1-WAY FIBRE BUNDLE 200um(LOH-VIS/NIR)
SR-OPT-8020 2 WAY FIBRE 200uM CORE(LOH-VIS/NIR)
SR-OPT-8024 Fibre Bundle 200um core(HOH-UV/VIS)
SR-OPT-8025 2 WAY FIBRE 200uM CORE(HOH-UV/VIS)
SR-OPT-8039 Single Fibre 100um core (LOH-VIS/NIR)

Lens & Fiber Adapters

PART NO. DESCRIPTION
SR1-ASM-0023 C-Mount Adapter for SR163
SR1-ASM-8032 SR163 Fixed Fibre Adapter
SR1-ASM-8035 SR163 SMA Adapter
SR1-ASM-8036 SR163 Fiber Adapter for Slit & Shutter
SR1-ASZ-8033 SR163 Correction Lens Adapter, SMA Input
SR1-ASZ-8034 SR163 Correction Lens Adapter,Slit Input

Slits

PART NO. DESCRIPTION
SR1-ASM-0020 SR163 Adjustable Slit
SR1-ASM-7003 Filter Holder for SR163 (Circular)
SR1-ASM-7004 Filter Holder for SR163 (Rectangular)
SR1-ASM-8038 SR163 Standard Slit and Fiber Holder
SR1-SLH-0010-3 SR163 fixed slit 10um X 3mm for shutter
SR1-SLH-0025-3 SR163 fixed slit 25um X 3mm for shutter
SR1-SLH-0050-3 SR163 fixed slit 50um X 3mm for shutter
SR1-SLH-0075-3 SR163 fixed slit 75um X 3mm for shutter
SR1-SLH-0100-3 SR163 fixed slit 100um X 3mm for shutter
SR1-SLH-0200-3 SR163 fixed slit 200um X 3mm for shutter
SR1-SLT-0010-3 SR163 fixed slit 10um X 3mm high
SR1-SLT-0025-3 SR163 fixed slit 25um X 3mm high
SR1-SLT-0050-3 SR163 fixed slit 50um X 3mm high
SR1-SLT-0075-3 SR163 fixed slit 75um X 3mm high
SR1-SLT-0100-3 SR163 fixed slit 100um X 3mm high
SR1-SLT-0200-3 SR163 fixed slit 200um X 3mm high
SR1-SLT-0500-3 SR163 fixed slit 500um X 3mm high

Other Accessories

PART NO. DESCRIPTION
SR-ASM-0024 SR-163 Pen-Ray lamp mount
SR1-SHT-9003 SR163 shutter + correction optic-IDUS/n
SR1-SHT-9004 SR163 shutter + correction optic-classic

Gallery

Learning

The Andor Learning Center hosts a wide range of case studies, technical articles and webinars to guide you through the many features of our portfolio.

Papers

AuthorTitle
A combined dielectrophoresis-Raman setup for the classification of pathogens recovered from the urinary tract
Preparation of CuGaSe2 absorber layers for thin film solar cells by annealing of efficiently electrodeposited Cu-Ga precursor layers from ionic liquids
Optimizing Gold Nanoparticle Cluster Configurations (n 7) for Array Applications
Highly Polarized Emission from Oriented Films Incorporating Water Soluble Conjugated Polymers in a Polyvinyl Alcohol Matrix
Gas-Phase Fluorescence Excitation and Emission Spectroscopy of Three Xanthene Dyes (Rhodamine 575, Rhodamine 590 and Rhodamine 6G) in a Quadrupole Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer
Flow-Based Autocorrelation Studies for the Detection and Investigation of Single-Particle Surface-Enhanced Resonance Raman Spectroscopic Events
Experimental indication of chemical effects in surface enhanced hyper Rayleigh scattering using dye-adsorbed Ag nanoparticles
Unprecedented Alkylzinc–Magnesium Alkoxide Clusters as Suitable Organometallic Precursors for Magnesium Containing ZnO Nanoparticles
Time Resolved Diagnostics of Dual High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering With Pulse Delays of 15 µs and 500 µs
The effect of humic acid on the formation and solubility of secondary solid phases (Nd(OH)CO3 and Sm(OH)CO3)
Surface Structure of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate Surfactant and Oil at the Oil-in-Water Droplet Liquid/Liquid Interface: A Manifestation of a Nonequilibrium Surface State
Surface nanostructuring of laser ablated copper in ambient gas atmosphere and a magnetic field
Surface-enhanced Raman scattering sensor based on fused biconical taper zone of optical fiber
Characterization studies on the additives mixed L-arginine phosphate monohydrate (LAP) crystals
Angular Distribution of Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering from Individual Au Nanoparticle Aggregates
Analysis Si/Al ratio in zeolites type FAU by laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)
A luminescence spectroscopy and theoretical study of 4f–5d transitions of Ce3+ ions in SrAlF5 crystals
Spectroscopic detection improves multi-color quantification in fluorescence tomography
Light Modulation of Cellular cAMP by a Small Bacterial Photoactivated Adenylyl Cyclase, bPAC, of the Soil Bacterium Beggiatoa
Intense Upconversion Luminescence of Yb 3+-Er 3+ in Li 2 O Content Tungsten-tellurite Glasses

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Shamrock 163 Spectrograph
The Shamrock 163 Series are the latest addition to the Andor family of imaging spectrographs based on Czerny-Turner optical design (0816 R1)