Shamrock 193i

Andor’s Shamrock 193i spectrograph has been designed with research-grade performance, versatility and ease of use in mind. The ‘intelligent’ motorized adaptive focusing allows access to the very best spectral resolution performance in any configuration with un-matched repeatability.

  • Adaptive Focus technology (patent WO2016012794 A3)
  • Motorized dual-grating turret
  • Astigmatism-corrected optical design
  • Dual detector outputs
  • USB interface

Shamrock 193i – Intelligent, Modular and Compact Imaging Spectrograph

Andor’s Shamrock 193i spectrograph has been designed with research-grade performance, versatility and ease of use in mind.

The ‘intelligent’ motorized adaptive focusing allows access to the very best spectral resolution performance in any configuration with un-matched repeatability. Its F/3.6 aperture, combined with Andor’s world-class range of ultra-sensitive UV-NIR and SWIR detectors, offers a ‘workhorse’ spectroscopy platform with superb photon collection efficiency, ideal for challenging low-light micro-fluorescence / Raman applications or routine spectral acquisitions.

The indexed grating turret, dual output port and extensive accessories range provides a highly configurable platform to best match Academic and OEMs specific performance requirements. Dedicated micro-spectroscopy interfaces - including modular ‘cage system’ - allow seamless integration to microscopy setups, with Shamrock spectrograph and accessories user-friendly control in μManager to provide a quick and easy setup of complex micro-spectroscopy acquisition including chemical mapping.

Key Specifications
Focal Length 193 mm
Aperture F/3.6
Magnification (Vertical @ centre of CCD) 1.07
Wavelength Resolution 0.21 nm
Wavelength accuracy center 0.15 nm
Wavelength repeatability 75 pm
Gratings Interchangeable dual on-axis RFID-tagged turret for easy swapping
Features Benefits
Adaptive Focus Intelligent and user-friendly interface for uncompromised high spectral resolution performance
Dual-grating turret with RFID technology Seamless field-upgradability with precise indexing interface and user-friendly hatch access. Automatic gratings recognition and setup with embedded RFID tags - minimum user interaction
Astigmatism-corrected optical design Toroidal optics enable multi-track fiber detection and excellent sample image relay from a microscope at the grating ‘0’ order
Dual detector outputs Extended wavelength coverage when combining Andor UV-NIR CCD, EMCCD, ICCD and InGaAs cameras. Slit option for monochromator operation
USB interface Plug-and-play connectivity, ideal for laptop operation alongside Andor USB cameras
Silver-protected coated optics options Most efficient for NIR/SWIR detection when used in conjunction with Andor InGaAs camera or PbS, InSb and MCT single point detectors
Pre-aligned, pre-calibrated instrument Individually characterized spectrograph-detector systems for out-of-the box operation
Seamless connection to microscopes Adjustable height feet and choice of direct, lensrelay or cage system-based interfaces. 15 mm wide-aperture input slit for extended sample image relay and spectral analysis through the same optical path
Compact and rugged design Ideal for integration into OEM instruments or space constraint setups
μManager software integration Simultaneous control of Andor cameras and spectrographs and a wide range of microscopes and accessories through 1 single software platform. Dedicated, user-friendly spectrum handling interface
High repetition rate shutter 10 Hz continuous operation and 40 Hz burst mode for ultrafast background acquisition and detector protection
Monochromator capabilities Extract best optical resolution while allowing use of single point detectors with sensitivity up to 12 μm

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
Accessories
Part Number Description
SR-193I-A SR193i base, single entrance slit, CCD exit port
SR-193I-A-SIL SR193i base, single entrance slit, CCD exit port, silver optics
SR-193I-B1 SR193i base, single entrance and exit slit, CCD exit port
SR-193I-B1-SIL SR193i base, single entrance and exit slit, CCD exit port, silver optics
SR-193I-B2 SR193i base, single entrance slit, dual CCD exit ports
SR-193I-B2-SIL SR193i base, single entrance slit, dual CCD exit ports, silver optics
MFL-SR2-CCD SR193i CCD mounting flange kit
MFL-SR2-IXON SR193i iXon mounting flange kit
MFL-SR2-IKON-M SR193i iKon M mounting flange kit
MFL-SR2-ZYLA SR193i Zyla mounting flange kit
MFL-SR2-ISTAR-DIRECT SR193i iStar support bracket direct output port
MFL-SR2-ISTAR-SIDE SR193i iStar support bracket side output port
SR2-ASM-0098 Extension feet set (7 mm)
SR2-ASM-8083 Additionnal blank grating turret
SR2-ASZ-7007 Motorized filter wheel
SR-SHT-9006 Shutter for entrance port
SR-SHT-9006-FIELD Shutter for entrance port – field upgrade
SR2-GRT-0150-0300 Grating, 150 l/mm blazed at 300 nm
SR2-GRT-0150-0500 Grating, 150 l/mm blazed at 500 nm
SR2-GRT-0150-0800 Grating, 150 l/mm blazed at 800 nm
SR2-GRT-0150-1250 Grating, 150 l/mm blazed at 1250 nm
SR2-GRT-0150-2000 Grating, 150 l/mm blazed at 2000 nm
SR2-GRT-0200-0730 Grating, 200 l/mm blazed at 730 nm
SR2-GRT-0258-0315 Grating, 258 l/mm blazed at 315 nm
SR2-GRT-0300-0300 Grating, 300 l/mm blazed at 300 nm
SR2-GRT-0300-0500 Grating, 300 l/mm blazed at 500 nm
SR2-GRT-0300-0760 Grating, 300 l/mm blazed at 760 nm
SR2-GRT-0300-0860 Grating, 300 l/mm blazed at 860 nm
SR2-GRT-0300-1000 Grating, 300 l/mm blazed at 1000 nm
SR2-GRT-0300-1200 Grating, 300 l/mm blazed at 1200 nm
SR2-GRT-0300-1700 Grating, 300 l/mm blazed at 1700 nm
SR2-GRT-0600-0300 Grating, 600 l/mm blazed at 300 nm
SR2-GRT-0600-0500 Grating, 600 l/mm blazed at 500 nm
SR2-GRT-0600-0650 Grating, 600 l/mm blazed at 650 nm
SR2-GRT-0600-0750 Grating, 600 l/mm blazed at 750 nm
SR2-GRT-0600-0800 Grating, 600 l/mm blazed at 800 nm
SR2-GRT-0600-1000 Grating, 600 l/mm blazed at 1000 nm
SR2-GRT-0600-1200 Grating, 600 l/mm blazed at 1200 nm
SR2-GRT-0600-1600 Grating, 600 l/mm blazed at 1600 nm
SR2-GRT-0600-1900 Grating, 600 l/mm blazed at 1900 nm
SR2-GRT-0830-0820 Grating, 830 l/mm blazed at 820 nm
SR2-GRT-1200-0300 Grating, 1200 l/mm blazed at 300 nm
SR2-GRT-1200-0500 Grating, 1200 l/mm blazed at 500 nm
SR2-GRT-1200-0600 Grating, 1200 l/mm blazed at 600 nm
SR2-GRT-1200-0750 Grating, 1200 l/mm blazed at 750 nm
SR2-GRT-1200-0850 Grating, 1200 l/mm blazed at 850 nm
SR2-GRT-1200-1000 Grating, 1200 l/mm blazed at 1000 nm
SR2-GRT-1200-EH Grating 1200 l/mm, Holographic, 500-1600 nm
SR2-GRT-1800-DH Grating 1800 l/mm, Holographic, 200-650 nm
SR2-GRT-1800-FH Grating 1800 l/mm, Holographic, 220-1080 nm
SR2-GRT-2400-0300 Grating, 2400 l/mm blazed at 300 nm
SR2-GRT-2400-BH Grating 2400 l/mm, Holographic, 200-700 nm
SR2-GRT-2400-GH Grating 2400 l/mm, Holographic, 250-800 nm
SR2-GRT-MR-AL+MGF2 Flat mirror, Al+MgF2 protected coating
SR2-GRT-MR-SILVER Flat mirror, silver protected coating
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