Shamrock 500i

The Andor Shamrock SR-500i imaging spectrometer is based on Czerny-Turner optical design. The optimized optical design provides exceptional performance for multi-track Spectroscopy.The Shamrock 500i is available as a pre-aligned, pre-calibrated camera/spectrometer detection solution allowing for seamless integration in user set-up.

  • Pre-aligned, pre-calibrated spectrograph
  • Image astigmatism correction
  • USB 2.0 interface
  • Motorized, indexed triple grating turret
  • Dual detector outputs

Shamrock 500i Imaging Spectrometer

Pre-aligned, pre-calibrated spectrometer detection solutions

The Andor Shamrock 500i imaging spectrometer is the latest addition of the Andor family of spectrometers based on Czerny-Turner optical design. The optimized optical design provides exceptional performance for multi-track Spectroscopy.

The Shamrock 500i is available as a pre-aligned, pre-calibrated camera/spectrometer detection solution allowing for seamless integration in user set-up. The Spectroscopy-dedicated software interface provides an interactive and intuitive platform for simultaneous detector(s) and spectrometer real-time control.

Key Specifications
Focal Length (mm) 500
Aperture f/6.5
Focal Plane Size (mm WxH) 28 x 14
Wavelength Resolution (nm) 0.06
Wavelength Reproducibility (nm) ± 0.05
Size (mm) 550 x 343 x 206.5
Weight (kg) 25
Grating Size 68 x 68 mm
Features Benefits
Pre-aligned, pre-calibrated detector & spectrograph Motorized, individually factory-calibrated systems – out-of-the-box operation and seamless integration to experimental set-ups
Image astigmatism correction Optimised toroidal optics for high density multi-track capabilities
USB 2.0 interface Plug and play connectivity, ideal for laptop operation alongside Andor USB cameras
Motorized, indexed triple grating turret Easily upgreadable in-the-field
Dual detector outputs For extended wavelength coverage when combining Andor UV-Visible CCD and InGaAs cameras. Compatible with Andor’s range of CCD, ICCD & EMCCD cameras
Wide range of accessories available The ultimate in modular set-up and in-field upgradability, including:
  • Motorized slits & filter wheel
  • Microscope interfaces
  • Shutters
  • Fibre-optic & lens couplers
  • Multi-way fibre-optic bundles
  • Light sources and optics
Monochromator capabilities Extract best optical resolution while allowing use of single point detectors with sensitivity up to 12 μm
Silver-protected coated optics options Most efficient for Near-Infrared detection when used in conjunction with Andor InGaAs cameras and single point detectors InGaAs, PbS, InSb & MCT

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

Fibers

Part No. Description
SR-OPT-8002 1 way fibre 100um core (LOH-VIS/NIR)
SR-OPT-8007 2 way fibre 100um core(LOH-VIS/NIR)
SR-OPT-8008 4 way fibre 100um core(LOH-VIS/NIR)
SR-OPT-8009 5 way fibre 100um core(LOH-VIS/NIR)
SR-OPT-8013 3 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-8016 3 way fibre 100um core(HOH-UV/VIS)
SR-OPT-8020 2 WAY FIBRE 200uM CORE(LOH-VIS/NIR)
SR-OPT-8021 3 WAY FIBRE 200uM CORE(LOH-VIS/NIR)
SR-OPT-8022 4 WAY FIBRE 200uM CORE(LOH-VIS/NIR)
SR-OPT-8025 2 WAY FIBRE 200uM CORE(HOH-UV/VIS)
SR-OPT-8026 3 WAY FIBRE 200uM CORE(HOH-UV/VIS)
SR-OPT-8027 4 WAY FIBRE 200uM CORE(HOH-UV/VIS)

Fiber Adapters

PART NO. DESCRIPTION
SR-ASM-8001 Shamrock fixed fibre adapter
SR-ASM-8003 Shamrock SMA fibre adapter
SR-ASM-8006 Shamrock X adjustable fibre adapter
SR-ASM-8010 Shamrock XY adjust fibre adapter
SR-ASM-8011 Shamrock FC fibre adapter, fixed

Cover Plate Apertures for Motorized Slit

PART NO. DESCRIPTION
SR-ASM-0010 Shamrock 303i SA cover plate 6W x 8H rect
SR-ASM-0011 Shamrock 303i SA cover plate 6W x 14H rect
SR-ASM-0015 Shamrock 303i SA cover plate Ø 15 mm
SR-ASM-0016 Shamrock 303i SA cover plate 6W x 4H rect
SR-ASM-0017 Shamrock 303I SA cover plate rectangular 6W x 6H

Cover Plate Apertures for Manual Slit

PART NO. DESCRIPTION
SR-ASM-0025 Shamrock 303i SA cover plate 6 x 4 mm (W x H)
SR-ASM-0026 Shamrock 303i SA cover plate 6 x 6 mm (W x H)
SR-ASM-0027 Shamrock 303i SA cover plate 6 x 8 mm (W x H)
SR-ASM-0028 Shamrock 303i SA cover plate 6 x 10 mm (W x H)
SR-ASM-0029 Shamrock 303I SA cover plate 6 x 14 mm (W x H)
SR-ASM-0067 Shamrock 303I SA cover plate Ø 15 mm

Other Accessories

PART NO. DESCRIPTION
SR-ASM-0013 F-Mount Camera Lens Adapter
SR-ASM-0014 SR303I Pen-Ray lamp mount
SR-ASZ-7001 Shamrock filter wheel
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