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A Primer on eXcelon CCD technology
This paper provides a basic overview of the advantages and disadvantages of various types of low-light CCDs and introduces an advanced sensor technology, eXcelon, that mitigates some of their inherent limitations.

A primer on eXcelon3 EMCCD technology
eXcelon3 is a breakthrough technology that provides the best EMCCD performance available on the market.

Better Imaging with a Schmidt-Czerny-Turner Spectrograph
The IsoPlane spectrograph has a unique optical design that completely eliminates field astigmatism at all wavelengths and at all points across the focal plane, and reduces coma to negligible levels. This means the IsoPlane gives sharp and spatially well resolved images across the entire CCD sensor.

emICCD: The Ultimate in Scientific ICCD Technology
With the rapid expansion of research in areas such as nanotechnology, quantum computing, and combustion, the development of higher-performance time-gated cameras is becoming a necessity. This technical note describes the latest breakthrough in scientific intensified CCD (ICCD) technology: the world’s first emICCD.

Fully automated wavelength calibration method optimizes data accuracy
Currently offered as a LightField package option, patent-pending IntelliCal® technology from Princeton Instruments enables fast, reliable wavelength calibration with minimal user input.

Improved Spectra with a Schmidt-Czerny-Turner Spectrograph
The data in this paper have shown that by decreasing optical aberrations and increasing fluence, the IsoPlane gives spectra with better spectral resolution and SNR compared to Czerny-Turner spectrographs. Higher spectral resolution means peaks that are too close together to be resolved by a CT spectrograph can be clearly seen with the IsoPlane.

IntelliCal-Automated wavelength and intensity calibration routines significantly improve accuracy of recorded spectra
Automated wavelength and intensity calibration routines significantly improve accuracy of recorded spectra.

Introduction to Scientific InGaAs FPA Cameras
Working in the near infrared (NIR) and shortwave infrared (SWIR) regions of the spectrum offers researchers several advantages, such as the abilities to circumvent unwanted fluorescence backgrounds and to probe more deeply into sample surfaces.

New QE Response Curves for Soft X-ray to VUV Energy Range
A Quantitative Comparison of Different Scientific CCD Types

New Scientific CMOS Cameras with Back-Illuminated Technology
Aided by the latest CMOS fabrication technology, sCMOS devices can finally be created with a back-illuminated sensor architecture. As a result, sCMOS sensors are now capable of CCD-like quantum efficiency (>95%) and dynamic range without compromising the low read noise and high frame rates for which they are known.

On Chip Gain
This technical note endeavors to provide a comprehensive look at the advantages and limitations of on-chip multiplication gain, a new CCD technology designed for low-light, high speed imaging.

The Art and Science of Being Cool
An Introduction to ArcTec - the Newest Generation of Scientific Camera Cooling Technologies

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