Products: eXcelon CCD and EMCCD Technology
Patented, Breakthrough CCD and EMCCD Technology
Princeton Instruments' patented, breakthrough eXcelon and eXcelon3 technologies radically improve the sensitivity of back-illuminated CCD and EMCCD detectors across a wide wavelength range. Additionally, both technologies significantly reduce etaloning, the problematic appearance of fringes attributable to constructive and destructive interference in a device’s back-thinned silicon while imaging in the NIR region (750 to 1100 nm).
PI now offers the next generation of eXcelon!
Video above shows the reduction in etaloning provided by eXcelon3 back-illuminated EMCCDs (right) compared to less-sophisticated back-illuminated EMCCD designs (left).
eXcelon3 technology is available in Princeton Instruments’ ProEM series of deep-cooled EMCCD cameras, with 512 x 512 and 1024 x 1024 pixel formats and 1600 x 200 and 1600 x 400 for spectroscopy applications. These new eXcelon3-enabled cameras will target a wide variety of applications in both the life sciences and physical sciences, including Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) imaging, astronomy, live-cell imaging, scanning confocal spectroscopy, single molecule spectroscopy, among others.
Astronomical imaging can be broadly divided into two categories: (1) steady-state imaging, in which long exposures are required to capture ultra-low-light-level objects, and (2) time-resolved photometry, in which integration times range from milliseconds to a few seconds.
Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) can be regarded as matter made from matter waves. It is formed when a gas composed of a certain kind of particles, referred to as “bosonic” particles, is cooled very close to absolute zero.
A primer on eXcelon3 EMCCD technology
eXcelon3 is a breakthrough technology that provides the best EMCCD performance available on the market.
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.
EMCCD cameras for ultra-low light, read noise-limited applications.
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