PI-MTE3Large-Format X-Ray Cameras

PI-MTE3 photo

Designed for direct detection in VUV, EUV and X-ray imaging, the PI-MTE3 in-vacuum CCD cameras are engineered to encompass the energy range ~10 eV to 30 keV. These back-illuminated CCDs within the PI-MTE3 deliver >95% peak quantum efficiency, with efficient liquid cooling offering low dark current, facilitating long exposure times. The four part readout architecture offers 7-10x higher frame rates than previous generation two port cameras.

  • ~10 eV to 30 keV X-ray energy sensitivity
  • 100% in-vacuum testing
  • 16 MHz, 4 MHz and 400 kHz readout speeds

Key Features

X-Ray Energy Sensitivity

With sensitivity in the X-ray energy range from 10 eV to 30 keV, the PI-MTE3 is well suited for a wide variety of soft x-ray spectroscopy and imaging applications, such as X-ray microscopy, X-ray plasma diagnostics and EUV lithography.

Large Format Sensors

The PI-MTE3 is equipped with large-format, back-illuminated sensors with a 2048 x 2048 or 4096 x 4096 resolution CCD sensor options. Both sensors provide >95% QE in the 10 eV to 30 keV range owing to the high sensitivity of the PI-MTE3.

Highest Frame Rates

With approximately 3 full fps at 2k x 2k resolution, the PI-MTE3 offers up to 7 – 10x higher resolution than previous generations. Through efficient dissipation of heat from the electronics, due to valuable thermal design, continuous operation of the PI-MTE3 can be achieved without the need to shut down the camera periodically.

Customizable Performance

Customizable Performance

Flexible multiple-readout-port design allows the PI-MTE3 to capture even ultrafast events. With 4-port, 2-port or 1-port readout options, both custom sensor readout and kinetic readout can be achieved.

The PI-MTE3 delivers 3.2 fps at 16 MHz, with complete triggering support and independent optimization clocking for each port combination.

Lightfield Graph

Powered by LightField Software

Powerful and intuitive software with built-in math engine allows for the complete control of cameras and spectrographs, with real-time image analysis and spectral data.

LightField software provides seamless integration of hardware controls and direct data acquisition into programmes such as National Instruments’ LabVIEW® and MathWorks’ MATLAB®. This software also fully supports IntelliCal automated wavelength and intensity calibration.

Family Specifications

Quantum Efficiency >95%
Peak Absorption Efficiency 95%
CCD Resolution < 4k x 4k
X-Ray Sensitivity 10 eV to 30 keV
Readout 16 MHz

Camera Models

Model
Imaging array
Pizel size
Energy range
Datasheet

PI-MTE3 2048B

Imaging array

2048 x 2048

Pizel size

15 x 15 mm

Energy range

10 eV to 30 keV

Datasheet
Model
Imaging array
Pizel size
Energy range
Datasheet

PI-MTE3 4096B

Imaging array

4096 x 4096

Pizel size

15 x 15 mm

Energy range

10 eV to 30 keV

Datasheet

Current Research

Publication Summaries

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Published Research

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