SOPHIA® XOX-Ray Cameras for Soft X-Ray, VUV, and EUV Applications

SOPHIA-XO

SOPHIA® XO offers high-sensitivity (>95% QE) and high-speed for the widest range of VUV and x-ray detection, with thermoelectric cooling up to -90℃ and high frame rates. With a rotatable, industry-standard CF flange and high-vacuum seal design the software-selectable gains and readout speeds make this camera well suited for UHV applications.

  • >95% QE: ~5 eV – 30 keV
  • 2k x 2k and 4k x 4k formats
  • 10, 20 and 40 port readout
  • -90℃ cooling

Key Features

SOPHIA XO QE graph

X-ray Energy Sensitivity

The SOPHIA XO provides high sensitivity with a >95% peak quantum efficiency in the 5 eV to 30 keV range, covering a wide variety of applications

SOPHIA readout

Ultra-Flexible Performance

Flexible multiple-readout-port design allows the SOPHIA XO to capture even ultrafast events, offering 4-port, 2-port or 1-port readout options, custom sensor readout or kinetic readout each with 4.2 fps at 16 MHZ.

The SOPHIA XO comes with complete triggering support, independently optimized clocking for each combination alongside a field-replaceable internal mechanical shutter.

CF flange

Latest UHV Technology

Using an all-metal, hermetically sealed vacuum design the SOPHIA XO prevents outgassing or long-term degradation caused by epoxies. Six or eight inch CF flange vacuum interface available.

ArcTec™ cooling technology

Taking advantage of an all-metal hermetically sealed vacuum design, the ArcTec™ cooling technology prevents outgassing or long-term degradion. A custom heat sign design is utilized to ensure efficient thermal dissipation from the sensor and electronics.

The ArcTec™ available are air cooling only, liquid cooling only (for vibration-sensitive environments), or a 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

Sensor type Back-illuminated
Vacuum compatibility 10-8 Torr
Supported interfaces USB 3.0

Camera Models

Model
Imaging Array
Pixel Size
Dark Current
DataSheet

SOPHIA-XO 2048B-132

Imaging Array

2048 x 2048

Pixel Size

13.5 x 13.5 μm

Dark Current

0.0001 e-/pi/sec

DataSheet
Model
Imaging Array
Pixel Size
Dark Current
DataSheet

SOPHIA-XO 2048B-152

Imaging Array

2048 x 2048

Pixel Size

15.0 x 15.0 μm

Dark Current

0.00025 e-/pi/sec

DataSheet
Model
Imaging Array
Pixel Size
Dark Current
DataSheet

SOPHIA-XO 4096B-154

Imaging Array

4096 x 4096

Pixel Size

15.0 x 15.0 μm

Dark Current

0.005 e-/pi/sec

DataSheet