Princeton Instruments Launches EMCCD Camera for Spectroscopy
Princeton Instruments introduced a EMCCD camera solution for spectroscopy applications. The ProEM:1600 camera features 16 micron pixels in both 1600 x 200 and 1600 x 400 formats. It utilizes eXcelon technology which reduces the interference fringes that have made back-thinned EMCCDs unusable in the NIR regions.
The camera has a high-speed, electron-multiplying (EM) mode capable of capturing fast dynamics as well as a traditional CCD mode that delivers ultralow read noise for high-precision photometry. The camera's 6.67 MHz readout rate and 1.5 µs vertical shift time allow acquisition rates of over 3000 spectra per second, outpacing any other available spectroscopy-format EMCCD camera by more than 2x.
The main applications for the ProEM:1600 EMCCD camera are single-molecule spectroscopy, confocal Raman spectroscopy and hyperspectral imaging.