Our partner Andor Oxford Instruments

Cameras for fiber-coupled scintillators

iKon HF and Zyla HF from Andor Technology

For harder high-energy photons or particles from about 10 keV to 100 keV, cameras with indirect detection methods are preferred. Indirect detection employs scintillators and phosphor screens to convert incident X-ray photons or electrons to visible photons which are then detected by the sensor. We offer CCD and sCMOS cameras which have their individual advantages in noise and frame rate performance.

  • Back-illuminated CCD and sCMOS technology with coupled fiber optics window
  • 13,5 µm and 6,5 µm pixel size
  • Thermo-electrical cooling down to -35 °C for negligible dark current
  • High quality 16 bit AD converter for low readout noise
  • Beryllium windows and scintillators on request

Further information

Indirect imaging of high energy photons and particles is highly efficient when light from the scintillator goes straight to the sensor. Direct bonding of a fiber optic plate to the CCD or sCMOS sensor facilitates a compact optical geometry with minimum loss of light. Depending on the experimental requirements regarding field of view, frame rate and noise performance we offer either the iKon-L HF CCD camera or the Zyla HF sCMOS camera. Scintillator screens with high throughput or high transmission can be added as an option. A beryllium window can be inserted if visible light has to be blocked. The iKon and Zyla detectors are fully integrated into the EPICS control software that is commonly used in larger facilities with real-time beam monitoring.


1.70 MB
iKon-L HF 936 (2048 x 2048 x 13 µm)
4.14 MB
Zyla 5.5 HF (2560 x 2160 x 6.5 µm)


Electron microscopy
X-ray diffraction
Neutron tomography
Plasma diagnostics
X-ray tomography


Detection of high energy radiation
Scintillators for high energy detection
Liquid cooling system EXT-440
Remote camera server


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Webinar Indirect X Ray and Neutron Detection
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Webinar Scientific Cameras Part 1
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Webinar Scientific Cameras Part 2
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Webinar 'High Enery Detection with Zyla HF'
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Remote Camera Server Online Seminar

Reference customers

Title Author(s) Institute Year Detector
Propagation-based phase-contrast X-ray tomography of soft tissue with Zyla-HF sCMOS camera at the synchrotron endstation „GINIX“ J. Frohn,
M. Reichardt,
M. Eckermann,
T. Salditt

Institute for X-ray Physics,
Georg-August University Göttingen

2020 Zyla-5.5X-FO
Three-dimensional phase sensitive X-ray imaging of fatigue damaged carbon-fiber-reinforced polymers Hildebrand,
M. Leck
Department of Analytical Measurement Technology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology,
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Göttingen
2016 Zyla-5.5X-FOR
EMCCD based Single Photon Emission Microscope System for I-125 Imaging in Small Animals  L. J. Meng  Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA 2007

iXon DF897-FB


Martin Klecka
Martin Klecka
Ales Jandik
Ales Jandik


Quantum Design

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Czech Republic

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