CCD cameras with shutter

iKon-M, iKon-L and iKon-XL series from Andor Technology

Our CCD camera section offers high-end cameras for demanding scientific applications. Front and back illuminated CCD sensors with optimized anti-reflection coatings convert more than 90% of the incoming light into a detectable signal. The UltraVac vacuum enclosure of the sensor ensures deep thermoelectric cooling to -100 °C. Read noise is minimized by high quality AD converters with slow scanning read out rates. Classic CCD cameras require a mechanical shutter to avoid image smearing during the read out process.

Features
  • Front and back illuminated CCD sensors with various anti-reflection coatings
  • Sensor formats from 512 x 512 to 4096 x 4112 pixels
  • Thermo-electrical cooling down to -100 °C for negligible dark current
  • High quality 16 or 18 bit AD converter for low readout noise
  • USB 2.0 interface

Further information

The Andor iKon-M and iKon-L camera series are designed for low light situation when exposure time is expected to be long. The greatly reduced dark current allows for collection of photons over hundreds of seconds and even minutes. Pixel sizes of 13 µm, 15 µm and 24 µm, respectively, respectively, with a high capacity and low-noise AD converter result in a high dynamic range. Because of the sensor structure and the single read out channel CCD cameras offer excellent linearity (better than 99%) and uniformity.

Specification

pdf
iKon-XL_230.pdf
2.92 MB
iKon-XL 230 (4096 x 4108 x 15 µm)
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iKon-XL_231.pdf
3.18 MB
iKon-XL 231 (4096 x 4108 x 15 µm)
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iKon-L_936.pdf
1.62 MB
iKon-L 936 (2048 x 2048 x 13,5 µm)
pdf
iKon-M_934.pdf
1.34 MB
iKon-M 934 (1024 x 1024 x 13 µm)
pdf
iKon-M_PV_Inspector.pdf
1.09 MB
iKon-M PV Inspector (1024 x 1024 x 13 µm)
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iKon-M_912.pdf
478.25 KB
iKon-M 912 (512 x 512 x 24 µm)

Applications

Astronomy
Cold ions and cold atoms physics
Photo- and electroluminescence
Spectroscopy
Radiography and tomography

Downloads

iKon-XL launch webinar
Software for Andor cameras and spectrographs
Liquid cooling system EXT-440
Camera windows
Optical etaloning
UltraVac permanent vacuum head and performance longevity
Cameras for astronomy
Remote camera server

Videos

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Webinar Scientific Cameras Part 1
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Webinar Scientific Cameras Part 2
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iKon XL Launch Webinar
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Remote Camera Server Online Seminar

Reference customers

Title Author(s) Institute Year Spectrograph/
Detector
Quantum optics
Imaging of ultracold Bose-Fermi mixtures S. Häfner,
M. Gerken,
B. Tran,
M. Filzinger, R. Eberhard, C. Renner,
B. Zhu,
J. Ulmanis,
E. D. Kuhnle,
M.Weidemüller

Institute of Physics,
Heidelberg University,
Germany

2017 iKon-M DU934P-BEX2-DD
Improved detection of small atom numbers through image processing A. F. Tauschinsky,
C. F. Ockeloen,
N. J. van Druten,
S. Whitlock,
R. J. C. Spreeuw
Institute for Experimental Physics, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2013

iKon-M DU934N-BR-DD

Spectral characteristics of an integrated Type-I parametric down-conversion source in Ti:PPLN waveguides S. Krapick,
H. Herrmann,
V. Quiring,
B. Brecht,
H. Suche,
Ch. Silberhorn
Department of Physics, University of Paderborn, Germany 2012

iKon-M DU934P-BR-DD
Shamrock SR-303i-A-SIL

Spectroscopic study of confined semiconductor structures T. Huber,
H. Jayakumar,
P. Mai,
B. Pressl,
M. Sassermann,
Z. Vörös,
G. Weihs
Department of Experimental Physics, University of Innsbruck, Austria 2012

iKon-M DU934N-BR-DD

Expansion of 1d Quasicondensates in an Atom Chip Trap M. Trimmel,
D. Fischer,
W. Rohringer,
M. Trupke,
J. Schmiedmayer
VCQ Vienna, Vienna University of Technology, Austria 2011

iKon-M DU934N-BR-DD

Single Pulse Quantum Imaging M. Förtsch,
C. Wittmann,
C. Marquardt,
G. Leuchs
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany 2011

iKon-M DU934N-BR-DD

Multi-component quantum gases in spin-dependent hexagonal lattices P. Soltan-Panahi Institute of Laser Physics, University of Hamburg, Germany 2010

iKon-M DU934N-BR-DD

Detection of spin squeezing on an atom chip P. Böhi Munich Atom Chip Group, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich and Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany 2010

iKon-M DU934N-BR-DD

Quantum Memory in an Optical Dipole Trap C.-S. Chuu Institute of Physics, University of Heidelberg, Germany 2008

iKon-M DU934N-BR-DD

Investigating mixtures of fermionic elements at ultracold temperatures F. Schreck Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck, Austria 2007

DV437-BV3

Optisches Gitter im Hochfinesse- Ringresonator B. Nagorny Institute of Laser Physics, University of Hamburg, Germany 2003

DV434-BV1

Exoplanets
SPECULOOS Southern Observatory hunts for habitable planets D. Sebastian
and the SPECULOOS team
Institut  d’Astrophysique et de Géophysique,
Université de Liège, Belgique
2019 iKon-L DZ936N-BEX2-DD
Searching for Long-Period Exoplanets orbiting Giant Stars at the Landessternwarte Heidelberg S. Reffert,
M. Tala,
P. Heeren,
S. Sadegi
Landessternwarte, Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg,
Germany
2017 iKon-L
DZ936N-BV
Rare five star, doubly-eclipsing star system discovered M. Lohr Department of Physical Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes,
United Kingdom
2015

iKon-L DW936N-BV

New exoplanet-hunting telescopes on Paranal
NGTS facility achieves first light
H. Rauer Institute of Planetary Research, DLR, Berlin, Germany 2015

iKon-L DW936N-BR-DD

Wide-eyed Telescope finds Transiting Planets around Distant Stars   SuperWASP Consortium, United Kingdom 2007

DW436-BV2

Photovoltaics
EL/PL imaging, breakdown analysis and series resistance of silicon solar cells B. Schwind,
J. Bauer,
O. Breitenstein
Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle, Germany 2013

iKon-M PV Inspector DU934P-CSV-BR-DD

Characterization of silicon thin film solar cells by electroluminescence imaging V. Mönkemöller2,
A. Gondorf1,
M. Niederkrüger1,
U. Heinzmann2,
H. Stiebig1
1Malibu GmbH & Co KG, Bielefeld, Germany
2Institute for Innovation Transfer at the University of Bielefeld GmbH, Germany
2012

iKon-M DU934N-BR-DD

Characterization of Polymer Solar Cells and Modules by Luminescence Imaging M. Seeland,
R. Rösch,
B. Muhsin,
H. Hoppe
Institute of Physics, Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany
2011

iKon-M DU934N-BR-DD

Electroluminescence for Characterisation of Solar Cells D. Kiliani Department of Physics, University of Konstanz, Germany 2009

iKon-M DU934N-BR-DD

Neutron imaging
Reconstruction of an Old Watch with Neutron Tomography W. Treimer,
S.-O. Seidel,
O. Ebrahimi
Insitute of Physics, University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany 2010

DV434-BV1

Neutronentomographie einer Gasturbinenschaufel J. Brunner Institute of Experimental Physics E21, Technical University of Munich, Germany 2004

DW436-BV2

Photoluminescence
µ-Photoluminescence imaging setup for optical characterisation of ZnO-based microcavities M. Thunert,
T. Michalsky,
M. Wille,
S. Richter,
H. Franke,
C. Sturm,
R. Schmidt-Grund,
M. Grundmann
Institute for Experimental Physics II, University of Leipzig, Germany 2014

iKon-M DU934P-BU2

Spectroscopy
Spectral characteristics of an integrated Type-I parametric down-conversion source in Ti:PPLN waveguides S. Krapick,
H. Herrmann,
V. Quiring,
B. Brecht,
H. Suche,
Ch. Silberhorn
Department of Physics, University of Paderborn, Germany 2012

iKon-M DU934P-BR-DD
Shamrock SR-303i-A-SIL

Spectroscopic study of confined semiconductor structures T. Huber,
H. Jayakumar,
P. Mai,
B. Pressl,
M. Sassermann,
Z. Vörös,
G. Weihs
Department of Experimental Physics, University of Innsbruck, Austria 2012

iKon-M DU934N-BR-DD

Detection of Explosives Based on Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy L. Gundrum,
W. Hüttner,
H. Wackerbarth
Photonic Sensor Technology Group, Laser Laboratory Göttingen, Germany 2010

iKon-M DU934N-BR-DDShamrock SR-303i-A

Multi-Channel and Fiber-Spectroscopy in Astronomy A. Kelz Astrophysical Institute Potsdam, Germany 2010

iKon-M DU934N-BV

Remarks:
1DU434 replaced by iKon-M 934
2DW436 replaced by iKon-L 936
3DV437 not available anymore

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