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EMCCD detectors for spectroscopy

Newton series from Andor Technology

For ultra-sensitive spectroscopy applications, Andor Technology offers the EMCCD cameras Newton 970 (1600 x 200 x 16 µm pixels) and the Newton 971 (1600 x 400 x 16 µm pixels) with USB 2 interface. The EMCCD sensor of the Newton detectors is placed in a sealed vacuum chamber so that temperatures down to -100 °C are achieved with thermo-electrical cooling.

  • Effective read noise < 1 electron with electron multiplying gain for single photon sensitivity
  • Two EMCCD sensor formats (1600 x 200 x 16 µm and 1600 x 400 x 16 µm) for high resolution spectroscopy
  • Rapid spectrum rates up to 396 spectra/s (Newton 971) and 649 spectra/s (Newton 970) for full vertical binning and > 1.500 spectra/s for cropped sensor mode
  • Front and back-illuminated sensors with > 90% quantum efficiency optimized for UV, VIS, and NIR (with Fringe suppression technology for Newton 970 back-illuminated sensor)
  • Thermo-electrical cooling of EMCCD sensor to -100 °C for negligible dark current

Further information

The Newton EMCCD detectors are the market leaders for ultra-sensitive and ultra-fast spectroscopy. EM technology enables charge from each pixel to be multiplied on the sensor before readout resulting in single photon sensitivity. To provide unrivalled performance for demanding spectroscopic applications, the Newton EM platform combines a 1600 x 200 or 1600 x 400 array of high resolution 16 ?m pixels, low noise electronics, high quantum efficiency sensors, thermoelectric cooling down to -100°C for negligible dark current, 3 MHz readout and USB 2.0 plug-and-play connectivity. The dual output amplifiers allow software selection between either a conventional high sensitivity or electron multiplying outputs to suit a broad range of photon regime conditions. This makes the Newton EMCCD the ideal choice for ultra-fast and low light spectroscopy.



Raman spectroscopy
Sum-frequency generation
Plasma spectroscopy
Fluorescence and luminescence spectroscopy


Liquid cooling system EXT-440
UltraVac permanent vacuum head and performance longevity
Optical etaloning technical note
Camera windows
Software for Andor cameras and spectropgraphs
Andor Newton EMCCD brochure
Remote camera server


Webinar EMCCD Cameras
Webinar Scientific Cameras Part 1
Webinar Scientific Cameras Part 2
Remote Camera Server Online Seminar

Reference customers

Title Author(s) Institute Year Detector/Spectrograph
Raman-Line imaging to investigate occurring transport mechanisms in aerogel production J. Quino Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics, Erlangen Untiversity, Germany 2017 Newton DU971P-BV, Shamrock SR-303i-A
Polarization-sensitive spontaneous Raman scattering spectroscopy S. Rieger,
C. Mannweiler,
C. Fallnich
Institute of Applied Physics,
University of Münster, Germany
2016 Newton DU970P-BVF
Shamrock SR-500i-D1-SIL
Ultrafast time- and frequency- resolved coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS) with femtosecond excitation and picosecond probing M. Lütgens,
S. Chatzipapadopoulos,
S. Lochbrunner
Institute of Physics, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany 2014

Newton DU970P-BV
Shamrock SR-500i-A

Raman-Line imaging to monitor diffusion kinetics O. Knauer Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics (LTT) and Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT), University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany 2013

Newton DU971N-BV
Shamrock SR-303i-B

Increase of the threshold for stimulated Raman scattering by a spectral broadening of the excitation source R. F. Hankel Technical Thermodynamics, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany 2012 Newton DU971N-BV
Multiplex CARS Microscopy T. Buckup,
C. Pohling,
M. Motzkus
Insitute of Physical Chemistry, University of Heidelberg, Germany 2011

Newton DU970N-BV
Acton SpectraPro 300

Tip-enhanced  Raman spectroscopy with ultra high sensitivity B. Pettinger,
P. Schambach,
N. Scott
Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin, Germany 2011

Newton DU970N-BV
Shamrock SR-303i-B

Using an EMCCD camera for high resolution one-dimensional Raman spectroscopy O. Knauer Institute of Technical Thermodynamics, University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany 2010

Newton DU971N-BV
Acton SectraPro 275

Sum-frequency generation
Spectrometer for broadband vibrational sum-frequency generation at fluid interfaces

N. García Rey,
E. Weißenborn,
F. Schulze-Zachau,
B. Braunschweig

Institute of Physical Chemistry,
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
2019 Newton DU970P-BVF
Spectral characterization of quantum light from an engineered Type-II sum-frequency generation process  M. Allgaier,
V. Ansari,
L. Sansoni,
V. Quiring,
R. Ricken,
H. Suche,
B. Brecht,
C. Silberhorn
Integrated Quantum Optics Group, Department of Physics, University of Paderborn,
2016 Newton DU970P-BVF
Shamrock SR-500i-D1-SIL
Optically probing surface phonons using surface specific vibrational spectroscopy R. Kramer Campen Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin, Germany 2015

Newton DU971P-BV
Shamrock SR-303i-B

Enhanced ordering of water at hydrophobic surfaces measure with vibrational sum-frequency generation J. Versluis,
S. Strazdaite,
H. J. Bakker
Ultrafast Spectroscopy, FOM Institute AMOLF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2015

Newton DU970P-BV
Shamrock SR-303i-A-SIL

Femtosecond time-resolved electronic sum frequency generation for the investigation of optoelectronically relevant interfaces L. Foglia,
M. Wolf,
J. Stähler
Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin, Germany 2015

Newton DU970P-BV
Shamrock SR-303i-A

Monolayer detection with sum-frequency generation spectroscopy E. H. G. Backus,
T. Weidner
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany 2014

Newton DU970P-BV
Shamrock SR-303i-A-SIL

Interfacial Water Structure studied by Vibrational Sum Frequency Generation M. Sovago,
M. Bonn
AMOLF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2009

Newton DU970N-BV
Acton SpectraPro 300

Spectroscopic investigation of level population of sputtered tungsten in the linear plasma device PSI-2 S. Ertmer,
S. Brezinsek,
A. Pospieszczyk,
O. Marchuk,
A. Kreter
Institute of Energy and Climate Research - Plasma Physics, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH,
Association EURATOM-FZJ, Partner in the Trilateral Euregio Cluster, Jülich, Germany
2019 Newton DU971P-UVB
Acton SpectraPro 750
Ambient humidity has minor influence on OH emission of an atmospheric pressure argon plasma jet than feed gas humidity J. Winter,
M. Hänel,
M. Dünnbier,
S. Reuter
Centre for Innovation Competence (ZIK) plasmatis, Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology e.V. (INP Greifswald), Germany 2014

Newton DU971P-UVB
Shamrock SR-500i-A

Spectroscopic  Characterisation and Plasma Surface Interaction Experiments with the linear Plasma Simulator PSI-2 S. Brezinsek,
A. Pospieszczyk,
A. Kreter,
M. Laengner,
M. Reinhart,
B. Schweer,
B. Unterberg
Institute for Energy- and Climate Research, Research Center Jülich, Association EURATOM-FZJ, Trilateral Euregio Cluster, Jülich, Germany 2012

Newton DU971P-UVB
Acton SpectraPro 750

Spektral aufgelöste  Beobachtung des Wiedereintritts der STARDUST-Kapsel
M. Winter,
G. Herdrich
Institute of Space Systems, University of Stuttgart, Germany 2006 Newton DU971N-UVB
Acton SpectraPro 300

Custom Designed Fluorescence Enhancing Hot Spot

M. Hallermann
Department of Physics and Center for NanoScience, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany 2009

Newton DU971N-UVB

Trapped Ion Laser Induced Fluorescence
M. Kordel,
L. Walter, D. Schooss,
M. M. Kappes

Intitute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Newton DU970N-BV
Jobin-Yvon Triax 190

Photoluminescence and valley polarization in two-dimensional semiconductors R. H. Godiksen,
A.G. Curto
Department of Applied Physics and Institute for Photonic Integration,
Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven,
The Netherlands
2019 Newton DU970P-FI
Shamrock SR-303i-A-B-SIL
Mikrophotolumineszenz- Spektroskopie von Halbleiter- Quantenpunkten M. Kahl,
R. Bratschitsch
Institute of Modern Optics and Quantum Electronics, University of Konstanz, Germany 2007 Newton DU970N-BV
Acton DSP2500
Frequency-resolved optical gating
Sensitive  interferometric frequency-resolved optical gating with an EMCCD based spectrometer S. K. Das,
M. Bock,
G. Steinmeyer,
R. Grunwald,
T. Elsaesser
Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short-Pulse Spectroscopy, Berlin, Germany 2013

Newton DU970N-UVB
Shamrock SR-303i-A


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