PCO News: back-illuminated sCMOS sensors with 95% QE and broader spectral response
The sCMOS sensors (scientific CMOS) were created to meet the need to combine high resolution, quantum efficiency, fps and dynamic range, and Iberoptics has been representing the developer of the 1st generation of these sensors for more than 10 years: the camera manufacturer of scientific grade cameras, PCO.
Now, it is time to introduce -together with PCO- the new generation of sCMOS sensors with back-illuminated technology. Here you can find more information about these sensors (and also about many other topics related to imaging).
What is special about the back illuminated sensors?
- Greater sensitivity: with quantum efficiencies of up to 95%, they allow obtaining better image quality with the same lighting conditions as the standard sensors (front-illuminated)
- Greater spectral response, both towards the UV and NIR, paving the way to other applications.
PCO has recently presented two new cameras based on back-illuminated sCMOS technology, the newest one belongs to the well-known pco.edge family and the second to the pco.panda family:
|Res.||QE||Int. time||fps||Cooling method|
|pco.edge4.2bi*||2048x2048 px||95%||10μs - 20s||40 fps||Deep active cooled|
|pco.panda4.2bi ||2048x2048 px||95%||10µs - 500ms||40 fps||Passive cooled|
*Available UV version (UV input window)
You can find more information about the advantages of back illuminated sensors in this video.
For less demanding microscopy applications, we can also offer high resolution cost-effective CMOS cameras (20 Mpx) with back-illuminated technology, from the supplier The Imaging Source: TIS-DMK-33UX183 (b/n) and TIS-DFK-33UX183 (color)
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