Andor Technology Ltd., an Oxford Instruments company and specialist in scientific imaging and spectroscopy solutions, launched its most sensitive, OEM-dedicated NIR spectroscopy detector to date.
The iVac 316 offers the latest innovation in sensor technology with an unsurpassed combination of high sensitivity in the NIR region, high resolution 15 µm pixels and broadest spectral range (+10% greater than traditional spectroscopy sensors). The ‘Low Dark Current – Deep Depletion’, or LDC-DD, technology builds on the benefits of traditional Back Illuminated - Deep Depletion (BI-DD) sensors but offers an order of magnitude lower dark current.
Andor’s iVac 316 LDC-DD combines dark current performance – the company reports over 10 times better than existing deep depletion CCD technologies - and up to 95% quantum efficiency, further incorporating fringe suppression technology for ultralow optical etaloning. Andor’s UltravacTM vacuum technology’s outstanding track record ensures that the best performance can be extracted from the CCD sensor year-after-year.
Thermo-Electric cooling down to -60oC ensures that, by simultaneously minimizing dark current and maximizing NIR photon collection, the best signal-to-noise can always be achieved for a wide range of applications. These approaches include Raman or photoluminescence-based benchtop systems in analytical laboratories, process control in industrial environments, and the growing and demanding area of spectrally-assisted diagnostics for clinicians in the medical field.