Cameras for EUV, X-ray and high-energy particle detection

For photon energies between 10 eV and 20 keV CCD sensors without micro lens arrays and anti-reflection coating are required. Direct detection of VUV, EUV and soft X-rays occurs by photon absorption and generation of electron hole pairs. Our cameras for high energy detection provide a solution for almost any energy range and experimental condition. This can be stand-alone operation, indirect detection methods using scintillator screens or vacuum compatible detectors.

Besides their standard use as imaging devices CCD sensors are also suitable for the direct detection of VUV, EUV light and soft X-rays. For this purpose we offer back illuminated CCD sensors without coatings and micro lens arrays. Deep thermoelectric cooling and good linearity and homogeneity allow to detect even the weakest signals over long exposure times.

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For harder high-energy photons or particles from about 14 keV to 100 keV cameras with indirect detection methods are preferred. Indirect detection employs a material, such as a scintillator or phosphor, to convert incident X-ray photons or electrons to photons of a visible wavelength which are then detected by the sensor. We offer CCD and sCMOS technology according to their individual advantages in noise and frame rate performance.

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With the iKon SY and Newton SY Andor offers detector solutions for soft X-ray detection under ambient conditions (“in-air”). These sensors with square imaging and spectroscopy formats are ideally suited for low flux photon research. Visible light is blocked by an integrated beryllium foil window. The window blocks visible light and transmits photon energies >2 keV.

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