sCMOS cameras

Zyla series from Andor Technology

The Zyla sCMOS cameras are an advancement of the well-known CMOS technology for scientific applications. Due to their special characteristics, they are suitable for many demanding measurement problems in physics and biology. As the Zyla sCMOS cameras have an extremely low noise and high sensitivity, they can often yield a better image than EMCCD cameras even in low light conditions. Beside the typical use in imaging, the Zyla sCMOS cameras are also suitable for spectroscopy, especially for multi-track and imaging spectroscopy.

0.9 electron read noise (lower detection limit than any CCD camera)
Rapid frame rates of 100 frames/s sustained
4.2 and 5.5 megapixel sensor formats with 6.5 µm pixels
Dynamic range 33000 : 1
Quantum efficiency up to 60%

Andor’s Zyla sCMOS camera platform offers high speed, high sensitivity, and high resolution imaging performance in a remarkably light and compact, thermoelectrically-cooled design, integrating perfectly into research applications. Zyla is ideally suited to many experiments that push the boundaries of speed and sensitivity, offering sustained performance of up to 100 frames per second, faster with sub-images, and read noise down to 0.9 electrons. Zyla’s unique dark noise suppression technology ensures the low noise advantage is maintained over a wide range of exposure conditions. The new 'plug and play' interface option offers industry leading USB 3.0 frame rate performance of up to 53 frames/s at 4.2 megapixel resolution. However, the unprecedented value and flexibility of the Zyla means it is also re-defining the concept of a 'workhorse' camera, rapidly displacing interline CCDs as the gold standard microscope detector.

Plasma- and fusion research
X-ray and neutron tomography/radiography
Particle image velocimetry (PIV) and particle tracking velocimetry (PTV)
Phase transitions in 1T-TaS2 mapped by ultrafast LEEDS. Vogelgesang, G. Storeck,
S. Schäfer,
C. Ropers
IV. Physical Institute, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany2017Zyla-5.5-CL10
High-speed imaging and its applications:
Beating down the scintillation noise
P. Ioannidis, J.H.M.M. SchmittHamburg Observatory, Physics Department,
University of Hamburg, Germany
Real- and momentum-space imaging of plasmonic waveguide arraysF. Bleckmann, S. LindenPhysikalisches Institut,
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany
Active optical debris detection: Highly accurate position determination of space debris orbitsW. Riede,
D. Hampf,
P. Wagner,
L. Humbert,
F. Sproll,
A. Giesen,
Institute of Technical Physics, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Stuttgart, Germany2016Zyla-5.5-CL10

Evaluation of the Zyla sCMOS imaging camera for IMSE diagnosticO. P. Ford,
C. Biedermann
Wendelstein 7-X, Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Greifswald, Germany2014Zyla-5.5-CL10
Using a surface-forces-apparatus to measure force-distance profiles across confined ionic liquidsT. Utzig,
H.-W. Cheng,
M. Valtiner
Department of Interface Chemistry and Surface Engineering, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf, Germany2014Zyla-5.5-CL3
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