Raptor Photonics has launched a new EMCCD camera, the Kestrel 1000, offering ultra-low readout noise while running at 1,000 frames per second (fps) in full frame and up to 1,800 fps with ROI. The camera has a 128 x 128 back-thinned sensor with 26um pixels for optimum image resolution in low light imaging applications. It runs in 16-bit Camera Link output for realtime imaging for low latency photon to digital image and offers up to 95% QE.

Digital Monochrome Scientific Frame Transfer EMCCD, 1,800 fps, 128 x 128, 24µm x 24µm pixels, cooled to -20C .

The digital Kestrel EMCCD camera is based on e2v’s CCD-60 back-thinned 1/3″ sensor. It combines high sensitivity, speed and resolution. with QE up to 95%. It has strong response from UV through to NIR. With EM gain on it offers less than 1 electron read noise. It uses a 16 bit A/D converter and offers a standard CameraLink output. At 1,800 fps, it offers some of the fastest and most sensitive speeds available on the market.

Key Features:

  • Up to 1,800 frame per second with ROI – The fastest EMCCD on the market
  • 128 x 128 Back-thinned EMCCD sensor – Enables optimum image resolution in low light imaging applications
  • 16 bit Camera Link output – Realtime imaging for low latency photon to digital image
  • Up to 95% QE from back-illuminated sensor – Optimum Photon collection
  • Strong VIS and NIR response and ultrawide bandwidth – From 350nm through to 1100nm

Download datasheet here.