OCAM²K – High Speed EMCCD Camera For Visible Imaging

OCAM²K – High Speed EMCCD Camera For Visible Imaging

Sensor Type

EMCCD

Resolution - Pixel pitch

240 x 240 - 24 µm

Max frame rate

2067 Hz

Readout noise at 2000 fps and gain ~600

0.3 e-

Peak QE at 650 nm

95 %

Interface

CameraLink Ultra Low Latency

OCAM²K is a high speed EMCCD camera able to run at 2067 FPS with subelectron readout noise.

To achieve this performance, OCAM²K uses the E2V CCD 220 EMCCD, an 8 output split frame transfert CCD. To minimize smearing, the CCD220 high speed metal buttressed clock lines are driven by OCAM²K at a speed as high as 7 Mlines/s transferring each frame in the store section in only 12 microseconds.

OCAM²K high speed EMCCD camera also offers an extremely low latency : 43μs between exposure and first pixel availability.

OTHER FEATURES

  • 240 x 240 pixels state of the art EMCCD
  • Wide 24 µm pixels
  • 14 bits precision A/D converter
  • Cooled operation for low dark current
  • Integrated cooling temperature controller
  • Fully sealed resistant aluminum body with low thermal gradient
  • Clock & trigger input / output for synchronous operation

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Description

OCAM²K is a high speed EMCCD camera able to run at 2067 FPS with subelectron readout noise.

To achieve this performance, OCAM²K uses the E2V CCD 220 EMCCD, an 8 output split frame transfert CCD. To minimize smearing, the CCD220 high speed metal buttressed clock lines are driven by OCAM²K at a speed as high as 7 Mlines/s transferring each frame in the store section in only 12 microseconds.

OCAM²K high speed EMCCD camera also offers an extremely low latency : 43μs between exposure and first pixel availability.

OCAM²K high speed EMCCD camera MAIN FEATURES

  • < 1 electron read out noise
  • up to 2067 FPS full frame
  • 3700 FPS in 2×2 binning mode
  • 95% peak qe typical (deep depletion silicon)
  • ultra low latency camera link tm full interface : 43 µs

OCAM²K high speed EMCCD camera OTHER FEATURES

  • 240 x 240 pixels state of the art EMCCD
  • Wide 24 µm pixels
  • 14 bits precision A/D converter
  • Cooled operation for low dark current
  • Integrated cooling temperature controller
  • Fully sealed resistant aluminum body with low thermal gradient
  • Clock & trigger input / output for synchronous operation

APPLICATIONS for the high speed EMCCD camera include

  • ASTRONOMY
  • LIFE SCIENCES / RESEARCH
  • EXO-PLANETS RESEARCH
  • ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATIONS
  • ADAPTIVE OPTICS