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See in the UV with the new Raptor Photonics Falcon Blue EMCCD

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The Raptor Photonics digital FALCON BLUE EMCCD camera, model FA285B-CL, combines high sensitivity, speed and high resolution. It uses a peltier cooled Texas Instruments' 1MegaPixel Frame Transfer Impactron device which provides QE up to 65%. It has a Fused Silica window for enhanced transmission down to 180nm.

It uses a 16 bit A/D converter and offers a standard CameraLink output. The Falcon camera offers outstanding performance for low light applications such as fluorescence imaging, astronomy, electrophoresis, X-ray and hyperspectral imaging.

The camera is fully compatible with the XCAP software from EPIX.  This high performance Image Analysis Software offers easy-to-use menus and dialogs and allows simple or complex imaging tasks to be effortlessly completed.

FALCON is also fully compatible with the Micro-Manager software. uManager provides a universal, flexible and free software platform for automated microscopy.  Combined with ImageJ, mManager provides a full featured microscope management and image processing package, with quality and ease of use standards equal to commercial software.

The FALCON EM285 camera features:

  • 1004 x 1002 EMCCD sensor - Enables optimum image resolution in low light imaging applications
  • B/W EMCCD technology - Enables high sensitivity imaging with up to 1000x on-chip gain
  • Fused Silica window- enhanced transmission down to 180nm
  • 16 bit CameraLink output - Provides wide dynamic range
  • 65% QE from Virtual Phase sensor - Optimum Photon collection 
  • Frame Transfer - No mechanical shutter required, vibration-less CCD readout
  • Realtime Imaging - Optimum image sharpness in ALL light conditions

Typical Applications:

  • Adaptive Optics and Astronomy 
  • Agriculture
  • Calcium signaling
  • Fluorescence imaging / spectroscopy
  • Flow cytometry
  • Food & water safety
  • Forensics
  • FRET / FRAP / TIRF
  • Genome sequencing
  • High content screening
  • High resolution fluorescence imaging 
  • Hyperspectral imaging
  • LIBS
  • Live Cell Imaging
  • Single molecule detection
  • Solar Cell Inspection 
  • X-ray tomography

Download datasheet here.

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