High-performance CCD detectors

Newton series from Andor Technology

The Newton series of CCD detectors is designed with the lowest noise and highest quantum efficiencies to provide highly sensitive and high dynamic range detectors for use in a wide range of spectroscopic applications.

In addition, the MHz AD converter provides very fast spectral acquisition. Multi-track and high speed spectroscopy are possible by special sensor read out modes.

Features
Front and back illuminated CCDs with anti-reflection coatings optimized for different wavelengths
Pixel sizes 13.5 µm and 26 µm
Thermo-electric cooling to -100 °C for negligible dark current
High quality 16 bit AD converter for low readout noise
USB 2.0 interface

The Newton CCD detectors are optimized for demanding spectroscopic applications and offer low read noise, negligible dark current and very high quantum efficiencies. High performance AD converters complemented by thermo-electric cooling to -100 °C provide the best signal-to-noise performance for the widest range of photon detection regimes. Optical etaloning in the NIR is minimized by a special technology that comes as standard for deep-depletion sensors.

The Newton 920 series offers sensors with 26 µm pixels optimized for high dynamic range while the Newton 940 detectors have 13.5 µm pixels for the highest spectral resolution possible from UV to NIR. All Newton CCD detectors are compatible with the Shamrock spectrographs from Andor and with many 3rd party spectrographs.

Spectroscopy
Fluorescence and luminescence
Spectroscopy in the NIR and SWIR
Transmission, reflection, absorption measurements
Raman spectroscopy
TitleAuthor(s)InstituteYearDetector/Spectrograph
Spectroscopy application for engine combustion temperature determinationF. Feldhaus,
I. Schmitz,
T. Seeger
Engineering Thermodynamics, University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany2017Newton DU920P-BU2,
Shamrock SR-193i-A
Strain tuning of excitonic resonances in atomically thin WSe2R. Schmidt, R. Schneider, I. Niehues,
S. Michaelis de Vasconcellos, R. Bratschitsch
Institute of Physics and Center for Nanotechnology,
University of Münster, Germany
2016Newton DU920P-OE,
Shamrock SR-303i-B-SIL
Nearfield Spectroscopy of a ZnO thin filmS. KühnMax-Born-Institut for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy im Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.,
Germany
2015Newton DU920P-OE
Acton SpectraPro 2500i
Detection of nitrous acid in the Jülich Atmosphere Simulation Chamber SAPHIRH.-P. DornInstitute for Energy and Climate Research: Troposphere (IEK-8), Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany20152015Newton DU920P-BU
Shamrock SR-303i-A
Second-harmonic generation (SHG) for studies of surfaces and interfacesB. BraunschweigUniversity Erlangen-Nürnberg, Institute of Particle Technology (LFG), Germany2015Newton DU920P-BU
Newton DU920P-BU2
Shamrock SR-303i-B
Room temperature photoluminescence (PL) measurements on optically active GaAs/AlGaAs semiconductor microtubesA. Koitmäe, R. H. BlickCenter for Hybrid Nanostructures, Institute of Nanostructure and Solid State Physics,
University of Hamburg, Germany
2015Newton DU920P-BR-DD
Shamrock SR-303i-A-SIL
Spatially resolved reflectance (SRR) measurementC. Reble,
J. Helfmann
Laser- und Medizin-Technologie GmbH, Berlin, Germany2015Newton DU920P-OE
Shamrock SR-303i-A-SIL
Identification and sizing of exosomes and microvesicles by Raman  microspectroscopy combined with tunable resistive pulse sensingE. van der PolBiomedical Engineering and Physics, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands2015Newton DU920P-BR-DD
HoloSpec-F/1.8i-NIR
UV/VIS spectroscopy of membrane proteins encapsulated into artificial bilayer lipid membranesA. F. Geiss1,3,
B. Siebenhofer1,
P. Frank1,
Ch. Nowak1,3,
R.L.C. Naumann1
1Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (AIT), Vienna, Austria
2Universität für Bodenkultur, Vienna, Austria
3Center of Electrochemical Surface Technology (CEST), Wiener Neustadt, Austria
2015Newton DU920P-OE
Shamrock SR-303i-B
Spatial and spectral measurements of transition radiation emitted by an energetic electron bunch accelerated in a laser-driven plasma wakefieldC. Palmer,
L. Schaper
Plasma Accelerator Group, DESY, Hamburg, Germany2013Newton DU920N-BU2
iStar DH334T-18U-03
Shamrock SR-303i-A
MAX-DOAS  measurements  of reactive trace gases during two ship cruises in the Western PacificF. WittrockInstitute of Environmental Physics, University of Bremen, Germany2013Newton DU940P-BU
Shamrock SR-303i-A
Resonance Raman spectroscopy to characterize bacteria, and potential for future planetary missionsJ. H. Hooijschuur, F. ArieseBiophotonics and Medical Imaging, LaserLaB, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands2013Newton DU920P-BR-DD
Shamrock SR-303i-A
Development of a Raman detector for hyphenation with high-temperature liquid chromatography and isotope ratio mass spectrometryB. Fischer,
H. Bettermann
Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Düsseldorf, Germany2013
Newton DU920N-BV
HoloSpec-F/1.8i-VIS
Optical shutter modulated broadband cavity-enhanced absorption spectroscopy
in a pulsed planar plasma expansion: A new concept to search for the carriers of the diffuse interstellar bands
A. Walsh1,
D. Zhao1,
W. Ubachs2,
H. Linnartz1
1Laboratory for Astrophysics, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
2Institute for Lasers, Life, and Biophotonics, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2013Newton DU940P-BV
Shamrock SR-750-A

Time resolved fluorescence spectroscopy of electrically bleached  semiconductor nanocrystals

J. Martin,
A. Weiß

Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems, Chemnitz, Germany

2012
Newton DU920P-BR-DD
Shamrock SR-303i-A
High sensitivity in-situ and real-time differential reflectance spectroscopy during molecular beam depositionC. Weber,
J. Pahl,
S. Bommel,
S. Kowarik

Institute of Physics, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
2012
Newton DU920P-OE
Acton SpectraPro 150
Ultrabroadband coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopyJ. P. R. Day,
M. Bonn
AMOLF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands2011 Newton DU920P-BR-DD
Shamrock SR-303i-A-SIL

Spatially resolved spectroscopy on trapped excitons
R. SchwartzInstitute of Physics, University of Rostock, Germany2011Newton DU940P-BV
Jobin-Yvon T64000

Raman spectroscopy of L-serine single crystals during X-ray irradiation
D. HeintzX-ray Crystallography and Imaging, Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron (DESY), Hamburg, Germany2011Newton DU940N-BV
Shamrock SR-500i-A
Femtosecond time-resolved spectroscopy of single-wall carbon nanotubesT. HertelInstitute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Würzburg, Germany2010Newton DU920P-BR-DD
Shamrock SR-303i-B

Spectroscopy of ultrathin molecular films using tapered optical fibres
A. Stiebeiner
Institute of Physics, University of Mainz, Germany
2009
Newton DU920N-BR-DD
Shamrock SR- 303i-A
Mikrophotolumineszenz- Spektroskopie von Halbleiter- Quantenpunkten
M. Kahl,
R. Bratschitsch
Institute of Modern Optics and Quantum Electronics, University of Konstanz, Germany2007
Newton DU970N-BV
Acton DSP2500

Spektral aufgelöste  Beobachtung des Wiedereintritts der STARDUST-Kapsel
M. Winter,
G. Herdrich
Institute of Space Systems, University of Stuttgart, Germany
2006
Newton DU971N-UVB
Acton SpectraPro 300

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