EMCCD Cameras: Low flux imaging occurs in many fields of study, from biomedical research to astronomy, spectroscopy... In these applications, photons are scarce, the signal reaching the camera may be weak enough to blend in with the background. A strategy to recover the photon signal is more than necessary. EMCCD cameras offer the ultimate sensitivity for observing the darkest scenes by becoming a real-time wide-field photon counting imaging solution. Our cameras are silent and have different operating frequencies up to 3000 fps with full frame. Come and discover EMCCD's ultra-sensitive cameras allowing you to obtain unequalled sensitivities and image qualities.
What is an EMCCD camera?
EMCCD, sometimes referred to as "multiplication on a chip", is an innovative sensor technology first introduced to the scientific imaging community in 2001. EMCCD is an image sensor capable of detecting and quantifying single photon events without an image amplifier. This is made possible by a unique electron multiplication structure integrated on the chip. EMCCD cameras overcome a fundamental physical constraint by amplifying the charge signal before the charge amplifier and can therefore offer unprecedented sensitivity at high speeds. Amplifying the signal before readout means that readout noise is effectively bypassed, and the readout noise that normally sets the limit on sensitivity in CCDs and CMOS is cancelled out. Because of their unique ability to amplify even low signal levels so that read noise is effectively eliminated, EMCCD cameras offer a level of sensitivity that remains beyond the reach of newer generations of CMOS cameras, and are therefore an effective solution for physical and life science research applications.