Princeton Instruments has released ProEM™, the highest performance EMCCD camera to be offered on the scientific imaging market to date. ProEM cameras are designed to address challenging low-light applications associated with single-molecule fluorescence, astronomy, and ion imaging, as well as many other high-frame-rate, light-starved applications.
- All-metal seals
- Permanent vacuum guarantee
- Air, liquid or air/liquid cooling
- Low noise
- Back illuminated EMCCD
- Single window vacuum design
- Traditional CCD or Non-EM mode
ProEM uses 512x512 and 1024x1024 back-illuminated EMCCD's and supports both electron multiplication (EM) and traditional readout ports. The EM port is used when high frame rates are required under low-light conditions, while the traditional readout port is ideal for slow-scan applications. The cameras include several highly innovative features to ensure the highest possible bias stability and lowest noise, while the new OptiCAL feature provides EM gain calibration on demand. ProEM also provides a hardware-generated timestamp on each frame to take the guesswork out of time-resolved photometry, and a Gigabit Ethernet interface allowing the camera to be operated remotely.
eXcelon provides the extremely high sensitivity of a back-illuminated CCD without the associated etalon effect which can cause problems for many applications. The absence of etaloning is achieved without sacrificing noise performance, giving eXcelon-enabled cameras an advantage over traditional alternatives such as deep-depletion CCD's. Learn more about eXcelon.
Kinetics mode is included as standard on all later model CCD and ICCD cameras from Princeton Instruments. Kinetics mode allows the vertical shifting of the camera to be directly controlled so that multiple images may be rapidly acquired and "stacked" on the CCD prior to readout. The ProEM camera is now available with a special masking option to further increase the camera's flexibility when operating in kinetics mode.