EMCCDs employ a unique architecture that enables the device to greatly amplify (>1000 times) the number of resulting electrons produced by the incident light. This feature gives the EMCCD a far superior advantage over existing CCD technology in low light conditions. Real time images can be obtained in lux levels of 10-5 equivalent to a dark overcast night with no artificial light.
The extreme low light capability of these EMCCDs lends themselves to many different applications including:
The newest technology in low light imaging is now unleashed, offering ground-breaking next generation photon counting sensitivity. Raptor’s new third generation EMCCD cameras feature:
• Lower noise: <0.01e-read noise with EM gain
• Faster readout: x 3 faster than previous generations
• Higher EM gain: up to x 5000 with lower voltages
• Colder: cooling down to -100°C for minimal background events
See the new Falcon III camera running with EMCCD Gen III technology.