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4-megapixel, back-illuminated, scientific CMOS camera

12 October 2017 | Product
by Ian Michael

Princeton Instruments has introduced the KURO 2048B, the newest member of the KURO family of back-illuminated, scientific CMOS (sCMOS) cameras. The KURO 2048B will be used for hyperspectral imaging, astronomy and quantum imaging. The KURO 2048B incorporates a large format 2048 × 2048 sensor with 11-µm pixels. Back-side illumination enables 100% pixel fill factor and delivers CCD-like sensitivity.

The frame rate for KURO 2048B at full resolution of 2048 × 2048 is 47 fps at 12 bits and 23 fps at 16 bits, with the ability to reach over 3000 fps in reduced resolution. It also has 95% quantum efficiency (QE) in the mid-range visible, 80% peak QE in the ultraviolet, a full well specification of 80,000 electrons and read noise of 1.3 e rms median. Additionally, programmable trigger modes synchronise camera operation with external events or light sources.

Designed for operation within the Princeton Instruments LightField® software system, the KURO 2048B camera is easy to control and can be integrated quickly in myriad imaging experiments. The 64-bit LightField imaging and spectroscopy software package provides hundreds of user enhancements, includes a powerful built-in math engine to perform live data analysis, and permits direct control from third-party packages such as LabVIEW and MATLAB. A full suite of input–output TTL signals is provided as well, making it easy to synchronise camera operation with external events or light sources.