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pco.ultraviolet CCD camera

pco.ultraviolet CCD camera

Compact 14-bit camera with high quantum efficiency in the UV


This high performance digital 14bit CCD camera system features state of the art in CCD and electronics technology. The pco.ultraviolet has extraordinary high quantum efficiency in the ultraviolet part of the spectrum. Available exposure times range from microseconds to a minute.

This ultra-compact camera system is perfectly suited for many scie ntific and industrial imaging applications, like UV detection, semiconductor mask inspection, quality control and combustion analysis. Use the pco.ultraviolet CCD camera with the latest software from PCO.

Key features:

  • Quantum efficiency of 40 % @ 192 nm
  • Ultra compact design
  • Readout noise typ. 8 e- rms
  • 14 bit dynamic range
  • High resolution (1392 x 1040 pixel)
  • Exposure times from 1 µs – 60 s
  • Temperature compensated

Technical Data:

 Unit Setpointpco.ultraviolet
Resolution (hor x vert)pixel@ full
@ center
1392 x 1040
800 x 600
Pixel size (hor x vert)µm4.65 x 4.65
Peak Quantum Efficiency%@ 193 nm typ.> 40
Dynamic Range A/Dbit14
Readout Noisee- med7 .. 9
Frame Ratefps@ full frame @ 12 MHz
@ center @ 12 MHz
Exposure Time Range1 µs .. 60 s
Binningpixelanalogue1 x 1 .. 4 x 4
Optical InputC-mount,
Nikon adapter
Interframing time µs< 1
Data InterfaceUSB 2.0

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Application Areas:

  • UV detection
  • Hyper spectral imaging
  • Wafer inspection
  • Mask inspection
  • Scientific imaging
  • Low light level imaging
  • Combustion imaging
  • High resolution microscopy
  • Machine vision
  • Industrial applications spectroscopy
  • Industrial oem applications
  • Material testing
  • Luminescence spectroscopy

Application Examples:

Thin Film Analysis with pco.ultraviolet

Ellipsometry is a non-destructive, optical technique for surface characterization. Imaging Ellipsometry in particular combines traditional ellipsometry with optical microscopy and thus enables ellipsometric studies with a lateral resolution down to 1µm. Therefore, it is perfectly suited to study structured or very small samples such as MEMs, FETs, Biochips or flakes of 2D-Materials. Read more about this here.

Tracer Dispersion with pco.ultraviolet

COMTESSA stands for Camera Observation and Modelling of 4D Tracer Dispersion in the Atmosphere. COMTESSA’s vision is to elevate the theory and simulation of turbulent tracer dispersion in the atmosphere to a new level by performing completely novel high-resolution 4D measurements. Read more about this here.


Notes from PCO Knowledge Base:


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