Digital camera for spectroscopy HS 101H

The digital camera HS 101H with a low level of dark current is intended for use as a detector for spectroscopy with a low and extremely low level of an optical signal. Features of this camera series are: thermo-electric cooling, quantum efficiency of about 95%, high spectral resolution, and readout speed up to 500 kHz. For additional advice, purchase of a camera, or technical support, contact us!

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Features and applications of the HS 101H camera

Distinctive features of the digital camera HS 101H

  • Embedded PC with 128 MB of RAM, allowing a series of measurements without transferring data to the control PC;
  • High-speed interface – 10/100 Ethernet connection;
  • Thermo-electric (Peltier) cooling of the CCD sensor, ability to connect a water chiller to achieve a lower sensor T;
  • Quantum efficiency ~ 95% at maximum sensitivity;
  • Pixel size 12 × 12 microns for the best spectral resolution;
  • The possibility of hardware binning for the “large pixel” or “CCD ruler” mode;
  • Reading speed up to 500 kHz.

Applications of the HS 101H camera

  • Raman and luminescence spectroscopy;
  • Precision measurements of transmission/reflection;
  • Measurement of spectral parameters of plasma;
  • Spectroscopy of optical signals of low intensity;
  • Multichannel spectroscopy: up to 30 independent channels on one sensor.

Specification of digital cameras of the HS 101H series

Camera modelHS 101H-2048/122-HR2HS 101H-2048/250-HR1HS 101H-2048/506-HR1
Sensor typeHAMAMATSU, back-thinned FFT-CCD
Active pixels2048 × 1222048 × 2502048 × 506
Pixel size (H × V)12 × 12 µm
Image area24.576 × 1.464 mm, with 100 % fill factor24.576 × 3.000 mm, with 100 % fill factor24.576 × 6.072 mm, with 100 % fill factor
Spectral response range200 to 1100 nm
Window materialAR-coated sapphire
Pixel well depth70 000 e‾
Register well depth500 000 e‾
Non-linearitynot more than 0.50%
Output signal frequency125, 250, 500 kHz
Sensitivity1.9 e‾/count (2.8 photons/count at 240 nm, 2.2 photons/count at 650 nm)
Readout noise (Full image / Full vertical binning): 125 kHz | 250 kHz9.5 e‾ rms / 10.5 e‾ rms | 10.5 e‾ rms / 12.0 e‾ rms
Minimum sensor temperature: Air cooled | Liquid-cooling recirculator– 20 °C | – 40 °C– 10 °C | – 20 °C
Dark current (max cooling)0.05 e‾/pixel/s0.5 e‾/pixel/s
Maximum number of spectra per second (Full vertical binning)807055
Digitization16 bit
PC interfaceEthernet
Power requirements100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption50 W (max)

Camera model: HS 101H‑2048/122‑HR2

  • Sensor type: HAMAMATSU, back-thinned FFT-CCD
  • Active pixels: 2048 × 122
  • Pixel size (H × V): 12 × 12 µm
  • Image area: 24.576 × 1.464 mm, with 100 % fill factor
  • Spectral response range: 200 to 1100 nm
  • Window material: AR-coated sapphire
  • Pixel well depth: 70 000 e‾
  • Register well depth: 500 000 e‾
  • Non-linearity: not more than 0.50%
  • Output signal frequency: 125, 250, 500 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 1.9 e‾/count (2.8 photons/count at 240 nm, 2.2 photons/count at 650 nm)
  • Readout noise (Full image / Full vertical binning) 125 kHz | 250 kHz: 9.5 e‾ rms / 10.5 e‾ rms | 10.5 e‾ rms / 12.0 e‾ rms

  • Minimum sensor temperature: Air cooled | Liquid-cooling recirculator: –20°C | –40°C
  • Dark current (max cooling): 0.05 e‾/pixel/s
  • Maximum spectra per second (Full vertical binning): 80
  • Digitization: 16 bit
  • PC interface: Ethernet
  • Power requirements: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • Power consumption: 50 W (max)

Camera model: HS 101H‑2048/250‑HR1

  • Sensor type: HAMAMATSU, back-thinned FFT-CCD
  • Active pixels: 2048 × 250
  • Pixel size (H × V): 12 × 12 µm
  • Image area: 24.576 × 3.000 mm, with 100 % fill factor
  • Spectral response range: 200 to 1100 nm
  • Window material: AR-coated sapphire
  • Pixel well depth: 70 000 e‾
  • Register well depth: 500 000 e‾
  • Non-linearity: not more than 0.50%
  • Output signal frequency: 125, 250, 500 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 1.9 e‾/count (2.8 photons/count at 240 nm, 2.2 photons/count at 650 nm)
  • Readout noise (Full image / Full vertical binning) 125 kHz | 250 kHz: 9.5 e‾ rms / 10.5 e‾ rms | 10.5 e‾ rms / 12.0 e‾ rms
  • Minimum sensor temperature: Air cooled | Liquid-cooling recirculator: –10°C | –20°C
  • Dark current (max cooling): 0.5 e‾/pixel/s
  • Maximum spectra per second (Full vertical binning): 70
  • Digitization: 16 bit
  • PC interface: Ethernet
  • Power requirements: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • Power consumption: 50 W (max)

Camera model: HS 101H‑2048/506‑HR1

  • Sensor type: HAMAMATSU, back-thinned FFT-CCD
  • Active pixels: 2048 × 506
  • Pixel size (H × V): 12 × 12 µm
  • Image area: 24.576 × 6.072 mm, with 100 % fill factor
  • Spectral response range: 200 to 1100 nm
  • Window material: AR-coated sapphire
  • Pixel well depth: 70 000 e‾
  • Register well depth: 500 000 e‾
  • Non-linearity: not more than 0.50%
  • Output signal frequency: 125, 250, 500 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 1.9 e‾/count (2.8 photons/count at 240 nm, 2.2 photons/count at 650 nm)
  • Readout noise (Full image / Full vertical binning) 125 kHz | 250 kHz: 9.5 e‾ rms / 10.5 e‾ rms | 10.5 e‾ rms / 12.0 e‾ rms
  • Minimum sensor temperature: Air cooled | Liquid-cooling recirculator: –10°C | –20°C
  • Dark current (max cooling): 0.5 e‾/pixel/s
  • Maximum spectra per second (Full vertical binning): 55
  • Digitization: 16 bit
  • PC interface: Ethernet
  • Power requirements: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • Power consumption: 50 W (max)

Graphs of main characteristics of the HS 101H camera

Spectral response of HS 101H camera
Spectral response characteristic
Spectral transmittance characteristic of AR-coated sapphire
Spectral transmittance characteristic of AR-coated sapphire
Dark Current vs. Temperature (Typical)
Dark Current vs. Temperature (Typical)

Note: Spectral response with AR-coated sapphire is decreased according to the spectral transmittance characteristic of the window material.

Dimensions of the digital camera HS 101H

Dimensions of the digital camera HS 101H