Back Illuminated Scientific CMOS (sCMOS) camera with 95 per cent QE

Scitech is proud to introduce the new Prime 95B Back
Illuminated Scientific CMOS (sCMOS) camera by Photometrics with 95% Quantum
Efficiency (QE) making it the ideal choice for Super-Resolution Microscopy,
Confocal Microscopy, Single Molecule Fluorescence and Light Sheet Microscopy

The Photometrics Prime 95B sCMOS camera is the first sCMOS
camera to offer 95% Quantum Efficiency (QE) and Back Illumination (BI) in the
same camera.

The Prime 95B’s sensor converts up to 95% of incident
photons into a measurable signal. Unlike microlens approaches to increasing QE,
which lose effectiveness as objective magnification is increased, Prime 95B’s BI
sensor brings light into the pixel photodiode from behind, avoiding structures that
reflect or absorb light. When combined with large 11μm pixels, the Prime 95B camera
can deliver over 300% more signal than other sCMOS cameras at 100X magnification.

More importantly, the Prime 95B sCMOS camera outperforms
EMCCD cameras – with no excess noise that negates the benefit of using a high
QE sensor, and additional limitations from EM gain calibration, stability,
expense, and sensor lifetime. With a true 16-bit dynamic range, the Prime 95B
sCMOS camera easily accomplishes what EMCCD can not – it detects weak and
bright signals within the same image with photon-noise limited performance.

The extreme sensitivity not only allows fainter signals to
be detected, it provides the flexibility to increase frame rates, or turn down
the excitation intensity to reduce cellular photo-damage. Yet Prime 95B
maintains the same high frame rates, field-of-view and extremely low read noise
that has made sCMOS so popular for live-cell imaging

Key features include 95% QE,16 bit dynamic range, large11μm
x 11μm Pixel Area, 1.3e- Read Noise (rms), 41fps @ 16-bit / 82fps @ 12-bit,
regulated air cooling to -10 deg C, single cable connection rather than a dual
camera link, large field of view, C Mount interface, multiple expose out
triggering and SMART streaming.

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