Andor launches fibre-optic sCMOS for superfast high-energy detection
26 June 2014

Andor Technology Ltd., an Oxford Instruments company and world leader in scientific imaging and spectroscopy solutions, today announced the launch of its new ‘Zyla 5.5 HF’ fibre-optic coupled sCMOS, Andor’s fastest and highest resolution platform for high-energy X-ray and neutron ‘indirect’ detection. This latest addition to the Zyla family builds on the market-leading performance of Andor’s sCMOS family, offering an unparalleled combination of high resolution 5.5 megapixel array with 6.5 µm pixel, 100 frames per second sustained acquisition rate and ultra-low 1.2 e- readout noise.

A high resolution fibre optic design maximises photon throughput and ensures the highest image fidelity relay from the scintillator. A modular architecture allows the coupling of a wide range of scintillators, fibre-optic tapers and Beryllium filters, allowing configuration of the Zyla HF to seamlessly match the requirements of applications such as X-ray materials imaging, non-invasive X-ray bio- and medical imaging, or neutron tomography. The compact size of the feature-packed Zyla HF also makes it the ideal platform for space-constrained research set-ups or OEM instruments.

Antoine Varagnat, Product Specialist at Andor Technology, said; “Andor’s Zyla HF provides a fantastic answer to the speed and noise limitations of traditional fibre-coupled based CCDs for fast transient or multi-acquisition high energy photon detection. Collecting very high resolution images at more than 100 frames per second with high contrast is of great benefit for applications such as extended patient X-ray biomedical diagnostics, X-ray imaging for process control or 3D neutron tomography. It is a perfect complement to Andor’s iKon and Newton fibre optic CCDs for slower, higher contrast X-Ray or neutron diagnostics.”

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Andor launches fibre-optic sCMOS for superfast high-energy detection