Press Release Summary:
2.1 Megapixel Quantaluxâ˘ sCMOS Camera comes with USB 3.0 interface and 1eâ readânoise imager. Unit measures 2.38 in. x 2.78 in. dimensions and is integrated with adjustable CâMount (1.000 in. to 32) adapter. Product features SM1âthreaded (1.035 in. to 40) optical aperture and mounting taps. Suitable for fluorescence microscopy,Â lowâlight inspection,Â VIS/NIR and multispectral imaging applications, cameraâs sensor is used to image the full frame [1920 (H) x 1080 (V)] at 50 fps.
Original Press Release:
Thorlabs Releases New sCMOS Cameras
Thorlabs has announced the release of its new 2.1 Megapixel Quantaluxâ˘ sCMOS Camera based on a highâperformance 1eâ readânoise imager. Ideal for demanding imaging applications, the monochrome sensor can image the full frame [1920 (H) x 1080 (V)] at 50 fps with 16 Bit resolution and offers a peak quantum efficiency of 61% at 600 nm. Packaged in a housing that measures just 2.38â (at its widest point) x 2.78â, the sCMOS camera is equipped with passive thermal management for the sensor, reducing dark current without the need for a cooling fan or thermoelectric cooler. A USB 3.0 interface provides compatibility with most computers.
âWe are excited to introduce Quantalux, a camera with superb 1eâ read noise and high dynamic range. Our goal was to achieve a price/performance level that provides researchers and OEMs with a cost effective option for achieving lowâlight images without compromising on key specifications,â commented Jason Mills, General Manager of Thorlabs Scientific Imaging. âIn addition to the outstanding performance, Quantalux users can benefit from the ease of integration with a comprehensive software suite that includes ThorCam (our Windows GUI) as well as support for thirdâparty applications such as ImageJ/Micromanager, LabVIEWÂŽ, MatLabÂŽ, and our developerâfriendly SDK.â
The compact housing of the Quantalux sCMOS camera is feature rich, enabling seamless integration into a multitude of setups. An adjustable CâMount (1.000"â32) adapter is factory installed into the SM1âthreaded (1.035ââ40) optical aperture of the camera for outâof theâbox compatibility with industryâstandard microscopes and camera lenses. Various mounting taps are also provided for optical post and 30 mm cage system compatibility.
Suggested applications include fluorescence microscopy, VIS/NIR imaging, multispectral imaging, and lowâlight inspection.
To see our full line of Scientific Cameras, please visit thorlabs.com.
Thorlabs, a vertically integrated photonics products manufacturer, was founded in 1989 to serve the laser and electroâoptics research market. As that market has spawned a multitude of technical innovations, Thorlabs has extended its core competencies in an effort to play an ever increasing role serving the Photonics Industry at the research end, as well asthe industrial, life science, medical, and defense segments. The organizationâs highly integrated and diverse manufacturing assets include semiconductor fabrication of laser diodes, optical amplifiers, lithium niobate modulators, quantum cascade/interband cascade lasers, and VCSEL lasers; fiber towers for drawing glass optical fibers (silica, fluoride, tellurite, and hollow core); MBE/MOCVD epitaxial wafer growth reactors; extensive glass and metal fabrication facilities; advanced thin film deposition capabilities; and optomechanical and optoelectronic shops.