Raptor Photonics (Larne, Northern Ireland) has added another product to its lineup of EMCCD cameras. The Falcon BLUE offers UV transmission using a MgF2 window which will pick up signals as low as 180nm. The Falcon Blue combines speed and sensitivity across a wide spectral range from 180nm up to 1100nm. Running at 35Hz full frame, the 1MP EMCCD offers ultralow readout noise of less than 1 electron with EM gain on and a spectral range with QE of 24% at 200nm. Other features include a 1004 x 1002 EMCCD sensor; read out noise <1e; Digital Output Format of 30Hz; and 16 bit CameraLink output.


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