Andor Technology – High Performance Modular Spectroscopy Solutions

Sensitivity, Modularity and Speed

Andor Technology Ltd. (Andor) is a world leading manufacturer of high performance modular spectroscopy detection solutions. Based around best-in-class, research grade CCDs, Electron Multiplying CCDs, InGaAs PDA and intensified sCMOS and CCD detectors, as well as seamlessly configurable spectrometers and dedicated spectroscopy software, Andor’s robust detection solutions offer a unique combination of sensitivity, speed, and ease-of-use. Andor’s core technology Ultravac™ combines thermo-electric cooling and vacuum sealing, guaranteeing sustained detector performance year after year. Andor is also involved in numerous collaborations with academic institutions worldwide.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • Raman (Stimulated, Resonance, SERS, TERS, SORS, CARS, TR3)
  • Fluorescence / Photoluminescence
  • Plasma Studies and Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)
  • Non Linear Spectroscopy (SHG/THG/HHG, SFG)
  • Plasmonics
  • Micro-spectroscopy and chemical mapping
  • Hyperspectral Imaging
  • X-Ray Spectroscopy

In the analytical and life sciences markets Andor products are particularly suited to fundamental research in the field of biology, nanotechnology, material characterization (polymers, semi-conductors), chemical analysis, and astronomy, as well as industrial applications such as food and safety, process control, drug screening, forensic, environment/water monitoring, and solar panel inspection.

Andor’s spectroscopy range features a high performance CCD platform (Newton) with dedicated spectroscopy EMCCD for rapid, light-starved applications. Andor’s most popular CCD/InGaAs platform is the iDus, for all general spectroscopy applications, alongside the market leading ICCD camera, iStar, for ns gated applications. The Shamrock family is Andor’s versatile spectrometer platform, with USB connectivity and seamless configuration with a wide range of accessories, including fibre optics bundles, and interface to microscopes. Solis software boasts a dedicated interface, integrating data acquisition and cameras/spectrometers simultaneous control. Andor’s X-Ray detector range features a wide range of Direct/Indirect detection options on the Zyla sCMOS, Newton and iKon CCD platforms.

Andor’s latest edition to its comprehensive spectroscopy portfolio includes the Shamrock 193i imaging spectrograph with patent-pending Active Focus Technology. It is designed for UV-NIR & SWIR micro-spectroscopy, including low-light fluorescence, Raman (SERS, CARS, TERS), non-linear spectroscopy applications and routine spectral acquisitions.