iStar Intensified CCD and sCMOS
With over 16 years of Excellence in the development of world-class, fast-gated intensified CCD and sCMOS cameras, Andor’s iStar detectors are at the forefront of rapid, nanosecond time-resolved spectroscopy. They extract the very best from CCD/sCMOS sensors and gated image intensifier technologies, achieving a superior combination of rapid acquisitions rates and exceptional sensitivity down to single photon.
Key Applications
  • Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)
  • Time-resolved fluorescence - luminescence
  • Transient absorption spectroscopy
  • Single molecule spectroscopy
  • Time-Resolved Raman and Resonance Raman spectroscopy (TR3 )
Nanosecond time-resolution
Software-controlled, ultra-low-jitter onboard Digital Delay Generator (DDG™) and high-voltage, highspeed gating electronics offer < 2 ns time resolution and ultraprecise synchronisation.

Highest spectral rates
The iStar’s 5 MHz platforms and intelligent Crop and Fast Kinetics modes offer spectral rates in excess of 3,500 sps and 9,525 sps respectively. The iStar sCMOS offers spectral rates up to 4,004 sps.