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C-mount adapters improve connection and range of useful detectors

C-mount adapters broaden scope of possible detectors for imaging and multi-chord spectroscopy

A new series of adapters, simplifying integration of c-mount cMOS and CCD cameras with McPherson high performance spectrometers, is now available. Easy and secure c-mount adapters are suitable for cryogenic, TE-cooled, deep depletion, near infrared InGaAs, and sensitive Silicon visible range cameras. They fasten via 1-inch, 32-pitch screw thread with 17.526mm back distance to focal plane. C-mount adapters are widely used for many types of digital cameras. Two dimensional detectors like digital cameras are essential for techniques like spectral imaging and multi-fiber spectroscopy. The new McPherson adapters have a nested design to accommodate the threaded, rotating c-mount. The new adapters allow mounting c-mount detectors firmly, precisely and in the correct rotational orientation on spectrometers to intercept well focused spectra at the focal plane. A micrometer inside the spectrometer -- not a wiggly draw tube -- allows precise and reproducible focus trimming (if required.) The adapters are available as optional accessories for all new and legacy McPherson instruments.

McPherson (Chelmsford, MA USA) more than fifty years manufacturing optical instruments and systems, for customers at university and research laboratories worldwide.

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