- Easy, User Performed Calibration
- Real-Time Spectrum Measurement
- Windows™ 2000/XP™/Vista™ Compatible
- New Software Package with Zooming, Absorbance, Transmittance, relative Difference Measurements
- Gaussian Fitting Routines
- User Defined, Real-Time Routines
- Drivers for: NI LabWindows/CVI™, NI LabVIEW™, MS C++™ and Borland C++™
- USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 Compatible
- 12-Bit A/D Converter for High Intensity Resolution
- High Scan Rate (up to 190 scans per second)
- No External Power Requirements
Thorlabs' Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Line Camera has several advantages over its area-array counterparts, including a high optical linear resolution that allows system developers to use the cameras to capture 2D images by moving either the object or the CCD perpendicular to the scan line. In the past, the lack of high-speed camera interfaces limited the choice to gray-scale line cameras. To overcome this obstacle, Thorlabs introduced the LC1-USB line camera, a cost-effective black and white line camera based on a single-line, 3000 pixel CCD chip with a USB2.0 (480 Mb/s) and USB1.1 (12 Mb/s) interface. The LC1-USB is a compact, plug-and-play, linear camera that is ideal for a variety of applications in industry process control, optics, biology, spectroscopy, and reflection imaging. The camera is based on a linear CCD array housed in a 3.6" x 2.6" x 1.0" enclosure. Setting up the LC1-USB Line Camera is very easy; the user simply installs the latest version of the operating software onto any desktop or notebook PC and then connects the USB cable from the line camera to the PC, eliminating the need for installing a DAQ card.
The LC1-USB accepts the NFMLC1 F-Mount adapter for standard camera objective adoption. It also has #4-40 tapped holes at the front plate for easy adaptation to Thorlabs' 30 mm Cage Assemblies, which allows the user to integrate optical components in front of the camera. The unit also has #8-32 and M4 tapped holes to provide stable and secure mounting.
New Software Package
The CCD Line Cameras feature a complete software package. It offers a new look and several new features like zooming and absorbance, transmittance and relative difference measurements.
The software offers a dynamic and flexible solution for laboratory and manufacturing applications. On a single graph, the data, background, and peaks can be shown. With the help of smoothing and averaging algorithms, the user is able to enhance interesting features of the spectra. Drivers for NI LabWindows/CVI™ and NI LabVIEW™ programming environments as well as for MS C++™ and Borland C++™ compilers are included.