Acton Optics & Coatings

With the NEW iXon3 EMCCD camera, Andor have delivered a dedicated, truly high-end, yet accessible ultrasensitive scientific camera platform, designed specifically to drive the absolute best from EMCCD technology across all critical performance specs and parameters.

Andor’s iXon3 EMCCD camera ensures the absolute highest sensitivity from a quantitative scientific digital camera, particularly under dynamic measurement conditions (faster frame rates). Andor’s proven UltraVac™ vacuum technology, carrying a 7 year warranty, is critical to ensure both deep cooling and completeprotection of the sensor.

The iXon3 camera is designed to be the most flexible yet easy to use EMCCD camera on the market, optimizable for a wide variety of application requirements in a single click via the new OptAcquire™ feature. Furthermore, signal can be quantitatively calibrated in units of electrons or photons, either real time or post-processing. Patented, pioneering technology offers automated recalibration of the linear EM gain scale, alongside anti-ageing protection.

Crucially, the iXon EMCCD camera brand carries an outstanding reputation for product quality and reliability, brandishing an unparalleled track record of minimal field failures.

Laser-based medical applications such as LASIK eye surgery, skin resurfacing and skin treatments, and angioplasty all benefit from Acton Optics' unique beam shaping and steering capabilities.
Advanced metrology instruments and microlithography tools use precisely controlled and tested Acton Optics for repeatable long life operation. We continuously provide new breakthroughs to our customers at key wavelengths including 157nm, 193nm and 248nm.
Material Processing
Laser micromachining benefits from the high performance long-life coatings developed at Acton. Primarily used for beam shaping and delivery, material processing optics withstand high fluences and repetition rates for the trouble-free operation of lasers performing ablation and marking.
Analytic Instrumentation
Spectroscopy applications such as environmental monitoring benefit from the precise bandpass coatings which enable the specific identification of pollutants in our environment. Acton coatings have applications in ICP/MS and many other VUV-UV spectroscopy applications.
Aerospace and Defense
Acton VUV-NIR mirrors and VUV-UV optical filters are frequently utilized in space telescopes to discriminate energy in UV spectroscopic exploration of the solar system.Broadband mirror coatings used in tank head mirrors and other applications benefit from Acton's proprietary protected silver coatings.  Other applications include durable protected silver for targeting and surveillance applications.
We offer an extensive line of services to suite your every need. We know it is not possible for small to medium size businesses to employ all the needed specialists on a full time basis. We are there when we are needed. This allows for your complex business needs to be met; but at a fraction of the cost of having an employed specialist in every field of expertise. We have over 30 years Experience and Knowledge in the services we provide.!