FLI - MicroLine Series - Hamamatsu S10140-1109 Back Illuminated Monochrome CCD Camera for Spectroscopy (no shutter)

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Goodbye Goliath! MicroLine is smaller and lighter-weight than the competition, but outperforms them in key areas such as noise, frame quality, download speeds, bit-depth, and CCD cooling.

SKU: ML1109
Manufactured by:
Finger Lakes Instrumentation

Product Description

FLI - MicroLine Series - Hamamatsu S10140-1107 Back Illuminated Monochrome CCD Camera


We include custom adapters in an imaging package, complete turnkey imaging solutions to customers, no matter the kind of scope, camera, reducer, guider, or rotator customers happen to choose.

Goodbye Goliath! MicroLine is smaller and lighter-weight than the competition, but outperforms them in key areas such as noise, frame quality, download speeds, bit-depth, and CCD cooling.

FLI MicroLine CCD cameras feature fast download speeds that simply leave the competition behind. Each component of the FLI MicroLine camera is designed and manufactured for a long life in the most demanding conditions. All major components are CNC machined and you're looking at only the highest quality electrical components and circuit boards with logo, serial number and focal plane indicators laser-etched on the surface - not printed. FLI designed photo-etched stainless-steel shutters are field-serviceable should they ever encounter damage and the sensor is hermetically sealed from dust and moisture.


  • Sensor Cooling up to 65°C below ambient (air cooled)
  • Interline sensor operation at 12 MHz (16-bit)
  • Full frame sensor operation up to 12 MHz (16-bit)
  • Heavy weight performance in a 2.8 lbs package
  • Liquid or Air Cooled base
  • RBI Anti-Ghosting Technology standard
  • Video mode with interline sensors - focus and center images live!
  • Small Footprint (3.7 x 3.7 x 5in.)
  • Reaches operating temperatures in 5 minutes!



What sets FLI MicroLine CCD Cameras apart is their small form factor. At 3.7 x 3.7 x 5 inches (HWL), the FLI MicroLine is a small camera with big camera capabilities! The Microline improves upon the highly successful FLI MaxCam design in a number of key areas including cooling, download speeds, clear aperture, and sensor capability.

Now, let's talk about FLI MicroLine CCD Camera Cooling... The FLI MicroLine's robust cooling design achieves a sustainable cooling performance of 50-55 deg C below ambient. The camera's CCD can be operated at -30 deg C with typical room temperatures and without the need for water cooling or special cooling sequences. Simply set the MicroLine cooling where you want it and the camera will do the rest - quickly and worry-free.

Conventional imaging cameras move the image data directly from the image sensor to the USB port, making them susceptible to added artifacts due to PC processing tasks, processor speed, and other PC-related issues. The MicroLine avoids these issues with its internal frame buffer, thus allowing an image to be quickly read out and downloaded to the PC. This allows the PC to take the image at whatever speed it is capable of without introducing any artifacts to the image.

When it comes the FLI MicroLine, you get system compatibility and mounting options as well as mechanical shutter, liquid cooling, and Anti-Dew Technology options that will help you trick out your camera the way you want it. The MicroLine line of CCD cameras is compatible with all FLI imaging accessories, including the Precision line of Color Filter Wheels and Digital Focusers. MicroLine camera adapters are available for microscope, telescope and machine vision connectivity. Scroll down for a list of available time-of-purchase options for this camera model and sensor combination.


Features of MicroLine Cameras



As a standard, all FLI cameras incorporate a TEC (Peltier) that enables the camera to cool the sensor. The actual cooling for any given camera will depend on the sensor size and ambient temperatures.


Video Mode Setup

You can use cameras with interline sensors to focus and center an image in near real-time using FLI Grab. If you are using 3rd party software refer to its documentation for a similar feature.


    The Hamamatsu S10140-1107 Back Illuminated Monochrome Sensor

    The S10140-1107 is a family of back-thinned FFT-CCD image sensors specifically designed for low-light-level detection in scientific applications. By using the binning operation, the S10140-1107 can be used as a linear image sensor having a long aperture in the direction of the device length. This makes the S10140-1107 ideally suited for use in spectrophotometry. The binning operation offers significant improvement in S/N and signal processing speed compared with conventional methods by which signals are digitally added by an extrnal circuit. The S10140-1107 also features low noise and low dark signal (MPP mode operation). This enables low-light-level detection and long integration time, thus achieving a wide dynamic range.





    • Low readout noise: 4e-rms typ.
    • High resolution: pixel size 12 × 12 μm
    • Non-cooled type
    • Line, pixel binning, area scanning
    • Greater than 90% quantum efficiency at peak sensitivity wavelength
    • Wide spectral response range
    • Wide dynamic range
    • MPP operation
    • High UV sensitivity with good stability
    • Same pin connection as the S7030/S7031 series





      Name FLI - MicroLine Series - Hamamatsu S10140-1109 Back Illuminated Monochrome CCD Camera for Spectroscopy (no shutter)
      Manufacturer Finger Lakes Instrumentation
      Model ML1109
      Antiblooming None
      CCD Grade Standard
      CCD Type Back Illuminated
      Computer Interface USB 2.0
      Cooling 65ºC Below Ambient
      Dark Current <0.1 e-/pixel/sec @ -40ºC
      Digitization Speed 500 kHz
      Environment -30ºC - 45ºC | 10% - 90% Relative Humidity
      Focal Plane to Faceplate 16 mm (optical)
      Full Well Capacity 75,000 e-
      Non Linearity <1%
      Pixel Size 12 μm
      Power Requirements 12V (100-240V AC to 12V DC power supply included). With TEC off: <1A. TEC at 100%: 4.4A. (Optional Electromechanical Shutter open: 4A pulse for 100msec. Shutter held open, add 0.22A.)
      Remote Triggering Standard
      Resolution (Horizontal) 2048
      Resolution (Vertical) 506
      Sensor Diagonal 24.7
      Sensor Type Hamamatsu S10140-1109
      Shutter NOT Included
      Shutter MTBF 1,000,000
      Temperature Stability 0.1ºC
      Typical System Noise 10 e- RMS @ 500 kHz
      Video Size 1.6


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