Andor Technology Ltd.



Volume 29
Issue 12

Company Description

Andor is a global leader in the pioneering and manufacturing of high performance scientific imaging cameras, spectroscopy solutions, and microscopy systems for research and OEM markets. Andor has been innovating the photonics industry for over 25 years and continues to set the standard for high performance light measuring solutions, enabling its customers to break new ground by performing light measurements previously considered impossible. Andor's digital cameras are allowing scientists around the world to measure light down to a single photon and capture events occurring within 1 billionth of a second.

Chief Spectroscopic Techniques Supported

  • Absorption, transmission, reflection

  • Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy

  • Raman spectroscopy (SERS, TERS, resonance, stimulated, SORS, CARS)

  • Fluorescence, luminescence, photoluminescence

  • Single molecule spectroscopy

  • Micro-spectroscopy

  • Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy

  • Plasma studies

  • X-Ray diffraction and fluorescence

Markets Served

In the analytical and life sciences markets Andor products are particularly suited to fundamental research in the field of biology, nanotechnology, material characterization (polymers, semi-conductors), chemical analysis, and astronomy as well as industrial applications such as food and safety, process control, drug screening, forensic, environment/water monitoring, and solar panel inspection.

Major Products/Services

Andor's spectroscopy range features a high performance CCD platform (Newton) with dedicated spectroscopy EMCCD for rapid, ultra low-light applications. Andor's most popular CCD/InGaAs platform is the iDus, for all general spectroscopy applications, alongside the iStar ICCD platform for ns gated applications. The Shamrock family is a versatile spectrograph platform, with USB connectivity and seamless configuration with a wide range of accessories, including fiber optics bundles, and microscopes interfaces. Holospec spectrograph offers a unique combination of high throughput and high density multitrack capabilities. Solis software boasts a dedicated interface, integrating data acquisition and cameras/spectrographs simultaneous control.


The largest Andor facility is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, which is a new, purpose-built 50,000 sq. ft. premises. The premises include state of the art optical, electronic, and mechanical workshops, a 3000 sq. ft. class 1000 clean room, vacuum and electronic processing facilities. Andor also maintains sale and sales support facilities throughout the world close to our customers.

Andor Technology Ltd.
7 Millennium Way
Springvale Business Park
Belfast, BT12 7AL

+44 (28) 9023 7126

+44 (28) 9031 0792


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