Scientific

Incom Faceplates: High Speed,
Faster Analysis, Sensor Protection

Genetic sequencing applications benefit from the effective coupling of INCOM faceplates and tapers with INCOM microarrays. These microarrays can contain hundreds of thousands of sites for luminescent reactions that can be conveyed to CCD cameras during genome sequencing. When operating at levels of single photon detection, the vacuum-tight coupling and lack of shear distortion of INCOM’s faceplates are key to effectiveness.

X-Rays both damage CCD and CMOS chips and degrade their effectiveness with background noise. INCOM engineers have optimized glass thickness and formulations to shield sensors from damaging X-rays. This allows for heightened image quality and extends the life of CCD or CMOS sensors.

CCD Coupling With Faceplates
Yields High Quality Images

When INCOM faceplates are coupled to CCD cameras, they are vacuum-tight and are five times more efficient than an optical lens trains, creating high-quality image outputs.

When coupled to CCD sensors, Incom faceplates protect the sensor from both physical and X-ray damage.