PhotonicScience

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Introduction

“Photonic Science is a high technology independent manufacturer of scientific detector systems covering the range of visible to x-ray and neutron detection. The camera technology offered is wide ranging, from CCD, EMCCD, CMOS to image intensified systems.”

The CCD camera 4022 has been tested at ESRF on beamline ID11.

Prerequisite

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Installation & Module configuration

Follow the generic instructions in build_installation. If using CMake directly, add the following flag:

-DLIMACAMERA_PHOTONICSCIENCE=true

For the Tango server installation, refers to Tango Device Server.

Initialisation and Capabilities

Implementing a new plugin for new detector is driven by the LIMA framework but the developer has some freedoms to choose which standard and specific features will be made available. This section is supposed to give you the correct information regarding how the camera is exported within the LIMA framework.

Camera initialisation

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Std capabilities

This plugin has been implemented in respect of the mandatory capabilites but with some limitations which are due to the camera and SDK features. We only provide here extra information for a better understanding of the capabilities for Andor cameras.

  • HwDetInfo
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  • HwSync
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Optional capabilities

In addition to the standard capabilities, we make the choice to implement some optional capabilities which are supported by the SDK and the I-Kon cameras. A Shutter control, a hardware ROI and a hardware Binning are available.

  • HwShutter
TODO
  • HwRoi
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  • HwBin
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Configuration

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How to use

This is a python code example for a simple test:

from Lima import PhotonicScience
from lima import Core

#               camera library path
cam = Xh.Camera('ImageStar4022_v2.5\imagestar4022control.dll')
hwint = Xh.Interface(cam)
ct = Core.CtControl(hwint)

acq = ct.acquisition()

# configure some hw parameters

# set some low level configuration

# setting new file parameters and autosaving mode
saving=ct.saving()

pars=saving.getParameters()
pars.directory='/buffer/lcb18012/opisg/test_lima'
pars.prefix='test1_'
pars.suffix='.edf'
pars.fileFormat=Core.CtSaving.EDF
pars.savingMode=Core.CtSaving.AutoFrame
saving.setParameters(pars)

# now ask for 2 sec. exposure and 10 frames
acq.setAcqExpoTime(2)
acq.setNbImages(10)

ct.prepareAcq()
ct.startAcq()

# wait for last image (#9) ready
lastimg = ct.getStatus().ImageCounters.LastImageReady
while lastimg !=9:
  time.sleep(1)
  lastimg = ct.getStatus().ImageCounters.LastImageReady

# read the first image
im0 = ct.ReadImage(0)