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Image Intensifiers

intensifier

Image Intensifiers amplify low light levels for applications such as astronomy, high speed imaging, photon counting and fluorescence lifetime measurement. Our image intensifiers provide the highest performance in terms of resolution, speed of response and in-service reliability. Photek image intensifiers can be supplied with integral high voltage power supplies and ultra-high speed gate units customised to meet the requirements of a specific application.

Features

  • Customised for specific applications
  • Proximity focused – low distortion
  • 18 mm, 25 mm, 40 mm, 75 mm & 150 mm
  • Single, chevron or z-stack MCP options
  • Compact size
  • X-ray, UV, Solar Blind, Visible and NIR responses
  • Fast gating to 2 ns
  • Ideal for high magnetic field environments

Applications

  • Bioluminescence
  • Corona imaging
  • Fluorescence lifetime imaging
  • High speed imaging
  • Low light level imaging
  • Missile warning systems
  • Photon counting
  • Security detection systems
  • Space science
  • Spectroscopy
  • Threat detection systems
  • Time resolved imaging

Description

Photek’s range of image intensifiers provides the highest performance in terms of resolution, speed of response and in-service reliability to deliver photonic measurements for world-class scientific research. Photek manufactures 18, 25, 40 and 75 mm image intensifiers and the world’s largest image intensifier with 150 mm active diameter.

A range of photocathodes and input window materials enables a wide choice of spectral responses to suit many applications. The standard fibre optic output ensures a defined output focal plane and allows efficient coupling to CCDs and linear image sensors. A variety of MCP configurations satisfies all gain requirements.

Our image intensifiers can be supplied with integral high voltage power supplies and ultra-high speed gate units customised to meet the requirements of your specific application.

Additional information is available on the image intensifier datasheet. To talk further about these products or the custom design of a image intensifier for your application then please contact us.

Intensifier Cooling

intensifier cooling system

The Photek PTC-3 intensifier cooling system is designed to operate with image or photon counting intensifiers where the dark count needs to be reduced. The PTC-3 can cool an image intensifier to a minimum of -40°C (continuous) thus reducing a detector’s dark noise count from around 2000 counts/s (under some circumstances) to less than 20, with no loss of red response. An imaging, or photon counting device which incorporates cooling, is supplied with a Peltier housing around the tube. This needs only to be connected, using the supplied connectors, to either a water supply or re-circulator and the PTC-3.


Additional information is available on the PTC-3 datasheet. To talk further about this product or the custom design of the image intensifier cooling system for your application then please contact us.