With single element high gain detectors with fast timing response for fluorescence lifetimes and coincidence detection, through to high QE CCD, EmCCD, and SPAD arrays for spectroscopy, 2D EmCCD, sCMOS and InGaAs cameras for microscopy, and much much more, we have a solution to all your photonics detection requirements.
We have over 40 years of experience in sales and technical support of scientific instrumentation . We can help you decide on the appropriate equipment for your needs.
Syncerity Scientific CCD Cameras
Affordability with no compromise on performance for Spectroscopy Applications.
The deep cooled Syncerity scientific CCD cameras are the most cost effective cameras in their class. With three sensors to choose from, the Syncerity covers a wide range of spectroscopy applications such as UV-Vis-NIR photoluminescence, Fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy. The Syncerity CCD cameras benefit from the latest electronic designs, delivering performances once provided only by high-end scientific cameras.
HORIBA Scientific offer a new generation of Symphony liquid nitrogen cooled and Synapse TE cooled InGaAs NIR linear array detectors offering increased sensitivity ideal for low light measurements. The HP series is available with standard and extended spectral range sensors.
Ideal for low light level measurements in the near infrared, these InGaAs detectors provide high resolution while maintaining full well capacity. Featuring a 16 bit dynamic range, and deep TE or LN2 cooling. Metal seals provide a permanent vacuum seal. Applications include near-IR Raman, photoluminescence measurements of semiconductors, SWCNTs and nanowires.
Synapse CCD and EmCCD
High performace cameras for demanding spectroscopic applications
Synapse CCD and EMCCD scientific cameras have been developed to answer the most demanding spectroscopic measurements from Raman to single molecule spectroscopy. The compact design of the Synapse CCD and EMCCD scientific cameras interface seamlessly with all HORIBA Jobin Yvon spectrometers and provide the most advanced spectroscopy package for any experiment.
Single Photon Avalanche Diodes (SPAD)
The PDM series photon counting detector modules are all solid-state instruments. They have a photon detection efficiency of 49% at 550nm and generate a TTL output pulse per detected photon. With fast-timing option (additional circuit board installed) they provide better than 50ps FWHM photon timing resolution.
The excellent photon detection efficiency and superior timing resolution is obtained through the use of epitaxial silicon Single Photon Avalanche Diodes (SPAD) and patented integrated Active Quenching Circuits (iAQC), specifically designed and optimized for photon counting applications. Low-noise SPADs and low-power iAQCs make these modules ideal for portable equipment and all applications requiring low power consumption.
Versions with optical Fiber Receptacle (PDF) to couple to all SingleMode and MultiMode fibers, up to 105um are available.
The InGaAs Single-Photon Counter is a module based on InGaAs/InP Single-Photon avalanche Diode (SPAD) for the detection of near-infrared single photons up to 1700 nm. It is available both as a gated module and a free-running one.
A standalone module is composed of :
A Detection Head (DH) which includes the SPAD, a front-end circuit for SPAD biasing and avalanche sensing, a fast circuitry for detector quenching and resetting, and some sub-circuits for signal conditioning. Two types of DH exist, the free running version and the gated mode option.
A Control Unit (CU) which contains the pulse generator (used only with gated mode detection heads), a Peltier controller, a PC communication system and the power supplies needed for biasing correctly the entire module. The same CU is able to control both gated mode and free-running DH.
Users can buy one control unit and different DHs, for example free running or gated, free space or pigtailed and then use the most suitable one for the chosen application.
All the main gate parameters (such as gate width, gate repetition frequency and external/internal trigger) and all the SPAD settings (temperature, excess bias and hold off) are user adjustable, by means of a PC interface. In this way the user is always able to set the best trade off between noise (DCR), detection efficiency (PDE) and timing resolution in order to match the requirements of the different applications. The detection head electronics guarantees a clean temporal response even with fast gate transitions.
Micro Photon Devices custom technology enables the production of arrays up to hundreds of pixels, fully integrated into compact modules that contain all the electronics needed for complete operation. Stay tuned for the new 60×1 SPAD array and contact us to discuss your custom requirements
The SPC3 series single-photon counting cameras are based on the new Single Photon Imaging Detector (SPID), which enables parallel single photon counting by means of a monolithic array of 2048 SPAD (64 rows by 32 columns) with integrated counting electronics. SPID smart pixel architecture allows fast photon counting up to 96 kfps, with negligible dead-time among frames. At the maximum frame-rate, photon counting dynamics is 8-bit, but camera processing electronics allows noiseless frame binning, thus providing higher dynamics at lower frame-rates.
Each pixel has three 9-bit independent counters, two of them with up-down mode for lock-in acquisition. Three independent hardware gate inputs (one of them can be also controlled by SW) enable counting only during specific time-windows for each selected counter, which means that the SPC3 can be used very efficiently for indirect ranging measurements (iTOF), i.e. the SPC3 measurement will be based on the “photon counting” of back reflected photons within well-defined time-slots, synchronous with the burst illumination or the CW modulation of a dedicated illuminator. Such “indirect” TOF measurements based on the “digital” count of single photons will positively compare with the standard “analog” approach, impaired by “analog” noise and limitation in SNR and sensitivity.
SPC3 camera has also built-in FLIM capabilities by exploiting the Time Gating technique.
SPC3 camera is equipped with a USB 3.0 connection to enable fast data upload to a PC and parameters. The imager can easily be integrated into common optical setups thanks to the c-mount mechanical adapter. DLLs for easy integration in most application are provided.
This lattice matched InGaAs camera allows for high resolution SWIR and visible imaging 1280×1024 at high frame rates >95fps at full frame size. This small pitch array, 12μm, combined with the high quantum efficiency of the lattice matched InGaAs arrays enables impressive imaging in the SWIR and visible band. The camera has the capability of three setpoints, 25C (no cooling), 0C, -40C (fan cooling) or -60C (water cooled) using a 3 stage TEC integrated in a vacuum package. The advanced digital array (PIRT1280A1-12) on board offers 14 bit digital output with low read noise of <45e- with no image lag, is lower than all cooled SWIR scientific cameras. This combined with the low dark current InGaAs and 3 stage TEC will enable high sensitivity imaging with very long integration times >3 minutes.
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Quark Photonics is a leading supplier of scientific instrumentation serving the Australian and New Zealand scientific research, defence, industrial and life science markets, specialising in spectroscopy and photonics instrumentation.
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