hsfc pro
image intensifier (MCP) 12 bit ultraspeed camera

Having a single optical input, this camera system comprises an image splitter unit, four intensified CCD camera modules with fast switchable MCP image intensifiers and high resolution CCD image sensors. Each module with its 12 bit dynamic range features an excellent signal-to-noise-ratio and the ability of single photon detection. Four high speed serial fiber optic data links connect the system to the computer. It can be triggered externally by light or electrical input. MCP diameter depends on photocathode material. The new GaAs- and GaAsP-MCPs are only available with a diameter of 18 mm while all others have 25 mm.

  • four channel MCP-image intensifier camera
  • fast shutter down to 3 ns
  • excellent system sensitivity of the system allows single photon detection
  • 12 bit dynamic range
  • ultra fast recording of up to 4 full resolution images with 1 ns interframing time, in double mode 8 frames
  • parameter unit setpoint hsfc pro
    resolution
    (hor x ver)
    pixel 1280 x 1024
    pixel size
    (hor x ver)
    µm² 6.7 x 6.7
    peak quantum efficiency % depends on
    photocathode
    material
    dynamic range A/D bit 12
    readout noise e- rms @ 12.5 MHz 7 .. 8
    imaging frequency,
    frame rate
    fps @ full frame 8 (per channel)
    exposure time range s 3 ns .. 1000 s
    binning (hor) pixel 1, 2, 4, 8
    binning (ver) pixel 1, 2, 4, 8,
    16, 32
    optical input Nikon f-mount,
    c-mount or
    special mounts
    data interface PCI local bus,
    Rev 2.1
    cooled CCD
    temperature
    °C -12
    photocathode
    material
    S20, S25, GaAs,
    GaAsP, others
    on request
    phosphor screen
    material
    P43, P46
  • Spectral sensitivities of MCP photocathode materials: S25 (extended red multialkali - purple), S20 (multialkali - green), GaAs (red), GaAsP (blue) ...with friendly permission of Hamamatsu Photonics, Herrsching, Germany
  • A sequence of exploding titanium wires as recorded with a hsfc pro MCP image intensifier camera system
  • A sequence of highspeed magneto forming as recorded with a hsfc pro MCP image intensifier camera system
  • A sequence of a simualtion of space debris hitting an unmanned emergency space carrier shield as recorded with a hsfc pro MCP image intensifier camera system