hsfc pro
gateable MCP image intensifier for ultra short exposure times

The optical input of this camera system comprised of an optical beam splitter, fast switchable 25 mm MPC image intensifiers and high resolution CCD sensors. Each module has a 12 bit dynamic range offering an excellent signal-to-noise-ratio and the ability of single photon detection. Four proprietary high speed serial fiber optic data links connect the system to the computer. The high-precision triggering with a latency of 45 ms can be performed by light or electrical input. To optimally cover the spectral range between 200 and 900 nm, four different photocathode materials are available.

  • 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) µm 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
    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 -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