Our products support a wide range of physics research applications, including neutron, gamma, X-Ray and Cherenkov detection, photon counting and amplification, ion beam profiling, and frequency generators. For over 80 years, Photonis has been partnering with our customers to provide the highest quality detectors designed to their exact specifications.

Our products are used in many scientific, medical and industrial applications where accuracy and sensitivity are critical for assessment and action.  Photonis’ innovative sensor technologies can be found in many premier instrumentation systems, including mass spectrometers, nuclear reactors, industrial high-speed imaging, and medical diagnostic instruments as well as in a wide variety of physics and space research projects.  Our commitment to continual research and product innovation allows us to partner with researchers and manufacturers to develop custom-designed detectors and sensors to fit unique design specifications.

New from Photonis:

Neutronic[i]:Photonis now supports neutron imaging through the use of our Neutronic[i]. This complete system consists of a 100x100mm2 neutron sensitive MCP with a fast phosphor screen along with your choice of camera to provide both thermal and cold neutron images using your neutron source. Neutron imaging is particularly useful in non-destructive testing applications as it is able to penetrate materials other sources may not.  Contact us today for more information

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Cricket Lens Coupling Camera Attachment: This new plug-and-play adaptor from Photonis converts any scientific camera to an intensified camera. Using a universal C-mount interface, the Cricket will easily attach to your camera to provide images in the 200 – 900nm spectral range. In addition Photonis provides many customization options including shutter speed, choice of photocathode (including our exclusive Hi-QE option), and MCP configuration. Contact us today for more information

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Photonis supports physics research through a variety of our specialized detectors, including the MCP-PMT, Hybrid Photo Diodes, Streak Tubes, and Image Intensifier Tubes. Our products detect soft X-Rays, gamma rays, neutrons, ions, electrons and photons for physics research.

NEW:Neutronic[i]:This latest offering from Photonis captures images using neutrons rather than X-Rays or other non-destructive testing methods. The Neutronic[i] provides neutron images using both cold and thermal neutrons with superior 50µm spatial resolution and high detection efficiency.

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Image Intensifier Tubes: Photonis’ Image Intensifier Tubes are highly sensitive detectors, providing gains of over 1 million. Like all of our other detectors, you can order our image intensifiers with your exact requirements in mind – including your choice of photocathode, phosphor screen, gating, and active area.

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MCP-PMTs: Photonis’ fast MCP-PMTs are used for Cherenkov ring imaging (e.g. RICH and DIRC detectors) and Cherenkov time-of-flight detection with a few picosecond time resolution. Their immunity to high magnetic fields also makes these detectors suitable for calorimetry and readout of other scintillators. Additionally, Photonis offers a Planacon square MCP-PMT which can be tiled together to capture large images and has an exclusive high collection efficiency MCP option.

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Hybrid Photo Diodes: With the best linearity of any photodetector over the widest dynamic range, HPDs are also often used to read out scintillators. The excellent radiation hardness of vacuum tubes makes them still the most reliable option in this field of research. We can optimize for any application with our broad range of photocathodes, sensitive from VUV to NIR.

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For over 40 years, Photonis has been working with instrument manufacturers to design the most sensitive detectors available in the market today. Our complete line of ion detectors and multipliers includes Channeltron® electron multipliers, LongLifeTM MCPs, resistive glass products, and TOF detectors.

Channeltron® Electron Multipliers

As the original manufacturer of Channeltron® electron multipliers, Photonis is able to provide you with the exact detector needed to maximize your instrument’s performance. Channeltrons® offer the highest dynamic range to ensure a linear response beyond the limits of most analytical instruments. The small, durable design makes these detectors ideal for nuclear physics labs and space applications.

Also available from Photonis is the SpiraltronTM and Magnum® models which are designed to enhance overall performance. The SpiraltronTM maximizes output through its six channel design and allows operation at elevated pressures, making them perfectly suited for applications like portable mass spectrometry. Our Magnum® detectors have the same six channel design and are available in analog or pulse counting mode for extended dynamic range.

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LongLifeTM Microchannel Plates

Photonis specializes in providing customized MCPs which meet your exact specifications, allowing you to choose from a variety of shapes, sizes, and coatings. Our LongLifeTM MCPs offer longer life, reduce background noise 100X, and higher spatial resolution than any other MCPs commercially available in the market. Photonis also offers a TruFliteTM MCP which are designed to reduce time jitter through its ultra-flat ± 5µm flatness for reduced time jitter in TOF applications.

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Resistive Glass Products

Our patented Resistive Glass formula is manufactured into capillary inlet tubes, monolithic reflectron lenses, or drift tubes which efficiently guide charged particles through a semi-conductive layer. Our simplified design prevents ion collisions, therefore increasing ion collection and transfer efficiency. Notably, our Resistive Glass products are easily cleaned with common solvents without degrading performance. See how this technology works: How a Reflectron Lens works

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Advanced Performance Detectors

Photonis manufactures these plug-and-play detector assemblies for a variety of applications including physics research, mass spectrometry, and SEM and FIB applications. Each APD features one or more of our LongLifeTM MCPs and have a variety of other customization options including center hole, choice of flange mount, phosphor screen, and anode. Our experienced team will work with you to design the APD which is specifically suited to fit your requirements.

Download our presentation to learn more about custom applications we have supported with these products

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Photonis provides a variety of photon amplification products whether you are looking for an analog or digital solution. These products are designed to amplify low-light and provide crisp, clear images which can be used in a variety of applications from medical research to commercial surveillance. Each of the products below can be customized to fit your requirements.

NEW:Cricket Lens Coupler Adaptor: The latest photon innovation from Photonis will turn any scientific camera into an intensified camera. The Cricket lens coupling attachment features an 18mm image intensifier, a fiber optic anode window, and a power supply. Customization options include your choice of photocathode, MCP configuration, phosphor screen, and shutter speed in order to optimize performance.

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NOCTURNTMCamera: This rugged, low-light camera line from Photonis provides high resolution images while maximizing power consumption. Each of the NOCTURNTM cameras are optimized for size, weight, and power requirements to be used in any lighting situation from bright daylight to low starlight. NOCTURNTM cameras offer less than 4 e- read-out noise without cooling and 1280×1080 resolution with a frame rate up to 100Hz.

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Digital CMOS Sensors: Photonis designed our Lynx and Kameleon digital CMOS sensors to provide high resolution images across a broad spectrum in either full colour or monochrome. This award-winning technology has a pixel architecture that offers the best signal-to-noise ratio, high dynamic range and low read-out noise. Both the Lynx and Kameleon sensors provide crisp, clear images at full SXGA resolution (1280×1020) in low light down to 4mlx while still supporting a fast frame rate of 100fps.

Download the data sheets: Lynx Monochrome or Kameleon Colour

Ion beam profiler
: By combining the power of a large Microchannel Plate (up to 120mm) in a complete assembly with a NOCTURNTM camera attached, the ion beam profiler provides high resolution images for a variety of instruments. The Ion Beam Profiler reduces ion loss and will capture images of any charged particle at a rate of up to 100fps.

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Image Intensifier Tubes
: Photonis’ Image Intensifier Tubes are highly sensitive detectors, providing gains of over 1 million. Like all of our other detectors, you can order our image intensifiers with your exact requirements in mind – including your choice of photocathode, phosphor screen, gating, and active area.

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Photonis designs and manufactures tetrodes, triodes, and cavities which are used in shaped-pulse and pulse width controlled systems throughout the world. We provide a variety of custom RF amplifiers to ensure your research is as accurate and reliable as possible.

Power Tubes
: Photonis provides a wide range of power tubes for use in particle accelerators.  Our Large Power Triode power tubes offer a full range of RF amplification for pulsed service, up to 400Mhz and 5MW.  Our quality manufacturing ensures precision for physics research experiments.

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:  Photonis provides the specialized circuitry for power tubes, generally known as “cavities”, which are complete RF circuits that are necessary to tune and operate a power tube. Recommended as an accessory, these cavities are matched to the power tube at the time of purchase.

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