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Intensified high-speed camera
Intensified camera with ultra-short gating
High-speed Intensified Camera Attachment
Compact lens-coupled image intensifier
Intensifier Control
Unit for Automated Systems
Record and edit high-speed videos with one or multiple cameras.
Record and analyze fluorescence lifetime images.
Custom imaging products, sensors and software for low light level applications.

First Generation Image Intensifier

A first generation image intensifier does not use a micro-channel plate. The electrons are guided from the input to the output by means of electrostatic focussing. Two types can be distinguished: proximity focussed diodes and electrostatic inverters. In the latter a structure of electrodes form an electrostatic lens that focusses the electrons coming from cathode onto the anode. The advantage of electrostatic focussing is that it allows de-magnification of the image. This is especially interesting when these devices are coupled to small CCDs.

Advantages of first generation tubes

Available in de-magnifying formats

Therefore no fiber optic taper required

No MCP noise

High intra-scene dynamic range

Low cost (standard models)


Electrostatic inverters show a few percent of image distortion

Relatively low gain

Gating not possible

No UV sensitivity

Limited external gain control

Poor over-illumination protection

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