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Intensified high-speed high-sensitivity imaging camera

Fluorescence Microscopy Cameras


delivering unprecedented stamina, speed and sensitivity


single photon counting suitable for particle physics by making use of scintillation


ranging from Deep UV to NIR to match the spectral needs of your application


The HiCAM is a gated intensified high-speed high-sensitivity imaging camera. It has an integrated fiber-optically coupled image intensifier, which offers a unique combination of high speed and sensitivity down to single photon level. Because the HiCAM does not need high intensity light sources, it is suitable for use in low-light level conditions.


Super-slow motion combustion research for the automotive industry

Time-resolved imaging in plasma physics research

Dynamic phenomena in microscopy, e.g. Imaging the rotation of single molecules of ATPase

Laser-Induced Fluorescence (LIF)

Flow visualization and velocity measurements using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)

Time-resolved imaging of fluids for microfluidic research

Blood flow analysis

Time-resolved fluorescence


Ultra-short Gating
The camera’s effective exposure time can be reduced to < 3 ns (FWHM) for time resolved imaging, or capturing very fast events.

Fast Streaming
To transfer all the high-resolution image data, the HiCAM streams live over a CoaXPress (CXP) interface. The camera has four CXP connectors, each of which has a channel speed of 6.25 Gbit/s.

Longterm Streaming
The recordings can be directly streamed to the hard drive. For optimised recorders the length is limited only by drive capacity.

High-sensitivity Intensifiers
You can choose from a wide variety of high-sensitivity image intensifiers to match the spectral needs of your application.

Cycled Bursts
Adjust for changing light levels by cycling through three different gate widths and optionally combine this with the burst mode to optimize the dynamic range.

Fiber-optically Coupled
Our experienced engineers couple the sensor to the image intensifier with a fiber-optic window.

Fluorescence Imaging

Image Intensifiers 

An image intensifier boosts the intensity of the incoming light. By converting photons to electrons and back to photons, the light intensity can be increased significantly. Scroll down for more information about how this works.

Another feature of an image intensifier is that it can act as an ultra-fast shutter. The photocathode can be switched between on and off in a matter of nanoseconds.

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Fluorescence Imaging


The photocathode is the entrance of the image intensifier. This is where the incoming photons are converted to electrons. The quantum efficiency of the photocathode material specifies how efficient this conversion is for each wavelength.

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Super-slow motion video of a gas flame recorded with the Lambert Instruments HiCAM at 1000 fps (frame rate) and gating of 15 us (effective exposure time). Resolution: 1280 x 512 pixels.

High-speed recording of a cork burning in plasma. Recorded with a HiCAM at 5000 fps.

Recording of a beating heart of a zebrafish. Recorded at 2000 fps with the HiCAM on a fluorescence microscope. The blood cells were stained with a DS-red fluoropho.

A touch-me-not plant bursting open. Captured with a HiCAM with 18 us gating.


HICAM, 1000 

Framerate (Full Resolution): 1000 fps

Sensor Resolution: 1280 x 1024 pixels

Streaming: HiCAM 1000: CoaXPress

Bit Depth: 8 and 12 bit

HICAM, 2000 

Framerate (Full Resolution): 2000 fps

Sensor Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels

Streaming: HiCAM 2000: CoaXPress

Bit Depth: 8

The dual-stage image intensifier, specially designed for high-speed cameras, can be equipped with a variety of photocathodes; ranging from ultra violet to infra red. Adapting the photocathode will give maximum output brightness to enhance Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR). Moreover, the image intensifier is fiber-optically coupled to a CMOS sensor. This further increases SNR, as compared to a lens-coupled system.


For more information on the HiCAM, please download the brochure.

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    Lambert Instruments BV

    Leonard Springerlaan 19
    9727 KB Groningen
    The Netherlands

    User Publications

    Researchers around the world use the HiCAM for high-speed high-sensitivity imaging in their studies. Opposite is an overview of the most recent publications describing research that was done using a HiCAM.

    For a complete overview of applications, please visit our applications pages.

    Contact Us

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    Leonard Springerlaan 19
    9727KB Groningen
    The Netherlands

    +31 (0) 50 501 8461