Boost your camera sensitivity with Cricket™²

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Dedicate your time to science rather than instrument set-up!

Integrating an Image Intensifier in a scientific set up is a rather complex and time consuming task for scientists, researchers and instruments builders.

For you to focus on science instead of struggling with a complex set up, Photonis development teams have created a plug and play image intensifier adapter solution for low light level imaging and single photon imaging applications: the  Cricket™2.  

Recognized for best value, Cricket™2 sets an unmatched standard for connectivity with scientific microscopes and cameras. Cricket™2 has been also designed to fit future requirements thanks to the wide choice of Hi-QE™ photocathodes and gating options. All made by Photonis, the global leader in Image Intensifier Technology.

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Discover Cricket™2, Photonis latest advanced image intensifier adapter 


• Plug & play Image Intensifier solution

• Ruggedized with integrated electronics and optics

• Capture high speed phenomena with your camera

• Low light level imaging in UV, VIS & NIR (120-900nm)

• Compatible with CMOS and CCD cameras

« We use the Cricket in our Ramsey-comb spectroscopy project for phase measurements on nanosecond timescale. The fast gating option of the Cricket enables the speed and accuracy we need for these measurements, we are happy with the performance. »

Prof. dr. K.S.E. Eikema, 
Professor Ultrafast Laser Physics and Precision Metrology for Fundamental Tests, Director LaserLaB Amsterdam.

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Cricket™2 for low light level imaging applications

Single MCP (Multi Channel Plate)                              
 

The Cricket™2 fitted with an High resolution single MCP based IIT (Image Intensifier Tube) enables a plug & play solution for high resolution, low light level imaging. By straight forward C-Mount attachment and USB power supply, the Cricket™2 offers an unmatched standard for connectivity with scientific microscopes and cameras. High speed gating down to 3ns for time-domain imaging using the photocathode as electro-optical shutter. High repetition rate up to 300 kHz and 2.5 MHz in burst mode.

Features

  • High resolution up to 64 lp/mm
  • High speed gating down to 3ns
  • Hi-CE (Collection efficiency) MCP
  • High dynamic range
  • Available with full Hi-QE photocathode range

Applications

  • High speed imaging of turbine blades
  • Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM)
  • Engine combustion analysis
  • Corona discharge detection
  • Contact us for expert advise on your application
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Cricket™2 for single photon imaging applications

High gain dual MCP (Chevron setup)

The Cricket™2 fitted with a dual MCP (Multi Channel Plate) Chevron setup based IIT (Image Intensifier Tube) enables a plug & play solution for single photon imaging.

Single photon sensitivity thanks to Hi-CE (Collection Efficiency) MCPs with up to 2x10⁶ gain, for researches who spend time to science rather the instrument set-up.

Available with full range of Photonis Hi-QE photocathode based IITs with market leading QE (Quantum Efficiency) covering the full spectral range from 130nm (UVC) up to 900nm (NIR).

 

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Features

  • Dual MCP (Chevron)
  • Hi-CE (Collection efficiency) MCPs
  • High gain up to 2x10⁶
  • High speed gating down to 3ns
  • Available with full Hi-QE photocathode range

Applications

  • High energy physics
  • Quantum assisted optical interferometry
  • Optical readout for time projection chambers
  • Time correlated single photon imaging
  • Contact us for expert advise on your application

 

Reasearcher and scientists : are you ready to be more productive and save time on your instrumental set up?

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Do you want to have a product demo or do you need further information regarding your own application and set-up?

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