Cricket is a plug and play adaptor designed to convert any scientific camera into an intensified camera. 

Plug-and-play adaptor
1 μlx sensitivity
Broad spectral range

Technical information

Lens side C-mount, female thread
Camera side C-mount, male thread
Magnification 1:1
Maximum Camera Sensor Format 2/3” 4:3 aspect ratio
Maximum Camera Sensor Format 1/1.2” 16:10 aspect ratio
Power Consumption 60 mW at 3 V, suitable for battery operation
Housing Black anodized aluminium
Overall Dimensions 94.5 H x 58.0 W x 111.5 L mm
Weight Approximately 450 g


Photonis´ Cricket enables your camera to capture images across a broad spectral range, from 200 to 900nm. Connecting the Cricket is simple, using a universal C-mount interface. Simply adjust the fine focus and begin.

It features an 18mm image intensifier, a fiber optic anode window, and a power supply. The Cricket easily adapts to any camera and lens assembly using C-Mount connections, making it simple to make any camera an intensified camera for use in physics, fluorescence imaging, plasma research or corona detection. 

In addition to providing an intensified image, Cricket can also convert UV and NIR photons into green photons with emission characteristics that perfectly match the spectral response of a solid state camera. High 3ns temporal resolution is made possible with an optional gating module. Cricket supports 1 μlx sensitivity or single photon counting.

The Cricket is compatible with most CCD, CMOS, EMCCD and sCMOS cameras, and is ideal for a large number of applications including physics, FLIM, plasma research and corona detection.




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