Streak/framing camera provides insight into nano events

Specialised Imaging reports on several sales of ultra-fast camera systems that provide the ability to record simultaneous framing images and streak images to scientists involved in electrical discharge, biomedical and energetic events research.

Ultra-fast imaging and simultaneous streak image capture offer a unique insight into transient events that cannot be achieved with single-point measurements. Ultra-fast framing images show extremely detailed two-dimensional spatial information about the event, whereas the streak image is a continuous one-dimensional record with picosecond temporal resolution. When combined these images provide a unique visualisation of transient nanosecond timescale events.

Specialised Imaging has enabled researchers to couple a streak camera directly into the same optical path used in its SIM ultra-fast framing cameras. This innovation allows capture of framing and streak data on the same event using the same optical path for direct correlation of 2D and streak image data. The combination streak/framing camera has allowed researchers to attain performance levels never before achieved using dual camera systems with different optical inputs. 

Benefiting from using a common optical input and dedicated output window the Specialised Imaging Simultaneous Multichannel Framing Camera and Streak Camera system drastically simplifies optical set up and eliminates perspective distortion (parallax errors). Beneficially the set-up also allows use of an existing streak camera which can still be used independently.

Capable of capturing data at one billion frames per second, the SIM range of ultra-fast framing cameras offer ultra-high-speed imaging performance to scientists and engineers across all disciplines. The optical design of SIM cameras offers up to 32 images without compromising shading, or parallax. High resolution intensified CCD sensors controlled by advanced electronics provide almost infinite control over gain and exposure to allow researchers the flexibility to capture even the most difficult phenomena. In addition to enabling simultaneous streak/framing experiments, the optical port on the SIM camera can be used to couple high-speed video cameras for longer record durations, or to integrate a mass spectrometer for hyperspectral measurements.

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