Physics Research

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physics research

Photonis is a key partner for researchers in experimental physics. We are one of the global leaders offering a very wide range of detectors for charged and neutral particles. Our photo-sensors cover a large part of the spectrum with custom adapted high sensitivities and resolution parameters that can help solve challenging problems for your specific research project. We offer sensors and detectors for almost all physics and analytical research, both for detection and imaging applications, measuring electrons & ions, neutrons & gammas, Cherenkov photons, fluorescence and scintillation light, and laser & plasma emission, for example. 
Our Microchannel Plates remain to be the world’s fastest charge amplifiers while maintaining the highest spatial resolution allowing unprecedented possibilities in imaging, detection and particle counting applications within the physics arena. We offer sensors and detectors for almost all physics and analytical research, both for detection and imaging applications, measuring electrons & ions, neutrons & gammas, Cherenkov photons, fluorescence and scintillation light, and laser & plasma emission, for example.Our Microchannel Plates remain to be the world’s fastest charge amplifiers while maintaining the highest spatial resolution allowing unprecedented possibilities in imaging, detection and particle counting applications within the physics arena. We also manufacture various Stripline MCPs and streak tubes for high-speed imaging e.g. of X-rays in plasma fusion physics research. Due to their ability to withstand harsh environmental conditions, Photonis MCPs are often used in highly radiative neutron and gamma applications and in the field of cryogenics, high magnetic fields, space, high energy physics experiments and particle accelerators.

Moreover, our MCPs can be mounted into Advanced Performance Detectors (APDs) for easy plug-and-play system integration and maintenance. An APD can be used in analytic science applications as a charged particle discriminator as well as to increase the detection limit up to tenfold.Our innovative Micro Pore Optic can focus or collimate X-rays, UV and EUV photons onto sensors in space or in your laboratory e.g. to improve image contrast or to allow imaging that otherwise would not be possible at all. 
Photonis offers standard and mature products to support specialised physics imaging. In collaboration with customers, our expertise and in depth knowledge of these products is often used as a starting point to supply adapted detectors as innovative solutions to research problems. Our PLANACON™ products are the world’s largest standard off-the-shelf MCP-PMTs offering fast timing with 1-5 mm spatial resolution immune to 2 Tesla magnetic fields, making them ideal for Cherenkov light detection or Cherenkov Ring Imaging in high-energy physics experiments. Custom adapted MCP-PMTs can achieve high gain and detection efficiencies, extremely low dark count rates with timing in the pico-second range (TTS < 40psec) or spatial resolutions less than 30µm. Our Hybrid Photo Diodes (HPDs) are uniquely fast with a high single photon spatial resolution. The HPDs were successfully used in the LHCb experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. Photonis Image Intensifier Tubes are widely used for luminescence measurements and fluorescence lifetime imaging. Moreover, in collaboration with scientists we are developing a new generation of streak tubes for compressed ultrafast photography, photoacoustic tomography and picosecond timing calibrations and ranging.  

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Ion-Transport

Ion Transport

Photonis holds a number of patents for our innovative approach to improving ion transport. Our Resistive Glass products preferentially attract charged particles, allowing them to be used as reflectron lenses, collision cells, capillary inlet tubes, drift cells or ion guides.

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X-Ray-Collimation-and-Focus

X-Ray Collimation and Focus

Photonis manufactures a wide range of custom detectors that can capture UV through NIR and amplify them at gains up to over a million.

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Charged Particle detection

Charged Particle Amplification

The amplification of charged particles in research can provide a larger sample size in order to better validate the results of testing or experiments. Photonis provides single channel electron multipliers, microchannel plates, and a wide range of MCP-based photon detectors.

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Ultrafast Photonic Analysis & high speed imaging

Ultrafast Photonic Analysis & High Speed Imaging

Photonis manufactures a wide range of custom detectors that can capture UV through NIR and amplify them at gains up to over a million.

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High Energy Phenomena Imaging

High Energy Phenomena Imaging

The combination of high sensitivity and fast timing in Photonis products makes them ideal for use in imaging high energy phenomena.

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LIDAR

LIDAR

LIDAR is used as a method for measuring the distance to a target using pulsed laser light and measuring these pulses with a sensor. These sensors must have a very fast response and small pulse width in order to be as efficient as possible.

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Plasma analysis

Plasma analysis

Photonis detectors may be used in different aspects of plasma analysis.

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beam instrumentation

Beam Instrumentation

Many types of Photonis products may be used for beam instrumentation, all of which are useful to evaluate the beam characteristics and shape.

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Linear-Accelerator

Linear Accelerator

A linear accelerator is a device that accelerates charged particles in a straight line by hitting them with successive impulses from series of electric fields. Linear accelerators will accelerate charged particles to incredibly high speed.

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Neutron Imaging

Neutron Imaging

Neutron imaging is a technique used to capture objects encased by a dense material that a normal X-ray or CT scan may not be able see.

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RF Frequency Generation

RF Frequency Generation

Vacuum tube technologies provide reliable, long-lasting and steady RF frequency generation that can be used in research and defence applications. Photonis offers proven products capable of RF generation across a range of frequencies.

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Cherenkov Detectors RICH DIRC Threshold Detection

Cherenkov Detectors (RICH DIRC Threshold Detection)

Blue/UV-enhanced photodetectors space-resolved or single channel, with subnanosecond time resolution

Resource center

Are you looking for a specification sheet or paper? Documents like these and more are available in the Photonis Resource Center. 

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