Imaging Phenomena On The Picosecond Timescale

Specialised Imaging Inc., the US sister company of Specialised Imaging Ltd. (Tring, UK), has reached agreement with Optronis GmbH (Kehl, Germany) to exclusively distribute their range of Streak camera systems throughout North America.

Streak cameras provide a unique method of imaging very fast events which cannot be captured using normal high speed imaging techniques. Streak images can be obtained in just picoseconds opening the door to fundamental research in areas including biochemistry, nanotechnology, pharmacology and semiconductor materials as well as studying energetic materials (detonics) and electrical discharge phenomena. Specialised Imaging Ltd., through their US sales office, will offer the full line of OPTOSCOPE-SC streak cameras.

Wai Chan Managing Director of Specialised Imaging commented "The Optronis Streak systems perfectly compliment our own range of ultra high-speed framing cameras. Recording simultaneous ultra fast two-dimensional and time-resolved images through an integrated Streak / Framing camera system is of significant interest to scientists'.

Incorporating a supplementary optical port, that uses a beamsplitter to deliver 50% of the primary image to an image plane, Specialised Imaging SIM framing camera's allow secondary instruments such as streak cameras, high speed video or time resolved spectrometers to share the same optical axis as the framing channels. Using this innovative supplementary optical port facility the SIM can be integrated with an OPTOSCOPE SC streak camera to give a true no-compromise simultaneous framing and streak camera system.

Specialised Imaging is a knowledgeable, dynamic company focused upon design, manufacture, service and supply of ultra high-speed imaging systems and components for industrial, defence and scientific applications. The company's continuing policy is to invest in the development of innovative imaging solutions, incorporate the latest technological advances and use improved components wherever possible. A total commitment to quality and a thorough understanding of applications are held as the keys to the future.

Optronis GmbH is a leading developer and manufacturer of streak cameras for scientific and industrial applications. The company's high-end cameras are used to capture ultra-fast phenomena by leading organisations worldwide.

For further information please contact Specialised Imaging on email or telephone +44 (0) 1442 827 728 / +1-951-693-2148.