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Introducing the New TRiCAM

Lambert Instruments is proud to announce the next generation of its time-resolved intensified camera. The new TRiCAM is designed for scientific and industrial applications that require low-light imaging. It features a fast sensor, a high-performance image intensifier, and a redesigned aluminum enclosure.

Fast CMOS Sensor

The sensor in the new TRiCAM captures up to 160 frames per second at full resolution, and it can reach over 1000 fps at reduced resolution. Thanks to its electronic global shutter readout method, the sensor reads out all 2.3 million pixels at the same time. This prevents rolling shutter effects and ensures optimal image quality.

High-Performance Image Intensifier

Fiber-optically attached to the sensor is a high-performance image intensifier. This incredibly perceptive intensifier boosts the incoming light, allowing you to capture detailed images in the most challenging light conditions.

The built-in electronics offer a wide range of functionalities. Ultra-fast gating enables exposure times down to 3 nanoseconds. By precisely timing these exposures, the TRiCAM can be used for applications like time-gated luminescence and laser-induced fluorescence. With modulation frequencies up to 120 MHz, the TRiCAM is also ideal for a wide range of frequency-domain applications.

Redesigned Aluminum Enclosure

The aluminum enclosure of the TRiCAM has been redesigned from scratch. While remaining as compact as before, the TRiCAM can now be configured with an 18 mm intensifier or a 25 mm intensifier. It is compatible with both C-mount and F-mount input, and the standard tripod thread.

Machine Vision Standards

The TRiCAM is available with a USB3 or Ethernet interface. To provide optimal integration with your existing setup, it supports USB3 Vision and GigE machine vision standards.


The new TRiCAM is available as of today. Our experienced sales engineers are happy to assist you with choosing the right image intensifier for your application. Please contact our sales team or one of our distributors for more information.

Newsletter: How to Fingerprint Oils and Tell Them Apart

Quality control is an important part of any production process. A series of checks on a randomly selected product tells you whether its quality meets the required standards. The TRiCAM is a fast and accurate instrument for quality control.

Taotao Mu at the Beijing Institute of Technology developed a method to quickly determine the fluorescent fingerprint of both motor oils and edible oils. Consistent production quality is critical for these products, making quick and reliable quality control all the more important.

Mu uses a gated TRiCAM and a pulsed laser for his experiments. He studies the decay of the fluorescence light intensity after excitation at several wavelengths. From this data, he compiles a contour diagram of fluorescence intensity: the equivalent of a fluorescent fingerprint of the oil. This allows him to tell apart wide varieties of oils.

Contour diagrams of fluorescence intensities of (a) olive, (b) rapeseed, (c) grapeseed, (d) soybean, (e) corn, (f, g, h) peanut oils. The fluorescence wavelength and detection time after the excitation light pulse are used as axes.

The TRiCAM can record images using gate widths down to less than 3 ns. By carefully synchronizing the laser and the camera, the decay of the fluorescence light intensity can be studied in great detail.

For more information, please refer to our application note about time-resolved fluorescence in the analysis of edible oils.

Application note: Time-resolved fluorescence in the analysis of edible oils

Taotao Mu at the Beijing Institute of Technology used a TRiCAM to make contour diagrams of the time-resolved fluorescence intensities of different kinds of edible oils. This method greatly improves the identification capabilities and outperforms traditional fluorescence analysis.

In the application note 'Time-resolved fluorescence in the analysis of edible oils' you can read all about the advantages of the short gating periods the TRiCAM enables.

Product release: TRiCAM Time-Resolved intensified Camera

The TRiCAM (Time Resolved intensified CAMera) intensified CCD is the new compact intensified CCD camera for scientific applications that require

  1. low-light level imaging,
  2. ultra-short exposures through fast gating, and/or
  3. frequency domain imaging using lock-in detection.

With its fast-gating module the TRiCAM offers gating down to 2 ns (FWHM) at 100 kHz.

There are three models, the TRiCAM M for frequency domain FLIM, the TRiCAM G for time domain (gated) imaging and the TRiCAM GM for both frequency and time domain imaging. For a detailed specification of the features and applications of this versatile ICCD please visit the specific product pages for the TRiCAM M and the TRiCAM G.