Control units

 

The control unit contains a micro-controller, a high voltage power supply and a RF (Radio Frequency) amplifier. The control unit has a low voltage input to receive the external modulation signal. It amplifies this signal and biases it with a variable DC photocathode voltage. The control unit offers control of the MCP voltage for setting the image intensifier gain. The control unit also monitors the light output, and switches off the image intensifier when its light output becomes too high. The control unit supports modulation frequencies up to 120 MHz.

 

Manual Gain Control

Gain control (manual)

Gain Control

Gain control
Anode current limiter
Shutter control (optional)

Gate Control

Gain control
Gate control

Gate Generator

Gain control
Gate control
Anode current limiter
Internal trigger generator
Shutter control
Programmable gate (optional)

 

Options

Optional: Signal Generator
Instead of using an external modulation signal generator, we offer a built-in modulation signal generator as part of the control unit/power supply for frequencies up to 120 MHz.

Optional: TRiCAM
As an alternative to the lens-coupled ICCD camera (TRiCATT + CCD), we offer an ICCD camera in which the image intensifier is fiber-optically coupled to the sensor. This is the TRiCAM. This modulated intensified CCD camera is very compact and has a significantly higher gain than the lens-coupled combination as a result of the more efficient and compact fiber coupling.