Obviously the light source is a very important component of a Time-Gated Imaging System. A variety of lightsources are suitable for time-gated imaging but it is important the ensure that the specification of the light source matches you specific imaging requirements. Some aspects of the light source to consider include:
- Wavelength Range
- Power Output
- Pulse Properties
- Optical Properties
Examples of light sources that can be used with the Imagex camera systems include:
- Nitrogen Lasers
- Actively Q-Switched Solid State Diode lasers
- Triggerable Flashlamps
- Modulated/Pulsed LEDs
Photonic Research Systems currently manufacture a number of lightsources including:
PRS100 Range: UV and visible modulated area illuminators with 50nsec rise/fall time
Pulse300 Flashlamp System: c. Microsecond Pulsed Flashlamp ideal for lanthanide detection.
If you need more information about light sources then please visit the Contact PRS page. We will be happy to advise.