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Specialised Imaging, a manufacturer of ultra high-speed imaging systems and components, has introduced the SIL-2 family of high performance, gated image intensifier systems to improve the sensitivity, gating time, spectral response, and scope of operation of both high-speed video and ultra-high-speed framing cameras.

Extensive triggering facilities and a comprehensive programmable timing range allow the SIL-2 to be readily interfaced to most manufacturer's high-speed cameras, and in particular to high-speed video systems. Constructed around high gain Microchannel Plate (MCP) intensifiers, these units provide a high range of sensitivity, gain and resolution options to satisfy demanding low light imaging applications. Incorporating a quartz input window enables the SIL-2 to capture events that emit radiation at the shorter wavelengths of the UV region right through to the near infrared.

Triggered synchronously at high speed, the SIL-2 image intensifiers allow the fast framing rates and short exposure times necessary to investigate rapidly evolving, low light processes such as those that occur in automotive combustion research, high-voltage breakdown studies, flow visualisation studies, as well as fluorescence and chemiluminescence recording of biological events.

The compact SIL-2 has been designed in two parts to enhance ease of use and simplify interfacing to almost any high-speed electronic or video camera. An integral mechanical capping shutter is included to provide additional protection. The comprehensive range of operating parameters can be locally programmed from the local keypad and powerful menu driven software or from a remote PC via Ethernet link, which also allows archiving and loading of timing set-ups. With electronics refined to interface to a wide range of camera and gating inputs, the SIL-2 enables shortening of effective frame exposure times thus arresting high-speed motion blurring effects.


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