TPX3Cam - fast optical camera for nanosecond photon time stamping
The TPX3Cam is a fast optical camera for time stamping of optical photons. It is based on a new silicon pixel sensor, which in combination with the Timepix3ASIC and readout, is suitable for a wide range of applications which require time resolved imaging ofelectrons, ions or singlephotons. The TPX3Cam can be easily integrated both in table top lab setups, as in synchrotron or free-electron-laser environments.
Amsterdam Scientific Instruments(ASI)
ASI develop and supply hybrid pixel detectors for a wide range of applications such as X-ray, electron microscopy and mass spectrometry imaging. Our innovative imaging solutions open up new opportunities in various industries by significantly sharper and faster imaging.
The TPX3Cam is a fast optical camera for time stamping of optical photons. It is based on a new silicon pixel sensor, which in combination with the Timepix3 ASIC and readout, is suitable for a wide range of applications which require time-resolved imaging of electrons, ions or single photons. The TPX3Cam can be easily integrated both in table-top lab setups, as in synchrotron or free-electron-laser environments.
Benefits of our detector• Increased light sensitivity silicon sensor• Wave length range: 400 – 1000 nm• Per pixel simultaneous detection of time (ToA) and intensity (ToT)• Time resolution 1.6 ns, effective frame rate > 500 MHz• Lossless, data driven readout up to 80 Mhits/s• Flexible optical design outside of vacuum
Ion and electron imaging
Applications of TPX3Cam include spatial and velocity map imaging of ions in time-of-flight mass spectroscopy; coincidence imaging of ions and electrons, and other time-resolved types of imaging spectroscopy. TPX3Cam is able to detect and timestamp ion hits with 1.6 ns timing resolution, thus making it possible to record ion momentum images for all fragment ions simultaneously and avoiding the need to gate the detector on a single fragment.
Single photon imaging
The intensified version of TPX3Cam can be single photon sensitive. In this configuration the camera is employed in combination with an off-the-shelf image intensifier. The applications include the wide-field time-correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) imaging, phosphorescent lifetime imaging and any applications requiring time-resolved single photon imaging.
Applications• Energy resolved X-ray
• Fast product-line X-ray inspection• Single photon imaging