PI-MAX 4®High Speed Gated Imaging and
Spectroscopy Cameras

PI-MAX 4 photo

The PI-MAX 4® improves time-resolved imaging and spectroscopy with either intensified CCD (ICCD) or intensified EMICCD (emICCD) systems. With a wide range of applications, such as plasma diagnostics, combustion and quantum computing, there is no other ICCD that can match the performance and flexibility of the PI-MAX 4 .

  • <500 psec gating
  • 1 MHz sustained intensifier gating repetition rate
  • >10,000 spectra per second
  • Ultimate sensitivity
  • Highest linearity with emICCD option

Key Features

High Gating Speed

The PI-MAX 4 delivers ultra-fast <500 psec gating without sacrificing quantum efficiency thanks to SuperHV – the latest in high-voltage gating technology. Degradation of the QE of the photocathode is avoided as intensifiers with metal-grid underlay are not used.

The PI-MAX 4 is calibrated for true optical full width at half maximum, delivering high temporal resolution for effective background discrimination.

Fast Frame Rates

The PI-MAX 4 achieves video frame rate at full resolution and >300 fps with reduced resolution and binning. In spectroscopy mode, it delivers >10, 000 spectra per second with sustained frame rate.

The PI-MAX 4 has the ability to capture a gated image or spectrum for every pulse from high-repetition-rate lasers.

Double Imaging Feature

Taking advantage of interline CCD architecture, the PI-MAX 4: 1024i is able to capture two full-resolution images with a less than 2 μsec inter-frame time.

This feature is especially useful for for particle imaging velocimetry or for real-time background/referencing where capturing two full-resolution images in a short frame time is required.

SuperSynchro Timing Generator

Controlling the intensifier gating is easy with the PI-MAX 4’s built-in precision timing generator, controlling gate widths and delays in 10 psec steps.

Not only can gate widths and delays be controlled, but SyncMASTER is able to synchronize the camera with a variety of external equipment, such as pulsed lasers.

Lightfield Graph

Powered by LightField Software

Powerful and intuitive software with built-in math engine allows for the complete control of cameras and spectrographs, with real-time image analysis and spectral data.

LightField software provides seamless integration of hardware controls and direct data acquisition into programmes such as National Instruments’ LabVIEW® and MathWorks’ MATLAB®. This software also fully supports IntelliCal automated wavelength and intensity calibration.

Family Specifications

Intensifier gating repetition rate 1 MHz
Gating Down to <500 psec
Supported interfaces GigE
Dark Current ≤ 2.5 e-/p/sec

Camera Models

EMB: Electron multiplying back-illuminated CCD
i: intensified CCD
i-RF: Intensified CCD with RF modulation
f: Front-illuminated CCD

Model
Imaging array
Pixel Size
Peak QE
Datasheet

PI-MAX4: 512EMB

Imaging array

512 x 512 EMCCD

Pixel Size

16 x 16 μm

Peak QE

>25% Gen II

>50% Gen III filmless

Datasheet
Model
Imaging array
Pixel Size
Peak QE
Datasheet

PI-MAX4: 1024EMB

Imaging array

1024 x 1024 EMCCD

Pixel Size

13 x 13 μm

Peak QE

>25% Gen II

>50% Gen III filmless

Datasheet
Model
Imaging array
Pixel Size
Peak QE
Datasheet

PI-MAX4: 1024i

Imaging array

1024 x 1024

Pixel Size

12.8 x 12.8 μm

Peak QE

>25% Gen II

>50% Gen III filmless

Datasheet
Model
Imaging array
Pixel Size
Peak QE
Datasheet

PI-MAX4: 1024f

Imaging array

1024 x 1024

Pixel Size

13 x 13 μm

Peak QE

>25% Gen II

>50% Gen III filmless

Datasheet
Model
Imaging array
Pixel Size
Peak QE
Datasheet

PI-MAX4: 1024i-RF

Imaging array

1024 x 1024

Pixel Size

12.8 x 12.8 μm

Peak QE

>25% Gen II

>50% Gen III filmless

Datasheet
Model
Imaging array
Pixel Size
Peak QE
Datasheet

PI-MAX4: 1024×256

Imaging array

1024 x 256

Pixel Size

26 x 26 μm

Peak QE

>25% Gen II

>50% Gen III filmless

Datasheet
Model
Imaging array
Pixel Size
Peak QE
Datasheet

PI-MAX4: 2048f

Imaging array

2048 x 2048

Pixel Size

13.5 x 13.5 μm

Peak QE

>20% Gen II

>50% Gen III filmless

Datasheet

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