Photek is a specialist manufacturer and global supplier of vacuum based tubes and camera systems for photon detection.

We manufacture Image Intensifiers, Solar Blind Detectors, Photomultipliers, Streak Tubes and a range of associated electronics and Camera Systems.

We have a comprehensive range of products for most photon detection applications and work with our customers to design bespoke solutions where these are required.

Photek has particular expertise in the design and manufacture of large area image intensifiers, ultra-fast photomultiplier tubes (PMTs), UV detectors and advanced photon counting camera systems.

Photek products support specialist applications in; Physics (high energy, particle, nuclear), defence industries (threat warning) , physical chemistry, bioluminescence, space science, material and biological inspection.

Please contact us to discuss your application in depth with our team of specialist engineers and scientists.

Paper published in IOP Science from the 10th International Conference on Position Sensitive Detectors. "The TORCH PMT: a close packing, multi-anode, long life MCP-PMT for Cherenkov applications".

Photek and The TORCH collaboration are undertaking a three year development program to produce a novel square MCP-PMT for single photon detection. The TORCH detector aims to … read more here.
… View the paper here

ASTROSAT Launched!

ASTROSAT, India's first space laboratory, has been launched today from the Sriharikota space centre in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Several Photek detecors are on-board as part of the Ultra Violet Imaging Telescope (UVIT).

… Information on the UVIT instrument is available here

… More information on the ASTROSAT is available here

… Watch the launch here (34 minutes in)