Welcome

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.

Keep up-to-date with Photek on:

IEEE2017 - Performance of High Pixel Density Multi-anode Microchannel Plate Photomultiplier tubes


  • Cerenkov radiation detection (e.g. DIRC/RICH detectors)
  • Time resolved spectroscopy
  • Fluorescent Lifetime Imaging
  • LIDAR
  • Scintillating fibre readout
  • Beam monitoring
  • Sampling Calorimeter Readout

More information here

AuraTek ™-Next Generation Multi-Channel Photon Counter

AuraTek ™ is the next generation Multi-channel Photon Counter offering excellent single photon timing of <40ps rms, high density adaptable channel formats, and with optional integrated readout electronics. Applications include; High Energy and Nuclear Physics, Time Resolved Fluorescence and Spectroscopy, Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR)

More information here http://www.photek.co.uk/products/photon-imaging.html

New Product: iCMOS 160

The Photek iCMOS 160 represents the latest advance in high speed intensified imaging. It's readout of 160 frames per second at 2.2 Megapixels, coupled with optional ultra-fast 3 ns gating, enables both faster and higher sensitivity measurments in a wide range of time resloved applications, including plasma physics, fluorescence lifetime imaging and combustion diagnostics.

The full press release can be found here …