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.


The P-TDC is a high resolution time to digital convertor (TDC) which provides an integrated picosecond resolution timing solution for photon detectors using suitable front-end pre-amplifier and discriminator electronics.

Operation of the module is configurable with two time resolution modes (64 channels with 100 ps time binning or sixteen channels with 25 ps time binning); triggered or continuous readout and LVDS or LVTTL inputs
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Our Velocitas VMI brand goes live!

Velocitas VMI is a range of instrumentation and components uniquely designed for velocity map imaging and other advanced research applications. Velocitas VMI builds on the strength of the parent organisation, Photek Ltd, with our expertise in photon and particle detectors, cameras and specialist electronics. Through successful collaborative projects with international research institutions, we have been able to develop our … read more