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 article, "Improved time response for large area microchannel plate photomultiplier tubes in fusion diagnostics" is now published in Review of Scientific Instruments:

Fusion diagnostics that utilise high speed scintillators often need to capture a large area of light with a high degree of time accuracy. Microchannel plate (MCP) photomultiplier tubes(PMTs) are recognised as the leading device for capturing fast … read more