News Archive

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)

Recent Developments in Ultra-High Speed and Large Area Photomultiplier Tubes presented at the 1st EPS Conference on Plasma Diagnostics, has now been published in the Proceedings of Science.

Photek has been working with AWE to provide a photomultiplier (PMT) solution for fusion diagnostics. By using microchannel plates (MCP) as the gain medium, the time response of the PMTs can be as fast as 100 ps FWHM. … View the paper here.

Photek to attend the 2015 Microscience Microscopy Congress. (Stand 514, 30th June - 2nd July)

We are pleased to announce that Photek will be attending the Microscience Microscopy Congress in Manchester, UK. Photek will be highlighting the HRPCS5 (High Resolution Photon Counting System), which is a true single photon counting camera offering the ability to capture and integrate ultralow light level images in real time. Come and see us at Stand 514. The exhibition runs from the 30th June to the 2nd of July 2015. … Find out more about the conference and exhibition here.

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 provide particle identification in the 2-10 GeV/c momentum range, using a Time-of-Flight method based on Cherenkov light. … View the paper here.

Photek Ltd, Licenses Arradiance®, Inc. Nanofilm Technology portfolio to manufacture next generation Photodetectors

Photek, Ltd. of St Leonards on Sea, UK today announced that it is licensing the intellectual property of Arradiance, Inc. of Sudbury, MA for use in nanofilm microchannel plate (MCP) based imagers and detectors. Arradiance's revolutionary nanofilm technology, covered by 11 issued US patents and several pending US and worldwide patents … read more.

Photek present at ECPD 2015

Photek's Dr James Milnes presented at the recent 1st EPS Conference on Plasma Diagnostics held in Frascati, Italy.
More information can be found at http://www.ecpd2015.enea.it.

A copy of the presentation "Recent Developments in Ultra-High Speed and Large Area Photomultiplier tubes" is available here.

BHSFG Students' skills put to the test with Engineering Education Scheme (EES)

Photek are pleased to be supporting the Engineering Education Scheme (EES).
A team of Year 12 students from Burgess Hill School for Girls has been working with engineers from Photek on a project aimed at creating an ultra-violet (UV) spectrometer … For more information click here.

Sub-μs time resolution in wide-field time-correlated single photon counting microscopy obtained from the photon event phosphor decay

A Photek 40 mm diameter dual proximity-focused, three-MCP image intensifier was used to show how an image intensifier's phosphor afterglow can be exploited for accurate timing of photon arrival well below camera exposure … For more information and the paper click here.

Photek's Intensified Camera to be used in NASA Aircraft as part of an Aerosol Ice Interface Transition Spectrometer (AIITS)

Photek's Intensified Camera to be used in NASA Aircraft as part of an Aerosol Ice Interface Transition Spectrometer (AIITS), developed by the Centre for Atmospheric and Instrumentation Research at the University of Hertfordshire … read more.

Photek image intensifier used in research for Time Correlated Single Photon Counting in Life Sciences

A Photek image intensifier has been used with a fast P47 phosphor and a high frame rate CCD, in research for Time Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC) in Life Sciences.

The paper "Wide-field time-correlated single-photon counting (TCSPC) lifetime microscopy with microsecond time resolution" is now available to access here.

We are Best Partnership finalists at the KTP Best of the Best Awards 2014!

We have been selected as finalists in the Best Partnership category at the KTP Best of the Best Awards 2014, shortlisted from over 50 nominations for the £10,000 prize! The Partnership between Photek, Prof Mike Ashfold at the University of Bristol and former KTP Associate Orla Kelly (now R&D Engineer at Photek) aimed to design state-of-the-art velocity map imaging (VMI) ion optics suitable for imaging in physical chemistry experiments and characterisation of attosecond laser systems … read more

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 … read more

Photek are pleased to advise that our article, "Improved time response for large area microchannel plate photomultiplier tubes in fusion diagnostics" has been published in Review of Scientific Instruments (Vol.85, Issue 11).

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 … read more

Photek's paper presented at the "Workshop on Fast Cherenkov Detectors" is now available online:

Photek's paper presented at the "Workshop on Fast Cherenkov Detectors" is now available online via the Journal of Instrumentation – "A square, multi-anode, long life MCP-PMT for the detection of Cherenkov photons … View the paper here

Photek to present poster on Simulation studies of a novel, charge sharing, multi-anode MCP detector at the 2014 TIPP Conference in Amsterdam

The next generation Ring Imaging Cherenkov (RICH) detectors for particle ID applications, at CERN, PANDA, and others place stringent requirements on photon detectors, with potentially high magnetic fields unaligned with the detector's … read more

Photek launch new scientific camera range, Lumintek:

Photek are pleased to announce the launch of a new scientific camera range, Lumintek. Lumintek's EMCCD technology provides a cost effective solution for photon limited biological applications, making the technology available to any laboratory. … read more

Extended lifetime MCP-PMTs:

Characterisation and Lifetime measurements of ALD coated Microchannel Plates, in a sealed photomultiplier tube.
The Full paper from the 13th Vienna Conference on Instrumentation is now available online here

Photek present a poster at RICH 2013 8th International Workshop on Ring Imaging Cherenkov Detectors

The TORCH PMT; a close packing, multi-anode, long life MCP-PMT for Cherenkov applications … download poster (pdf)

Photek's Dr Orla Kelly has been recognised as a "Business Leader of Tomorrow" by the Technology Strategy Board

We are pleased to announce that Photek's Dr Orla Kelly has been recognised as a "Business Leader of Tomorrow" by the Technology Strategy Board. An award ceremony will take place in London on December 3rd. Dr Kelly has recently accepted an offer to join Photek on a full time basis as a Design Engineer, following the successful completion of a two year KTP project, in collaboration with the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol … read more

Photek present poster on "Extended lifetime MCP-PMTs: Characterisation and Lifetime measurements of ALD coated Microchannel Plates, in a sealed photomultiplier tube" at the 13th Vienna Conference on Instrumentation

Photek present poster at the 13th Vienna Conference on Instrumentation showing a PMT with extended lifetime; 5.16 C/cm2 of total extracted charge … read more

Photek present poster on "Development & performance of the Capacitive Division Imaging Readout (CDIR) detector, and future applications" at PhotoDet 2012

Photek will be presenting a poster on "Development & performance of the Capacitive Division Imaging Readout (CDIR) detector, and future applications" at PhotoDet 2012 to be held at LAL Orsay, France from the 13th - 15th June … read more

Photek PMT Laser Focus World Article

Find out why Photek PMTs are being used in applications such as fusion diagnostic … read more

Photek present paper on "Nanosecond Time-Resolved Ion Imaging System" at Pittcon 2012

Photek will be presenting a paper on "Nanosecond Time-Resolved Ion Imaging System" at Pittcon 2012 to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from the 11th - 15th March … read more

P-TDC Questionnaire

Give us your opinion on Photek's new HPTDC and be entered into a draw to win a Android tablet … read more

New Photek Logo

Photek has today launched its new corporate logo. The new logo symbolises the company's focus to continually develop innovative products for its customers and to expand into exciting new markets. The previous logo was created in 1991 when Photek was formed and has served the company well for nearly two decades. During that period, Photek has evolved significantly and the new logo reflects the continuing … read more

BioliSME Press Release

Photek Limited joins the European Seventh Framework Programme BioliSME … read more

ACE Press Release

Recent news confirms the Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) mission managed by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has gone from strength to strength for over a decade. The primary objective of ACE is to measure and compare the composition of several samples of matter including … read more