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Photek continues to see significant growth

With a successful 2016 behind them, Photek continues to expand in all areas of their production and test facilities.

As Photek continues to grow, it recently acquired a new facility and has since moved some departments out of its main factory units in order to create additional production space. This newly acquired building has been refurbished and is now home to its Sales, Marketing, Finance and Admin … Continue Reading.

Wide-field TCSPC-based flourescence lifetime imaging (FILM) microscopy

A new paper published on SPIE, more information can be found here.

Authors: Klaus Suhling, Liisa M. Hirvonen, Alix Le Marois, Wolfgang Becker, Stefan Smietana, Holger Netz, James Milnes, Thomas Conneely & Ottmar Jagutzki.

Photek Celebrates its 25th Birthday!

It's Photek's 25th anniversary this week.

To celebrate, the company organised a well-attended family fun day at Crowhurst Park near Battle , on Sunday 3rd October.

Founding Director Jon Howorth and his wife Pat, are seen here cutting a celebration cake on the day.

Photek Founder Director Jon Howarth and his wife Pat, are seen here cutting a celebration cake on the day.

"The Development of an Improved Streak Tube for Fusion Diagnostics" Poster is now available to view

The poster "The Development of an Improved Streak Tube for Fusion Diagnostics" presented by Photek's Dr James Milnes at "HTPD16" the High-Temperature Plasma Diagnostics Conference, is now available to view here.

Photek are pleased to be sponsoring the Gordon Research Conference "Photoionization & Photodetachment" (February 7th - 12th, 2016 in Barga, Italy)

The conference will focus on Emerging Techniques for the Study of the Ejection of Photoelectrons as Probes of Dynamics, and Their Application to Exotic Systems in the Gas and Condensed Phases.
… More information can be found 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)

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.