Product News: Optical Module from Resolve Optics Enables Ultra High Speed UV Imaging

21 Jun 2013

Resolve Optics has supplied a high performance 8-channel optical module to Specialised Imaging to enable researchers to undertake UV imaging experiments at ultra high speed using their SIM ultra high-speed framing camera.

Using the new UV optical module and UV ICCD enables the SIM camera to optimally operate in the 230-400nm region allowing scientists to study phenomena that emit ultraviolet radiation during the initial phase, such as corona from a pre-streamer in electrical discharge studies.

Resolve Optics has a proven track record of developing state-of-the-art optical solutions that meet the highest standards and solve the most challenging problems for its customers. Mark Pontin, Managing Director of Resolve Optics said “Often customers have come to us as 'off-the-shelf' UV optical components are either not available or do not match their UV intensifier / sensor resulting in a significant loss in throughput, resolution or even spectral range covered. The key to the success of the UV optics module are the novel beamsplitters that allow significant throughput in the target wavelength range. Resolve Optics designs optical elements out of fused silica or UV grade calcium fluoride to provide the best possible transmission in the UV range. Using proprietary UV antireflection multi-layer coatings we are able to achieve wide spectral coverage (200 to 600nm) and offer greater than 99% transmission per surface”.

Specialized Imaging's SIM family of cameras are becoming the de-facto standard ultra high-speed camera in research laboratories in all parts of the globe. Capable of capturing up to 32 images at 1 billion frames per second the SIM ultra fast framing camera is proven to be able to capture visual data from even the most fleeting of phenomena.