Imaging of ultrafast phenomena in the nanosecond or picosecond regime is only possible with a very fast gateable intensifier module. Applications like fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM), FRET, LIDAR and multi-photon microscopy were enabled by fast gateable time-correlated imaging.
The camera family PicoStar from LaVision represents the leading edge of ultra-fast gated, intensified CCD camera systems in the picosecond (ps) range. Three camera models are available:
PicoStar: < 100 ps @ 10 kHz, 18 mm image intensifier
PicoStar HR: < 300 ps @ < 110 MHz, 18 mm image intensifier
PicoStar UF: < 80 ps @ 10 kHz, 12 mm image intensifier