Streak Cameras

Sydor Technologies develops technology to enable complex measurements, including measurements that are considered extremely difficult. So when national fusion laboratories required better than 1% accuracy in streak cameras, we responded.

8600We collaborated with them to develop the technology the scientists needed and made it commercially available—and now the Sydor ROSS Streak Camera is integral to many of the diagnostic systems found in leading, world-class laboratories. The Sydor ROSS Streak Camera is the only one of its kind that features dynamic calibration—with our proprietary, DynaCal OCM (Optical Calibration Module), available exclusively from Sydor Technologies.

See matrix below to download Streak Camera datasheets

Expanding Your Capabilities
Ross_App Software

streakcamera_2To better control, monitor and optimize ROSS streak camera performance, ROSS Streak Cameras come bundled with ROSS_App image analysis and control software (Microsoft Windows compatible). The ROSS_App has real-time image analysis capabilities—including exponential decay, fits with system-response deconvolution and can store images in HDF, FITS and ASCII formats for direct integration with common image analysis tools.

The ROSS_App software also:

  • integrates all functions of the streak camera and can control spectrometers
  • easily automates acquisition and measurement
  • provides software-closed loop voltage stability
  • features graphical-based scripting capability to automate any task—and allows you to create your own algorithms
  • can be customized to meet your specific needs and requirements
DynaCal OCM (Optical Calibration Module)

dynacal_3d_smThe proprietary Sydor DynaCal OCM (Optical Calibration Module) can greatly expand the accuracy and capabilities of the ROSS streak camera and is the only in situ calibration module of its kind. The DynaCal OCM is just one part of our commitment to investing in the future and innovating streak camera technology, as in our release of the ROSS 5800 streak camera with unprecedented imaging performance and exclusive technology you won’t find anywhere else.

In developing and innovating ROSS streak camera technology, we offer several models and are developing more—each model can be integrated into a comprehensive, custom solution to meet your specific research and measurement needs. In addition, Sydor Technologies provides installation, training, support and service contracts.

Learn more about Dynacal

Testing and Calibration Accessories

Sydor Technologies offers a suite of custom-designed products expressly for use with the ROSS Streak Cameras. These include input sources, targets, fixtures and adaptors that augment the operation and enable precise and repeatable calibration of ROSS Streak Cameras.

Learn more about Testing and Calibration Accessories

ROSS Streak Camera Options
Camera ROSS 8600 ROSS 8200 ROSS 6000 ROSS 5800 ROSS 5100 ROSS 5100D ROSS 2000 ROSS 1000
Datasheet Download PDF Download PDF Download PDF Download PDF Download PDF Download PDF Download PDF Download PDF
Streak Tube P860X P820 Kentech Low Mag ST-DS P510 P510 ST-X Photochron 5
Tube Manufacturer  Photonis Photonis Kentech Photek Photonis Photonis Photek Photek
X-ray or Optical X-ray Optical X-ray Optical Optical Optical Optical Optical
Photocathode Size 10 mm 10 mm 25 mm 35 mm 35 mm 35 mm 20 mm 8 mm
MCP No No Optional (40 mm) No No No Yes (25 mm) Yes (25 mm)
Standard Camera 2048 x 2048 chilled scientific grade
CCD
16-bit
2048 x 2048 chilled
scientific grade
CCD
16-bit
4096 x 4096 chilled>
scientific grade
CCD
16-bit
2048 x 2048 chilled
scientific grade
CCD
16-bit
2048 x 2048 chilled
scientific grade
CCD
16-bit
4096 x 4096 chilled
scientific grade
CCD
16-bit
2452 x 2056 interline
CCD
12-bit
2452 x 2056 interline
CCD
12-bit
Cooled Camera Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Available Available
Camera Coupling 1:1 Fiber 1:1 Fiber 1:1 Fiber 1:1 Fiber 1:1 Fiber 1:1 Fiber Lens Lens
Spatial Resolution 20 lp/mm @ 50% constrast 20 lp/mm @ 60% contrast 10 lp/mm 10 lp/mm @ 70% contrast 10 lp/mm @ 70% contrast 10 lp/mm @ 70% contrast 10 lp/mm @ 50% contrast 10 lp/mm @ 50% contrast
Limiting Temporal Resolution 1 ps 1 ps 5 ps 5 ps 5 ps 5 ps < 36 ps < 2 ps
Synchroscan No No No No No No No Yes
Maximum Sweep Speeds 2 speeds 4 Speeds 12 speeds 6 speeds 6 Speeds 6 Speeds 12 Speeds 16 Speeds
Gateable Photocathode No 
(Blanking Available)
No 
(Blanking Available)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Mu-metal Shielding Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Integrated Fiber Input No 2 standard No 2 Standard 2 standard 2 standard 1 standard N/A
Mounting Configurations TIM/DIM Bench (Multiple Slit Configurations) Flange, TIM/DIM Bench (Multiple Slit Configurations) Bench (Multiple Slit Configurations) DIM Bench Bench


Help with ROSS Streak Cameras
To learn more, or ask questions about ROSS streak cameras, please call +1 585.278.1168 or email