Unlocking Precision in Spectroscopy Leveraging the latest Streak Camera Technology for Advanced Analysis

Unravel the intricacies of dynamic processes with unprecedented precision and detail. Streak cameras offer a unique and powerful solution for capturing ultrafast phenomena with unparalleled temporal resolution. Unlike conventional spectroscopic methods, which often struggle to resolve rapid temporal events, streak cameras excel in precisely characterizing transient processes by providing time-resolved spectral information with <5 picosecond resolution.

By efficiently converting fast optical signals to a spatial signal that can be read out with a conventional camera, resulting data is a precise record of the light intensity versus time. Streak cameras play a critical role in physics, life sciences, fusion research, and advanced technology industries. Proven as powerful scientific instrument used to study ultra-fast phenomena, Streak Cameras are optimized for high-bandwidth recording of optical events. This makes them ideal for applications such as time-resolved spectroscopy, allowing users to measure changes of wavelength over time, which is useful for detecting transmission or absorption changes.

ROSS 1000 Streak Camera coupled to a Teledyne SpectraPro
ROSS 1000 Streak Camera coupled to a Teledyne SpectraPro
ROSS 5800 Streak Camera coupled to a Teledyne IsoPlane
ROSS 5800 Streak Camera coupled to a Teledyne IsoPlane

Why choose a Sydor streak camera for streaked spectroscopy applications?

Teledyne HRS 300 and HRS 500 Spectrometers
Teledyne HRS 300 and HRS 500 Spectrometers
  • Temporal resolution. Streak cameras empower researchers to delve into the dynamics of fast-evolving events, such as chemical reactions, plasma dynamics, and ultrafast optical phenomena, with exceptional temporal precision. Sydor’s streak cameras are manufactured to order, application-optimized with user-selected sweep speeds. ROSS systems perform with temporal resolution down to 2 picoseconds depending on the model being deployed and configuration selected during the build process.
  • High Sensitivity and Dynamic Range: Streak cameras boast impressive sensitivity and dynamic range. This enables the detection of weak signals alongside intense bursts of light, which is particularly advantageous in applications where signal strength varies significantly or when probing faint emissions amidst background noise. Streak cameras ensure comprehensive data collection without compromising on accuracy or fidelity.
  • Easy Alignment. Sydor has extensive experience coupling ROSS cameras with spectrometers from various manufacturers. In recent years, the Teledyne SpectraPro HRS300, Teledyne SpectraPro HRS500, and the Teledyne IsoPlane have been popular and can be purchased by the customer or supplied by Sydor. The two devices are mated with a Spectrometer Interface Module, a custom-machined Sydor-exclusive offering that provides fine-positioning control and light-tight coupling for maximum reliability.

Three Models to Choose From

ROSS 1000

The ROSS 1000 is commonly used for spectroscopy applications due to the ability of the system to operate in accumulation mode at up to 20 kHz

ROSS 2000

For single-shot applications that require a larger photocathode without the speed of the ROSS 1000, users should explore the ROSS 2000

ROSS 5800 Streak Camera

ROSS 5800

The ROSS 5800 with DynaCal in-situ calibration module is our premium streak camera offering, which performs with the best possible dynamic range. The 5800 can accommodate ultra-fast sweep speeds and clocks a temporal resolution down to 2 ps. Similar to the ROSS 2000, the ROSS 5800 is ideal for single-shot experiments and our largest available photocathode.

Read on for examples of where our streak cameras are used as an imaging tool, diagnostic, or as a part of a streaked spectroscopy system:

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