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Affordable Continuous 4 Gigaphotons/second

Marina Photonics is dedicated to high speed affordable Time-Correlated photon counting systems and has been supplying high speed photon counters since 1987.  

                       2 Channels  - Two Gigaphotons/second  - $2,000 Complete

                                   Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting

Two to four channels of photon counting are available with 1 GHz per channel sustained count rates with no dead time or lost counts.  There is no start-stop reset time.  Once photon counting is triggered, it continues to place photons in one nanosecond bins until the entire process is stopped by a reset. The photon counter board contains up to four 1 GHz photon counting channels and one input trigger to start data collection.  Start can also be manually or software initiated

4" w x 2" h x 7" d
Internal 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz 10W
Positive edge Positive Emitter Coupled Logic (PECL)  AC Photon input via Positive edge triggered  4 GHz flip flop accepting 100 ps or wider pulses
Trigger Start-  PECL or TTL
TTL Internal outputs      Four 8 bit byes of photon data available for DIO board
Interface - USB computer controlled acquisition for  lowest cost.
                OR Computer DIO of 250 MEGABYTES/SECOND CONTINUOUS input to 64 GB RAM or SSD
Software - USB IDL 3-D analysis software interface free and Up-gradeable to allow user program customization
Note: One year warranty applies.

Interface  to PMT's  including Hamamatsu 1 GHz Hybrid tubes using the 1.5 GHz Variable Gain amplifier/discriminator on the next page which accepts positive or negative pulses.

You can reach us at 831 384 6780 or  831 601 2120 (CELL) or:

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