A CCD camera has to be attached to the output of the II18MD image intensifier, so that the integrated high quality relay lens can transfer the output image onto the CCD of the camera (i.e. lens-coupled intensified CCD camera).
Integrated Control unit / Power supply
This unit contains the high voltage power supply and RF (Radio Frequency) amplifier. The control unit has a low voltage input to receive the external modulation signal that has to be amplified and biased with a variable DC photocathode voltage. Adjusting the MCP voltage controls the image intensifier gain. To prevent damaging, the image intensifier has an overload protection circuit that switches off the image intensifier when the light output becomes too high. Modulation frequencies?up to 120MHz.
Optional: Signal Generator
Instead of using an external modulation signal generator, we offer a built-in modulation signal generator into the integrated control unit/ power supply. This is the II18MDS.
Optional: Intensified CCD camera
Instead of the lens-coupled intensified CCD camera (II18MD + CCD), we offer our fiber-optic coupled image intensifier to CCD camera. This is the LI2CAM MD. This modulated intensified CCD camera is very compact and has a higher gain than the lens-coupled combination as a result of the more efficient and compact fiber coupling. The lens-coupled combination however allows easy detachment and exchange of camera from image intensifier by the user