Intensified Cameras

Photonis Defense is a world leader in the design and manufacture of powerful image intensifier tubes and night vision systems




The superior intensified camera extracting the best of image intensifier tube and sensitive low light camera. The iNocturn features a unique combination of ultra-sensitivity, high framerate, high-QE photodetectors, and nano-second gating.

  • Ultra-sensitive intensified camera
  • Gating up to nano-second scale
  • Smart Tube Management (STM)
  • Video output: HD-SDI, USB 3.0, Camera Link or PAL/NTSC


High QE image intensifier

The iNocturn features an exceptional sensitivity based on high QE image intensifier, ultra-fast gating technology down to a few nanoseconds, which allows it to be coupled with a laser source to perform high fidelity active imaging.

Specific range of wavelength

The High QE image intensifier comes with different range of wavelength spanning from deep UV to Near Infrared enabling the user to focus on a specific range of wavelength for a particular application. For example, spark and electrical discharge detection application is very suitable with the iNocturn SUV, while the iNocturn Blue or Green can be used for other applications that include wafer inspection, spectroscopy and microscopy.

Advanced camera specification

Thanks to the Smart Tube Management, the iNocturn range of camera produces high quality images and videos supporting the ability to perform single photon detection, with a ultra-low read noise reached without the need for any additional cooling.

The camera has a high-resolution sensor equipped with a high frame rate for excellent image production, which is well‐suited for high speed moving objects in industrial monitoring application for example. The iNocturn is small, compact and light-weighted especially designed for easy integration into any systems.

This coupling of technologies provides all the benefits of high-performance image quality gained by the image intensifier tube and all the benefits of a digital low light camera such as recording, saving, and sharing videos. The ICMOS unit integrates a high voltage power supply for the intensifier tube and the readout electronics for the CMOS sensor. Video data is provided through a FFC/FPC connector and power is applied separately for the CMOS and the image intensifier.

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Camera resolution 1280x1024 pixels
Frame rate Up to 100fps at full resolution
Spectral response 200 - 1100nm subjected to photocathode choice
Gating options Non-gated, gated, fast-gated (up to 3ns)
Minimum detection capability Up to single photon
Connection HD-SDI, USB 3.0, Camera Link, PAL/NTSC, LVCMOS
Lens mount C-mount
Operational temperature -10°C to +55°C


Camera spectrum

Many of the Photonis Defense image intensifier tubes are available in different sizes and with different phosphor solutions. Contact one of our specialists to discuss your needs to help you find the perfect solution.

Camera spectrum
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