Timepix and Timepix3 Optical Cameras

Resolving the time evolution of fast processes, measuring the time-of-flight of particles or lifetime for fluorescent processes, and looking at time correlations in spatially resolved events are interesting applications, which often require a fast optical camera. When an event-triggered time measurement is needed with best possible spatial and time resolution, silicon pixel arrays offer the best performance. We describe here fast optical cameras based on a new silicon pixel sensor, which in combination with the Timepix chips, will provide nanosecond scale time resolution and high quantum efficiency for photons with wavelength between 400 and 1050 nm. Intensified version of the camera can be single photon sensitive.




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