Image Intensifier Module Family: Quantum Leap

Upgrate your setup to full-fledged intensified imaging


  • Compact design
  • Non gateable or gateable
  • Gate time down to 1.2 or 0.2ns
  • Excellent photonic gain
  • High multiple exposure repetition rate
  • Spectral sensitivity from UV to NIR
  • Only 12V (0.3A) electrical power required

Quantum Leap image intensifer module

Quantum Leap

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Quantum Leap is a stand alone image intensifier module, which upgrades your existing setup to a full-fledged intensified imaging system. The Quantum Leap is available as non-gateable or gateable version, where the gateable Quantum Leap is available with minimal gate time of 1.2ns or 200ps. The compact design of all Quantum Leap models hosts everything needed for operation. Only a 12V electrical power supply and a RS232 conection for gateable models is necessary.

Compact image intensifier module

Due to it's compact design all Quantum Leap models can rapidly be mounted to any detector with C-mount camera. As a result of its compact design and the intuitive handling the Quantum Leap is used in many scientific fields and for the most advanced scientific applications.

Highest flexibility with Time/Gain Module

As standard the gateable Quantum Leap enables the external gating. Therefor, the image intensifier is open whenever a low TTL signal is applied to the external gating connector. The Time/Gate module provides a digital access to the Quantum Leap and the ability of remote configuration of the delay and gating time.

Find a detailed description of the image intensifier technique at the technology section. For further information about the Quantum Leap family please get in touch with our sales manager or read the Quantum Leap data sheet.

Technical Details


Quantum Leap Quantum Leap N Quantum Leap E
Gating time non gateable 1.2ns ... 80s 200ps ... 80s
Delay time not applicable 100ps ... 80s 10ps ... 80s
Adjustable time step size not applicable 100ps 10ps
Jitter not applicable <20ps <10ps
Gating control not applicable TTL pulse (standard);
remote with Time/Gain module (optional)
Gate repetition rate not applicable up to 3.3MHz (burst mode);
up to 200kHz (continuous mode, standard);
up to 2MHz (continuous mode, optional);
up to 5kHz (continuous mode, on request)
Trigger propagation delay not applicable external gate pulse: 30-35ns (standard);
internal gate pulse: 60-65ns (with Time/Gain Module)
Gain control manual with potentiometer standard: manual with potentiometer
optional: remote with Time/Gain module
Optical input standard: C-mount, optional: F-mount or others
Optical input window quartz
Image intensifier type standard: single stage, optional: dual stage
Image intensifier diameter standard: 18mm, image area: 14.4 x 10.8mm
optional: 25mm, image area: 20 x 15mm
Photocathode standard: S20 (UV), S25 (IR) others optional/on requestd
Spectral sensitivity UV  - NIR, depending on the Photocathode
Phosphor screen standard: P43, optional: P46
Coupling lens magnification 2.2:1 or 3.1:1 customized coupling lens (standard)
magnification 1:1 for large format output image (optional)
Optical output C-mount (standard); F-mount (only with 1:1 coupling lens)
Dimensions 60 x 236 x 150mm (Time/Gain Module: 240 x 140 x 40mm)
Module weight 1.8kg (Time/Gain Module: 0.3kg)
Module mount 1/4" x 20 and M8 mounting hole at the bottom of the module
Power Supply 12V ±5%


Can I use your image intensifier module Quantum Leap to obtain short gating capability from my EMCCD camera?

Of course! Our Quantum Leap is in fact a stand-alone ultra-fast gateable image intensifier that can perfectly be combined with any electron multiplying CCD camera. It provides you with extreme low-light sensitivity and gating times as fast as 200 picoseconds rectangular. It upgrades any EMCCD camera to full-fledged ICCD capabilities.


Author Institution Year Title
C.R. Howle et al. Defence Science and Technology Laboratory 2008

Remote detection of liquids by Raman line imaging

K.S. Lee, et al.

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology


The dynamics of Br (P) formation in the photodissociation of vinyl and perfluorovinyl bromides

D.L. McKenna et al. University of Arizona 2003

Dynamically refocused Rayleigh beacons for adaptive optics

D.L. McKenna, et al. Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) 2003

The LBT Facility SCIDAR: Recent Results

H.S. Chung, et al. Seoul National University 2001

Molecular lens applied to benzene and carbon disulfide molecular beams