Streak Camera Systems

Cordin Streak Camera Systems are available based on two different core technologies: rotating mirror & image converter.

 Rotating MirrorImage Converter
Temporal ResolutionSub-nanosecondPicosecond
Spatial ResolutionVery highModerate
Dynamic Range12-14 bit4-8 bit
Image NoiseVery lowModerate
SensitivityHighVery High
Physical SizeLargeModerate
ApplicationsExplosives testing, complex
velocity measurements,
impact ballistics,
synchro-ballistic imaging
Time resolved spectroscopy,
laser studies,
optical communications,
semiconductor physics


Cordin Rotating Mirror Streak Cameras relay a slit image through a rotating mirror to capture a continuous record of one line of image information. This produces the highest temporal and spatial resolution streak image possible.

Cordin Rotating Mirror Streak Cameras have been a staple in leading labs for decades. The current models of digital cameras are a suitable replacement for and upgrade from the workhorse Cordin film streak cameras.


Cordin Image Converter Streak Cameras relay a slit image to the photocathode of an image converter tube, where the incident photons are converted to electrons. This linear array of electrons is then electrostatically focused and swept across a phosphor screen at the back of the tube, capturing light transients faster than any other method.

The Cordin Model 164 Streak Camera is designed to provide very high performance at a competitive price.