Photon Force is an award-winning SME with a mission to provide innovative single-photon sensitive detector technologies to accelerate advanced research. Broad applications in the biomedical and quantum technology fields include significantly improved DCS. PF is a leading commercial supplier of CMOS time-resolved SPAD arrays, offering the world's highest time-resolved single photon counting throughput, and is developing several next generation SPAD-based technologies and processing capabilities.
Many applications require detection and timing of individual photons, however, current single-channel detector solutions are bulky, slow and impractical.
Photon Force have developed the highest throughput time-resolved Single Photon Avalanche Diode (SPAD) array camera on the market, able to timestamp a remarkable 0.5 billion individual photons per second coupled with a 50ps resolution. This brings orders of magnitude acceleration over single channel detector systems across a wide range of application areas.
For example, users can acquire video rate Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (FLIM) in the time they would previously have waited for a single static image.
Our technology has provided the volume of raw photon timestamp data required to enable customers working on advanced LiDAR systems to realise new techniques in seeing around corners and through scattering media.
Customers in Quantum Optics are using our cameras for various areas of research, including imaging the full field of entangled photon sources, multi-channel Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), and quantum-enhanced imaging.
It's allowed our Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy (DCS) customers to enhance their signal to noise ratio, allowing otherwise undetectable changes to be seen.
We continue to innovate, developing new time-resolved SPAD sensors and architectures, exploring new materials for extended wavelength range, and delivering hardware-accelerated processing algorithms to enable next-generation applications of time-resolved imaging.