Ion Imaging


We demonstrate a coincidence velocity map imaging apparatus equipped with a novel time-stamping fast optical camera, Tpx3Cam, whose high sensitivity and nanosecond timing resolution allow for simultaneous position and time-of-flight detection.

This single detector design is simple, flexible, and capable of highly differential measurements. We show detailed characterization of the camera and its application in strong field ionization experiments.


  • A. Zhao, M. van Beuzekom, B. Bouwens, D. Byelov, I. Chakaberia, Ch. Cheng, E. Maddox, A. Nomerotski, P. Svihra, J. Visser, V. Vrba and T. Weinacht: 'Coincidence velocity map imaging using Tpx3Cam, a time stamping optical camera with 1.5 ns timing resolution'. Rev Sci Instrum. 88(11), 10.1063/1.4996888 (2017)