Pulsar Night Vision Technology
What is it?
The technology is based on the use of the image intensifier tube CF-Super/ EP33SF- U (with a sphere shaped photocathode) and specially designed optics.
What are the advantages?
There are several:
Lack of distortion
The image does not have distortion at the edge of the field-of-view, which is inherent in low-cost night vision devices using
standard GEN 1 tubes. The image is in focus both in the central and peripheral areas.
On average, the CF-SUPER tube features a 20% higher resolution than in the Gen. 1 units.
Constant Image Quality Across the Field-of-View
CF-Super’s resolution is notable for its consistency. While there is no peripheral focus that is available in the Gen 1 units.
The resolution difference between the center/edge does not exceed 20%.
Effective Field-of-View- Image is in Focus Across the Whole Imaging Area
The CF-Super based night vision devices have a high resolution and geometric image precision allowing for effective observation of an object located in any part of the unit’s field-of-view. While there is not an image focus towards the periphery, the majority of Gen 1 devices have a decent image quality located in the center of the imaging area.
Pulsar branded Night Vision Devices are based on the CF-Super technology that have a “GS” included in their
names. Yukon Advanced Optics Worldwide have exclusive rights for the use of CF-Super technology. It is only
available in Yukon and Pulsar branded products. The development is patent-protected.
Most of the new Yukon night vision devices are equipped with built-in laser IR Illuminators. The device is comparable to the IR Illuminators that uses LED diode. Additionally, laser illuminators are more effective because it provides a greater viewing range and a quality IR spot resulting in less-power consumption. Laser IR Illuminators generate a round, user-convenient spot in the field-of-view.
All of the Pulsar IR Illuminators comply with Class 1 laser safety according to the standard IEC 60825. The Class 1 includes lasers and laser systems, which are not able to produce radiation level that is considered hazardous to the human eye. Even in prolonged direct observation, Class 1 radiation is harmless to the eye. This means that Pulsar IR Illuminators can be safely used with optical observation device. The design of Pulsar Laser IR Illuminators is patented by Yukon Advanced Optics Worldwide.
The employment of digital technologies is one of the top priorities of Yukon Advanced Optics Worldwide development of the Night Vision Devices. Our company has great experience in designing, manufacturing night vision devices and a number of patented solutions in this product segment.
In regards to the general image quality and digital night vision devices; regardless of their class, all are rapidly getting closer
to the Gen. 2+ tube-based equipment. Additionally, all of the digital devices possesses unbeatable advantages and extended functionality, which lets them find application not only in the hunting market but also in the law enforcement market.
Protection Against Bright Light Sources
Some of the advantages are:
Digital night vision devices can be readily turned on in daylight without the fear of damage.
The average life of a CCD array is 25,000 hours, which is 2-25 times longer than that of a standard image intensifier.
Signal Reception and Transmission
Digital night vision devices are best suited for image recording on an integrated or external recording equipment without
having to resort to photo adapters; image transmission to monitor; or outer video signal input.
Effective Use with “Invisible” IR Illuminators
As opposed to tube-based devices, the digital vision equipment features advanced efficiency when used in conjunction with IR Illuminators working in long wave range (more than 900 nm) invisible to the naked eye.
On-Screen Data Input System
Pulsar is continuously working on improving our digital devices including reducing power consumption, increasing sensitivity and widening the working temperature range.
The Expert LRF 8x40 Binocular with a built-in rangefinder is the first Pulsar device using a special patented on-screen data
input system. As opposed to traditional solutions (using large amount of optical components, complex adjustment methods
and heavy loss of light etc.), our system is notable for being simple yet effective.
Major advantages includes:
High light transmission ratio
Suitable for operation in low temperatures
Contrast and bright symbols
Capability of input of various colours at the same time