Corporate Retrospective 2007:Photonics

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Special Issues

LCGC Supplements, Special Issues-05-01-2007, Volume 0, Issue 0

PHOTONIS USA (formerly BURLE Electro-Optics) and its predecessor companies (Galileo, RCA, and Phillips) has been a leader for over 30 years.

PHOTONIS USA (formerly BURLE Electro-Optics) and its predecessor companies (Galileo, RCA, and Phillips) has been a leader for over 30 years in ion, electron, and photon detection with a focus area in scientific detector products and components for scientific and analytical instrumentation. We are a global supplier of specialized electro-optic products and electron tubes with extensive expertise in designing and providing standard and custom products to meet the most demanding applications. PHOTONIS has consistently set the standard in electron multipliers, photomultipliers, and related products. We have been working with LCGC North America to expand the exposure and to help the business growth. We offer worldwide sales, applications support, and engineering and manufacturing expertise. We can provide solutions to virtually every detection application and meet the most challenging detection needs.

To support this, PHOTONIS has design, development, manufacturing, and sales locations in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, Brive, France, Roden, Netherlands, manufacturing in Mexico, and sales offices worldwide.

PHOTONIS offers a complete range and high performance scientific detector products. It includes electron multipliers, microchannel plates, advanced performance, and time-of-flight detectors, photomultiplier tubes, and other related products.


Our detection products are found in most of today's technology-based markets including analytical instrumentation, medical diagnostics, chemistry, and scientific research.

PHOTONIS is the largest supplier of standard, retrofit, and custom detectors in the mass spectrometry, residual gas analyzer, and electron microscope markets providing advanced detector designs for the highest sensitivity through superior signal collection and noise reduction.

An extensive R&D program coupled with unsurpassed expertise in long-life microchannel plate technology provides continuous improvements that surpass previous limits. This benefits our customers by providing further improvements in sensitivity, temporal and spatial resolution, stability, dynamic range, and longer life. In addition to higher performance, we are developing new technologies and detectors for smaller size, lower cost, and higher-pressure operation. We will also add value by supplying more of the detector assemblies and integrated detector solutions.

Gunnar Oberg

Gunnar Oberg

Marketing Manager


Sturbridge, Massachusetts