CF-SUPER. 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?
The image does not have distortion at the edge of the field of view which is inherent in low cost NV devices using standard Gen 1 tubes. The image is in focus both in the central and peripheral areas.
The CF-Super tube features, on average, 20% higher resolution than in Gen. 1 units.
CF-Super’s resolution is notable for its consistency (resolution difference between the centre/edge does not exceed 20%, whilst no peripheral focus is possible in Gen. 1 units).
High resolution and geometric image precision provided by CF-Super based NV devices allows effective observation of an object located in any part of the unit’s field of view. The majority of Gen. 1 devices have decent image quality only in the centre of the imaging area – there is no image focus towards the periphery.
Most of new Yukon NV devices are equipped with built-in laser IR Illuminators. As compared to IR Illuminators using LED diodes, laser Illuminators are more effective (provide greater viewing range and quality IR spot) and less power-consuming. Laser IR Illuminators generate a round, user-convenient spot in the field of view.
Another important advantage — all IR Illuminators comply with Class 1 laser safety according to standard IEC 60825 (Class 1 includes lasers and laser systems not able to produce radiation level hazardous for the human eye; Class 1 radiation is harmless for the eye even in case of long-time direct observation). It means that Pulsar IR Illuminators can be safely used with optical observation devices.
The employment of digital technologies is one of the top priorities for the development of night vision (NV) devices by Yukon Advanced Optics Worldwide. Our company has huge experience in designing and manufacturing NV devices and a number of patented solutions in this product sector.
As regards to general image quality, digital night vision devices, regardless of their class, are rapidly getting closer to Gen 2+ image intensifier tube based equipment.
However, digital devices possess certain unbeatable advantages and extended functionality which lets them find applications not just in the hunting market, but also in the wildlife observation, law enforcement and security markets.
Some of these advantages are as follows:
As opposed to image intensifier tube based devices, digital NV equipment features advanced efficiency when used with IR Illuminators working higher up the near infrared spectrum (more than 900nm), which are generally invisible to the naked eye.