Photon Counters & Instrumentation for Optical SETI
The Heart of the Matter
In 2001, which marks 40 years of Optical SETI, ETI Photonics (The Columbus Optical SETI Observatory) hopes to be making available photon counters suitable for use with professional and amateur OSETI observatories at prices yet to be determined. If you are a potential professional or amateur OSETI researcher and would like to purchase photon counter(s), photon counting instrumentation or complete photon counting turnkey systems for undertaking searches for pulsed ETI laser beacons in the visible and near-infrared spectrum, would you please express your interest by emailing me at: contact info.
Here is a list of links to companies manufacturing fast photon counters (PMT or solid-state) and fast photon counting instrumentation, both stand-alone and PC-based. All prices are based on manufacturer's US list:
This may be the fastest and most expensive instrumentation available for pulsed-beacon OSETI. This PCI card would have the capability to detect more than the attention-getting laser beacon signals. It should also be capable of detecting and demodulating the conjectured wideband ETI channel when hooked up to a "great telescope". US Distributor is Quantar Technology Inc.
Revised: March 25, 2000