Gen 3 Night Vision
Gen 3 night vision is a huge bump up in the evolution of night vision
intensifiers. These devices will provide a bright high resolution image
under the very low light conditions of a
moonless star lit night.
Gen 3 devices use a micro channel plate just like the gen 2. Like the
previous generations, the gen 3 loads light through the objective
lenses directing all light gathered to the Photo cathode. The
photo cathode of the gen 3 is where the huge bump in performance
The gen 3 devices have a coating of gallium arsenide, a coating that is
far more efficient at converting light to electrons. The gallium
arsenide coating provides a much richer source of electrons for
multiplication through the MCP.
The gallium arsenide coating is also sensitive to a larger
the light spectrum, dipping deeper into the longer light waves of the
near infra red. The gallium arsenide coating produces a clearer image
with better contrast, under much lower light conditions.
Gen 3 night vision rarely
requires the aid of ir illumination. This is
a truly passive device, this is stealth.