Special Edition On Scientific Cameras
The Relationship Between Pixel Size And Sensitivity

The relationship between pixel size of an image sensor and its sensitivity is discussed in detail to illuminate the reality behind the myth that “larger pixel image sensors are always more sensitive than small pixel sensors.”

Understanding A Camera’s Dynamic Range

The intra-scene dynamic of a camera system is its ability to measure and distinguish different levels of light. Most camera manufacturers refer to this as the dynamic range. Because many camera manufacturers define dynamic range differently, a distinction should be made. Learn how to define the dynamic range of a camera system and when the appropriate term should be used.

Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging — Application Simplified

Photoluminescence is used for a variety of applications. The camera systems have domain FLIM or scanning systems, but are usually bulky and expensive. With new technical developments, pixels can be directly modulated up to 40 MHz — ideal for frequency domain FLIM camera systems. Discover how a luminescence lifetime imaging camera designed to use a two tap CMOS image sensor simplifies the process.

Video: A Spark In The Dark — And How To Snatch It With A High-Speed Camera

Watch a video featuring a combustion analysis application, using a high-speed camera, at the Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart. The camera acquired exceptionally detailed images with a sensor's light sensitivity, despite poor lighting conditions.

Video: Photoluminescence In The Time Domain

This video features the principle of photoluminescence in the time domain (pulsed excitation) and in the frequency domain (continuous, modulated excitation) using a specialized camera. The corresponding waveforms of light, shaped and delayed by a reflective target and a photoluminescent sample, are visualized. Check out the video for a demonstration.