Special Edition: Infrared Imaging And Sensing
  Why Use SWIR & InGaAs For Military Imaging?

Learn how shortwave infrared imagers based on indium gallium arsenide imaging technology are useful in military applications. SWIR cameras can be used for both day and night imaging to see through dust, haze and smoke. Read about the advantages of compact, low-power SWIR cameras with high-sensitivity and high-resolution in demanding military environments.

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Q&A With SPIE CEO Dr. Eugene Arthurs
Ed Biller, Editor

In July, SPIE CEO Dr. Eugene Arthurs announced his intent to retire effective on Jan. 19, 2018. Recently, Dr. Arthurs graciously made time to reflect on his career at SPIE, as well as his and the organization’s future, with Photonics Online. This article originally appeared in the Sept. 25, 2017, edition of the Photonics Online newsletter, but was missing from some versions. We apologize for the error.

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Hot Topic: The Promise, Advantages, And Challenges Of High-Speed Infrared Cameras
By FLIR Systems, Inc

While IR cameras are nothing new, the latest high-speed variants bring with them new functionality, benefits, and a few limitations. This Q&A seeks to shed light on some of those functions, benefits, and limitations and address some of the key questions often asked about the technology.

Infrared Imaging & Sensing Product Focus
High-Performance, Compact InGaAs SWIR Cameras: Bobcat 320 Series

The new Bobcat 320 Series from Xenics is made up of three high-performance, compact SWIR cameras. All three versions are equipped with the same sensor. This in-house developed InGaAs detector is sensitive from 0.9 to 1.7 µm, has a resolution of 320 x 256 pixels, and a 20 µm pixel pitch.

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High-Performance Infrared Cameras: HDR-IR Series

This series of high-performance infrared cameras can be used to resolve targets up to 2500oC. High dynamic ranges ensure high contrast and accuracy in the images captured, and thermal sensitivity allows for the detection of temperature differences as small as 20 mK.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Infrared Detectors
By Opto Diode

This white paper covers most frequently asked questions regarding infrared detectors and provides the answers for each of them.

Selecting The Right Hyperspectral Imager Is Key To Bringing Critical Data Into View
By BaySpec

Hyperspectral imaging is a valuable technique for revealing data the eye alone cannot capture. Now, a new class of hyperspectral imaging systems is taking things one step further by addressing image quality issues and enabling further ease of use.

First Sensor

First Sensor is one of the world’s leading providers of high-quality certified sensor solutions. With their headquarters in Berlin, Germany, the company has sales and production locations in the U.S., Canada, Singapore, the U.K., France, Sweden, Denmark, and the Netherlands.

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When And Why You Should Use SWIR

Martin Ettenberg, with Princeton Infrared, gave us a breakdown on when and why you should use shortwave infrared imaging, and what this technology’s role can be as it relates to machine vision applications.

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Industrial Filters

This page includes information on Schneider Optics’ line of UV-cut, IR-cut, and color filters for use in industrial applications involving research, engineering, and production. These filters feature improved optical quality, are provided with detailed technical parameters, and have passed a strict quality assurance process.

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