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  High Speed Imaging With Laser Illumination
 

No matter the quality of a camera system, it cannot help an image where the subject is incorrectly or poorly lit. High-speed imaging applications can utilize a wide range of light sources, but applications like welding, ballistics, impact visualization, and shockwave analysis may require laser illumination.

Featured Article
Direct Imaging Of Shale Gas Leaks Using Passive Thermal Infrared Hyperspectral Imaging
 
By TELOPS

Many types of natural gas from shale formations, including methane (CH4), are odorless, colorless, highly flammable, and leaks/emanations are important considerations for safety and the environment. In this app note, a field-deployable thermal infrared hyperspectral camera, specially tuned for detecting methane infrared spectral features under ambient conditions and over large distances, is demonstrated at a site where leaks unexpectedly happened during a geological survey.

Spotlight On High-Speed Imaging And Sensing
Ultra-High-Speed Cameras

Vision Research presents a family of four ultra-high-speed, 1 megapixel digital cameras with framerates starting at 12,000 fps at full resolution. These cameras feature 28 micron pixel size for light-sensitivity, 12-bit depth for high dynamic range and image quality, and are available in monochrome or color versions. 

Reducing Expenditure, Optimizing Workflow, And Keeping Downtimes Low With High-Speed Rugged Cameras

PCO has launched a new high-speed series of pco.dimax cs cameras, adding three new models to its portfolio. These new models are compact, ruggedized, and targeted for on- and off-board crash test applications.

The World's Fastest 640 x 512 Resolution IR Camera

FLIR offers the FLIR X6800sc/X6900sc: the world’s fastest MWIR 640 x 512 resolution thermal cameras for high-speed science applications. This thermal imager is designed to record 1004 fps at full resolution onto the camera RAM for up to 26 seconds.

Rugged, High Speed, High Sensitivity VIS-SWIR Camera

This SWIR Camera features an optional visible extension, enabling high sensitivity imaging from 0.9µm to 1.7µm (SWIR) and 0.4µm to 1.7µm (Visible). Additional features include frame rates of up to 364Hz, easy control of camera parameters, <5W power, and a compact size.

Ultra High-Speed InGaAs Infrared Camera With Optional TE3-Cooling

Xenics’ Cheetah-640-CL SWIR InGaAs camera uses a high-speed InGaAs detector array for visualizing the ultra-high-speed features of specific research applications. These InGaAs detector arrays operate up to 1.7 μm, and are available in 400 Hz, 1730 Hz, or the new 800 Hz speed version. 

Resources
Neutral Density Filters Catalog

Hoya’s neutral density filters have nearly even spectral transmittance in the visible region, and are classified by the average transmittance within wavelengths from 400 nm through 700 nm. These filters are able to control light intensity without selectively absorbing light with a specific wavelength.

Comparing Fields Of View

There can be many factors to deal with when looking to utilize the best field of view (FOV). This white paper covers the different types of FOV, the factors that must be considered for choosing a lens for FOV, and what lens focus does to FOV.

Frequently Asked Questions: Infrared Detectors

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

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  Thermal that looks so good, you need to see it in slow motion.
 

Researchers around the world are using FLIR cameras every day to solve challenges that are difficult by other means, or to improve on, or replace time consuming techniques like thermocouples. FLIR, the industry leader in thermal technology, releases the X8500sc and the X6800sc. Learn more at FLIR.com/science.

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What Wavelength Range Should You Use?
 

At Photonics West 2017, Greg Staples focused on selecting different wavelengths for specific applications. Watch the video for wavelength selection guidance for precision agriculture, food sorting, mining, pharmaceutical quality control, and more.

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Infrared (IR) Laser Components Catalog

Laser Components USA offers an array of infrared (IR) detectors and emitters used for many different applications including flame detection, gas monitoring, medical gas analysis, protein measurement, the inspection of surfaces, and other laser power monitoring applications. These components range from InGaAs PIN photodiodes and line array sensors, to PbS-/PbSe- detectors and pyroelectric detectors, as well as IR emitters, modules, and filters.

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