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  Two-Stage, Cooled Packaged Infrared (IR) Detector
 

Single-channel, IR detector, BXT2-17TF, with an integrated 4.67 µm optical bandpass silicon filter offers excellent sensitivity for industrial carbon monoxide detection in harsh environments. The thermoelectrically-cooled unit with 2 mm² active area provides additional sensitivity for low-level-emissions detection plus enhanced temperature stability for use in applications where temperatures are in constant flux.

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Selecting A Hyperspectral Imager To Bring Critical Data Into View
 
By BaySpec

Hyperspectral imaging is a valuable technique for revealing data the eye alone cannot capture. However, the hyperspectral imager does come with challenges, not the least of which is choosing the right one to use for any given application. That decision depends in part on the user’s requirements, the wavelength range in which the imager will be used, and the intended application.

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SCHOTT Fiber Optic Faceplates

SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging offers a series of fiber optic faceplates designed for high-resolution, “zero thickness” image transfer applications such as CCD and CMOS coupling, LCD and OLED displays, image intensification, remote viewing, field flattening, and X-ray imaging. 

PIN Diode With Guard Ring

This application note provides a list of tips for operating a PIN diode with a guard ring in an array of applications, as well as an overview of each PIN diode series and their responsivity and quantum efficiency.

Advanced-Absorber Microbolometer Superstructure: Patented Sensor Technology Revealed

The most significant development in the production of infrared sensors and their ability to affect improvements to SWaP-C requirements comes from the introduction of uncooled focal plane array (FPA) designs. 

SWIR InGaAs Detectors Using Flip-Chip (FC) Type Hybridization

The XLIN-FC Series from Xenics comprises the latest line scan SWIR InGaAs detectors utilizing flip-chip (FC) type hybridization. These detectors are available in two high-speed detector types with 512-, 1024-, or 2048-pixel resolution. 

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Understanding A Camera's Dynamic Range
By PCO-TECH

Since many camera manufacturers define dynamic range from a different point of view, a distinction should be made between the “dynamic range of an sCMOS, CMOS, or CCD image sensor,” “dynamic range of an analog-to-digital-conversion,” “usable dynamic range,” and “maximum dynamic range or SNR.” 

What Is InGaAs?
By Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems

InGaAs is an alloy of gallium arsenide and indium arsenide, and is a III-V compound semiconductor. Creating this material is a complicated process, so why go through all the trouble? This article discusses InGaAs in detail and offers benefits for using this technology for SWIR and other imaging applications.

Glass Polarizer For The Near Infrared

Hoya offers CUPO, a thin glass polarizer for the near-infrared wavelength region that is designed to use light absorption of copper particles by an electron plasma resonance. With special features such as high isolation, low loss, and high reliability, the CUPO is ideal for compact-size optical isolators.

OEM Partnerships Brochure

Mad City Labs has proven expertise in designing and producing custom nanopositioning systems for integration into a wide variety of technical products. More than 50 percent of production is dedicated to OEM designs.

Using A Photron FASTCAM Camera For Particle Imaging Velocimetry (PIV)

Particle imaging velocimetry (PIV) can be extremely useful for the analysis of turbulent flow, transient flow, micro flow, and 3D volumetric flow studies within automotive, aerospace, bio-tech/medical, marine propulsion, electronics, and scientific research industries. 

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Imaging In Persistent Aerial Surveillance And Reconnaissance Applications
 

In this video, Mike Leaning of Canon speaks about the importance of high-resolution imaging for applications that involve aerial surveillance and reconnaissance.

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Can Your Laser Micro Drilling System Do All This?
 

The recent introduction of a 5-axis laser micro drill system expands the limits of micrometer range drilling. Canon’s unique technology creates flexible hole shapes and wider angles at significantly higher processing speeds. Stent production, injector hole drilling and micromachining will benefit.

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