ABOUT RAPTOR PHOTONICS

Raptor Photonics Limited is a global leader and manufacturer of high performance, industrial-grade and extremely rugged ultra-low light digital and analogue cameras.

Raptor specializes in complete cameras and core engine solutions using a range of CCD, EMCCD, SWIR and LWIR sensor technology. We are experts in low noise electronics, mechanical and electronic layout, firmware, cooling, packaging and optical configuration. As well as its portfolio of commercial off the shelf (COTS) products, Raptor provides custom solutions to OEM and Instrumentation companies throughout the world to meet the varied imaging needs and requirements of our customers.

The extreme low light capability of Raptor’s cameras makes them ideal for day/night surveillance, homeland security, aerospace, machine vision and scientific markets.

Our defence and aerospace customers are working in applications including gimbals / UAVs, HD long-range day/night SWIR imaging, airborne and ground payloads, handheld goggles, driving vision enhancement (DVE), airborne EVS, vision enhancement and LEO cubesats.

Our scientific and industrial customers’ applications include beam profiling, semiconductor inspection, thermography, spectroscopy, hyperspectral imaging, microscopy, in-vivo imaging, art inspection, X-Ray and high energy, wafer inspection, adaptive optics and astronomy, calcium signalling, fluorescence imaging, flow cytometry, genome sequencing, high content screening, high resolution fluorescence imaging, hyperspectral imaging, live cell imaging, photon counting and single molecule detection.

Raptor is a registered ISO 9001:2015 company and is headquartered in Larne, Northern Ireland. Raptor Photonics Inc was set up in 2018 to service and support our customers in the US.

Additional information is available at www.raptorphotonics.com.

FEATURED ARTICLES

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XUV, Soft X-ray, And Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Spectroscopy
McPherson Instruments designs precision analytical tools that help scientists and researchers to investigate molecular and atomic spectra from the infrared into the soft x-ray and short ultraviolet wavelength regions.   Continue Reading..
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In-Vivo Imaging In NIR-II / SWIR (600-1700nm)
Non-invasive fluorescence imaging of small animals has been a technique widely used for years as a method in preclinical research. Techniques have developed considerably in recent years, but still face a number of limitations.  Continue Reading..
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Application Note: Imaging Venus With A Scientific SWIR Camera
German researcher Dr. Sebastian Voltmer has been looking at the inner planet Venus as a Ring next to the sun and how the crescent is getting bigger. According to Dr. Voltmer, the cooled Ninox 640 II SWIR camera provided a much better signal-to-noise ratio.  Continue Reading..
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Remote Sensing Of Vegetation Using SWIR Cameras On A UAV
Forage Mass Monitoring (FFM) analysis traditionally uses biomass sampling to calculate biomass yield per hectare. However, current research projects are looking at reflectance spectroscopy methods with remote sensing systems based on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), specifically those using short-wave infrared (SWIR) imaging.  Continue Reading..
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Understanding High Performance SWIR Imaging Cameras
The use of imaging systems to capture long wavelength photons continues to increase in diverse application areas. This white paper discusses the performance of InGaAs detector arrays with sensitivities in the VIS-SWIR region.  Continue Reading..

CONTACT INFORMATION

Raptor Photonics Limited

Willowbank Business Park

Larne, Co. Antrim, BT40 2SF

Phone: +44 (0)2828 270 141

USA CONTACT INFORMATION

Raptor Photonics Incorporated

USA

Toll Free: 1(877) 230-4836

Main Office: (470) 231-0859

FEATURED PRODUCTS

  • The Kestrel 1000 Camera from Raptor Photonics is a Digital Monochrome Scientific Frame Transfer EMCCD, 1,800 fps, 128 x 128, 24µm x 24µm pixels, cooled to -20C.

  • The Ninox 640 SU from Raptor Photonics continues to push the boundaries in scientific SWIR imaging. This camera is vacuum cooled to -80°C InGaAs, offering ultra-low dark current for longer exposure times up to 5 minutes. 

  • The Eagle XO is a high-energy, direct X-ray, open front model of one of the most sensitive CCD cameras in the world. It is ideally suited for use in thin film and nanofiber, holography and lithograph, X-ray microscopy, X-ray plasma diagnostics, and other X-ray imaging applications.

  • The Eagle XV is a high-energy, direct X-ray, In Vacuum CCD camera ideally designed for use in thin film and nanofiber, holography and lithograph, X-ray microscopy, X-ray plasma diagnostics, and other X-ray imaging applications.

  • The Falcon III XO is the only high energy direct X-Ray camera using a 1MP Frame Transfer EMCCD sensor. The camera offers a combination of speed and sensitivity for soft X-Ray applications up to 20 KeV.

  • Raptor Photonics’ Falcon III XV is the latest camera model designed for the in-vacuum X-Ray market and is perfect for imaging very weak X-Ray samples close to UV and VUV, where speed is important.

  • The Owl 320 HS from Raptor Photonics offers the fastest frame rates available in the Owl camera line-up (up to 349 Hz in full frame resolution), perfect for high speed VIS-SWIR applications within the 0.4 µm – 1.7 µm range. With Region of Interest (ROI) control, faster frame rates in the kHz region are achievable by setting smaller ROIs.

  • The Owl 640 Series from Raptor Photonics comprises a number of VIS-SWIR cameras with high resolutions and low noise readouts. They are ideal for a variety of applications, including surveillance, astronomy, beam profiling, hyperspectral imaging, solar cell inspection, and other scientific applications.

  • Raptor Photonics offers the Ninox 640 II as the next generation of the Ninox 640, a cooled, high sensitivity digital SWIR camera. With an ultra low typical readout noise (rms) of 18 electrons and a typical dark current reading of <750e- at -15°C, the Ninox 640 II improves even further on its noise performance. With dimensions of 87.30 mm x 78.86 mm x 79.30 mm and weighing 550 g, it is one of the most compact and lightweight scientific SWIR cameras available on the market.

  • The Ninox 1280 offers visible extension from 0.4 µm to 1.7 µm to enable high sensitivity scientific imaging using a 1280 x 1024 InGaAs sensor. With cooling to -15 °C, the camera achieves typical dark current readings of <2,000e/p/s at this temperature, allowing for longer exposure times. The 10 µm x 10 µm pixel pitch enables the highest resolution imaging. The camera will offer ultra-high intra-scene dynamic range of 69 dB enabling simultaneous capture of bright and dark portions of a scene.

  • The Owl 1280 from Raptor Photonics offers visible extension from 0.6µm to 1.7µm to enable high sensitivity imaging using a 1280 x 1024 InGaAs sensor. The 10µm x 10µm pixel pitch enables the highest resolution imaging. It will offer less than 50 electrons readout noise (rms) and with a high intra-scene dynamic range of 69 dB, this enables simultaneous capture of bright and dark portions of a scene.

  • Raptor Photonics’ Hawk 216-A EMCCD camera is a 768 x 576 digital monochrome camera with back-illuminated EMCCD technology to enable <50 µlux, ultimate high sensitivity imaging. It has greater than 90% QE @ 600 nm, enhanced blue response from 180 nm for underwater and UV detection, and fan-less cooling for system integration or discrete low light surveillance.

  • The Hawk 252 is a cooled HD ultra-sensitive digital EMCCD camera offering back-illuminated EMCCD technology for enabling ultimate sensitivity imaging (< 50μlux). The camera features high QE of greater than 95% at 600 nm, and GEN III image intensifier performance and enhanced blue response from 180 nm for low light UV with visible detection.

  • Raptor Photonics’ Kestrel is a digital monochrome scientific frame transfer EMCCD camera with high sensitivity, speed and resolution, and QE up to 95%. With the EM gain on, it offers less than 1 electrons read noise.

  • The new Falcon III from Raptor Photonics incorporates a new EMCCD back-illuminated sensor offering 1MP resolution with 10µm square pixels. It images with a peak QE of >95% offering unsurpassed sensitivity with less than 1 electron readout noise. It offers the combination of ultimate sensitivity and speed through a single output amplifier thereby maximizing uniformity.  It is three times faster than previous generation EMCCDs running at 31Hz in full resolution, with superior linearity and low gain performance. Ideal applications include adaptive optics, astronomy, calcium signaling, fluorescence imaging, spectroscopy, genome sequencing, live cell imaging, and X-ray tomography.

  • Raptor Photonics introduces the Eagle series of -90°C 1MP and 4MP scientific CCD cameras. With featured back-illuminated CCD sensor from e2v (CCD42-40 and CCD47-10), and Raptor’s proprietary PentaVac vacuum enclosure and cooling it to -90°C, the Eagle is the perfect camera for long exposure applications.

NEWS

  • Raptor Photonics Ltd, a global manufacturer of digital cameras, welcomes two new members of staff to the sales team.

  • Raptor Photonics was set up in September 2006 to design and manufacture high performance cameras for a range of markets including scientific, surveillance, aerospace and industrial. The company has grown year on year and now sells cameras in over 50 countries around the world to a range of instrumentation companies, government bodies, research labs and universities.

  • Raptor Photonics has launched a new EMCCD camera, the Kestrel 1000, offering ultra-low readout noise while running at 1,000 frames per second (fps) in full frame and up to 1,800 fps with ROI.

  • Forage Mass Monitoring (FFM) analysis has been traditionally done using biomass sampling to calculate biomass yield per hectare. Raptor Photonics has recently published an application note showing how reflectance spectroscopy methods using drone based remote sensing systems are now being used to derive well-established vegetation indices (VIs) more efficiently than biomass sampling.

  • Raptor Photonics Ltd. (Raptor) is pleased to announce that S M Creative Electronics Ltd (SMCEL) has been appointed as a distributor of its camera solutions in India.