ABOUT RAPTOR PHOTONICS

Raptor Photonics Limited, founded in 2006, is a global leader and manufacturer of high performance, industrial-grade and rugged low light digital & analogue cameras. Raptor specialises in complete cameras and core engine solutions using EMCCD, Scientific CMOS, SWIR and Vis-SWIR sensor technology. The extreme low light capability of Raptor’s cameras makes them ideal for the scientific, industrial and surveillance markets. Raptor Photonics Ltd is a registered ISO 9001:2008 company and is headquartered in Larne, Northern Ireland. Additional information is available at www.raptorphotonics.com.

SCIENTIFIC

EMCCD Camera: Falcon III EMCCD Camera: Falcon III

The new Falcon III from Raptor Photonics is a EMCCD – GEN III camera based on e2v’s next generation CCD-351 back-thinned 1″ sensor offering 1 MP resolution with 10 μm square pixels. The Falcon provides outstanding sensitivity and speed through a single output amplifier, and is three times faster than previous generations with excellent 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.

HD Format Digital SWIR InGaAs Camera: OWL 1280 HD Format Digital SWIR InGaAs Camera: OWL 1280

The OWL 1280 from Raptor Photonics is a digital short-wave infrared (SWIR) InGaAs camera in HD format, ideal for surveillance and scientific imaging applications including range finding, vision enhancement, astronomy, and hyperspectral imaging. The camera utilizes a 1280 x 1280 sensor for SCD that offers visible extension from 0.4 µm to 1.7 µm, and 10 µm x 10 µm pixel pitch for the highest resolution imaging.

VIS-SWIR Camera for High-Sensitivity Imaging: Ninox 640 VIS-SWIR Camera for High-Sensitivity Imaging: Ninox 640

The Ninox 640 is a digital VIS-SWIR camera that utilizes a 640 x 512 InGaAs sensor for thermography, astronomy, hyperspectral imaging, telecommunications, solar cell inspection, semiconductor inspection, and microscopy applications.

Open Front, Direct Detection CCD Camera: Eagle XO Open Front, Direct Detection CCD Camera: Eagle XO

Raptor Photonics introduces the new Eagle XO as a high energy version of one of the most sensitive CCD cameras on the market. This open front detector uses back-illuminated 1MP and 4MP CCD sensors from e2v, and comes in 2048 x 2048 and 2048 x 512 high resolution formats. Typical applications include x-ray imaging, x-ray microscopy, thin films and nanofibers, x-ray plasma diagnostics, holography, and lithography.

Deep Cooled Vacuum CCD Camera: Eagle V Deep Cooled Vacuum CCD Camera: Eagle V

Raptor Photonics’ Eagle V is one of the most sensitive CCD cameras in the world. With its 2048x2048 resolution, a 4MP CCD sensor, deep cooling to greater than -110oC delta for long exposure times, and Raptor’s PentaVac vacuum enclosure technology, this camera is ideal for adaptive optics and astronomy, particle imaging velocimetry (PIV), calcium signaling, fluorescence imaging/spectroscopy, and high resolution fluorescence imaging.

EMCCD Camera: Falcon Blue EMCCD Camera: Falcon Blue

The Falcon Blue EMCCD Camera has been designed to provide high sensitivity with higher frame rates, all while operating at lower wavelengths. It’s ideal for applications involving adaptive optics, astronomy, bio and chemi-luminescence, calcium signaling, fluorescence imaging and spectroscopy, flow cytometry, FRET/FRAP/TIRF, genome sequencing, and more.

Vacuum Chamber for Deep Cooling Cameras Vacuum Chamber for Deep Cooling Cameras

PentaVacTM is a new vacuum technology that allows deep cooling to Δ -111°C, resulting in cameras with ultra-sensitive long exposures with low noise. This technology will be applied to Raptor Photonics’ range of cameras, resulting in the minimization of dark currents in long exposures, integrity and longevity of sensor performance, and more.

FALCON 1 Mega Pixel Scientific EMCCD Camera FALCON 1 Mega Pixel Scientific EMCCD Camera

The FALCON EMCCD camera, model FA285-CL, features a 1kx1k EMCCD sensor that stands out with its extreme sensitivity, high resolution, high speed and excellent Quantum Efficiency. The camera is peltier cooled, uses a 16 bit A/D converter and offers a standard CameraLink output. The Falcon camera offers outstanding performance for low light applications, such as fluorescence imaging, astronomy, electrophoresis, X-ray and hyperspectral imaging.

Kite EMCCD Camera for Low Light Imaging Kite EMCCD Camera for Low Light Imaging

The KITE EMCCD camera, model KI247-CL, is a cost effective EMCCD camera offering a 640x480 EMCCD sensor. The camera is peltier cooled, uses a 16 bit A/D converter and offers a standard CameraLink output. It is an ideal camera for low light imaging application such as fluorescence imaging, astronomy, X-Ray and hyperspectal imaging.

4.2 MP Cooled Scientific CMOS Camera: Osprey 4.2 MP Cooled Scientific CMOS Camera: Osprey

The OSPREY Scientific CMOS camera, from Raptor Photonics Ltd, is an affordable, high performance cooled 4.2 megapixel Scientific CMOS camera. The OSPREY camera offers outstanding performance for low light applications, such as high resolution fluorescence imaging, Life Cell Imaging, Bio Chemi-luminescence, astronomy, electrophoresis, X-ray and hyperspectral imaging.

SURVEILLANCE

Visible Analog SWIR Camera: OWL 640 Visible Analog SWIR Camera: OWL 640

Raptor Photonics presents the OWL 640 Analog as a new member of their family of SWIR and Visible SWIR cameras. This new analog camera is a highly sensitive, rugged, and compact digital VIS-SWIR camera with the lowest readout noise in the market, and is ideal for hand-held, mobile or airborne systems, and for other applications such as night vision, laser line detection, and active imaging.  

Cooled VGA Surveillance EMCCD Camera: Hawk 216 EMCCD Cooled VGA Surveillance EMCCD Camera: Hawk 216 EMCCD

Raptor Photonics’ Hawk 216 EMCCD 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 180nm for underwater and UV detection, and fan-less cooling for system integration or discrete low light surveillance.

World’s Smallest, Most Rugged EMCCD Camera: Hawk EM247 World’s Smallest, Most Rugged EMCCD Camera: Hawk EM247

Raptor Photonics’ Hawk EM247 EMCCD camera is only 43mm x 43 mm x 57mm and weighs less than 150g. Its size and weight makes for easy integration into UAVs, handheld systems, and robotic systems, and its ultra-low power (less than 5W) makes it well suited for OEM integration into electro-optic systems.

Rugged, High Speed, High Sensitivity VIS-SWIR Camera: OWL SW1.7HS Rugged, High Speed, High Sensitivity VIS-SWIR Camera: OWL SW1.7HS

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.

Rugged, High Sensitivity Digital VIS-SWIR Camera: OWL SW1.7CL 640 Rugged, High Sensitivity Digital VIS-SWIR Camera: OWL SW1.7CL 640

Raptor Photonics, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance digital cameras has launched a new member to its family of SWIR and Visible SWIR cameras. The OWL SW1.7 CL-640 is a rugged, high sensitivity digital VIS-SWIR camera that uses a 640 x 512 InGaAs sensor from SCD. Raptor's VIS-SWIR technology enables high sensitivity from 0.4mm to 1.7mm and 15mm x 15mm pixel pitch ensures the highest resolution. A rugged housing with no fan enables integration into UAV, handheld or any Electro-Optic system

High Speed, High Sensitivity SWIR Camera: OWL SW1.7 CL HS High Speed, High Sensitivity SWIR Camera: OWL SW1.7 CL HS

The OWL SW1.7 digital camera series, designed and manufactured by Raptor Photonics, offers the latest SWIR sensor technology enabling high sensitivity imaging. The OWL SW1.7 CL HS is equipped with a higher frame rate with windowing, 14 bit CameraLink output, minimum 500ns exposure and easy camera control for capturing fast moving objects and active imaging applications.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Raptor Photonics Limited

Willowbank Business Park

Larne, Co. Antrim, BT40 2SF

NORTHERN IRELAND

Phone: +44 (0)2828 270 141

Fax: +44 (0)2828 275 685

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FEATURED DOWNLOADS

  • Iris Recognition Using SWIR

    The eye is one of the most intricately detailed visible organs of the body, offering further security than even a fingerprint scan. The transparency of the cornea extends well into the SWIR band enabling the reproduction of the exceptional detail of the iris. SWIR technology also allows iris images to be captured at a distance, even when an individual is wearing eye glasses or sunglasses.

  • Technical Note: Auto Gain Control And Non Uniformity Correction

    In SWIR cameras, the InGaAs FPA sensor can be difficult to manufacture so that all pixels are fully functional. As a solution, Raptor Photonics cameras use Non-Uniformity Corrections (NUC), or gain and dark current corrections, in order to obtain the same quality as a single A/D device. In addition, Raptor’s family of SWIR cameras is also capable of continuously performing Auto Gain Control (AGC) on the onboard FPGA. This application note goes into detail about the NUC and AGC features included in Raptor’s new SWIR cameras.

  • Understanding High Performance SWIR Imaging Cameras

    The use of imaging systems for capturing long wavelength photons continues to increase in many diverse application areas including life sciences, security and surveillance, non-destructive testing, quality control and astronomy.  This white paper discusses the performance of InGaAs detector arrays with sensitivities in the VIS-SWIR region.

  • Silicon Wafer Alignment With SWIR Cameras

    Since InGaAs cameras are sensitive from 900 nm to 1800 nm in the Short Wave Infra-Red (SWIR) range, they are very valuable when monitoring wafer bonding. In the SWIR spectrum, pure silicon is transparent at room temperature, while heavily doped silicon becomes more and more opaque as the temperature increases over 200°C. Imaging wafer plates using modern SWIR allows for extremely precise alignment thanks to their high sensitivity, speed, and ease of use.

  • Solar Cell Inspection With Raptor Photonics’ Owl (SWIR) and Falcon (EMCCD)

    Astronomers can use both SWIR and EMCCD cameras for the characterization of solar cells. SWIR cameras offer the fastest imaging, while EMCCD sensors offer higher resolution and a better cost alternative. This application note provides more of a comparison between SWIR and EMCCD cameras with examples and images, as well as information on how the Owl and Falcon imagers from Raptor Photonics are the ideal solutions for characterizing solar cells.

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DATASHEETS

  • EMCCD Camera: Falcon III Datasheet

    The Falcon III EMCCD – GEN III camera is based on e2v’s next generation CCD-351 back-thinned 1″ sensor offering 1 MP resolution with 10 μm square pixels. The Falcon III sensor features a read noise lower than 0.01e-, and a high EM gain of x5000 in order to view single photon events. The camera is also operates in an ultra-wide bandwidth of 200 nm – 11000 nm for a strong UV and NIR response.

  • HD Format Digital SWIR InGaAs Camera: OWL 1280 Datasheet

    The OWL 1280 is a digital short-wave infrared (SWIR) InGaAs camera in HD format ideal for surveillance and scientific imaging applications. The camera utilizes a 1280 x 1280 sensor for SCD that offers visible extension from 0.4 µm to 1.7 µm, and 10 µm x 10 µm pixel pitch for the highest resolution imaging.

  • Visible Analog SWIR Camera: Mini OWL 640 Datasheet
    Visible Analog SWIR Camera: Mini OWL 640 Datasheet

    The OWL 640 Mini TEC-less VIS-SWIR camera is specifically designed for integration into OEM platforms. With alternative CCIR and EIA output choices, the OWL 640 uses a 640 x 512 InGaAs sensor from SCD and enables high sensitivity imaging from 0.4µm to 1.7µm.

  • Open Front, Direct Detection CCD Camera: Eagle XO Datasheet

    The Eagle XO is an open front, direct detection CCD camera that is deep-cooled using a Thermoelectric Cooler (TEC), which also minimizes dark current and enables long exposures. This detector is optimized for x-ray imaging, x-ray microscopy, thin films and nanofibers, x-ray plasma diagnostics, holography, and lithography applications.

  • Visible Analog SWIR Camera: OWL 640 Datasheet

    The OWL 640 Analog from Raptor Photonics is a highly sensitive digital VIS-SWIR camera ideal for hand-held, mobile or airborne systems, and for other applications such as night vision, laser line detection, and active imaging. With alternative CCIR and EIA output choices, the OWL 640 uses a 640 x 512 InGaAs sensor from SCD and enables high sensitivity imaging from 0.4µm to 1.7µm.

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RAPTOR VIDEOS

  • Product Video: New Imaging Solution For Light-Starved Applications
    Product Video: New Imaging Solution For Light-Starved Applications

    At Photonics West 2017, Mark Donaghy with Raptor Photonics introduced us to two new products – an EMCCD platform for astronomy, Bose-Einstein condensate studies, calcium signaling, and other light-starved applications, as well as a new HD VIS/SWIR camera that offers the lowest dark reading currents on the market.

  • Raptor Launches Into X-Ray
    Raptor Launches Into X-Ray

    Mark Donaghy with Raptor Photonics caught us up on what’s been going on with his company over the last year by introducing us to two new cameras.

  • Revolutionary New Vacuum Technology From Raptor Photonics: PentaVac™
    Revolutionary New Vacuum Technology From Raptor Photonics: PentaVac™

    PentaVac™ is a new vacuum technology from Raptor Photonics that permits deep cooling to Δ -111°C, and can minimize dark current, hot spots, and blemishes during longer exposure times. This new technology can be used in many applications including calcium signaling, live cell imaging, high content screening, adaptive optics, flow cytometry, FRET/FRAP/TIRF, high resolution fluorescence imaging, particle imaging velocimetry, solar cell inspection, and genome sequencing.

  • The Best SWIR Camera In The World? Watch And Decide For Yourself
    The Best SWIR Camera In The World? Watch And Decide For Yourself

    At Photonics West 2015, Mark Donaghy concentrated on just two entries in Rapto Photonics' comprehensive line of scientific cameras – The Eagle V CCD camera for astronomy, bioluminescence, fluorescence imaging, and more, as well as the NINOX SWIR 640 for beam profiling, solar cell inspection, microscopy, semiconductor inspection, and more. Watch the video to learn why Raptor still believes they have the best performing SWIR camera on the market today.

  • Best Performing SWIR Camera In The World? See For Yourself
    Best Performing SWIR Camera In The World? See For Yourself

    Aaron Kearney of Raptor Photonics introduces us to the OWL SWIR 640, a high-resolution, low-noise, digital VIS-SWIR camera ideal for solar cell inspection, astronomy, beam profiling, range finding, hyperspectral imaging, and more. Watch the video to hear more about the specs and features.

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