SWIR Cameras white papers and application notes

  1. Stellarator Monitored By Cygnets
    4/4/2016

    The IPP requires specific cameras to monitor plasma that can be found within the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator. These cameras need to be able to fit into the tight spaces around the device as well as operate reliably when close to the large magnetic field in the necessary confinement. This application note introduces the Raptor Photonics Cygnet cameras that were able to meet these requirements with full testing up to 1.8 Tesla.

  2. Short Wave Infrared Enhances Machine Vision
    10/23/2013

    SWIR (short wave infrared) imaging is especially useful for measuring, monitoring, and controlling the reliability and quality control aspects of manufacturing and industrial processes.

  3. Photoluminescence Testing Makes Better Solar Cells At Lower Costs
    8/14/2013

    This white paper explains how NIR and SWIR cameras based off of InGaAs technology can be used for defect detection in in-line inspection of high-volume solar cell manufacturing lines.

  4. Detecting And Defeating Subversive Night And Fog Activities
    4/8/2013

    Around-the-clock surveillance capability in any weather is a decisive operational ad-vantage for military and emergency services. In these and similar applications, SWIR cameras are well-suited for everyday use because they show good results when compared with other imaging technologies. To recognize and track objects of light-reflecting as well as self-radiating natures, SWIR cameras can be easily combined with thermal LWIR cameras and their images overlaid to enhance their content and validity. By Raf Vandersmissen, CEO, sInfraRed Pte Ltd

  5. Application Note: Machine Vision: Key Tool For Efficient And Low-Cost Solar Cells
    6/15/2011
    The cost of electricity produced from sunlight employing the photovoltaic (PV) effect is currently significantly higher compared to electricity produced from fossil fuels such as coal. By Xenics
  6. Application Note: Using SWIR In Intelligence, Surveillance, And Reconnaissance (ISR) Military And Security Systems
    8/31/2010
    Responding to the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) has become the focus of U.S. Defense policy, and with that, the need for greater intelligence collection has moved upward in priority.
  7. Expanding The Dynamic Range Of Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) Imagery
    1/22/2010
    Advances have been made in short wave infrared (SWIR) imaging technology to address the most demanding imaging and surveillance applications. Multiple techniques have been developed and deployed in Goodrich’s SWIR indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) cameras to increase the dynamic range performance of standard, commercial off-theshelf (COTS) products. By Marc Hansen, Sensors Unlimited, Inc.
  8. White Paper: Expanding The Dynamic Range Of Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) Imagery
    1/22/2010
    Advances have been made in short wave infrared (SWIR) imaging technology to address the most demanding imaging and surveillance applications. Multiple techniques have been developed and deployed in Goodrich’s SWIR indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) cameras to increase the dynamic range performance of standard, commercial off-theshelf (COTS) products. By Marc Hansen, Sensors Unlimited, Inc.
  9. Application Note: SWIR Imaging In Solar Cell Inspection
    12/29/2009
    Solar cells are large-area semiconductor devices with typical dimensions of 15 cm. Loss mechanisms such as locally reduced diffusion lenghts or parallel resistances often reduce the energy conversion efficiency of solar cells. Characterization techniques that can provide spatially resolved information about the performance of a solar cell therefore are important to manufacturers not only in research and development but also in solar cell production.
  10. Application Note: SWIR Imaging In Solar Cell Inspection
    12/29/2009
    Solar cells are large-area semiconductor devices with typical dimensions of 15 cm. Loss mechanisms such as locally reduced diffusion lenghts or parallel resistances often reduce the energy conversion efficiency of solar cells. Characterization techniques that can provide spatially resolved information about the performance of a solar cell therefore are important to manufacturers not only in research and development but also in solar cell production.