Xenics Articles

  1. Creating A Passive Laser Beam Analyzer Through A Haas Laser Technologies And Xenics Partnership
    10/13/2017

    High power CO2 lasers produce a beam of infrared light with wavelengths centering typically at 9.3 or 10.6 μm. Haas Laser Technologies, Inc. has developed a compact, all passive optical design laser beam analyzer for focused laser beams from a CO2 laser with wavelength range from 9.3 to 10.6 μm. In conjunction with a Fabry-Perot resonator and Xenics’ Gobi-640-GigE microbolometer camera, the new beam analyzer offers laser beam measurement and analysis for continuous-wave (CW) as well as pulsed lasers.

  2. Laser Beam Profiling And Infrared Cameras
    6/13/2017

    This white paper addresses the general need for laser beam profile analysis, describes laser beam analysis instruments, and provides an overview of laser applications, in particular for infrared wavelengths.

  3. Short-Wave Infrared Cameras In Semiconductor Inspection Applications
    4/13/2017

    The semiconductor industry has grown to cover a wide variety of applications such as those with memory integrated circuits for PCs or mobile devices, solar cells, and many more electronic devices. Within the semiconductor industry, SWIR cameras can be used for inspecting the quality of pure semiconductor material after ingot growth, the alignment of a saw blade or laser, failure analysis, and other semiconductor inspection applications. This white paper discusses several applications of SWIR (short-wave infrared) cameras within semiconductor inspection applications, especially those that rely on the capability of SWIR cameras to see through semiconductor materials, such as silicon.

  4. Short-Wave Infrared Adaptive Optics And Applications
    2/23/2017

    This article introduces adaptive optics and the benefits of using (short-wave) infrared cameras in wavefront sensing for applications including astronomy, laser communication, biological imaging microcopy, and retinal imaging in combination with optical coherence tomography.

  5. Laser-Gated Imaging
    8/24/2016

    Laser-gated imaging is a technique for night vision that detects and recognizes targets at long range without the need for any natural light sources. This article discusses its general principles, as well as the advantages of imaging in different spectral bands in visible and infrared light.

  6. Using Thermal Camera Cores For Reconnaissance Robots
    7/18/2016

    Reconnaissance robots are controlled remotely, which allows for access into normally inaccessible sites and reduces risks for users. The FENIX from PIAP is a light reconnaissance robot designed for detecting threats, and can observe, lift, and neutralize dangerous loads, and transport sabotage equipment.

  7. Solving 360° Perimeter Security
    6/10/2016

    With an increase in global conflicts and threats, perimeter security and the protection of critical infrastructures, borders, harbors, and other territories has become much more important. Xenics’ 360° surveillance system is an efficient and cost-friendly monitoring solution to keep properties safe, day and night.

  8. Defense Applications For SWIR InGaAs Cameras
    11/24/2015

    The SWIR InGaAs camera is an ideal option for many defense applications due to key performance features such as an uncooled, small, lightweight design, sensitivity to nightglow, and attached covert eye-safe lasers. Unlike LWIR and MWIR imagers, SWIR imagers are able to see reflected light, and can offer close representations of what is seen in the visible spectrum. This application note provides an overview on many applications that SWIR InGaAs cameras are ideal for including detection of laser designators, nightvision, target recognition, and laser gated imaging.

  9. Raman Spectroscopy Of Pigmented Human Tissue In The Shortwave Infrared
    11/16/2015

    The researchers at Erasmus MC University Medical Center in the Netherlands have developed a method of Raman spectroscopy that will substantially further and accelerate the diagnosis of melanoma. This app note discusses how technology developed by Xenics plays a key factor in this research.

  10. SWIR Cameras Can See Through Crude Oil
    10/19/2015

    With clear, high speed SWIR images of water drops colliding in oil, researchers are now able to compare experimental results in different qualities of heavy oil under a variety of temperatures with mathematical model calculations of equivalent effects.