CAMERA & IMAGING INSIGHTS

schott Lighting The Way For Advanced Robotic Surgery

High-tech, robotic surgical systems are commonly used in many hospitals today. Even though these surgeries are performed by a robot, the surgeon that controls the instruments must have a clear view of the surgical field. SCHOTT PURAVIS® glass fibers offer a pure white light guide solutions and excellent color rendering for such surgical applications.

  • Monitoring The Surface Temperature On Curing Epoxy Resin Samples

    Epoxy resin systems are mostly used as a matrix material in fiber composites. In a variety of manufacturing processes, the corresponding resin system is processed in a flowable state. The material only acquires its rigidity in a subsequent curing process. This is characterized by an exothermic chemical reaction with a pronounced temperature dependence that must be monitored closely. This application note discusses how the VarioCAM® HD research 800 offers a high-end thermography solution for such applications.

  • Embedded Vision vs. Machine Vision

    The difference between the two lies primarily in image processing capabilities and size: embedded vision systems deliver compact efficiency, and conventional machine vision systems provide high-performance and versatility. But the precise boundary between the two can be hard to pin down. 

  • Utilizing High-Speed 3-D Thermography

    A new camera system developed by researchers at the Frauhofer IOF in Jena is designed for the 3-D detection of objects with two high-speed, high-resolution, monochrome cameras and a GOBO projector. 

  • The Complete Guidebook On Thermal Screening For Elevated Skin Temperature

    Infrared thermography, especially with the use of an infrared camera, can detect elevated skin temperatures, which may indicate the presence of a fever. This method offers a vital tool in screening travelers, hospital patients and visitors, warehouse workers, customers, and more.

  • 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.

  • Driver Vision Enhancement (DVE) With SWIR Cameras

    There are man current DVE systems that use passive thermal imaging systems that enhance a driver’s viewing capabilities while operating in darkness, fog, smoke, dust, etc. SWIR has emerged as a technology that meets the current needs of DVE. 

FEATURED SOLUTIONS

  • 8-Channel Intensified sCMOS Camera: pco.dicam C8

    The pco.dicam C8 camera system is the next member of the multi-channel intensified camera series that exploits the full performance inherent to scientific CMOS sensor technology. With its high-end optical beam splitters, the input light can be equally distributed to the eight image intensifiers.

  • High-Speed MWIR Camera For Range And Science Applications: FLIR RS8500™

    The FLIR RS8500 MWIR camera is a high-performance thermal science camera combined with an infrared telescope in a single weatherproof housing for long range tracking and measurement. The imaging system is built around a high-resolution 1280 x 1024 midwave indium antimonide detector that can deliver data at up to 180 frames per second.

  • BEAMAGE-4M: Beam Profiling Camera

    The BEAMAGE-4M is a beam profiling camera designed for accurate profile measurements of very small beams. The camera utilizes a USB 3.0 for the transfer rates up to 10X faster than regular USB 2.0 connections.

  • UP19K-15S-H5-D0: Thermal Detector For Laser Power Measurement Up To 15 W

    The UP19K-15S-H5-D0 is a thermal detector designed for laser power measurement up to 15 W. Its modular concept design increases the power capability with five different cooling modules.

  • Open Front, X-Ray CCD Camera: Eagle XO

    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.

RECENT HEADLINES

  • Raptor Launches The ninox 640 SU, The Highest Sensitivity SWIR Camera In The World!

    Raptor Photonics has launched the Ninox 640 SU, a vacuum cooled InGaAs based camera with 640x512 sensor with a 15µm x 15µm pixel pitch for the highest spatial resolution. The Ninox 640SU is vacuum cooled to -80°C for ultra-long exposures of up to 5 minutes.

  • Princeton Infrared Technologies Announces Phase II Award From MDA To Develop Time Of Flight Camera For 3D Imaging

    Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. (PIRT), specialists in indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) imaging technology and affordable shortwave-infrared (SWIR) linescan cameras, visible-SWIR science cameras, and 1- and 2-D imaging arrays, announces a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to fund the development of a 128x128 on 50µm pixel pitch radiation hardened Laser Detection and Ranging (LADAR) system.

  • Raptor Appoints A New Sales Manager

    Raptor Photonics Ltd, a global manufacturer of SWIR, CCD, EMCCD and CMOS cameras, has announced that Peter Hagen has joined the company as Sales Manager.

  • Expand Your Mind With Our New IR Series

    LASER COMPONENTS is pleased to announce the launch of a new series of events – Infrared Sessions, December 1-2, 2020. LC Talks will address a worldwide audience in a virtual format that includes experts from research, industry, and students. Newcomers are more than welcome and we encourage all to attend. Individual sessions related to the company’s core technologies will be discussed with the following topics: laser optics, IR components, pulsed laser diodes, photodiodes, and fiber technology

  • Opto Diode Offers High-Power GaAlAs IRLED Illuminator

    Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW company, announces a gallium aluminum arsenide (GaAlAs) near-infrared (IR) LED illuminator with ultra-high-power output, the OD-663-850. Specially designed for use in surveillance and night vision applications, the device has a very uniform optical beam with a peak emission wavelength of 850 nm.

  • Discover The New Bandpass Filter BP 850-80 HT From Schneider-Kreuznach

    Schneider-Kreuznach is pleased to present the new BP 850-80 HT infrared filter as an addition to its range of bandpass filters. This filter has been specially developed for applications with powerful infrared high-power LED’s (850nm), which are becoming increasingly popular. Cameras equipped with these LED’s can deliver night-time images up to 20-30 meters. The Schneider-Kreuznach infrared filter in combination with an 850nm LED light source produces strong and shadow-free infrared illumination that is visible to many sensors but invisible to the human eye. Therefore, it is perfectly suitable for the use in surveillance systems and industrial applications.

  • Fits In One Hand – PIR uc 605 From InfraTec

    The radiometric IR camera module PIR uc 605 is designed for universal use and, in combination with the corresponding software IRBIS® 3 from InfraTec, it is a great entry into stationary thermography for research and development. As an OEM module it is predestined for integration into machines, plants and devices for monitoring and measurement tasks aiming at process optimisation and quality assurance, for example in mechanical engineering, the plastics industry or electronics.

  • Raptor Launches Ultrafast And Sensitive EMCCD Camera For Under $25K

    Raptor Photonics has released the Kestrel, an ultra-fast EMCCD camera, offering single photon sensitivity at KHz frame rates for under $25K.  Using a cooled back-illuminated sensor, it offers ultra-high sensitivity from 350nm to 1100nm with a peak QE of 95% at 600nm.

CAMERA & IMAGING VIDEOS

  • Beamage Camera Introduction

    The BEAMAGE-4M is a beam profiling camera designed for accurate profile measurements of very small beams. The camera utilizes a USB 3.0 for the transfer rates up to 10X faster than regular USB 2.0 connections. Check out the video for a brief introduction.

  • Live Demo Video: LightIR 16-180mm f/3.6 Folded-Optics Zoom Lens

    The LightIR 16-180mm f/3.6 is a low-SWaP, MWIR continuous zoom lens, spearheading the market trend towards smaller size detectors with a 10μm pitch VGA FPA. Thanks to its innovative folded-optics design, the LightIR 16-180mm f/3.6 has a significantly compact configuration which enables a reduction in the overall size and weight of the optical system.

  • Introducing The pco.edge bi For Microscopy Applications

    Dr. Scott Metzler from PCO introduces the pco.edge 4.2 bi back illuminated camera sensor with high resolution and a 6.5 x 6.5 μm² pixel size for high-quality images with quantum efficiency up to 95%. This next-generation camera offers an extremely versatile solution for all of your microscopy needs.

  • Why You Should Use Back Illuminated sCMOS Cameras For OEM Development

    On our last day here at Photonics West 2019, Dr. Scott Metzler from PCO presents the enhanced capabilities that bi sCMOS sensors have to offer, including up to 95% quantum efficiency and a broader spectral response than previous generations. Check out the video for more information.