SWIR Cameras

WHITE PAPERS AND APPLICATION NOTES

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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.  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..
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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. Not only does it provide visibility in degraded conditions, it can also address the gaps in the current systems used today.  Continue Reading..
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Drone-Based Daylight Electroluminescence Imaging Of PV Modules Using SWIR Cameras
Electroluminescence (EL) imaging of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels provides high accuracy in detecting defects and faults. Further, the EL technique is used extensively due to a high level of detail and direct relationship to injected carrier density.  Continue Reading..
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Silicon Wafer Inspection With SWIR Cameras
Silicon inspection can be a challenging problem for silicon and semi-conductor manufacturers in terms of pattern alignment, pattern defect inspection and edge position bonding inspection. During the manufacturing process, foreign particles and defects may appear on the top, bottom, inside or in between the wafers. It is important to find the location of these defects. Defects do not initially affect the chips functionality, but they do end up...  Continue Reading..
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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...  Continue Reading..
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Foreign Object Detection In Food Inspection And Sorting
Food inspection, in connection with automated sorting and classification methods has become a major field of application for advanced image capture systems and infrared cameras. This case study tells how Xenics' line scan SWIR camera Lynx is used for copmlex imaging tasks.  Continue Reading..

PRODUCTS

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.

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 0.4 µm to 1.7 µm to enable high sensitivity imaging using a 1280 x 1024 InGaAs sensor from SCD. The 10 µm x 10 µm 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.

Allied Vision’s Goldeye cameras are short-wave infrared cameras (SWIR) featuring InGaAs sensor technology making them sensitive in the SWIR spectrum ranging from 900 nm to 1,700 nm. These cameras are available in the Goldeye G/CL-033 is a TECless InGaAs model and the Goldeye G/CL-008 Cool TEC1.

The New Imaging Technologies' (NIT) wide dynamic range (WDR), InGaAs shortwave infrared (SWIR) sensors and camera systems are designed with the purpose of delivering a dynamic range greater than 140 dB in a single snapshot without any processing or tone mapping. 

The new LineCAM12 from Princeton Infrared Technologies is an InGaAs linescan camera designed to operate in the shortwave infrared (SWIR) and visible spectrum, from 0.4 to 1.7 µm. This camera utilizes a 1024 x 1 state of the art InGaAs linear array imager on 12.5μm pitch. It is currently available in a 250 mm tall pixel model for spectroscopy, and 12.5 mm square pixel model for machine vision applications.

Princeton Infrared Technologies offers the 1280SCICAM lattice-matched InGaAs camera designed for excellent SWIR and visible imaging 1280 x 1024 resolution at high frame rates greater than 95 fps at full frame size. The small pitch array at 12 μm, combined with the high quantum efficiency of the lattice-matched InGaAs arrays enables excellent imaging in the SWIR and visible band.

The GEM III is a multifunctional night vision device with a wide variety of configurations for an array of cameras, camcorders, lenses, and scopes for covert surveillance operations. This device is capable of true night vision in the world of still and full-motion digital image capture, and is able to change between configurations in a short amount of time without the use of tools.

NEWS

  • Xenics Introduces Unparalleled Shutter-less Uncooled LWIR Core

    Xenics, Europe’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared sensors, cameras and customized imaging solutions, ranging from the short-wave (SWIR) to long-wave (LWIR) infrared spectrum, announced today that the Dione family will be expanding. The Dione 640 is a LWIR thermal imaging core optimized to meet today’s increased demand for smaller size, lower weight, and lower power consumption (SWaP).

  • Imaging Venus With A Scientific SWIR Camera

    Raptor Photonics has published a new application note based on the work of a German researcher, Dr. Sebastian Voltmer, who has been looking at the inner planet Venus as a Ring next to the sun and how the crescent is getting bigger. He was able to capture the very faint radiation beyond 1000 nm of the surface of Venus thanks to the latest state of the art Ninox 640 II VIS-SWIR camera. 

  • Raptor Photonics Launches The First SWIR Digital Night Vision Camera

    Passive digital night vision is now possible with Raptor’s Owl 640 N. With ultra-low readout noise (<18e-) and dark current, the Owl 640 N is the first, state-of-the-art SWIR camera with digital night vision capability.

  • Raptor Publishes A New Application Note On The Use Of Swir Cameras For Driver Vision Enhancement

    Raptor Photonics has published a new application note on Driver Vision Enhancement (DVE) highlighting how Raptor SWIR / InGaAs cameras provide a better alternative to passive thermal imaging systems. It shows how SWIR cameras can see through smoke, dust, and fog.

  • Xenics Participates In LynkEUs

    Xenics, Europe’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared sensors, cameras and customized imaging solutions from the short-wave infrared (SWIR) to the long-wave infrared (LWIR) realm, announced today its participation in LynkEUs, a EDIDP multimillion Euro funded program.

  • Xenics Introduces The Dione Core

    The Dione 640 has been announced today as the new long wave infrared (LWIR) core from Xenics, Europe’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared sensors, cameras and customized imaging solutions from the shortwave infrared (SWIR) to the LWIR realm. Dione 640 is a LWIR thermal imaging core optimized to meet today’s increased demand for smaller size, lower weight and lower power (SWaP). It is a cutting edge LWIR core for the safety and security market as well as industrial applications.

  • Raptor Launches An HD-SDI Version Of The Owl 1280 VIS-SWIR Camera

    Raptor Photonics has launched an OEM version of the Owl 1280 with Serial Digital Interface (SDI) connectivity for high sensitivity imaging from 600nm-1700nm. The camera produces uncompressed, mono, progressive scan, digital video output to HD-SDI SMPTE-274M 1080p30 standard. SDI connectivity reduces system complexity, maximizes interface bandwidth, and expands the usable operational range.

SWIR CAMERA VIDEOS

  • Moisture And Chemical Detection, And How SWIR Can Help

    On day two of SPIE’s 2016 DCS exhibition, Martin Ettenberg, CEO of Princeton Infrared Technologies, took some time out of the day to explain how SWIR technology is uniquely poised for use in moisture and chemical detection.

  • 3 Considerations Before Purchasing A SWIR Imager

    At SPIE’s DCS 2016 exhibition, Sensors Unlimited – A part of Collins Aerospace, Brendan Murphy, spent some time with Photonics Online to school us up on the three primary things one should consider before purchasing a SWIR imager — resolution, global availability, and cost.