SWIR Cameras

WHITE PAPERS AND APPLICATION NOTES

Short-Wave Infrared Adaptive Optics And Applications
Short-Wave Infrared Adaptive Optics And Applications Adaptive optics (AO) is a technique used to measure wavefront errors or distortions in imaging, and to correct resulting images in real time. This article introduces adaptive optics and focuses on the benefits of using (short-wave) infrared cameras in wavefront sensing for key applications, including astronomy, laser communication, biological imaging microcopy, and retinal imaging in combination with optical coherence tomography. It also covers...  Continue Reading...
SWIR Camera Utilized In Cutting Edge Tornado Research A team of researchers at Purdue University’s Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Department recently tested the practicality of using shortwave infrared (SWIR) imaging for improving the detection of poorly-visible tornadoes in supercell thunderstorms. The team turned their attention to the Churchill Navigation ION digital recorder. The recorder’s ION and CameraLink adapter allowed the team to quickly connect and record video...  Continue Reading...
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.  Continue Reading...
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 ...  Continue Reading...
Laser Gated Imaging Laser gated imaging is a technique for night vision that offers the advantage of detecting and recognizing targets at long ranges without the need for any natural light sources. This technique can be used for imaging through atmospheric obstacles such as smoke, haze, fog, and dust, and is used in various long range observation applications including security, target identification, active polarimetry, and 3D imaging. Significant improvements...  Continue Reading...
SWIR And The U-2 The U-2 spy plane is the leading reconnaissance platform for the United States with the ability to see at great lengths inside national borders with a closed airspace. The camera used in today’s U-2, SYERS, uses electronic sensors to see in both the mid-wave infrared (MWIR) band (thermal energy) and the short wave infrared (SWIR) band (reflected light). It is the SWIR band that gives the SYERS its remarkable atmospheric penetration...  Continue Reading...
The Third Infrared Window Long wave infrared (LWIR) and mid-wave infrared (MWIR) sensors and cameras have been used in military settings for detecting human activity through thermal emissions. Using the short wave infrared (SWIR) portion of the spectrum extends unique capabilities that often compliment LWIR and MWIR imaging. Until recently, the only way to see in this part of the spectrum was to use large, cryogenically cooled sensors. However, Sensors Unlimited of...  Continue Reading...
More SWIR Cameras white papers and application notes

PRODUCTS

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.

NIT WDR InGaAs SWIR Camera Family NIT WDR InGaAs SWIR Camera Family

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. With Fixed Pattern Noise correction, these camera systems provide high uniformity images under all lighting conditions. They are ideal for use in biomedical, laser measurement, welding, semiconductor, art inspection, and process control applications.

Digital Linescan Camera: LineCAM12 Digital Linescan Camera: LineCAM12

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.

Lattice-Matched InGaAs Camera: 1280SCICAM Lattice-Matched InGaAs Camera: 1280SCICAM

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.

Modular, Multifunction Night Vision Device With SWIR Upgrade: GEM III And GEM G2S Modular, Multifunction Night Vision Device With SWIR Upgrade: GEM III And GEM G2S

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.

High Performance, Compact InGaAs SWIR Cameras: Bobcat 320 Series High Performance, Compact InGaAs SWIR Cameras: Bobcat 320 Series

Bobcat-320: Affordable SWIR camera targets cost-sensitive markets.

The new Bobcat-320-Series from Xenics is made up of 3 high performance, compact SWIR cameras. All 3 versions are equipped with the same sensor. This in-house developed InGaAs detector is sensitive from 0.9 – 1.7 µm, has a resolution of 320 x 256 pixels and a 20 µm pixel pitch. Due to its thermoelectric cooler low noise and dark current values are easily achieved which result in an excellent image quality. The cameras are equipped with a GigE Vision or a CameraLink interface and are available in 3 versions:

  1. a basic 100 Hz version
  2. an advanced 400 Hz version
  3. a special gated imaging version
Barle High-Resolution 25 mm SWIR Lens Barle High-Resolution 25 mm SWIR Lens

Gooch & Housego's new 25 mm Barle high-resolution lens, for use with short wave infrared cameras, offers optimal SWIR imagery for machine vision and security applications, including remote sensing, fog penetration, and night vision.

Non-ITAR, Low-Cost Micro 320CSX SWIR Camera Non-ITAR, Low-Cost Micro 320CSX SWIR Camera

The non-ITAR, low-cost 320CSX InGaAs camera’s optional NIR/SWIR dual-use technology makes it well suited in defense related applications subjected to low-light levels, for imaging through atmospheric obscurants like smoke and dust, and for covert 24 hour/7 day operation. It offers 320 x 356 pixel resolution, a 12.5µm pitch, and a 4.0mm x 3.2mm active area. The camera is very compact, with the OEM version measuring in at 31.8 x 30.6 x 30.2mm, and the enclosed version is 31.8 x 31.8 x 30.6mm. Additionally, the OEM version weighs less than 55 grams, with the enclosure version of the camera weighing in at less than 60 grams.

More Products

NEWS

  • SWIR Camera Utilized In Cutting Edge Tornado Research

    A team of researchers at Purdue University’s Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Department recently tested the practicality of using shortwave infrared (SWIR) imaging for improving the detection of poorly-visible tornadoes in supercell thunderstorms. The team turned their attention to the Churchill Navigation ION digital recorder. The recorder’s ION and CameraLink adapter allowed the team to quickly connect and record video and metadata simultaneously from two different types of cameras; a SWIR camera provided by Sensors Unlimited and a visible-light camera.

  • New, Affordable USB3.0 SWIR OEM Linescan Camera For  Machine Vision And Spectroscopy
    New, Affordable USB3.0 SWIR OEM Linescan Camera For Machine Vision And Spectroscopy

    Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. (PIRT) recently introduced the OEM version of its LineCam12, an affordable, indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) linescan camera that operates from  0.4 to 1.7 µm in the shortwave infrared (SWIR) and visible spectrum. Compact, with USB3 Vision and Camera Link digital outputs, the camera features a 1024 x 1 pixel format with a 12.5 µm pitch; it can be powered by USB3.0 in most applications

  • Raptor Launches New OWL 1280 VIS-SWIR (InGaAs) HD Format Camera
    Raptor Launches New OWL 1280 VIS-SWIR (InGaAs) HD Format Camera

    Raptor Photonics recently launched an additional member to its family of Visible SWIR cameras with the OWL 1280, offering HD resolution for high end long range surveillance, scientific and astronomy applications.

  • Xenics Receives Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) Determination For Multiple ITAR Restricted Cameras

    Xenics has recently been granted Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) approval for many of their ITAR restricted infrared cameras. This new CJ means that all SWIR cameras supplied by Xenics are now ITAR-free in the United States.

  • Sierra-Olympic Offers WDR Shortwave IR Camera Systems
    Sierra-Olympic Offers WDR Shortwave IR Camera Systems

    Sierra-Olympic Technologies offers New Imaging Technologies’ (NIT) wide-dynamic-range (WDR), indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) shortwave infrared (SWIR) sensors and camera systems. This new SWIR imaging product family delivers a dynamic range greater than 140dB in a single snapshot, without any processing or tone mapping.  Ideal for biomedical, laser measurements, welding, semiconductor, art inspection, and process control, the NIT WDR sensors’ internal Fixed Pattern Noise correction offers high uniformity images under all lighting conditions.

  • Xenics At DCS: Xenics SWIR Technology Driving Flexible Innovations
    Xenics At DCS: Xenics SWIR Technology Driving Flexible Innovations

    Xenics demonstrated its technology innovations for perimeter protection of sensitive public and industrial areas, focusing on its comprehensive portfolio of SWIR products at the SPIE DCS 2016. The focus is on SWIR technology innovation for the protection of sensitive public and industrial areas. New product introductions are the compact/low-cost SWIR camera module XSW-320 and the unique Bobcat-320-Gated for SWIR gated imaging applications.

  • Xenics At DCS: Top-Notch Space Technology Serving The Industry
    Xenics At DCS: Top-Notch Space Technology Serving The Industry

    Xenics will attend SPIE DCS 2016 with a host of new developments, among them the first performance results of a family of high-resolution SWIR line-scan arrays that work up to 400 KHz of line rate. These arrays serve space applications that require high resolution line-scan arrays as well as medical (3D SD-OCT) and industrial applications that require high line rates. . Xenics will exhibit in Booth 523 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

More SWIR Camera News

SWIR CAMERA VIDEOS

  • Moisture And Chemical Detection, And How SWIR Can Help
    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
    3 Considerations Before Purchasing A SWIR Imager

    At SPIE’s DCS 2016 exhibition, Sensors Unlimited — UTC Aerospace Systems, 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.

  • Imaging Solutions From Life Sciences To Defense And Security Applications
    Imaging Solutions From Life Sciences To Defense And Security Applications

    At Photonics West 2014, Raptor Photonics had a variety of EMCCD, sCMOS, and CCD cameras on display. Their VP of sales and marketing Mark Donaghy gives us a closer look at the Kingfisher V 1940 x 1460 CCD camera.

More SWIR Camera Videos