SWIR Cameras

WHITE PAPERS AND APPLICATION NOTES

Approaches To High Performance SWIR Lens Design
G&H's A&D Business Development Manager, Trevor Cook discusses approaches to high-performance SWIR lens designs, by explaining technical challenges in more detail, addressing effective solutions.  Continue Reading..
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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 many current DVE systems that use passive thermal imaging systems to enhance a driver’s viewing capabilities while operating in darkness, fog, smoke, dust, etc. SWIR has emerged as a leading technology that meets the needs of DVE.   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 challenging for silicon and semiconductor manufacturers in terms of pattern alignment, pattern defect inspection, and edge position bonding inspection. Foreign particles and defects may affect the wafers. This article discusses the use of silicon wafer inspection with SWIR cameras.  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 goes...  Continue Reading..

PRODUCTS

The Ophir® Wide Beam Imager SWIR: WB-I SWIR is a compact, calibrated optical system for measuring the size and power distribution of large and divergent beams of VCSELs and LEDs in the SWIR range.

Sensors Unlimited’s Multi-Mode Micro-SWIR 640CSX video camera is ideal for laboratory, factory, military, and other applications requiring SWIR imaging and detection/decoding of NIR/SWIR pulsed lasers.  The camera enables rapid identification of common battlefield targeting lasers, including those with covert eye-safe laser wavelengths. Lightweight and compact, the 640CSX MMT allows its user to view images despite haze, dust, and smoke while reducing fratricide and collateral damage.

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 0.6µm to 1.7µm to enable high sensitivity imaging using a 1280 x 1024 InGaAs sensor. The 10µm x 10µm 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.

NEWS

  • Attollo Engineering, global engineering experts and suppliers of infrared imaging, LiDAR/LADAR, and laser sensing solutions, introduces a quarter-VGA format camera (320 x 256 resolution), based on indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) shortwave infrared technology.

  • MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® Wide Beam Imager SWIR (WB-I SWIR), a compact, calibrated optical system for measuring the size and power distribution of large and divergent beams of VCSELs and LEDs in the SWIR range (900 - 1700nm).

  • Princeton Infrared Technologies announces $1M award from Air Force Armament Directorate to develop uncooled SWIR camera integrated with BAE Systems’ open seeker architecture for advanced precision targeting.

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

  • 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.

  • 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).

SWIR CAMERA VIDEOS

  • The Ophir® Wide Beam Imager SWIR: WB-I SWIR is a compact, calibrated optical system for measuring the size and power distribution of large and divergent beams of VCSELs and LEDs in the SWIR range.

  • This video walks through a step-by-step guide on how to set up and operate a Raptor Owl N Vis-SWIR camera using an Euresys Grablink GigE converter. Most of Raptor's SWIR cameras are now supported by and compatible with the Euresys software.

  • 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.

  • 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.