Photonic Science
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SWIR 640 x 512 InGaAs Camera

SWIR Camera


InGaAs short wave infrared SWIR cameras deliver 640x512 resolution with response up to 1.7 µm.

The high resolution SWIR camera can be used for a very wide variety of applications including laser beam profiling, semiconductor inspection, hyperspectral imaging, on-line process control, Low-light level imaging, and screening solar cells.

For solar cells screening, defects at early processing stage can be imaged through the bulk silicon thanks to its transparency at wavelengths beyond 1.1 µm. Cracks, dead or weak responding areas are unveiled on sliced wafers, enabling automatic sorting / selection of the best pieces. The camera finally captures faint electroluminescence (EL) and photoluminescence (PL) emissions from individual photovoltaic cells that are directly proportional to their efficiency.

Photonic Science high resolution SWIR cameras can be supplied with state of art SWIR optics which will deliver superior resolution / contrast modulation and lower distortion than conventional NIR optics that are used with conventional CCD cameras. 

SWIR Camera

SWIR Camera


Key Features

  • 14-bit digitization / 16-bit image processing

  • Read out noise

    down to typically <30 electrons

  • >200 fps

    With Region of Interest ROI

  • Excellent linearity

    Response to varying intensities and/or exposures

  • Gigabit Ethernet & Camera Link interface

  • Software option

    SDK kit, Labview VI’s

Key Applications

Available with passive cooling

  • Semiconductor inspection

  • SWIR handheld vision enhancement

  • SWIR airborne payload

  • Photoluminescence for solar cells

  • Available for long exposure applications

with air cooling or water cooling

  • Astronomy

  • Hyperspectral imaging

  • Laser beam profiling

  • Spectroscopy

Additional applications:

Semiconductor failure inspection
Multispectral imaging and spectroscopy
Single-walled nanotubes (SWNTs) deep tissue imaging
Singlet oxygen imaging
Photoluminescence imaging of photovoltaic materia

Photonic Science SWIR camera active imaging, long range through mist and fog. Laser Range Finding.