How to get the best from SWIR Imaging
25th Jun, 2020
Temperature compensation matters for Short Wave Infra Red cameras. SWIR cameras not capable of adapting to ambient temperature changes will introduce many unwanted cosmetic artefacts inherent to the conception of the sensor. Photonic Science has been designing SWIR cameras for over a decade. This experience has allowed us to develop techniques that make sure that you get the best from SWIR Imaging.
Photonic Science SWIR cameras provide 4 point in-camera corrections, accounting for bright pixel, dark current, flatfield, gain, and offset. This offers superior image quality without software intervention. If yours is a long exposure application (>1 minute), we can offer a water-cooled solution.
Our SWIR cameras are optimised under all conditions. In the uncorrected image below, you will see how fixed pattern noise, bright pixels and dark current variables have corrupted the identification of tracks, ICs and other critical components on theses test circuit boards. In the corrected image, thanks to our in-camera corrections these components are clearly visible.
If you have specific requirements and would like to talk to a sales representative about a potential solution, we can help. Contact a member of the Photonics Science team today to learn more about our custom SWIR camera solutions.
Want to learn more? Read our previous article on SWIR Imaging: Principles & Applications