Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. (PIRT) (Monmouth Junction, NJ) will be introducing its new compact MVCam series shortwave-infrared (SWIR) and visible camera that supports the highest commercially available frame rate at megapixel resolution with no ITAR restrictions. The megapixel indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) camera provides 1280 x 1024 resolution SWIR imagery at up to 95 frames per second (fps), with higher frame rates for user-selectable regions of interest (ROI). At 12 µm pixel pitch, the MVCam InGaAs image sensor yields extremely low dark current and high quantum efficiency, providing sensitivity across the SWIR and visible wavelength bands from 0.4 to 1.7 µm.
Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectroscopy Workstation
McPherson (Chelmsford, MA) has announced two new deep UV spectroscopy workstations designed to facilitate teaching and experimentation in vacuum and ultraviolet physics. There are two experimental kits available, diagnostic and analytical. The diagnostic system equips the spectrometer with a sensitive CCD detector. Use it to measure spectral emission of laser interaction, high harmonic generation, plasma formation, luminescence, fluorescence and so on. The analytical system comes with a tunable deep UV light source, rather than the CCD detector, and is ready to explore one of the earliest predictions of quantum physics, Einstein’s photoelectric effect. Key features of these workstations include a spectrometer, filters, open concept high-vacuum sample chamber with built in optical breadboard, and vacuum pumping system.
Back-Illuminated sCMOS Camera
Andor Technology (Andor) (Belfast, Northern Ireland), an Oxford Instruments company, announced the launch of Sona 4.2B-6, a new model in the ultrasensitive back-illuminated Sona microscopy camera series. The new camera features a 4.2 Megapixel sensor format with a 6.5 µm pixel size. This format is suited to obtaining maximum resolution from the commonly used 60x and 40x objective lens magnifications. This complements the existing Sona 4.2B-11 model, with a larger, 32 mm field of view. Sona 4.2B-6 also features a Low Noise mode that uses correlated multi-sampling to reduce noise while maintaining frame rates and the low exposure times vital for studying live cells. Dynamic cellular processes can be captured by the high-speed imaging capabilities – up to 74 fps for full-range 16-bit images.
Automotive Image Sensors
OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) announced the first two members of its new automotive image sensor platform—the 8MP, front-view OX08A and OX08B. The high-resolution OX08A features the automotive industry’s best HDR, while the pinout-compatible OX08B adds a new benchmark in LED flicker mitigation (LFM) performance, enabled by the sensor’s on-chip HALE (HDR and LFM engine) combination algorithm. The optimal clarity and range offered by this platform, in combination with integrated ASIL-C features, is vital for front-view automotive applications, such as ADAS and level 3+ autonomous vehicles, where the ability to accurately detect people and objects from far away in all lighting conditions is safety-critical.