Photoluminescence Mapping with the IMA PL™ Fast All-In-One Hyperspectral Microscope from Photon etc.

Photon etc. offers IMA PL™, a fast and all-in-one hyperspectral microscope that is suitable for the analysis of solar cells and other advanced materials. The instrument offers excellent image and data quality.

Key Features

The main features of the IMA PL™ are:

  • High spatial and spectral resolution
  • Fast global mapping (non scanning)
  • Non-destructive analysis
  • Complete system with microscope, source, camera, filter, and software
  • Customization available


The applications of the IMA PL™ are:

  • Thin films - Magneto-optical effects are suitable for providing in-situ measurements of the magnetization characteristics of thin-films.

  • Photovoltaic - A new characterization technique based on hyperspectral imaging recording spectrally resolved images enables the cartography of photoluminescence and electroluminescence.

  • Nanoparticles in cancer cells - IMA PL™ creates high contrast images of biological samples like human breast cancer cells.

Technical Specifications

Spectral Range 400 - 1000 nm 900 - 1700 nm
Excitation Wavelength 532 nm 808 nm
Spectral Resolution < 2.5 nm < 4 nm
Spatial Resolution Sub-micron
Microscope Upright
Objectives 20×, 50×, 100×
Maximum Sample Format 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm)
X, Y Travel Range 76 mm x 52 mm
Z Stage Resolution 1 µm
Maximum Scanning Speed 150 ms
Wavelength Absolute Accuracy 0.25 nm
Video Mode Megapixel camera for sample visualisation
Preprocessing Spatial filtering, statistical tools, spectrum extraction, data normalization, spectral calibration
Hyperspectral Data Format FITS, HDF5
Single Image Data Format JPG, PNG, TIFF, CSV, PDF, SGV
Software Computer with PHySpec™ control and analysis software included
Dimensions ≈ 40" x 30" x 30" (102 cm x 76 cm x 76 cm)
Weight ≈ 80 Kg


Laser Additional excitation wavelengths available
Camera HI Back-illuminated camera N/A
High Resolution Module N/A 900-1700 nm, FWHM < 1 nm


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