The NIRvana® family of focal plane array (FPA) cameras from Princeton Instruments includes the NIRvana, NIRvana ST and NIRvana LN cameras. They are the only scientific-grade InGaAs cameras available on the market specifically developed for quantitative near-infrared (NIR) / shortwave-infrared (SWIR) imaging and spectroscopy applications.
The NIRvana: 640
Princeton Instruments offers the world’s first scientific grade, deep-cooled, large format InGaAs camera called the NIRvana: 640 for low-light scientific SWIR imaging and spectroscopy applications. The camera uses a 640 x 512 InGaAs array with response from 0.9 µm to 1.7 µm. The detector is Peltier cooled to -85 °C to reduce thermally generated noise and to achieve improved signal-to-noise ratio for the most challenging SWIR applications. It offers low read noise and 16 bit digitization for outstanding dynamic range.
|640 x 512 InGaAs array
||High resolution imaging in the SWIR region;
Offers 4X more pixels over 320 x 256 sensor
|20 µm x 20 µm pixels
||High spatial resolution
|Response from 0.9 µm to 1.7 µm with 85% (typical) peak quantum efficiency
||Excellent SWIR sensitivity for demanding imaging applications
|Thermo-electric (Peltier) cooling
||Minimizes dark noise and allows extended integration times without the need for liquid nitrogen; Built-in air or liquid cooling option for vibration sensitive environments
||Special “cold shield” limits the ambient thermal background
||Provides integration times from 2 µs to many minutes
||Standard lens interface compatible with numerous lenses and microscopes
(spectrometer adapters available)
|Fused silica window
||AR coated, fused silica window for high transmission in SWIR range
||Industry standard for fast data transfer over long distances, up to 50 m
LightField® (for Windows 8/7, 64-bit)
(for Windows 8/7/XP, 32-bit)
|Flexible software packages for data acquisition, display and analysis; LightField offers intuitive, cutting edge user interface, IntelliCal® and more
|SITK® for LabVIEW™
||Easy integration into complex experimental setup
|PICAM (64-bit)/PVCAM (32-bit) software development kits (SDKs)
||Compatible with Windows 8/7/XP, and Linux;
Universal programming interfaces for easy custom programming.
Nanotube fluorescence, emission, absorption, non-destructive testing and singlet oxygen detection.