Cooled VGA SWIR InGaAs Camera: PSEL VGA 15 μm

The Cooled VGA SWIR InGaAs Camera from Photonic Science utilizes specific InGaAs focal plane arrays with low defective pixel count and low dark current.

The InGaAs camera has efficient cooling and stable offset, thus enabling reproducible acquisition for accurate metrology measurements in the SWIR spectrum.

Gigabit Ethernet Vision- and Camera Link-compliant interface facilitates simple integration into present systems.

OEM versions with unique form factors or cooling options are available for integration into particular systems or instruments.

Key Features

  • 16-bit image processing or 14-bit digitization
  • Readout noise down to generally <30 electrons
  • Over 200 fps with a region of interest (ROI)
  • Outstanding linearity response to varying intensities and or exposures
  • Camera Link interface and Gigabit Ethernet
  • Software option: Labview VIs and SDK kit


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Spectral Range 900 - 1700 nm
Resolution 640 x 512
Sensor Size 9.6 mm x 7.68 mm
Frame Rate 174 fps at full VGA resolution
570 fps at ¼ VGA resolution
7,200 fps at 640x4 resolution (spectroscopy or line mode)
Pitch 15 μm x 15 μm
Full Well Capacity 20 k - 23 k electrons (high gain mode)
80 k - 105 k electrons (mid-gain mode)
1.0 M - 1.5 M electrons (low gain mode)
Read Out Noise 28 - 38 electrons (high gain mode)
50 - 77 electrons (mid-gain mode)
500 - 800 electrons (low gain mode)
Reading Mode Integrate Then Read, Integrate While Reading
Dark Current <0.7 fA with air cooling & <0.1 fA with water cooling
Sensor Temperature (ºC) -25 °C with air cooling, -50 °C with water cooling (lower dark current)
Corrections Non-uniformity, bright pixel, gain, offset, flatfield
ADC 14-bit with 16-bit digital processing
Exposure 30 microseconds up to >1 minute
QE at 1500 nm 80%



Available with Passive Cooling

  • SWIR airborne payload
  • SWIR handheld vision improvement
  • Semiconductor inspection
  • Photoluminescence for solar cells

Air Cooling or Water Cooling for Long Exposure

  • Spectroscopy
  • Astronomy
  • Laser beam profiling
  • Hyperspectral imaging

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