NIRvana® 640SWIR For Science

The NIRvana® 640 SWIR camera has the sensitivity to match your challenging samples. With 85% QE and low noise over 10+ minute exposure times, the NIRvana® 640 will let you see the unseen.

  • 900 – 1700 nm SWIR / NIR-II
  • Ultra-low dark current (<40e)
  • Deep cooling without liquid nitrogen
  • Optimised for long exposures

Key Features

Powerful Infrared Sensitivity For Faint Samples

The NIRvana® 640 offers incredible sensitivity with greater than >85% Quantum Efficiency between 950 nm and 1500 nm, ensuring you collect every photon you can.

The biggest barrier to low light SWIR imaging is dark current. The NIRvana® 640 offers incredible low dark current – only 40e-/p/s, enabling longer exposures for faint samples.

Deep Cooling That Lasts

Weak signals require a long exposure time to integrate. The primary challenge to low light imaging for SWIR cameras is exposure-time-dependent dark current noise. This can be reduced with camera cooling. However, some cameras on the market can only sustain their advertised cooling temperatures for a few minutes.

Though our industry-leading cooling and hermetic seal vacuum technology, the NIRvana® 640 can sustain its -85C sensor temperature over many hours. Combined with our lifetime guaranteed, zero maintenance vacuum, our cooling technology provides the reliability to keep your experiments running.

 

See our Technical Note on Thermal Management.

Minimise Scene Noise

SWIR photons are everywhere. A significant source of unwanted noise in SWIR imaging is infrared photons from around the sample. The NIRvana® 640 features a proprietary cold shield, which blocks photons you don’t want, improving image quality.

Read our technical note on Cold Shielding here

Family Specifications

Imaging array 640 x 512 pixels
Pixel size 20 μm x 20 μm
Sensor image area 12.8 mm x 10.24 mm

NIRvana Family Features

Large Pixel Size Delivers High Sensitivity

We don’t just have lower noise – we collect more photons too. With larger pixel area comes greater light detection ability. The 20 μm pixels of the NIRvana® family collect 80% more light than 15 μm pixel cameras, and 4 times as much light as 10 μm pixel cameras.

See our technical note on Signal and Noise here.

Proven Scientific Performance

With Scientific SWIR Imaging comes unique challenges. Building on two decades of experience, our NIRvana® range of cameras is designed to solve them.

See our Research Stories for an insight into the dozens of publications using our cameras.

The NIRvana® range of SWIR cameras provide a superlative performance for low-light imaging that has to be seen to be believed. Why not book a demonstration to see what the NIRvana® range can do for you.

Lightfield Graph

Imaging and Spectroscopy in One Powerful Software

Powerful and intuitive software with built-in math engine allows for the complete control of cameras and spectrographs, with real-time image analysis and spectral data.

LightField software provides seamless integration of hardware controls and direct data acquisition into programmes such as Python, National Instruments’ LabVIEW® and MathWorks’ MATLAB®. This software also fully supports IntelliCal automated wavelength and intensity calibration.

Easy Integration with Linux, C++, Python…

Our software support doesn’t end there. Our PICam SDK offers C++ integration and extensive documentation, and is fully supported in Linux

Camera Models

Model
Wavelength
Dark Current
Recommended For Exposures
Frame Rate
Datasheet

NIRvana: 640

Wavelength

900 –
1700 nm

Dark Current

< 40 e/p/s

Recommended For Exposures

2μs to 10+ Minutes

Frame Rate

110 fps

Datasheet
Model
Wavelength
Dark Current
Recommended For Exposures
Frame Rate
Datasheet

NIRvana: HS

Wavelength

900 –
1700 nm

Dark Current

< 500 e/p/s

Recommended For Exposures

2μs to 1+ Minutes

Frame Rate

250 fps

Datasheet
Model
Wavelength
Dark Current
Recommended For Exposures
Frame Rate
Datasheet

NIRvana: LN

Wavelength

850 –
1550 nm

Dark Current

< 10 e/p/s

Recommended For Exposures

1s to 60+ Minutes

Frame Rate

2.5 fps

Datasheet

Current Research

Customer Stories

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Research Stories

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Published Research

Compilation of published research achieved using our cameras and spectrometers.