NIRvana® HSSWIR For Science

The NIRvana® HS InGaAs focal plane array (FPA) SWIR camera is your versatile scientific imaging solution, delivering both high speed imaging and up to 60+ second exposure times.

  • 900 – 1700nm SWIR / NIR-II
  • Low Dark Current (<500e-)
  • Image Quality Optimised
  • 250fps at Full 640×512 Resolution

Key Features

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® HS can sustain its -55°C sensor temperature over many hours. Combined with our lifetime guaranteed, zero maintenance vacuum, our cooling technology provides the reliability to keep your experiments running.

Read our Technical Note on Thermal Management here.

Excellent Temporal Resolution

Capture high-speed events with incredible detail thanks to the 250fps full sensor frame rate, and 2 microsecond minimum exposure time. Combined with ultra-high precision hardware triggering, the NIRvana® HS is an excellent choice for semiconductor and photovoltaic failure analysis, and other high-speed applications.

Higher Image Quality InGaAs

Achieving the high image quality that scientific applications demand has historically been a challenge for InGaAs sensor technology. With the NIRvana® HS, non-uniformity corrections and advanced pixel correction algorithms provide unparalleled image quality out of the box.

Read our Technical Note on Image Corrections here

Minimize Scene Noise

SWIR photons are everywhere. A significant source of unwanted noise in SWIR imaging is infrared photons from around the sample. The NIRvana HS 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: 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: 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: 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

Research Stories

Featured stories of exciting research using our cameras and spectrometers.

Published Research

Compilation of published research achieved using our cameras and spectrometers.