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Based on a sensitive HgCdTe FPA, and integrating a four-stage TE cooler, ZephIR delivers an astounding 345 frame-per-second rate while reaching unrivalled low noise levels. Perfectly adapted for industrial applications in quality control and sorting as well as for scientific research.
 

CHARACTERISTICS

  • 345 frame-per-second

  • 4 stages TEC

  • Low noise level

  • HgCdTe (MCT) FPA

  • 0.85 to 2.5 µm

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APPLICATIONS

SAFETY & SECURITY

Photon etc’s infrared camera, is an ideal tool for the rapid detection of explosive liquid precursors.

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ENVIRONMENT & AGRICULTURE

Hyperspectral imagery can be efficiently used to identify any type of molecules through the analysis of its characteristic spectrum.

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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS 

FOCAL PLAN ARRAY (FPA)  HgCdTe
FPA SIZE  320 x 256
PIXEL SIZE  30 µm
SPECTRAL RANGE  0.85 - 2.5 µm
DARK CURRENT  4.8 pA or 30 Mē/p/s
GAIN SETTING (HIGH, LOW)  10.30 ē/ADU, 216 ē/ADU 
READOUT NOISE   57ē @ 345 FPS (high gain)
PEAK RESPONSIVITY  1.8A/W @ 2450 nm
QUANTUM EFFICIENCY  Up to 85%
OPERABILITY (TYPICAL)  > 98.5%
FULL WELL CAPACITY (HIGH GAIN, LOW GAIN)  168 Kē, 3.5 Mē
DYNAMIC RANGE  14 bits
FULL FRAME RATE  Up to 345 fps
INTEGRATION TIME RANGE  1 µs to 100 ms
READOUT MODES  ITR, IWR
COOLING  TEC 4 stages, forced air
FPA OPERATING TEMPERATURE  - 80°C
COOL DOWN TIME  3 minutes
AMBIENT TEMPERATURE RANGE  0°C to 40°C
COLD SHIELD  Yes
COMPUTER INTERFACE  CameraLink™, USB3.0
EXTERNAL CONTROL  IN/OUT TTL
POWER SUPPLY REQUIREMENT  12 VDC @ 5 A
PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS  169 mm x 130 mm x 97.25 mm
WEIGHT  4 Kg
S/N RATIO  65 dB
NOTE: Photon etc. reserves the right to change the design and specification of the product at any time, without notice.

PUBLICATIONS


WHITE PAPER - COOLING SWIR SENSORS 
AN OVERVIEW
By Simon Lessard and Laura-Isabelle Dion-Bertrand

Dark current is a critical parameter when one is looking to acquire a scientific imaging camera, especially in the short-wave infrared (SWIR) region. Very careful attention must be paid to the cooling method used to optimize this parameter. Multiple cooling technologies are available, each having certain benefits and drawbacks. In its new ZephIR line of SWIR cameras, Photon etc. uses a four stage thermoelectric (TE4) air-cooled system to enhance the sensitivity of its imaging sensors. In this white paper, a short introduction to thermoelectric (TE) cooling is presented, as well as a comparison with other available cooling methods.

 

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VIDEO

Photon etc's Global Imaging Technology

This video shows the conceptual difference between hyperspectral global imaging and raster scan (line-scan, push-broom). With global imaging, the gain in acquiring 3D data, 2D spatial and 1D spectral, is important since the only a few monochromatic images are required to cover the complete  spectral range where one  needs to take the full spectrum for each point or  line in the image with other technologies.