PIoNIR – First Professional-Grade NIR Cameras – Powered by LightField
Princeton Instruments is proud to introduce world???s first deep cooled, scientific grade InGaAs focal plane array camera. The PIoNIR camera is specifically designed to give the highest sensitivity for low light near infrared (NIR) imaging and spectroscopy applications.
The camera is thermometrically cooled up to -90 ??C (Air or Liquid assisted) for maintenance free operation.
The PIoNIR InGaAs camera is set to become a valuable tool for challenging new applications ranging from nanotechnology to solar research.
640×512 scientific grade InGaAs Array
PIoNIR uses the latest generation InGaAs sensor with wavelength range of 0.9 ?m-1.7 ?m and a peak quantum efficiency of 80% for exceptional sensitivity. The InGaAs array offers ideal response in this range where standard Silicon CCD and CMOS detectors have low or no sensitivity.
Thermoelectric (TE) cooling up to -90 ??C
PIoNIR employs powerful, thermoelectric (TE) Peltier cooler for up to -90 ??C cooling to reduce dark current. This is done without the use of liquid nitrogen for maintenance-free operation.
In addition, proprietary technologies are used to reduce unwanted ambient background contribution.
PIoNIR’s built-in fan can be turned off for vibration or thermally sensitive environments and liquid chiller or circulator can be used to maintain the sensor cooling.
AR coated, single vacuum window
PIoNIR’s NIR optimized AR coated vacuum window is the only optical element in the light path maximizing near infrared photon detection
Extended integration times
Low dark current and ambient background means, PIoNIR can provide up to minutes of integration for high sensitivity.
State-of-the-art LightField acquisition software
PIoNIR is fully supported by the latest LightField acquisition software for complete control over hardware functionality. Software offers automatic defect correction, background and flat-field correction, frame averaging and host of other features that researchers need to optimize the experiment.
Get complete information on LightField at: www.princetoninstruments.com/products/software/LightField.aspx.
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Operate remotely from up to 50m and from laptops (LightField acquisition software)
Near infrared wavelength range is proving useful a wide variety of fundamental and applied research studies including
- Nanotube fluorescence
- NIR astronomy
- Photoemission microscopy
- Quantum dot (QDot) research
- Single oxygen detection
- NIR transmission
- Backside illumination
Princeton Instruments (PI) designs and manufactures high performance CCD, ICCD, and EMCCD cameras; spectrographs; and optics-based solutions for the scientific research, industrial imaging, and OEM communities. They are a subsidiary of Roper Industries (NYSE: ROP). Roper Industries is a market-driven, diversified growth company with trailing twelve month revenues of $2.3 billion, and is a component of the Fortune 1000, S&P Mid cap 400 and the Russell 1000 Indexes. Roper provides engineered products and solutions for global niche markets, including water, energy, radio frequency and research/medical applications.
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