High resolution, low noise, digital SWIR camera

Raptor Photonics has added a SWIR only 640 x 512 camera to its line-up of InGaAs cameras.

The OWL 640 SWIR is a rugged, high sensitivity digital SWIR camera, using a 640 x 512 InGaAs sensor enabling high-sensitivity imaging from 0.9µm to 1.7µm. The 15µm x 15µm pixel pitch enables the highest resolution SWIR image and with less than 39 electrons readout noise.

Available with a Camera Link output, the OWL 640 Digital will run up to 120Hz, enabling high-speed digital video with intelligent Automated Gain Control (AGC). This new on-board AGC will enable clear video in all light conditions.

The OWL 640 SWIR has no ITAR issues and is available for sale in China and Russia.

Sensor Type InGaAs PIN-Photodiode
Active Pixel 640 x 512
Pixel Pitch 15µm x 15µm
Active Area 9.6mm x 7.68mm
Spectral response 0.9μm to 1.7μm
Noise (RMS) <195 electrons Low Gain (176 electrons typical), <50 electrons High Gain (39 electrons typical)
Quantum Efficiency > 70% from 1μm to 1.6μm
Pixel Well Depth Low Gain: 1.4Me-, High Gain: 43Ke
Pixel Operability >99.5%
Digital Output Format 14 bit CameraLink (Base Configuration)
Exposure time 1µs to 1 / frame rate
Shutter mode Global shutter
Frame Rate Up to 120Hz programmable, 25ns resolution
Optical Interface C mount
Trigger interface Trigger IN and OUT - TTL compatible
Power supply 12V DC ±10%
TE Cooling Active
Image Correction 3 point NUC (offset, Gain & Dark Current) + pixel correction
Functions controlled by serial communication Exposure, intelligent AGC, Non Uniformity Correction, Gamma, Pk/Av, TEC, ROI
Camera Power Consumption < 3.5W (TEC OFF, NUC ON) <4W (TEC ON in ambient, NUC ON)
Operating Case Temperature 20˚C to +55˚C
Storage Temperature -30˚C to +60˚C
Dimensions 50mm x 50mm x 82mm
Weight 282g



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