C-RED 2 InGaAs SWIR camera

February 27, 2018
category: General
C-RED 2 InGaAs SWIR camera

The new high speed C-RED 2 camera from First Light Imaging is a revolutionary ultra-high speed, low noise camera designed for high resolution Short Wave InfraRed (SWIR) imaging. It incorporates an InGaAs SWIR camera capable of capturing images at 400 FPS, full frame, whilst emitting a read-out noise of less than 30 electrons. It is tailor-made for low-light applications in the fields of biological imaging, industrial science, astronomy, semiconductor inspection, solar cell inspection, Hyper Spectral imaging, spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, quality control, laser communications and production control.

The C-Red 2 camera integrates a 640 x 512 InGaAs PIN Photodiode detector, with a 15 µm pixel pitch, and an electronic shutter with integration pulses shorter than 5 µs. It operates with a flat quantum efficiency between 0.9 to 1.7 µm (70% QE), and is designed to be updated remotely. C-RED 2 is capable of windowing, which facilitates a faster image rate, whilst minimizing the presence of noise, and allows multiple on board functionalities. The camera doesn’t require any user assistance to manage its cooling, and employs an interface that is conducive to super speed USB3 and CameraLink full. It is also extremely light-weight, weighing in at only 0.9 kg.