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ZephIR™ 2.5 is Photon etc.'s affordable scientific-grade SWIR HgCdTe (MCT) camera, highly sensitive from 0.85 to 2.5 µm. A four-stage TE cooler, deep-cooling at -80°C, provides unrivalled low-noise levels even at an astounding 340 frame-per-second rate.
 

CHARACTERISTICS

  • 340 frame-per-second

  • 4 stages TEC

  • Low noise level

  • HgCdTe (MCT) FPA

  • 0.85 to 2.5 µm

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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 
(measured with a target at room tempreature and sensor at -80°C)

  High gain  Low gain
GAIN SETTING 10.30 ē/ADU,    216 ē/ADU
READOUT NOISE 150 ē   1650 ē 
FULL WELL CAPACITY  168 Kē 3.5 Mē
PEAK RESPONSIVITY 1.8A/W @ 2450 nm
QUANTUM EFFICICENCY Up to 85%
OPERABILITY (TYPICAL)  > 98.5%
DIGITAZATION  14 bits
FULL FRAME RATE  Up to 340 fps
INTEGRATION TIME RANGE  1 µs to 100 ms
READOUT MODES  ITR
COOLING  TEC 4 stages, forced air
FPA OPERATING TEMPERATURE  - 80°C
COOL DOWN TIME  10 minutes
AMBIENT TEMPERATURE RANGE  10°C to 35°C
COLD SHIELD  f#/1.5
COMPUTER INTERFACE  CameraLink™
EXTERNAL CONTROL  On demand
POWER SUPPLY REQUIREMENT  12 VDC @ 5 A
PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS  169 mm x 130 mm x 97.25 mm
WEIGHT  2.6 Kg
CERTIFICATION  CE
NOTE: Photon etc. reserves the right to change the design and specification of the product at any time, without notice.

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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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.