Princeton Infrared Technologies' indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) linescan camera, the LineCam12 has been selected as one of three finalists in the prestigious Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation 2018, Detectors and Sensors category. The tenth annual award winners will be announced January 31, 2018 during SPIE’s Photonics West in San Francisco, California (US).
Princeton Infrared’s InGaAs-based LineCam12 detects light from 400 nm to 1700 nm. The wide spectral sensitivity enables machine vision and spectroscopy users the ability to see visible, near-infrared (NIR) and shortwave infrared (SWIR) light simultaneously, thus permitting hyperspectral imaging tasks that previously required the use of 2 or 3 separate cameras to achieve the same imaging performance. The linescan camera has a 1024-element linear array that images up to 37k lines per second and features a 12.5 micron pitch. The low read noise of <80 e- is a factor of 4x lower than other known legacy cameras in the industry. The LineCam12 features two digital outputs, USB3.0 and Camera Link, which facilitate integrate into new and/or existing systems.