Raptor Photonics Adds M42 Lens Mount for the Best SWIR/VIS-SWIR Camera in the World

The OWL 640 M42, ultra-compact, lower power camera. Image credit: Raptor Photonics 

Raptor Photonics has unveiled the OWL 640 M42, a highly sensitive, rugged digital VIS-SWIR camera with a M42 lens mount. The camera uses a 640x512 InGaAs sensor from SCD, providing visible extension from 0.4 to 1.7µm for high sensitivity imaging. Imaging of a very high resolution is made possible with its 15x15µm pixel pitch.

The OWL 640 M42 is offered with a 14 bit CameraLink output functioning from 10 to 120Hz allowing high-speed digital video. Clear videos can be captured in various light conditions with a new feature called On-board Automated Gain Control (AGC).  Another highlight of the OWL 640 is an intelligent, on-board 3-point non uniform correction (NUC) algorithm, with which high quality images can be obtained.

The OWL 640 M42 is a low power (<5W), highly compact camera suitable for mobile, hand-held or airborne systems.  It is also peltier cooled, does not have a fan and hence can be integrated into handheld, UAV or any Electro-Optic system.

The OWL 640 M42 can be used for a variety of applications, which include 860, 1064 and 1550nm laser line detection, airborne payload, active imaging, hand-held goggles, range finding, imaging through fog, solar cell inspection, semiconductor inspection, thermography and telecommunications.

A C-Mount version with the SCD sensor is also offered. The other options include the OWL 320 in VIS-SWIR and SWIR and also a high speed version. All the models have a standard CameraLink frame grabber (EPIX) and image analysis software (XCAP).

This announcement comes not long after Raptor Photonics released a new range of CCD cameras for fluorescence applications at Photonics West 2014 earlier this year.

Video sourced from YouTube: Raptor Photonics

Alessandro Pirolini

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Alessandro has a BEng (hons) in Material Science and Technology, specialising in Magnetic Materials, from the University of Birmingham. After graduating, he completed a brief spell working for an aerosol manufacturer and then pursued his love for skiing by becoming a Ski Rep in the Italian Dolomites for 5 months. Upon his return to the UK, Alessandro decided to use his knowledge of Material Science to secure a position within the Editorial Team at AZoNetwork. When not at work, Alessandro is often at Chill Factore, out on his road bike or watching Juventus win consecutive Italian league titles.

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