Photon etc IMA PL™ - Hyperspectral Imager for Photoluminescence

The IMA PL™ Hyperspectral Imaging System is ideally suited for photoluminescence imaging, in a wide range of applications from solar cells to live cells. The instrument offers excellent image and data quality.

Key Features

The key features of IMA PL™ Hyperspectral Imaging are:

  • Non-destructive analysis
  • Customization available
  • Fast global mapping (non scanning)
  • High spatial and spectral resolution
  • Complete system (source, microscope, camera, filtre, software)
Photon etc - IMA Hyperspectral Microscope


Image Photovoltaic cells - A new characterization method based on hyperspectral imaging recording spectrally resolved images allowing the cartography of electroluminescence and photoluminescence.

From the data acquired spatial variations of cell properties such as open circuit voltage and transport mechanisms were identified and characterized.

Image NIR Fluorescence of single nanotubes in live cells - IMA can be used for wide-field near-infrared hyperspectral imaging to spatially observe the fluorescence and spectral heterogeneity from single nanotube in living systems.

This approach resolved up to 17 distinct species (chiralities) with single nanotube spatial resolution in live mammalian cells, murine tissues ex vivo, and zebrafish endothelium in vivo.

Image Nanoparticles in cancer cells - Photon etc.’s hyperspectral imager, IMA PL™, can be equipped with a highly efficient dark field condenser and generate high contrast images of biological samples like human breast cancer cells.

Contact Photon etc for more information on these applications

Technical Specifications

Spectral Range 400 - 1000 nm 900 - 1700 nm
Excitation Wavelength 532 nm 808 nm
Spectral Resolution < 2.5 nm < 4 nm
Spatial Resolution Sub-micron
Microscope Upright
Objectives 20×, 50×, 100×
Maximum Sample Format 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm)
X, Y Travel Range 76 mm x 52 mm
Z Stage Resolution 1 µm
Maximum Scanning Speed 150 ms
Wavelength Absolute Accuracy 0.25 nm
Video Mode Megapixel camera for sample visualisation
Preprocessing Spatial filtering, statistical tools, spectrum extraction, data normalization, spectral calibration
Hyperspectral Data Format FITS, HDF5
Single Image Data Format JPG, PNG, TIFF, CSV, PDF, SGV
Software Computer with PHySpec™ control and analysis software included
Dimensions ˜ 40" x 30" x 30" (102 cm x 76 cm x 76 cm)
Weight ˜ 80 Kg


Laser Additional excitation wavelengths available
Camera HI Back-illuminated camera N/A
High Resolution Module N/A 900-1700 nm, FWHM < 1 nm

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