Leuven, 26 June 2017 — Xenics, Europe’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors, cameras and customized imaging solutions from the SWIR to the LWIR realm, comes to Laser World of Photonics 2017 with its latest developments. Two of the latest additions to the XLIN detector series, the XLIN-FC SQ series and the XLIN-FC R series, will be announced during the four-day exhibition. Both are ultra-high speed SWIR line scan detectors, suitable for applications in machine vision and spectroscopy. Xenics exhibits in booth 303 in Hall B3, at the International Congress Center.
The XLIN-FC series are the latest linescan SWIR InGaAs detectors from Xenics, using flip-chip (FC) type hybridization. Two high speed detector types will be available:
- XLIN‐FC R with rectangular pixels for spectroscopy applications, and
- XLIN‐FC SQ with square pixels for machine vision
The detectors operate in low illumination conditions thanks to a new high-sensitivity ROIC (read-out integrated circuit) developed in-house by Xenics. The InGaAs photodetectors also exhibit a high QE in the 900 to 1700 nm wavelength range.
The detectors come in different resolutions: 512, 1024 or 2048 pixels. Fast in-line inspection is guaranteed with the world-record line rate of up to 400 kHz, for all three resolutions. Various gain settings are available to optimize performance (sensitivity and dynamic range) in a specific application.
XLIN-FC SQ (Square series)
For all three resolution versions, the XLIN-FC SQ consists of square pixels with a 12.5 μm pixel pitch and height. Even in the 2048 pixel version, the total array length does not exceed 25.6 mm. The XLIN-FC SQ detectors are suitable for applications such as food sorting, waste recycling, remote sensing and (micro-)crack detection in solar cell wafers or ingots.
XLIN-FC R (Rectangular series)
The XLIN-FC R series consists of rectangular pixels with a pitch of 12.5 μm, and a pixel height for 250 μm, for all three resolution versions. Same as for the XLIN-FC SQ, even in the 2048 pixel version, the total array length does not exceed 25.6 mm.
The XLIN-FC R is suitable for SWIR spectroscopy applications in general. Especially, medical OCT (optical coherence tomography) systems can benefit greatly from high speed linescan detectors in the SWIR wavelength range. The high resolution of the XLIN-FC R extends the application area of OCT towards higher spatial resolution, providing detailed imaging for medical applications and analysis.
Xenics is a pioneer of infrared technology with a proven track record of twenty years. Xenics designs and markets infrared imagers, cores and cameras of best-in-class image quality to support machine vision, scientific & advanced research, transportation, process monitoring, safety & security and medical applications. Xenics offers a complete portfolio of line-scan and area-scan products for the vSWIR, SWIR and LWIR ranges. Mastering all critical steps of the manufacturing process with advanced production facilities and in-house know-how on detectors, systems and software development Xenics delivers state-of-the-art solutions and optimized custom designs. As a European vendor with a worldwide sales and service network, Xenics supports its customers with simplified export procedures. More at: https://www.xenics.com/ .