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ZephIR™ 1.7 is Photon etc.'s affordable science-grade near-infrared InGaAs camera, highly sensitive from 0.9 to 1.7 µm. A four-stage TE cooler, deep-cooling at -80°C, allows reaching unrivalled low-noise levels even at an astounding 220 frame-per-second rate. 

 

CHARACTERISTICS

  • 220 frame-per-second

  • 4-stages TEC

  • Low noise level

  • InGaAs FPA

  • Optimal from 0.8 to 1.7 µm

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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS 

MODEL  ZephIR 1.7-V ZephIR 1.7-S
FOCAL PLANE 
ARRAY (FPA) 
InGaAs InGaAs
FPA SIZE  640 x 512 px 640 x 512 px
PIXEL SIZE  15 µm 15 µm
SPECTRAL  RANGE 

0.5-1.7 µm
~ 0.5 - 1.69 µm @ 25 °C
(>70% 0.95-1.62 µm)
~ 0.5 - 1.63 µm @ -80 °C 
(>70% 0.9-1.5 µm)

0.9-1.7 µm

~ 0.9-1.69 µm @ 25 °C 
(>70% 1-1.6 µm)
~ 0.9-1.62 µm @-80 °C

DARK CURRENT 

< 300 ē/px/s 
(Target at 21°C and sensor at -80°C)

Typ. ~250 ē/px/s

< 300 ē/px/s 
(To be measured soon with a target at 21°C and sensor at -80 °C)
GAIN  High Medium Low High Medium Low
GAIN SETTING (ē/ADU 2.8 28 130 2.2 7.4 89
READOUT NOISE  (ē)  50 150 800 35 75 350
FULL WELL  CAPACITY  12 kē 800 kē 3.5 Mē 39 kē 131 kē 1.6 Mē
READOUT MODES  CDS ITR ITR ITR, IWR, CDS, IMRO
 DIGITIZATION  13 bits 15 bits 15 bits 14 bits
FULL FRAME  RATE  115 fps 220 fps 220 fps 140 fps
PEAK  RESPONSIVITY  1.1 A/W @ 1660 nm 1.0 A/W @ 1550 nm
QUANTUM  EFFICIENCY  Up to 85% > 70%
OPERABILITY   (TYPICAL)  > 99% > 99.5%
INTEGRATION  TIME RANGE  1 µs to 19 minutes (low gain) 1 µs to 19 minutes (low gain)
COOLING  TEC 4 stages, forced air TEC 4 stages, forced air
FPA OPERATING  TEMPERATURE  -80°C -80°C
COOLDOWN  TIME  < 10 minutes < 10 minutes
AMBIENT  TEMPERATURE  RANGE  10°C to 35°C 10°C to 35°C
COLD SHIELD  f#/1.4 f#/1.4
SOFTWARE  PHySpec™ control and analysis software included PHySpec™ control and analysis software
included
COMPUTER   INTERFACE  CameraLink™ or USB 3 CameraLink™ or USB 3
EXTERNAL  CONTROL  On demand On demand
POWER SUPPLY  REQUIREMENT  12 VDC @ 5 A 12 VDC @ 5 A
PHYSICAL  DIMENSIONS  169 mm x 130 mm x 97.25 mm 169 mm x 130 mm x 97.25 mm
WEIGHT  2.6 Kg 2.6 Kg
CERTIFICATION  CE CE
NOTE: Photon etc. reserves the right to change the design and specifications of the product at any time, without notice.

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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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