Xenics‘ line-scan and 2D SWIR cameras for medical OCT enabling high resolution non-destructive depth analysis
October 04, 2012
Xenics‘ SWIR cameras for Optical Coherence Tomography (OTC) offer a multitude of applications such as detail-rich imaging from
the deeper layers of living tissue – which is of special value and utility to ophthalmologists. Next in line is the measurement
of the thickness and uniformity of functional layers in pharmaceutical products, which is of importance for the controlled
dispensing of certain agents. Another promising application is the examination of blood vessels, or three-dimensional imaging
of the kidneys.
An illumination beam in the SWIR spectrum around 1300 nm penetrates to a depth of several millimeters enabling spatial resolutions
in the micrometer range. Depending on the type of tomograph line-scan or 2D detector arrays are used. For these complex tasks,
advanced high-speed InGaAs cameras are universally suited, such as the Xenics Lynx-GigE or Lynx-CL SWIR line-scan cameras.
They offer 512, 1024 or 2048 lines of resolution at a clock rate of 40kHz or 10 kHz respectively.
And they have the smallest pixel formats from 12.5 x 12.5 μm² to 25 x 250 μm² pixels.
With different sensor types to choose from, ROICs with various parameter settings Xenics‘ InGaAs cameras
are scalable OCT platforms. Most important, they include sensors that deliver a resolution of or below one micrometer,
at a penetration depth of more than the current standard of 6 mm.
Xenics is the leading developer of innovative infrared detection solutions for a wide range of applications.
Xenics designs, manufactures and sells infrared detectors and cameras, both line-scan and 2-D, covering the
infrared wavelength ranges from 0.4 to 14 micrometers. In addition, Xenics delivers custom products according
to the agreed specification and planning. As a European vendor with a worldwide service and distributor network,
Xenics is strategically placed to serve global markets with highly innovative products drawing on a strong science
and technology background.
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