The NIR Microscope is a microscope that images in the near infrared region.
NIR microscopes are designed to "see" beyond what a standard optical microscope can image. With special NIR optics, light sources and cameras, NIR microscopes can image microscopic samples in the visible and the near infrared region. This means that NIR microscopes have features that make them superior to normal visible range microscopes:
- Some materials are transparent in the NIR while being opaque in the visible region
- Enhanced contrast of certain materials in the near IR region.
For example, silicon is opaque under normal light but is transparent in the near IR region. The interiors of silicon based devices can therefore be inspected without having to disassemble them.
CRAIC Technologies offers a number of solutions for the NIR microscope. These custom designed microscopes capable of imaging from the visible region all the way into the NIR. They are capable of microscopy in transmission, reflectance and even fluorescence.
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