NIR Microscopy

NIR microscopy

NIR Microscopy is microscopy for imaging in the NIR region. 

NIR microscopes are designed to "see" beyond what a standard optical microscope can image.  With special NIR optics, light sources and cameras, NIR microscopy is for imaging 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 NIR region. 

For example, silicon is opaque under normal light but is transparent in the NIR 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 Near infrared.  They are capable of microscopy in transmission, reflectance and even fluorescence.

Learn more about NIR microscopy:

NIR Microscope Design

Uses of the NIR Microscope

UVM-1™ NIR Microscope

The lit microscope base is a trademark of CRAIC Technologies, Inc.
UV-visible-NIR microscopes, UV-visible-NIR microspectrometers and Raman microspectrometers are general purpose laboratory instruments. They have not been cleared or approved by the European IVD Directive, the United States Food and Drug Administration or any other agency for diagnostic, clinical or other medical use.