Near Infrared Microscope

Near infrared microscope

The near infrared microscope is a microscope that images in the near infrared region. 

Near infrared microscopes are designed to "see" beyond what a standard optical microscope can image.  With special near infrared optics, light sources and cameras, near infrared microscopes can image microscopic samples in the visible and the shortwave infrared region.  This means that near infrared microscopes have features that make them superior to normal visible range microscopes:

  • Some materials are transparent in the near infrared while being opaque in the visible region
  • Enhanced contrast of certain materials in the near infrared region. 

For example, silicon is opaque under normal light but is transparent in the near infrared 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 near infrared 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 near infrared microscopes:

Near Infrared Microscope Design

Uses of the Near Infrared Microscope

UVM-1™ Near Infrared Microscope

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