Shortwave Infrared Microscope

Shortwave infrared microscope

The Shortwave Infrared Microscope is a microscope that images in the shortwave infrared region. 

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

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

For example, silicon is opaque under normal light but is transparent in the shortwave 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 shortwave infrared microscope.  These custom designed microscopes capable of imaging from the visible region all the way into the shortwave infrared.  They are capable of microscopy in transmission, reflectance and even fluorescence.

Learn more about shortwave infrared microscopes:

Shortwave Infrared Microscope Design

Uses of Shortwave Infrared Microscopes

UVM-1™ Shortwave Infrared Microscope

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