Shortwave IR Microscopy

Shortwave IR microscopy

Shortwave IR Microscopy is microscopy for imaging in the shortwave IR region. 

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

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

For example, silicon is opaque under normal light but is transparent in the shortwave 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 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 IR microscopy:

Shortwave IR Microscope Design

Uses of the Shortwave IR Microscope

UVM-1™ Shortwave IR Microscope

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