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