Hamamatsu Launches New InGaAs Camera for Silicon Wafer Inspection and Solar Cell Evaluation Applications

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Hamamatsu Photonics, a leading provider of cutting-edge photonics technology and products, has introduced a new InGaAs camera with sensitivity in the visible to near infrared region from 400 nm to 1700 nm. The C16741-40U showcases an SXGA resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, encompassing both visible and short-wavelength infrared regions. Boasting 5 μm pixels, it excels in capturing high-resolution images with an exceptional signal-to-noise ratio, attributed to its minimized readout noise.

Furthermore, the camera integrates a Peltier element for efficient sensor cooling and temperature stabilization. The USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface port facilitates 12-bit image acquisition and exposure time adjustment, contributing to its overall versatility and performance.

The key features of this new InGaAs Camera - high resolution, small pixel, and low readout noise significantly enhance the functionality of SWIR cameras across various applications from food and plastic sorting to silicon wafer inspection, laser beam alignment, and solar cell evaluation.

About Hamamatsu Photonics

Hamamatsu Photonics is a leading provider of cutting-edge photonics technology and products. With 70 years of experience, the company delivers innovative solutions to customers across a wide range of industries, including medical, scientific research, industrial, and telecommunications. Hamamatsu Photonics offers a comprehensive range of products, such as imaging sensors, light sources, and optical systems designed to meet customers’ unique needs.

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