Research & Development

Xenics’ advanced infrared cameras feature high quality and high performance in all major IR wavelength ranges for the most demanding research applications.


  • SWIR spectroscopy is a valuable tool to classify products. SWIR microscopy is typically used to inspect micro-electronic circuits on chip or wafer level.

  • Laser gated imaging with short integration time allows imaging at long ranges through haze, smoke, fog or dust.

  • Low-light-level imaging in semiconductor microscopy applications is used for fault localization in microelectronic failure analysis.

  • High speed imaging is taking pictures at a high frame rate using a short exposure time. We offer the world's fastest SWIR InGaAs camera and versatile MWIR cameras.

  • Homeland security is mainly focused on critical infrastructure protection. Image fusion is a great technique as it combines SWIR and LWIR images, resulting in the best of both worlds.

  • Thermography is widely used in applications where contact-thermometry cannot be used to measure temperature.

  • Adaptive Optics (AO) or wavefront sensing (WFS) is a technique to measure wavefront errors or distortions, and correct the resulting image in real time.

  • Major industries of the modern world are utilising lasers in a variety of applications. Laser beam profiling is often critical to ensure correct operation of these applications.


Application notes
Imaging spectroscopy with SWIR InGaAs cameras has multiple applications in all sorts of industries Image capture in the near-infrared spectrum (NIR) at wavelengths up to 2.5 μm is gaining ever greater economic significance. This is especially true in regard to imaging spectroscopy: hyperspectral microscopes, for example, can accelerate the design process of new kinds of LED structures; multispectral online inspection of recyclable materials ensures unmixed waste separation [1]; and finally, in the arts, multispectral reflectography serves as a tool for revealing the secrets of old masters and their works.
The combination of a SWIR and LWIR camera makes the ideal night vision camera. The combination of a SWIR and LWIR camera makes the ideal night vision camera.
Sensitive infrared InGaAs cameras detect weak electroluminescent radiation emitted by thin-film solar cells Electroluminescence analysis improves the quality of solar cells
Electroluminescense analysis using SWIR cameras speeds up the development of solar cells Electroluminescence analysis accelerates thin-film solar cell development
SWIR cameras are perfectly suited for high temperature thermal imaging applications. SWIR cameras are useful tools for high temperature thermal imaging applications.
SWIR cameras are suitable for microscopy as they operate with standard glass optics As SWIR cameras can operate with standard glass optics, they can be used with most existing microscopes
Overview of technical improvements which are needed to use an IR line-scan camera for OCT applications Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has evolved to a standard non-invasive examination procedure yielding detail-rich cross-sectional images of living tissue.
Xlin-1.7-3000 for earth observation The Xlin-1.7-3000 detector is specifically designed for earth observation to reveal lots of detailed information on vegetation, clouds, humidity and other atmospheric conditions.
Laser beam profiling and infrared cameras In this white paper, we will address the general need for laser beam profile analysis. Further, we will briefly describe laser beam analysis instruments and give an overview of laser applications, in particular for infrared wavelengths.
Carbon nanotubes applications We review of the use and advantages of (single-walled) carbon nanotubes in a variety of applications in this paper.


Versatile infrared analysis and reporting software

The Xeneth user interface is common to all the Xenics cameras. This makes it easy for customers to apply their familiarity with this comprehensive product to any new applications, covering wide ranging capabilities in various parts of the IR spectrum.

Learn it once and apply it over and over again.

Karl Niedermeyer, President, Spectro Associates, Inc.