Terahertz (THz) Imaging
THz imaging (0.1 – 10 THz frequency, or 3mm to 30um wavelength) is being applied to a growing number of applications including:
- Non-Destructive Testing
- Life Sciences
The benefits of THz imaging include:
- Longer wavelength/ deeper penetration
- See-through camouflage and objects
- 106X less energy than X-rays
- Non-ionizing unlike X-rays
- Presence of atmospheric transmission windows
Boston Electronics is proud to offer to the US market novel THz imaging solutions in cooperation with INO, the widely respected Institut national d’optique (INO) of Quebec, Canada.
INO’s MICRXCAM camera and illumination system provides a THz imaging system solution for researchers and developers developing end-use equipment, and laboratory instrumentation.
MICROXCAM-384i-THz Terahertz Camera
The MICROXCAM-384i-THz is a camera based on the sensitive INO 384 x 288-pixel uncooled microbolometer FPA optimized for the terahertz waveband. Due to its longer wavelength, THz band offers unmatched penetration depth for seeing through materials such as fabric, ceramic, plastic, leather, or cardboard. Thus, the camera shows sensitivity over a wide spectral range, providing live video images. It features a very small footprint: 61 x 61 x 65 mm.
The camera electronics handles raw data acquisition and data transfer over GigE, providing 16-bit raw image outputs at 50 Hz. The camera can be further equipped with fast or ultra-fast 44 mm focal length refractive optics optimized for the THz region.
INO offers a terahertz (THz) illumination source especially designed to build a complete THz imaging system when paired with INO’s THz camera, the MICROXCAM-384i-THz.
The THz imaging system is used for see-through imaging. Its default configuration is for transmission imaging, where the object under test is placed between the THz source and the THz camera. The system may also be configured to operate in reflection mode.
See the tabs to the left and the product data sheets below to learn more about the specific of the MICROXCAM’s capabilities.