Infrared Cameras Spectral Ranges
Infrared radiation is an electromagnetic radiation whose wavelength is longer than that of visible light (400-700 nm), but shorter than that of terahertz radiation (100 µm - 1mm) and microwaves (~30,000 µm). The radiation spans roughly three orders of magnitude. Depending on what your application is, different spectral ranges allow some materials to be transmissive and others not to be. For more information on what is the best spectral range for your application please call us at 1(409)861-0788.
The near infrared spectral range covers 0.9 microns to 1.7 microns and has found many uses in research, security, surveillence, miliitary, as well as many industrial applications. Near infrared has many uses for specific applications. Currently, ICI, offers only one NIR (Near Infrared) camera, the Alpha NIR InGaAs thermal imaging camera.
The short wave spectral range has many uses in research with a spectral range that covers 2 microns to 6 microns. Currently, ICI, does not offer any short wave infrared cameras, but we do have the ability build you a short wave camera to match your specifications.
The mid wave spectral range covers 3 microns to 5 microns of the infrared spectral range. Infrared Cameras Inc., offers one mid wave thermal imaging camera, the cooled Mirage Pro thermal camera.
For obvious reasons, the long wave spectral range is the most common among thermal cameras on the market. Long wave infrared covers 7 or 8 microns to 14 microns, which is the largest coverage of the spectral ranges. Additionally, nearly every object on earth emits radiation in this spectral range making it an idea range for a wide use of applications and general use. The majority of ICI's cameras are within this spectral range.