scientific vision camera / SWIR / high-speed / very high-sensitivity
high-speed, very high-sensitivity, low-noise level, ultra high-speed
The discovery of electron initiated avalanche photodiodes (e-APD) using mercury cadmium telluride (MCT) semiconductor materials permitted a significant breakthrough in SWIR imaging.
C-RED One is using a unique 320 x 256 pixels HgCdTe e-APD array with 24 μm pixel pitch. The sensor allows sub-electron readout noise, taking advantage of the e-APD noise free multiplication gain and non-destructive readout ability.
C-RED One is also capable of multiple regions of interest (ROI) readout allowing faster image rate (10’s of KHz) while maintaining unprecedented sub-electron readout noise.
The sensor is cooled down to cryogenic temperature (80 K) using an integrated pulse tube with a high reliability.
C-RED One is opening a new era in terms of sensitivity and speed in the SWIR scientific cameras domain.