Hyper-Spectral Imaging Focal Plane Arrays (HSI-FPA) have been developed for imaging in the Ultraviolet C (UV-C), 0.200 - 0.320 micron in wavelength, to the very long wave infrared (VLWIR), 8-16 micron in wavelength. The true potential of this newly developed and innovative technology is yet to be fully realized.
In the annals of infrared detection and imaging, heightened sensitivity and noise reduction is usually accompanied by cooling and/or purifying the sensing elements.
A large-format imaging sensor with multi-mega pixels forming the Focal Plane Array (FPA), made for smart phones and digital cameras, such as the FPA with 30,000x5,000 (150 mega) pixels made by Gpixel.
A toxic industrial chemical sensor (TICS). It's designed to sense common toxic industrial chemicals such as ammonia, chlorine, hydrochloric acid, acetic acid, hydrogen sulphide, and hydrogen fluoride.
A micro Fabry-Perot interferometer (MFPI) cavity, formed by two parallel mirrors sandwiching a dielectric medium, which senses an incident IR by detecting the intensity change of a near IR (NIR) inserted into the cavity medium.This cavity creates several innovative MFPI devices with many applications:
A single-photon counting sensor for imaging trace chemical cloud. It involves a device called Single-photon Avalanche Diode (SPAD), shown below, capable of creating an avalanche of electrons by a single incident photon.