Raptor Photonics

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Lastek is the exclusive Australian distributor for Raptor Photonics. Based in Northern Ireland, Raptor is a leading developer and supplier of next generation, high performance camera solutions for the Scientific, Surveillance and Industrial markets. Raptor offers a range of CCD, EMCCD, Scientific CMOS and InGaAs solutions that span the spectrum from X-rays to SWIR. As well as standard products, Raptor provides custom solutions to OEM and Instrumentation companies throughout the World.

Applications include adaptive optics & astronomy, beam profiling, fluorescence microscopy & spectroscopy, live cell imaging, semiconductor & solar cell inspection, X-ray imaging & spectroscopy. For further details of the Raptor Photonics product line please see featured products below, visit their website, or talk to Lastek today.

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Raptor Photonics Falcon III EMCCD camera

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Vacuum cooled 1MP back-thinned frame-transfer EMCCD with 10?m pixels and UV / NIR response

The Falcon III EMCCD camera is based on e2v’s next generation CCD-351 back-thinned 1? sensor. It combines high sensitivity, speed and resolution with QE up to 95%.

  • Lower noise: <0.01e- read noise
  • Faster readout: x3 faster than previous generations
  • Higher EM gain: up to x5000 with lower voltages
  • Colder: cooling down to -100°C for minimal background events
  • Ultimate QE: up to 95% with back-illuminated sensor

Download pdf brochure here.

Raptor Photonics: OWL 1280 SWIR HD format Digital InGaAs Camera

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Using a 1280 x 1024 InGaAs sensor from SCD, the Raptor PhotonicsOWL 1280 offers visible extension from 0.4µm to 1.7µm to enable high sensitivity imaging. The 10µm x 10µm pixel pitch enables the highest resolution imaging. The camera will also offer 2 x 2 binning to become 640×512, 20µm pitch for ultimate low light vision and high speed applications. It will offer less than 35 electrons readout noise combined with one of the lowest dark current readings on the market.  The camera will offer ultra-high intrascene dynamic range of 70dB enabling simultaneous capture of bright & dark portions of a scene.

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Raptor Photonics: OWL 640 ‘Mini’ SWIR VIS-SWIR InGaAs TEC-less camera with SWaP (Size, Weight and Power) design

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  • TEC-less Visible SWIR – Enables ultra low power
  • 15?m x 15?m pixel pitch – Enables highest resolution VIS-SWIR image
  • Ultra high intrascene dynamic range – Enables simultaneous capture of bright & dark portions of a scene
  • Ultra compact, Rugged, No fan – Specially designed for integration into small OEM platforms.

Raptor Photonics has now introduced the OWL 640 ‘Mini’, a TEC-less version of the successful OWL 640-CL camera. This SWaP (Size, weight and power) design is perfect for integration into small OEM and machine vision and scientific platforms.

Download full datasheet here.

Raptor launches the NINOX 640, a cooled VIS-SWIR InGaAs camera


Raptor Photonics, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance digital cameras has launched an additional member to its family of SWIR and Visible SWIR cameras. The NINOX 640 is cooled to -20ºC offering both TEC and water cooling options, significantly reducing dark current and enabling longer exposures.

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Raptor Photonics Eagle V Deep-cooled Vacuum CCD

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Deep Cooled Vacuum CCD, with 2048 x 2048 resolution. The best in class

Introducing one of the most sensitive CCD cameras in the World. The Eagle V combines a number of key elements required for ultra-sensitive imaging. Using a back-illumintated 4MP CCD sensor from e2v, and putting into Raptor's proprietary PentaVac vacuum enclousure and cooling it to a delta of greater than  -110°C using a multi-stage TEC and liquid cooling, the Eagle V is the perfect camera for long exposures in applications including high resolution fluorescence imaging and astronomy. Offering low read noise of <3e- unbinned and binning options up to 32x32, the Eagle also offers dual read-out rates of 75kHz and 2MHz. 

The Eagle V offers "best in class" performance with low residual charge and ghosting diminished. Raptor has designed this camera as it does with all it's cameras making it very rugged and reliable. To that end we are offering a lifetime guarantee on the vacuum meaning that the camera will cool to spec every time.

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