Raptor Photonics

  • Raptor Photonics

    Raptor Photonics

    Based in Northern Ireland, Raptor Photonics 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. 

  • Raptor Photonics Eagle V Deep-cooled Vacuum CCD

    Raptor Photonics Eagle V Deep-cooled Vacuum CCD

    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.

  • Raptor Photonics Kestrel EMCCD camera

    Raptor Photonics Kestrel EMCCD camera

    Digital Monochrome Scientific Frame Transfer EMCCD, 500fps, 128 x 128, 24um x 24um pixels, cooled to -95C .

    The Raptor Photonics digital Kestrel EMCCD camera is based on e2v’s CCD-60 back-thinned 1/3? sensor. It combines high sensitivity, speed and resolution. with QE up to 95%. It has strong response from UV through to NIR. With EM gain on it offers less than 0.01 electrons read noise. It uses a 16 bit A/D converter and offers a standard CameraLink output. At 500fps in full resolution, it offers some of the fastest and most sensitive speeds available on the market.

  • Raptor Photonics Falcon III EMCCD camera

    Raptor Photonics Falcon III EMCCD camera

    The Raptor Photonics FALCON III 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
    Deep Cooled: cooling down to -70°C for minimal background events
    Up to 95% QE from Virtual Phase sensor – Optimum Photon collection
    Strong UV and NIR response - From 200nm through to 1100nm

    Lower noise: 0.01e- read noise
    Faster readout: x3 faster than previous generations
    Higher EM gain: up to x5000 with lower voltages
    Deep Cooled: cooling down to -70°C for minimal background events
    Up to 95% QE from Virtual Phase sensor – Optimum Photon collection
    Strong UV and NIR response – From 200nm through to 1100nm

    Download pdf brochure here.

  • Raptor Photonics Falcon III EMCCD camera

    Raptor Photonics Falcon III EMCCD camera

    The Raptor Photonics FALCON III 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
    Deep Cooled: cooling down to -70°C for minimal background events
    Up to 95% QE from Virtual Phase sensor – Optimum Photon collection
    Strong UV and NIR response - From 200nm through to 1100nm

    Lower noise: 0.01e- read noise
    Faster readout: x3 faster than previous generations
    Higher EM gain: up to x5000 with lower voltages
    Deep Cooled: cooling down to -70°C for minimal background events
    Up to 95% QE from Virtual Phase sensor – Optimum Photon collection
    Strong UV and NIR response – From 200nm through to 1100nm

    Download pdf brochure here.

  • Raptor Photonics Falcon II EMCCD camera

    Raptor Photonics Falcon II EMCCD camera

    Digital Monochrome Scientific Frame Transfer EMCCD, 1024 x 1024, 13um x 13um pixels, cooled to -95C, 1MP Scientific

    The digital FALCON II EMCCD camera is based on e2v’s CCD-201 back-thinned 1? sensor. It combines high sensitivity, speed and resolution. with QE up to 95%. It has strong response from UV through to NIR. With EM gain on it offers less than 0.01 electrons read noise. It uses a 16 bit A/D converter and offers a standard CameraLink output.

  • Raptor launches the Hawk 252 High Resolution, Ultra Sensitive Digital EMCCD Camera

    Raptor launches the Hawk 252 High Resolution, Ultra Sensitive Digital EMCCD 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 EMCCD cameras with the Hawk 252, offering HD resolution for surveillance applications.

  • Raptor Photonics X-Ray Camera Solutions: High Energy Cameras for both Imaging and Spectroscopy applications

    Raptor Photonics X-Ray Camera Solutions: High Energy Cameras for both Imaging and Spectroscopy applications

    Raptor Photonics has developed a series of camera platforms for use in the X-Ray detection market, offering either direct or indirect detection. A range of sensors can be incorporated into these platforms to address both imaging and spectroscopy applications, enabling photon detection from VUV (<5eV) through to hard X-Ray (>50keV).

  • Raptor Photonics Falcon III XO Open Front X-Ray: Fastest Scientific X-ray camera on the market

    Raptor Photonics Falcon III XO Open Front X-Ray: Fastest Scientific X-ray camera on the market

    The only high energy direct X-Ray using a 1MP Frame Transfer EMCCD sensor. The Raptor Photonics Falcon III XO offers a combination of speed and sensitivity for soft X-Ray applications up to 20KeV. The camera runs at 31.5fps in full resolution, fasted with ROI and binning. It offers <1e- readout noise using EM Gain. The Falcon III XO is available with options on cooling, as well as a selection of CF flanges.

  • Raptor Photonics Eagle XV – In Vacuum X-Ray In Vacuum High Energy CCDs with a range of custom options

    Raptor Photonics Eagle XV – In Vacuum X-Ray In Vacuum High Energy CCDs with a range of custom options

    Introducing a high energy direct X-Ray In Vacuum version one of the most sensitive CCD cameras in the World. The Raptor Photonics Eagle XV is available in a range of options including sensor resolution, sensor type, cooling and feedthrough options – including trigger, liquid, power and CameraLink. This freedom of choice offers cameras to meet your exact needs.

  • Raptor Photonics Eagle XO – Open Front X-Ray Open Front High Energy CCDs with a range of custom options

    Raptor Photonics Eagle XO – Open Front X-Ray Open Front High Energy CCDs with a range of custom options

    Introducing a high energy direct X-Ray Open Front version one of the most sensitive CCD cameras in the World. The Raptor Photonics Eagle XO is available in a range of options including sensor resolution, sensor type, cooling and flange options. This freedom of choice offers cameras to meet your exact needs.

  • Raptor Photonics: Focus on SWIR Cameras and Applications

    Raptor Photonics: Focus on SWIR Cameras and Applications

    Raptor Photonics offer a range of high-performance digital SWIR cameras covering the 0.9µm to 1.7µm spectral region for scientific, surveillance and aerospace applications.

  • Raptor Photonics' Kestrel sensitive ultrafast EMCCD camera now offers frame-rates up to 2kHz

    Raptor Photonics' Kestrel sensitive ultrafast EMCCD camera now offers frame-rates up to 2kHz

    Raptor Photonics has upgraded the Kestrel, an ultra-fast EMCCD camera, offering single-photon sensitivity at KHz frame rates. Using a cooled back-illuminated sensor, it offers ultra-high sensitivity from 350nm to 1100nm with a peak QE of 95% at 600nm. Designed with a scientific grade 16-bit A/D converter, it has a resolution of 128 x 128 pixels with 24µm square pixels and provides a standard CameraLink output. The camera can operate up to 2KHz with ROI, making it one of the fastest and most sensitive cameras available on the market. Applications including wavefront sensing, adaptive optics, space debris tracking, calcium signaling, fluorescence imaging, as well as tracking fast objects.

  • Raptor Photonics: The best HD SWIR Camera just got better – Raptor Owl 1280

    Raptor Photonics: The best HD SWIR Camera just got better – Raptor Owl 1280

    Raptor Photonics launched the Owl 1280 in 2018 as the first HD Vis-SWIR on the market. This camera is widely considered “best in class” and has been successfully integrated in large volumes by our OEM customers across the globe. But we never sit still. We have undertaken continuous improvement of AI algorithms with the ultimate goal of optimizing image quality. The OWL 1280 is packed with new firmware features.

  • Raptor Photonics Ninox 640 II VGA Resolution, Ultra Low Noise (18e-) , Cooled, Digital InGaAs Camera

    Raptor Photonics Ninox 640 II VGA Resolution, Ultra Low Noise (18e-) , Cooled, Digital InGaAs Camera

    The Raptor Photonics Ninox 640 II is the next generation of the highly successful Ninox 640. With an ultra low typical readout noise (rms) of 18 electrons and a typical dark current reading of <750e- at -15°C, the Ninox 640 II improves even further on it’s noise performance. The mechanical design of the camera is also much improved and the camera is significantly more compact than the initial Ninox 640. With dimensions of 87.30mm x 78.86mm x 79.30mm and weighing 550g, it is one of the most compact and lightweight scientific SWIR cameras available on the market.

  • Raptor launches the Ninox 640 SU, the best “scientific” SWIR camera in the World!

    Raptor launches the Ninox 640 SU, the best “scientific” SWIR camera in the World!

    High resolution, low noise, Deep cooled, digital SWIR camera

     has launched the Ninox 640 SU, a vacuum cooled InGaAs based camera with 640×512 sensor with a 15µm x 15µm pixel pitch for the highest spatial resolution. The Ninox 640SU is vacuum cooled to -80°C for ultra-long exposures of up to 5 minutes. Its ultra-low dark current and read-noise result in the best “scientific” SWIR camera on the market today. It is the perfect camera for staring applications in SWIR wavelengths (from 900nm – 1700nm) including NIR-II In-Vivo Imaging, Fluorescence Imaging and Astronomy.

  • Raptor camera used in XUV, Soft X-ray and Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) spectroscopy applications

    Raptor camera used in XUV, Soft X-ray and Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) spectroscopy applications

    High energy spectroscopy requires precision analytical tools that help scientists and researchers to investigate molecular and atomic spectra from the infrared into the soft x-ray and short ultraviolet wavelength regions. Raptorhas worked with McPherson Instruments to develop a unique solution using their Model 251MX flat field spectrograph and Raptor’s Eagle XO, a cooled, direct detection CCD.

  • Raptor launches Kestrel 1000: the fastest EMCCD on the market

    Raptor launches Kestrel 1000: the fastest EMCCD on the market

    Raptor Photonics has launched a new EMCCD camera, the Kestrel 1000, offering ultra-low readout noise while running at 1,000 frames per second (fps) in full frame and up to 1,800 fps with ROI. The camera has a 128 x 128 back-thinned sensor with 26um pixels for optimum image resolution in low light imaging applications. It runs in 16-bit Camera Link output for realtime imaging for low latency photon to digital image and offers up to 95% QE.

  • Raptor Photonics Hawk 216-A Ultra Sensitive Monochrome EMCCD Camera Analogue

    Raptor Photonics Hawk 216-A Ultra Sensitive Monochrome EMCCD Camera Analogue

    Introducing the best night vision camera on the market today, the Raptor Photonics Hawk 216-A, offering comparable performance to Gen III Image Intensifier cameras. Using a back-illuminated sensor from e2v, this 2/3″ full frame transfer camera offers a resolution of 625 TV lines, a frame rate up to 30Hz and a dynamic range of 55dB. It enables high sensitivity imaging (<50 μlux), using smaller pixels for ultra-sharp image resolution. With a peak QE of 90% (at 500nm) it also offers enhanced UV response from 180nm.

  • Raptor Photonics Falcon III XV – In Vacuum X-Ray In-Vacuum, Digital Monochrome EMCCD X-Ray Camera

    Raptor Photonics Falcon III XV – In Vacuum X-Ray In-Vacuum, Digital Monochrome EMCCD X-Ray Camera

    The Falcon III XV is Raptor’slatest offering for the in-vacuum X-Ray market, perfect for imaging very weak X-Ray samples close to UV and VUV, where speed is important. Using a next-generation uncoated EMCCD sensor offering 1MP resolution with 10µm square pixels, the Falcon III XV offers ultimate sensitivity and low noise, running at 30 fps in full resolution, faster if ROI’ed or binned. The Falcon III XV is available with a range of feedthrough options – including trigger, liquid, power and CameraLink.

  • Raptor Photonics Owl 640 S VGA Resolution, High Speed, Low Noise, Digital SWIR Camera

    Raptor Photonics Owl 640 S VGA Resolution, High Speed, Low Noise, Digital SWIR Camera

    The Raptor Photonics Owl 640 S is a variant of the Owl 640 line-up, which offers faster frame rates (up to 300Hz) than the standard Owl 640. Using a different sensor, the camera has a response in the SWIR region, 0.9µm to 1.7µm.

  • Raptor Photonics Owl 640 A VGA Resolution, Low Noise, VIS-SWIR Camera

    Raptor Photonics Owl 640 A VGA Resolution, Low Noise, VIS-SWIR Camera

    The Raptor Photonics Owl 640 A is a variant of the Owl 640 family that offers an analog output. The camera is a rugged, high sensitivity VIS-SWIR camera. Using a 640 x 512 InGaAs sensor from SCD, the Owl 640 A enables high sensitivity imaging from 0.4µm to 1.7µm. With less than 50 electrons readout noise and a peak quantum efficiency >90%, the camera enables high detection in the VIS-SWIR spectrum.

  • Raptor Photonics Owl 640 M VGA Resolution, Ultra Low Power, Compact, VIS-SWIR Camera

    Raptor Photonics Owl 640 M VGA Resolution, Ultra Low Power, Compact, VIS-SWIR Camera

    The Raptor Photonics Owl 640 M variant offers a low compact, low power and cost effective solution to the Owl 640 family. The camera is a TEC-less version of the successful Owl 640, meaning it offers the lowest power consumption of any Owl 640 variant (<2.5W). This SWaP (Size, weight and power) design is perfect for integration into small OEM and machine vision scientific platforms.

  • Raptor Photonics Owl 640 T The World’s First SWaP Optimised ½” / VGA InGaAs Sensor with VIS-SWIR Response

    Raptor Photonics Owl 640 T The World’s First SWaP Optimised ½” / VGA InGaAs Sensor with VIS-SWIR Response

    The Raptor Photonics Owl 640 T is the latest variant of the Owl 640 family, being the world’s first SWaP optimised ½” / VGA InGaAs sensor with a 10µm x 10µm pixel pitch. The Owl 640 T offers a spectral response from 0.6µm to 1.7µm and has less than 50 electrons readout noise, with a high intra-scene dynamic range of 69dB that enables simultaneous capture of bright and dark portions of a scene.

  • Raptor Photonics Owl 640 N Ultra Low Readout Noise (18e-) Digital VIS-SWIR Camera

    Raptor Photonics Owl 640 N Ultra Low Readout Noise (18e-) Digital VIS-SWIR Camera

    Using next-generation technology, Raptor has launched one of the lowest noise VIS-SWIR cameras on the market, perfect for imaging in low light conditions. Using a 640 x 512 InGaAs sensor, and the sensor stabilised to 15°C, the Raptor Photonics Owl 640 N offers a visible response from 0.6µm to 1.7µm to enable a high sensitivity. The camera also offers the lowest readout noise on the market with a typical value of 18 electrons. The camera has a high intra-scene dynamic range of typically 73dB, enabling simultaneous capture of bright and dark portions of a scene.

  • Raptor Photonics Owl 640 II High Resolution, Low Noise, Digital VIS-SWIR InGaAs Camera

    Raptor Photonics Owl 640 II High Resolution, Low Noise, Digital VIS-SWIR InGaAs Camera

    The Raptor Photonics Owl 640 II is the next iteration of the highly successful Owl 640. With even smaller mechanics and the implementation of the smaller SDR Camera Link connector, the camera is even more compact and lightweight than before. The Owl 640 II is a rugged, high sensitivity digital VIS-SWIR camera. Using a 640 x 512 InGaAs sensor from SCD, the camera enables high sensitivity imaging from 0.6µm to 1.7µm. With less than 50 electrons readout noise (rms), the Owl 640 II enables a high VIS-SWIR detection limit.