Rugged, lightweight shortwave infrared (SWIR) lenses with low F numbers introduced by Clear Align

EAGLEVILLE, Pa., 26 July 2010. Clear Align in Eagleville, Pa., is introducing the INSPIRE line of lightweight high-performance shortwave infrared (SWIR) lenses for short-wavelength-infrared detection in applications such as unmanned vehicles, night vision, search and rescue, and infrared tracking. This series of pre-engineered SWIR lenses have F-numbers as low as 1.0. The Modulation Transfer Function enables the SWIR lenses to provide high-resolution imaging across the 0.6- to 1.7-micron imaging band. The ruggedized mechanical design allows the lenses to withstand harsh environments, and is athermalized from -20 to 60 degrees Celsius.

Jul 26th, 2010
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EAGLEVILLE, Pa., 26 July 2010. Clear Align in Eagleville, Pa., is introducing the INSPIRE line of lightweight high-performance shortwave infrared (SWIR) lenses for short-wavelength infrared detection in applications such as unmanned vehicles, military night vision, search and rescue, and infrared tracking.

This series of pre-engineered SWIR lenses have F-numbers as low as 1.0. The Modulation Transfer Function enables the SWIR lenses to provide high-resolution imaging across the 0.6- to 1.7-micron imaging band. The ruggedized mechanical design allows the lenses to withstand harsh environments, and is athermalized from -20 to 60 degrees Celsius.

“Our customers asked us for a lightweight SWIR capability enabling higher resolution operations at lower light levels for man-portable and UAV applications," says Michael Finlan, vice president of imaging at Clear Align. For more information contact Clear Align online at www.clearalign.com.

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