Hyperspectral Imaging For UV Applications

Headwall's Hyperspec® UV Sensor Offers Unique Capabilities For Applications Requiring High Spectral and Spatial Resolution

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Fitchburg, MA; May 12, 2011 - Headwall Photonics, a leading designer and manufacturer of spectral imaging sensor solutions, announced the introduction of the Hyperspec® UV imaging spectrometer which provides high performance hyperspectral imaging for the spectral region of 250 to 550 nm.

The Hyperspec UV® sensor is based on Headwall's patented, aberration-corrected concentric design which enables the instrument to provide the highest spectral and spatial resolution available in the industry. The Hyperspec UV® is a fully integrated sensor instrument configured with components designed to achieve high performance imaging in the UV spectral region.

The Hyperspec® family of imagers are all designed for imaging in harsh environments — from airborne deployments to in-line process analysis and monitoring. The Hyperspec® UV sensor is used for a wide range of applications including remote sensing and military/defense deployment, as well as medical applications involving fluorescence and bio-imaging. The Hyperspec® sensor identifies objects based on the sample's unique spectral signature and chemical composition, i.e., the chemical fingerprint of the objects within the field of view.

In order to maintain imaging performance, the Hyperspec® sensors utilize an aberrationcorrected, concentric design with a tall image slit allowing for a very wide field of view. Featuring high signal-to-noise and extremely low stray light, Headwall's sensor systems avoid the use of transmissive optics such as prisms that degrade performance and contribute to thermal instability.

"The Hyperspec® UV sensor is a logical extension of the Hyperspec® family of imaging spectrometers. Headwall works closely in collaboration with our key customers to continue to derive new functionality and advanced sensor solutions that meet the demanding needs of critical applications" said David Bannon, CEO of Headwall Photonics.

With this product, Headwall continues to extend its leadership position in the market for high performance, spectral imaging instrumentation. The Hyperspec® product line includes models and configurations optimized performance for the following spectral regions:

UV 250 -500 nm
VIS 380 - 780 nm m
VNIR 400 - 1000
Extended VNIR 550 - 1700 nmn
NIR 900 - 1700 nm
SWIR 900 - 2500 nm

Information on hyperspectral sensors for the MWIR (3 to 5 microns) and LWIR region (8 to 12 microns) is also available upon request.

About Headwall Photonics

Headwall Photonics is the leading designer and manufacturer of imaging spectrometers and spectral instrumentation for research, industrial, and government applications and markets. Headwall's high performance spectrometers, spectral engines, and holographic diffraction gratings have been selected by OEM and end-user customers around the world for use in critical application environments. As a pioneer in the development of innovative spectrographs and imaging spectrometers based on optical technologies, Headwall enjoys a market leadership position through the design and manufacture of patented spectral instrumentation that is customized for application-specific performance. Headwall Photonics was formed in 2003 as the result of a management buy-out from Agilent Technologies.

For information on Headwall Photonics, please contact:

Headwall Photonics, Inc.
Email: Information@headwallphotonics.com

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