Beyond Human Vision
Advanced process analytical technology is steadily growing in methodology and usage as an important tool for modern production plants. There is a variety of materials that look the same to our eye - in another wavelength range however their appearance may differ completely. As a consequence, tasks such as sorting of plastics are tackled using near-infrared Image Sensors. The same is valid for many production processes, e.g. in food. For this purpose, HAMAMATSU Photonics has continuously developed a line-up of cutting-edge and highest quality InGaAs components. We will have a look at the characteristics of those sensors and how to use them for general and Hyperspectral imaging. This includes a presentation of the technology and some applications where using NIR (Hyperspectral) imaging is a highly beneficial technique.