SWIR Bandpass Filters
PIXELTEQ’s short-wave infrared (SWIR) optical bandpass filters deliver precise transmission of specific SWIR spectral bands while blocking out-of-band signals at higher and lower wavelengths. The multi-edge bandpass filters transmit wavelengths defined by a nominal center wavelength (CWL) and bandwidth (FWHM – Full Width Half Max) while reflecting both shorter and longer wavelengths. Also known as thin film or interference filters, PIXELTEQ’s bandpass filters use multi-layer hard coatings that provide durable performance without fading or aging in high output luminaires.
The SWIR range extends from 1.1 – 3.0µm (1100-3000nm), beyond human vision and primarily in the responsivity of indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) and mercury cadmium telluride (HgCdTe or MCT) detectors. Many applications involving low light, obscured vision, human tissue, vegetation, water absorption, and other materials have valuable spectral signatures in the SWIR region that can be evaluated using precisely positioned bandpass filters.
Dichroic Bandpass Filters vs. Absorption Filters
Unlike absorptive colored glass or polymer gels, these thin film interference filters are virtually absorption free – providing superior transmission, high-contrast spectral bands, and true lifetime performance. Dichroic bandpass filters can be designed for narrow bandwidths (5 and 10nm typical) or wide bandwidths (50 and 100nm typical). They also have steep edge transitions between the high transmission bandpass and shorter and longer wavelength reflection bands – much steeper than colored glass or polymer gels.
OEM Custom Options
Custom spectral bands are available to match specific bandwidths and cut-on & cut-off wavelengths – engineered for your specific application to deliver the targeted spectral output. These bandpass filters can be patterned on glass optics and wafer-level devices for integrated spectral sensing and imaging. Multiple bandpass filters can also be micro-patterned for multispectral sensing and imaging applications – with potential combinations including SWIR, NIR, and visible bands on a common InGaAs sensor. In addition to customized coatings, the optics are delivered in the form to fit your application – in specific substrates, shapes, and sizes.
Bandpass filters are commonly matched or combined with other types of filters to optimize performance in your specific application. In many cases, an optimized OEM design combines multiple coatings onto the same optic to enhance performance, size, and weight of the device. Some of these complementary filter types include:
- Excitation filters: condition broadband illumination for selective narrowband excitation channels
- Emission filters: bandpass filters around narrowband emission wavelengths to improve contrast and signal-to-noise ratio
- Dichroic beamsplitters: separate emission wavelengths (reflection) from fluorescence wavelengths (transmission)
- Anti-reflective coatings: maximize transmission by reducing reflections due to index of refraction deltas
- Patterned Bandpass Filters: pixel-scale filter arrays on active devices for application-specific photodiodes and imagers
- Security, surveillance & authentication
- Remote sensing
- Emissions & greenhouse gas monitoring
- Fiber optic communications measurement
- Biomedical & scientific instrumentation
- Machine vision
- OEM sensing & imaging
- Multispectral photodiodes & imagers
- Durable support for high output lamps, lasers & LEDs
- Lifetime performance – no aging or fading
- High transmission / low absorption
- Spectral stability indoor & outdoor
- Standard & custom colors available
- OEM customization
- Bandpass position & width
- Blocking range & level
- Collaborative device engineering
- Substrate, size & shape
- Pixel-scale filter arrays
- Application-specific photodiodes & imagers
- Wafer level coatings
Quantity Discount Buy 2 to 5 filters and save 10% Buy 6 to 9 filters and save 20% Buy 10 to 15 filters and save 25% For orders of more than 15 it is recommended to contact us for better pricing.