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HS Spectral Cameras

Hyper-spectral camera operating in the VIS and VNIR ranges of 380-800 nm and 400-1000nm.

With its high spatial and spectral resolution, high image rate, and rugged structure, the HS Spectral Camera is an excellent tool for both industry and scientific applications.


The HS spectral camera consists of an ImSpector V8E or V10E for the wavelength range 380-800 nm or 400-1000nm, respectively, and a sensitive high speed interfaced CCD detector. The transmission diffraction grating and lens optics used in the spectrograph provide a high quality, low distortion image that is designed to fulfill the most demanding specifications.

The HS spectral camera provides outstanding performance at an affordable price. With spatial resolution of 1600 pixels, image rate up to 120 line images, and adjustable spectral sampling makes it a tool that can meet the highest industrial and scientific hyper-spectral imaging requirements.

Key Features

  • VNIR 380 - 800 and 400 - 1000nm
  • 1600 x 840 pixels (spatial x spectral)
  • Frame rate 33Hz (full frame)
  • 120 Hz (spectral binning)
Spectral Range 380 - 800 400 - 1000 nm
Spectral Resolution 2.0 2.8 nm
Spectral Sampling 0.55 - 4.4 0.72 - 5.8 nm / pixel
Spectral Resolution RMS spot size < 9 μm
Aberrations Insignificant astigmatism, keystone or smile -
Numerical Aperture F / 2.4 -
Slit Width Options 30 ( 18, 50, 80, 150) μm
Effective Slit Length 11.84 mm
Total Efficiency > 30% independent on polarisation -
Stray Light < 0.5% / halogen lamp, 590 nm LPF -
Sensor Interline CCD -
Pixels in Full Frame 1600 (spatial) x 1200 (spectral) -
Active Pixels 1600 (spatial) x 840 (spectral) -
Pixel Pitch 7.4 μm
Camwera Output Digital 12 bit -
Interface Base camera link -
Camera Control Camera link -
Frame Rate 33 fps (full frame) up to 120 fps (ROI) -
Exposure Time Range 0.1 - 100 ms
Power Consumption < 5 W
Input Voltagre 12 (OEM), 24 (cased) V
Storage - 20...+ 50 ºC
Operating + 5...+ 40 non-condensing ºC
Size (L x W x H) 260 x 70 x 79 330 x 85 x 90 mm³
Body Anodized aluminium with mounting screw holes -
Lens Mount Standard C- mount -
User Adjustments None -
Shutter Optional Yes, with USB control -

Gilden Photonics provides various accessories for the Spectral Cameras to broaden their applicability. Several fore objective lenses with different FOVs are available which have been designed to provide the optimal image and spectral quality across the full spectral range of the Spectral Camera

The Spectral Camera can be delivered with collection fiber optics to convert the camera into a multiple point spectrometer. All the points are measured simultaneously without a moving multiplexer.

The Spectral Camera can also be delivered with a Mirror Scanner or rotating stage for scanning static targets and outdoor scenes, or with X-stage sample mover for desktop and microscope applications.

  • Colour control and sorting
  • Scanning of art works
  • Flat panel display measurement
  • Printing testing
  • Counterfeit Detection
  • Fruit and vegetable inspection and sorting
  • Life science applications
  • Plant and vegetation research
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Hyperspectral microscopy

SpectraSENS Software
The Spectral Camera HS is supported by SpectraSENS software, which allows:

  1. data acquisition and saving data in the hard disk
  2. camera parameters settings
  3. basic visualization in real time

Datacubes are saved in ENVI compatible for- mat that allows further processing by several software packages for hyper-spectral data processing.

SpectraSENS Software

Spectral Camera HS mechanical diagram: - Flat pannel display measurement with a multiple point solution.

HS Spectral Cameras

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Contact us

Gilden Photonics Ltd.
Unit 13 Telford Court
9 South Avenue
Clydebank Business Park
Glasgow G81 2NR

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