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PFD Spectral Cameras

Hyperspectral Camera operating in the VIS and VNIR ranges of 380-800nm and 400-1000nm. With its high resolution, high image rate, flexible wavelength selection, and rugged structure, Spectral Camera PFD is an excellent tool for industrial measurements.

A Spectral Camera is an imaging spectrometer, an integrated combination of our ImSpector imaging spectrograph and an area monochrome camera. It works as a pushbroom type line-scan camera and provides full, contiguous spectral information for each pixel.

The Spectral Camera PFD consists of an ImSpector V8E or V10E for the wavelength range 380-800nm or 400-1000n, respectively and a high speed CMOS detector. The transmission diffraction grating and lens optics used in the spectrograph provide a hugh quality, low distortion image that is designed to fulfill the most demanding specifications.

This Spectral Camera provides the flexibility and high speed acquisition required in the industrial QC applications. The combination of multiple Region-Of-Interests and binning gives a possibility for the optimal system setup and control for the user. Full spectral range can be acquired with 180 fps at 1312 spatial locations. By selecting partial spectral ranges, speed up to 1000 fps can be achieved.


Spectral Range 380 - 800 400 - 1000 nm
Spectral Resolution 2.0 2.8 nm
Spectral Sampling 0.55 - 4.75 0.72 - 6.27 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 10.50 mm
Total Efficiency > 50% independent on polarisation -
Stray Light < 0.5% / halogen lamp, 590 nm LPF -
Sensor CMOS -
Pixels in Full Frame 1312 (spatial) x 1024 (spectral) -
Active Pixels 1312 (spatial) x 768 (spectral) -
Pixel Pitch 8.0 μm
Camwera Output Digital 12 bit -
Interface Base camera link -
Camera Control Camera link -
Frame Rate 65 fps (full frame) up to 180 fps (ROI) -
Additional Features Asymmetric binning up to x8 Multiple region-of-interest either in spectral or spectral direction ms
Exposure Time Range 0.1 - 100 ms
Power Consumption < 5 W
Input Voltage 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
Weight 1.8 2.7 kg
Body Anodised 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 an spectral quality across the full spectral range of the spectral camera

The spectral camera can also 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 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

  • Quality control
  • Food and vegetation research
  • Online sorting and quality monitoring
  • Plant and vegetation research
  • Environmental monitoring

SpectraSENS software

The camera PFD is supported by the SpectraSENS software, which allows:

  • Data acquisition and saving data in the hard disk
  • Camera parameters settings
  • Basic visualisation in real time
  • Datacubes are saved in the ENVI compatible format that allows further processing by several software packages for hyperspectral data processing
  • Counterfeit detection


PFD Spectral Cameras

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

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