1. 1.05/1.3μ SD-OCT Spectral Engine with 2048px InGaAs Camera

    1.05/1.3μ SD-OCT Spectral Engine with 2048px InGaAs Camera

    1.05/1.3µ SD-OCT Spectral Engine with 2048px InGaAs camera Deeper Penetration, Compact Size, Cost Effective Break-though

    BaySpec, Inc., a world leader in advanced spectroscopy solutions and UTC Aerospace Systems, the leading designer, developer and manufacturer of Sensors Unlimited indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) shortwave infrared (SWIR) imaging sensors and cameras have announced that their successful collaboration has delivered a new optical coherence tomography (OCT) spectral engine with breakthrough resolution, compact size, and high optical throughput.

    BaySpec's DeepView spectrograph, together with UTC Aerospace Systems’ new Sensors Unlimited GL2048L-10 InGaAs Linescan Camera delivers 2048 Pixels with 10 um pixel size @ 76,000 A-Lines/Second, while the Volume Phase Grating (VPG) based spectrograph greatly enhances throughput and therefore sensitivity. In addition to the high optical resolution, the camera's unique 10 µm pixel size offers double the penetration into patient sample tissue due to reduced scattering in the longer wavelengths of the short wave infrared (SWIR). This reveals valuable diagnostic information to physicians.

    With high dynamic range at high line rates, the new GL2048L camera is ideal for high-resolution OCT systems for the SWIR range beyond. The increased number of pixels and 10 µm pitch for example in a typical ophthalmological application doubles the imaging distance in the eye at 1.05 µm over previous systems, capturing features from the top of the retina through its blood vessel layer (the choroid) with high axial resolution. The camera speed enables capturing both the macula and optical nerve head in sufficient detail to assist in the diagnosis of glaucoma and macular degeneration at an early stage. Working at 1.31 when imaging the whole front of the eye, the system enables capturing the top of the cornea, through the anterior chamber to below the iris in one recording.

    BaySpec's NIR DeepView spectrographs feature fast f/2 optics and high efficiency transmission VPGs. Any custom center and total wavelength range can be requested for optimal resolution with standard lead-times of only 4 weeks turn around. BaySpec provides calibration and factory alignment with any system order.

    According to Doug Malchow, UTC Aerospace Systems industrial product business development manager, "The combination of our InGaAs camera and BaySpec's compact spectral engine system, optimized for OCT applications, has already raised great interest. This will make Spectral Domain OCT even more accessible to the research community, bio-medical instrumentation companies and developing industrial applications.

    Eric Bergles, BaySpec's VP sales & marketing, says, "The performance to price ratio and ruggedness of this system will enable new portable, OCT systems that can be shuttled around doctor's offices with ease. We also expect this breakthrough to lead to a host of new industrial applications, too".

    The new system will be demonstrated at SPIE BiOS Exhibition, The Moscone Center, and San Francisco, CA from February 2-3, 2013 at BaySpec's booth BIOS booth #8317/ PW booth #317. The Sensors Unlimited GL2048L-10 InGaAs camera will be showcased in UTC Aerospace Systems’ BiOS booth #8811/ PW#811.

    To learn more about UTC Aerospace Systems Sensors Unlimited GL2048L-10 camera, visit: www.sensorsinc.com/linescan .

    To learn more about BaySpec's DeepView Spectral Engines, visit: http://www.bayspec.com/category/spectroscopy/oct/.

    BaySpec, Inc., founded in 1999 with 100% manufacturing in the USA (San Jose, California), is a vertically integrated spectral sensing company. The company designs, manufactures and markets advanced spectral instruments, from OCT Spectral Engines to UV-VIS spectrometers to Transportable NIR and Raman Analyzers, serving broadly based biomedical, pharmaceuticals, chemical, food, semiconductor, homeland security, fiber sensing and the optical telecommunications industries.

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