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Thermal Imaging Spurs New Applications

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JEAN BRUNELLE, TELEDYNE DALSA

Long-wave infrared (LWIR) imaging, also known as thermal imaging, has played a critical role in the defense and security market for decades because of its ability to detect warm (or live) objects independent of ambient lighting. Recently, advances in detector fabrication and lower costs have made LWIR imaging more accessible for consumer and industrial markets. LWIR detectors do not see scattered and reflected visible light; they are mainly responsive to infrared heat emitted from objects themselves. One way to experience this deep infrared light is with the outdoor heaters found on...Read full article

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