CHARLOTTE, N.C., February 2, 2015 – Sensors Unlimited, a UTC Aerospace Systems business, has introduced its fastest 2k pixel shortwave infrared (SWIR) line scan camera. The GL2048R camera is specially-designed for applications in spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), making it an ideal component for imaging the retina and choroid, the blood vessel below the retina. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
The higher speed of this new SWIR camera allows the entire front of the eye – from the top of the cornea through to the bottom of the lens – to be imaged in literally the blink of an eye. Thus, OCT systems that incorporate the The GL2048R can be used at the front of the eye to measure corneal thickness, scar tissue and lens dimensions. The camera features the smallest linear array pixel pitch commercially available today for the SWIR wavelength range. The resultant imaging width offers the potential to reduce the size of the optical components needed in OCT systems, as well as the overall system size.
The speed of this camera minimizes motion blur while capturing the retina’s full field of view. Its phase stability enables SD-OCT systems to measure and map the faster blood flows that occur in the larger vessels of the choroid.
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