The Bobcat-320 is a small, high performance shortwave infrared camera.
Often used in astronomical applications, Adaptive Optics (AO) or sometimes called wavefront sensing (WFS) is a technique to measure wavefront errors or distortions, and correct the resulting image in real time.
In astronomy systems with AO, a reference star that is brighter is usually used in place of the object of interest to measure the shape of the optical wavefront. The reference star would have to be in close proximity to the object of interest:
Fainter stars in the sky can be made visible using low noise short-wave infrared cameras.
This in turn makes it easier to locate natural guide stars to be used as reference in wavefront sensing. Identification of self-referencing red objects too faint in the visible range can also be used for wavefront sensing.
Xenics offers various types of SWIR camera in four wavelength ranges:
1. 500 to 1700 nm (visible-enhanced InGaAs)
2. 900 to 1700 nm (standard InGaAs)
3. 900 to 2350 nm (T2SL)
4. 900 to 2500 nm (T2SL)
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