NIR Microscope

The NIR microscope, also call a SWIR microscope, is designed to image microscopic sample features by absorbance, reflectance, fluorescence and emission in the visible, near infrared and shortwave infrared regions. The NIR microscope is designed to image in regions beyond the visible range. While the usable spectral range of this microscope covers the ultraviolet, visible and NIR regions, their optics and light sources are optimized so that they are more effective in the NIR region. As such, there are many uses for NIR microscopes as they can non-destructively image microscopic samples in regions other than the visible.

Pharmaceutical & Biology

  • NIR fluorescence of biological samples
  • Pharmaceutical quality control
  • Active ingredient dispersal imaging
  • Contaminant analysis
  • Cellular Imaging
  • Moisture Detection by Microscopy

Semiconductor & Displaysbonded silicon

  • Locating defects within bonded silicon wafer devices
  • Quality control of diode lasers
  • Materials research
  • Carbon nanotube imaging
  • Microfluidic Device Development
  • Polymer microimaging


  • Mineral imaging
  • Petroleum analysis

Art & Forensicsart conservation

  • Imaging reused canvases
  • Security Imaging

And more…