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Microscale thermal analysis with cooled and uncooled infrared cameras
Author(s): Junko Morikawa; Eita Hayakawa; Toshimasa Hashimoto
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Paper Abstract

Uncooled micro-bolometer of 17 μm pitch has been successfully applied to the micro-scale thermal analysis with a newly designed optics, the emissivity corrected procedure, and the quasi-acceleration of time frame method. The spatial resolution of 11 μm in a good balance of MTF and N.A. has been achieved for the optics of VOx FPA. It enables to visualize the exothermic latent heat of freezing biological cells at a minus temperature. The emissivity corrected microscale thermal imaging using a real time direct impose-signal system is presented both with VOx and InSb FPA.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8354, Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXIV, 835410 (18 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918252
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Junko Morikawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Eita Hayakawa, ai-Phase Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Toshimasa Hashimoto, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8354:
Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXIV
Douglas Burleigh; Gregory R. Stockton, Editor(s)

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