Air quality analysis
Strict greenhouse gases emission standards translate into a dynamic increase in the number of devices for analyzing dusts and smog. Detection systems with thermal or laser sources of radiation and with infrared detectors supplied by VIGO Photonics excel competing devices amongst others in terms of attainable sensitivity and speed of operation.
Additional advantages include no need for the presence of reference gases during measurement, which is indispensable in the case of catalytic sensors, or service life longer than that of electrochemical meters. Year after year, a team of highly-qualified engineers from VIGO Photonics have been delivering detectors of increasingly good quality, positively verified by demanding customers on the environmental protection market. Polish products have already performed well at research centers monitoring the composition of atmosphere, on factory and power plant chimneys, or in unmanned weather balloons.
Real-time water quality control
Access to clean, drinking water still remains a luxury for many inhabitants of Earth. Even in areas where plenty of H2O is available, there is a problem with analyzing the substance before it is consumed. Additionally, the risk of deliberate poisoning of reservoirs by groups of terrorists is growing, which in combination with slow operation of the conventional instruments for liquid analysis may result in a failure to detect the danger quickly enough.
The present situation is to change thanks to the WaterSpy project, co-run by VIGO Photonics. Under the project carried out by 9 entities from Europe, a technology for photonic analysis of liquids is being developed. The device being built, which will be both accurate and handy, will consist of fiber-coupled QCLs and detectors supplied by VIGO Photonics.
Thanks to the use of ATR spectroscopy, a very good signal-to-noise ratio is to be obtained, and the method will not require pre-cleaning samples before measurement. Taking into account the present progress in works, we can say that the VIGO Photonics detectors will soon guarantee supply of clean and refreshing water to citizens.
Security and defense
Infrared detectors for space application
Several projects led by space agencies were built to expand our ability to observe many phenomena in space. Those projects are not limited only to the earth’s surface and earth’s atmosphere, which have a direct impact on human beings and the environment.
Infrared Detectors for Railway Transport Safety
Safety is the most important aspect of railway transport. Nevertheless every year there are at least few serious accidents in rail traffic.
Infrared Detectors For Spectroscopy
A variety of spectroscopic techniques is used in gas analysis and sensing – increasingly important fields, crucial in atmosphere monitoring, emission control.
Polish products have already performed well at research centers monitoring the composition of atmosphere, on factory and power plant chimneys, or in unmanned weather balloons.
The unbeatable speed and sensitivity of VIGO Photonics detectors make them useful in applications where the response time is a matter of safety of hundreds of people.
Industrial IR Sensor
The detectors are used for monitoring process gases in chemical, refining, power generation, food and aerosol production industries.
Medical Applications VIGO Photonics infrared detectors and detection modules at MWIR and LWIR spectral ranges can be used in a wide variety of biological, biotechnological and medical applications including human breath analysis, noninvasive blood tests, dentistry, pharmacy, protein composition analysis.
Laser Gas Leak Detection with Infrared
VIGO Photonics has developed a unique technology of manufacturing instruments for a quick and convenient detection of a 1 – 16 μm infrared radiation.
Plastic Sorting Using Mid IR Linear Detector Array
Development of effective methods for the mass production of plastic objects has revolutionized many industries, but what about mass recycling methods?