640×512 (15 µm) SWIR FPAButterfly

VIGO Photonics S.A. achieves the state of the art performance for the epitaxial InGaAs/InP-based uncooled SWIR focal plane array 640×512 format. FPA’s are developed with VIGO Photonics S.A. 15 μm pixel technology from epitaxy substrate to final encapsulation of detector housing. The SWIR FPA is a cost-effective detection module designed for unique and demanding applications. Small diemensions provide easy mechanical and thermal integration with the target device. Planar sapphire window work with a precisely defined spectral range of IR sourced which has to be detected.


Spectral range: 0.9 to 1.7 µm

III-V material compliant with the RoHS Directive

High quantum efficiency

Small dimensions

External heatsink required


Muzzle flash detection

Early warning systems

Round observation systems


Spectral range
0.9 – 1.7 μm
640 × 512 px
Pixel pitch 15 μm
Dark current <1 nA/cm2
Responsivity (λ = 1.55 μm) >1 A/W
Operability >99.5 %
Operating temperature -35 to 55ºC

Typical performances

Thermoelectric cooler (TEC)

(measurement conditions: 283 K, nitrogen)

  • Ceramics material: Al2O3, top ceramic of the TEC

  • Assembly of the cooler: soldering, RoHS lead-free solders, melting point: > 200ºC

  • ΔTmax (323 K): >98 K

  • Qmax (323 K): >5.9 W

  • Maximum TEC current ITEC max (323 K): 2.7 A

  • Maximum TEC voltage VTEC max (232 K): 6.7 V


  • Material: Sapphire

  • Coating: anti-reflection, transmission >92 %

  • Surface finish: 60/40 SD

Mechanical layout

(Unit: mm)


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Temperature sensor characteristics

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