Applications

Mid-infrared (MIR) spectroscopy has an immeasurable amount of different applications in all corners of industry and research. Below is an (incomplete) list of applications where measuring mid-infrared light plays a crucial role, along with how our products can be used.

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Spectroscopic Measurements

Working in the area of mid-infrared (MIR) spectroscopy is a challenging task where higher sensitivity, larger dynamic range, or faster read-out is often needed. However, in the range of spectrometers, all of these properties are covered. NLIR offers a unique combination suitable for the darkest samples, the lowest concentrations, and the fastest reactions. Our standard models are all plug-and-play fiber-coupled systems delivered with user-friendly software. Whether you work in a laboratory or industrial setting, please do not hesitate to contact us to hear more.

mid-infrared spectroscopy in plastic identification

Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy in Plastic Identification

In a world with a circular economy, it is crucial to reduce the amount of waste and recycle existing plastic resources. The current standard for plastic sorting is near-infrared (NIR) spectrometers that work in the range where black plastic is completely undetectable. However, NLIR's mid-infrared (MIR) spectrometer gives the possibility of color-neutral plastic identification with a 130 kHz live read-out rate of up to 750 spectral bands.

mid-infrared spectroscopy in industrial process monitoring

Industrial Process Monitoring

Keeping industrial processes and production facilities sustainable and efficient requires constant monitoring and analysis. The NLIR range of MHz-detectors and kHz-spectrometers deliver unprecedented speeds and sensitivities in the range from 2-5 µm and 7-12 µm. In addition, with in-house fabrication and design facilities, our team of experienced engineers is ready to work with you on your next OEM application.

mid-infrared spectroscopy in remote sensing

Remote Sensing Spectroscopy

For most remote sensing applications speed, sensitivity, and noise filtering are crucial. In brief, NLIR detectors offer a wide range of rise-times and sensitivities. All feature narrow-band spectral filtering and provide high performance, even at compact numerical apertures. Furthermore, our experienced team is ready to work on your OEM implementation of single wavelength detectors in a compact and easy integration.

mid-infrared spectroscopy in free-space optical communication

Free-Space Optical Communication

With our prototype GHz mid-infrared (MIR) detector, you can take your free-space communication setup to the next level. In fact, we deliver a 10 GHz detector, pre-amplified and plug-and-play. You get the option to be tunable, flexible, and sensitive or broadband for the easiest configuration. Contact us for any questions on the available options.

mid-infrared spectroscopy in fast-event analysis

Fast-Event Spectroscopic Analysis

NLIR single-wavelength detectors facilitate industrial process monitoring, fast chemical events, or any other challenge that requires ns-rise-times and MV/W responses. To reach these performance levels we present a unique combination of our proprietary upconversion technology and high-performance silicon APD detectors. That together with a free-space or fiber-input port allows NLIR to deliver new levels of easy integration for infrared detectors.

ultra-low signal detection

Ultra-Low Signal Detection Spectroscopy

Even if your experiment requires extraction of the most delicate and weak signal levels the NLIR D2250-DC delivers an unbelievable IR response of 200 GV/W. Together with femto-watt noise performance and a huge dynamic range, the NLIR detector can deliver spectacular results. It is ideal for any application that requires ultra-low signal extraction.

spectrometers in research

Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy in Research

Being a small university spin-out we hold an agile and scientific-based approach to product development. This includes valuable and close collaboration with our customers and partners. The NLIR upconversion technology has proven to enable cutting-edge experimental results in numerous publications, and we are constantly looking for new challenges. If you believe we have a common potential, we encourage you to contact us for further discussion.

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Laser System Diagnostics

With the recent years of rapid development in coherent infrared light sources, there is a growing need for beam diagnostics that can keep up with the new requirements. NLIR offers still the fastest available infrared spectrometer that can deliver live pulse-to-pulse spectra at a rate of 130 kHz. Hence, together with the portfolio of ns-rise-time detectors, we can provide unique insight into the development and use of new infrared light sources.

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