The University of Strathclyde has significantly accelerated the characterisation of silicon Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs).
In the experiment the researchers have integrated Xenics' XS-1.7-320 video-rate SWIR camera to align optical fibres to the PICs. Often it is difficult to align both input and output fibres to the PIC using only a top, visible microscope image as a positional guide.
Choosing the right tool was essential for this experiment and the customer has acknowledged LOT-QuantumDesign UK/Xenics for the responsiveness to queries, and the ability to test devices in the customer's lab. The driver software for the camera is easy to use and after purchase service has been great.