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Broad Band Light Sources

Broadband Infrared Sources

Key Features

  • Broadband IR light from 2-20m
  • Consistent pulsed operation
  • Large temperature modulation
  • Many package and window options
  • Evaluation kit for rapid prototyping


ICx Photonics offers a unique class of electrically pulsed, high intensity infrared radiators for gas analysis, spectroscopy, calibration and tactical infrared friend or foe applications. These radiators feature a low thermal-mass filament tailored for high emissivity. The filament is fabricated using a patented process that supplies more IR power output above 4m than while operating much cooler.

This lower temperature operation reduces the chance of igniting combustible gasses, improves power efficiency, and reduces the parasitic heating of the optics and detectors. These IR sources are typically pulsed at rates from ½ to 10 Hz with several hundred degrees of temperature modulation, allowing the design of smaller and simpler systems that do not require the added complexity of a mechanical chopper.


Sensing, Medical Diagnostic, Life Science, Analytical procedures