Polish infrared detectors do not require cryogenic cooling, in contrast to the technologies developed in the world today. These solutions are economical and easy to use. This is the reason why the technology flew into space mounted on the Curiosity Mars Rover. It is used in high-speed railways, in non-invasive blood tests, in the control of industrial contamination, fuel quality, air and water purity.
The world leader in the production of uncooled, photon infrared detectors is the VIGO System company, which laboratories jointly with the Military University of Technology. In their niche, these detectors have no competition — they are the most sensitive and operate the fastest.
Infrared detectors are sensors that detect “thermal traces” of the smallest particles. Miniature photon detectors are the size of one pixel. Such a high resolution allows to detect temperature nuances between healthy and cancer cells. Microsensors also help to test the concentration of glucose in the blood or markers of disease in the exhaled air.
The creation of the company VIGO System was the best way to market activities and commercialize research of the infrared sensors.
translation: Anna Pęzioł