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03/14/18

What is the Electromagnetic Spectrum and Shortwave Infrared (SWIR)

Did you know we only see 0.0035% (visible light) of the world around us? 
The Electromagnetic Spectrum contains: radio waves, microwaves, infrared waves (we'll get back to this one), visible light, ultra violet, x-rays and gamma rays. Since the 20th century scientists and physicists have identified and developed ways to see and utilize the waves we don’t see with our eyes.

This playful video explains the Electromagnetic Spectrum with a deep dive into the infrared waveband, which is our specialty. Sensors Unlimited is the world leader in the research and development of InGaAs technology. InGaAs allows us to build products that see infrared waves, specifically Short Wave InfraRed (SWIR).

Grab a snack, sit back and learn about how SWIR benefits your life on a daily basis. We think you’ll be amazed!

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