IRnova releases the first commercially available polarimetric cooled infrared sensor

IRnova released a QVGA LWIR infrared sensor with built-in 2×2 pixels polarimetric block structure. Each pixel of the block structure is sensitive to a distinct polarization angle (0°, 45°, 90°, and -45°).

Pixel polarization relies on QWIP lamellar gratings allowing genuine polarimetric response without added polarizing filters.
This Polarization technique maintains the excellent thermal imaging performance of QWIP based sensors while offering very high pixel-based polarization contrast.

Achieved polarimetric performance within a standard cooled IDDCA package and optical interfaces will boost already known applications (camouflage denial, target Identification, IED detection, facial recognition ..) and open infrared polarization technique to new applications in the industrial, surveillance, agriculture and space sectors.

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IRnova organizes international IR detector conference

This week IRnova is hosting the 10th Quantum Structure Infrared Photodetector (QSIP) conference in Stockholm, Sweden. This international conference is held every second year and aims to bring together scientists, engineers, industrial collaborators, students, and users to discuss recent advances in this field. The conference includes oral presentations, an exhibition, panel discussions as well as ample opportunities for informal interaction among the participants. For more information about the conference, please visit the website:

IRnova demonstrating at Eurosatory 2018 in Paris

IRnova will be meeting with customers and handling live video from its latest LWIR and T2SL MWIR detectors. Get a chance to meet with our team and get a live experience of the most performant and integration friendly cooled infrared sensors!

Meet IRnova at booth #919 at SPIE DCS Exhibition in Orlando, April 17-19, 2018


Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Orlando, Florida, United States

IRnova will exhibit its latest products, including 15 µm pitch MWIR and LWIR demo cameras, as well as participate in the Technical Conference with two papers.

  • High Resolution QWIP and T2SL IDDCAs by IRnova
  • Very long wavelength type-II InAs/GaSb superlattice infrared detectors

IRnova AB strengthening sales force

IRnova AB announced today the appointment of Daniel Ribeiro as Vice President Sales.
Prior to IRnova, Daniel has worked for 20 years in optronics industry in several companies and positions. More recently, Daniel served as senior OEM sales and key accounts manager at FLIR Systems, Inc. In that role he successfully developed the international OEM sales for both cooled and uncooled thermal sensors.

“Daniel will bring his extensive knowledge and sales expertise on the infrared OEM markets. His broad experience from sensors to optronic systems development will be a key asset to support IRnova’s ambitious plan to introduce its cutting edge sensors in both traditional and emerging applications”, said Ulrika Nordén Lidberg, CEO at IRnova AB.

IRnova has recently released several unique sensor technologies including small pixel pitch QWIP longwave IR sensors and T2SL midwave IR sensors, both adding to the innovative optical gas imaging sensors suite. These two recent technology breakthroughs are the first results of long standing in-house III-V research.

“These new technological assets are paving the way for many new sensor designs, game changers for legacy markets and enablers for exciting emerging applications”, said Eric Costard, CTO at IRnova.

About IRnova
IRnova, based in Kista (Sweden), is an independent and privately owned company, with a long track record supplying high performance cooled IR sensors. Since the 90’s, its unique in-house sensors design and volume manufacturing capabilities served key demanding programs worldwide for both military and industrial markets.