FROM PROTEINS TO STARS
Explore a world of possibilities with unprecedented sensitivity using our stand-alone room temperature infrared and terahertz detectors.
Invisible-Light Labs enables you to achieve new paradigms by allowing you to detect infrared and terahertz radiation at room temperature with our ultra sensitive nanomechanical resonators.
Applications include chemical analysis of nanoparticles and ultrafine aerosols, thin film analysis, and chemical characterization of non-volatile analytes.
The IR to THz region of the electromagnetic spectrum hosts a wealth of intriguing interactions between radiation and matter. The ability to obtain IR/THz molecular fingerprints with high sensitivity at room temperature is of particular interest for a wide range of applications such as pharmaceuticals, fundamental research, food & agriculture, environmental monitoring, security and materials.
What if you could speed up the analysis times of biomolecules, monitor processes online, improve quality control, identify pharmaceutical counterfeits, characterize polymorphism and more?
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
What if you could ensure food safety and minimize waste by monitoring gas by-products of spoilage?
What if you could achieve ultra-sensitive MIR to FIR detection without cryogenic cooling?
What if you could detect and characterize low concentrations of environmental pollutants directly at the source?
Bulk chemical characterization of nanopharmaceuticals without the time-consuming scanning.
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
Characterization of additives and nanoparticles.
Ultra-sensitive MIR to FIR detection without cryogenic cooling.
Bulk chemical characterization of ultrafine aerosols, nanoplastics, and other nanopollutants.
EMILIETM TECHNOLOGYThe measurement principle of EMILIETM is based on the photothermal heating of the sample, causing a measurable frequency detuning of the EMILIETM resonator chip. The frequency detuning, which is measured by the frequency tracking electronics PHILLTM, is a direct measure for the absorbed light power. With the photothermal sensing principle, EMILIETM has a limit of detection in the lower picogram range.
FTIR Spectrometer integration
Our EMILIETM detector is compatible with FTIR spectrometry instrumentation.
Broad spectral range
EMILIETM allows for the detection
of near-IR to far-IR (THz) radiation with high sensitivity.
Nanomechanical detector technology
We use an ultrasensitive nanomechanical thermometer to detect infrared and terahertz radiation. Click here to read our PNAS paper where we demonstrated a sensitivity of a few femtowatt per square root hertz. Click here to read about how our new technology expands the IR/THz spectro-scopy toolkit and even allows the drumming up of single-molecule beats.
The EMILIETM detector can be added to the extra port or sample compartment of your spectrometer
Comparison of the different detector technologies available on the market
|Photonic crystals||MIR (single wavelength)||3 to 5 µm||2.0E-15|
|InGaAs Photodiodes||MIR||3 to 5 µm||5.0E-15||1.0E+13|
|4,2K TES Bolometer||Liquid Helium||FIR||3 to 5 µm|
|Cooled MCT||Liquid Nitrogen||MIR||3 to 5 µm||2.0E+11|
|Cooled MCT||Liquid Nitrogen||MIR||3 to 5 µm||1.1E-12||1.0E+10|
|195K TE Cooled MCT||MIR||3 to 5 µm||1.8E-11||1.0E+10|
|Liquid Nitrogen||MIR (single wavelength)||3 to 5 µm||8.5E+10|
|Vis to FIR||3 to 5 µm||1.4E-10||5.0E+09|
|Uncooled MCT .||UV to FIR||3 to 5 µm||3.0E-10||2.0E+09|
|DLaTGS Pyroelectric detector||THz||1.0E-09||1.5E+09|
|Shottky diode||MIR||3 to 5 µm||1.0E+08|
NEP: Noise Equivalent Power
About the companyInvisible Light Labs GmbH was founded 2019 by Dr. Josiane Lafleur and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Silvan Schmid. The company is currently part of the TU Wien i2c incubator. At Invisible-Light Labs, we strive to make a positive impact on the world we live in by enabling groundbreaking scientific discoveries with our highly sensitive IR sensors. We use the synergy of our multidisciplinary team and apply the mechanics point of view to the optics world to create radically new room temperature IR sensors based on innovative NEMS technology. We acknowledge funding by the Austria Wirtschaftsservice (AWS), the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (ERC PoC grant No. 875518 ) and the IPA4SME program. Invisible-Light Labs holds a Seal of Excellence from the European Commission for its NEMS Detector project and is the recipient of an EIC Transition Grant (Project NEMILIES grant No. 101058011).
We have an outstanding international and multi-disciplinary team. We strongly believe that the synergistic combination of our varied backgrounds in an open-minded setting is the best way to come up with innovative ideas to the challenges we face.
Dr. Josiane P. Lafleur
Head Scientist and Managing Director
“After many years doing research in academia, I decided to finally take the plunge and bring an innovation from the laboratory to the market. I think I can have a positive impact on the world we live in by helping scientists to make new ground-breaking discoveries, improving food safety, environmental monitoring and more.”
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Silvan Schmid
“I believe a scientist’s career is defined by their scientific discoveries and their positive impact in the world. We scientists owe it to society to make our discoveries available to everyone. Transforming a research result into a product and making it available to expert users leads to a direct improvement of people’s lives.”
Niklas Luhmann, M.Sc.
Head of Technical Development
“I always wanted to be a scientist, which is why I studied physics. I have a passion for nanotechnology and its application to sensor systems. I am fascinated by how one can perceive nature with such extraordinary precision.”
Hajrudin Bešić, M.Sc.
Head of Electronics & Software Development
Tatjana Penn, M.Eng.
Veljko Vukićević, M.Sc.
Electronics & Software Development Engineer
“Since I was a kid I wanted to make a world a better place. Together with a team of amazing people I am finally able to make my childhood dreams come true!”
Jelena Timarac Popović, M.Sc.
Haris Bešić, B.Sc.
“I am particularly excited about the potential for Invisible-Light Labs’s ultra sensitive nanomechanical resonators to revolutionize the field of radiation detection. The ability to detect infrared and terahertz radiation at room temperature has numerous potential applications, and I am eager to be a part of the team that brings this technology to market.”
Duygu Özer Geniş, M.Sc.
R&D Scientist, Data Analyst
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Invisible-Light Labs erhält EU-Förderung von 2,2 Millionen Euro
Invisible-Light Labs is granted 2.2M Euro in the first ever EIC-Transition call. Click here to learn more about project NEMILIES!
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