Cryogenics and IR Detection


Experience to Meet Demanding Specifications


Proven Expertise in Solving Cryogenic Challenges


Reliable OEM Supplier with Reliable Solutions

Focal Plane Array

Cryogenic Solutions Built to Your Specifications


Solving IR Photon Emission Failure Analysis Problems

Why Use IRLabs

Experience. Dedication. Innovation. Integrity

Since 1967, IRLabs has been a leader in cryogenics and IR equipment. University of Arizona scientist Frank J. Low started Infrared Labs after devising a highly sensitive instrument to measure infrared radiation. Many scientific fields and industries have benefited from IRLabs’ innovation, including astronomy, the space program, superconductors, medicine, and more.

Since its founding, IRLabs has designed, produced, and integrated more than 4,500 IR detection and cryogenic systems for clients worldwide. Our team has the experience, application knowledge and technical proficiency to design, deliver, and support a system that works for your unique application.

IRLabs produces bolometers, photodetectors, dewars, cryostats, Winston cones, custom systems and accessories. Working hand in hand with customers, IRLabs excels at solving problems and creating custom equipment that performs to the strictest standards.

Bolometer & Photoconductor Systems


Cryogenic Solutions



IRLabs Designs, Constructs, and Tests Dewar for SHARK-NIR

At the heart of the Large Binocular Telescope is the pair of SHARK-NIR instruments which will be used together to observe exoplanets. Our engineering team worked closely with INAF-Padova and Steward Observatory to design, produce and test a customized dewar that met unique specifications of the SHARK-NIR.