Optoelectronics

Temperature-stable pyroelectric LTO detectors available

15th February 2021
Alex Lynn

LASER COMPONENTS’ LT3111 series pyroelectric LTO detectors (lithium tantalate detectors) are especially suited for Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The core of this new detector series is a 7-µm-thick chip. Compared to other materials, LTO is extremely temperature stable and robust.

Because of this, the detectors do not require additional cooling by a Peltier element even at high temperatures.  

Especially at low to medium modulation frequencies, they feature high detectivity and a good signal-to-noise ratio. With a specific detectivity of typically 4.0 E+09 Jones at 10Hz, they deliver a performance similar to that of more expensive thermoelectrically cooled semiconductor detectors. 

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