Temperature-stable pyroelectric LTO detectors available
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.