Detectors and SensorsOur detectors range from deep UV up to Mid-IR. Nanor supplies everything from bare chips to spectrometers together with software. Our portfolio ensures a great choice of standard components for almost every application where light detection is needed. Even so, custom solutions are our main business and together with our suppliers we can ensure that we will provide the optimal solution regarding cost effectiveness and technical performance. We fill your light detecting demand whether it is a single state-of-the-art detector or a low cost detector in huge quantities.
Semiconductor detectors, especially Silicon based, are the most utilized optical detectors today. The need for UV, visible and near infrared detectors is growing vastly as more people realize the simplicity and versatility of optical detectors. We come into contact with these elements everyday without noticing, for example with cars, cell phones, homes, grocery stores and traffic lights. We offer standard products with many configurations and our great knowledge of customization. Silicon detectors are sensitive in the 200 - 1100 nm wavelength region.
Germanium is sensitive to light in the range of 800 - 1800 nm. Typical applications are gas analysis, chemical process monitoring, war games and missile guidance. Though Ge has a lower noise performance than InGaAs it offers significant cost advantages, particularly where a large detection area is required. In addition, Ge has a linear response at higher optical input power levels.
Nanor AB offers a large selection of single and multi element photodiodes. Typical applications for these are NIR spectroscopy, OCT, communications, laser range finder, Imaging etc. We have different configurations available, such as PIN, APD, DIE, package and lenses. Geometries per each element range from 100 µm up to 5 mm. With several market leading suppliers we ensure an appropriate and cost-effective solution for your application.
High performing Lead Selenide (PbSe) and Lead Sulfide (PbS) detectors and arrays which are used in numerous applications, such as spectroscopy, Imaging, medical, automotive exhaust systems and gas analysis. The detectors are sensitive in the 1 - 5.5 µm wavelengths and come in standard or custom packages. Single element, multi-color and array configurations are available with spectral filters, thermoelectric coolers and temperature sensors.
The CPM is an extremely sensitive optical detector, since it converts very low light levels into photoelectrons. Typical applications of the CPM are photon detection, fluorescence, bioluminescence and high-energy physics. These photoelectrons create an avalanche effect inside the CPM with a gain exceeding 10e8. The CPM also has a very high dynamic range, extremely low noise and fast response.
The thermocouple construction is a very cost effective and easy approach technology. Typical applications are temperature measurements, gas analysis and detection and protection from overheating. Constant radiation obtains constant output, making it ideal for low weight and low power applications. It has a wide dynamic range with a spectral response ranging from 0.2 µm up to 20 µm, no chopper-drive-circuit is needed and high S/N ratio is achieved due to low impedance.