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Germanium detectors

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.
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