What is the lifetime of VIGO’s detectors?
Lifetime strongly depends on temperature of storage and temperature of operation. At normal temperatures lifetime exceed 5 years but many customers are using detectors for more than 10 years in laboratory applications. Usually at field applications, mechanical wear-out of optoelectronic system is main reason for end-of-life replacements.
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